Bradley Rintala - Issuance of a licence to remove over 20,000 tonnes of aggregate annually from a pit or a quarry

Instrument type: Issuance of a licence to remove over 20,000 tonnes of aggregate annually from a pit or a quarry

ERO number
Notice type
Aggregate Resources Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Transferred to
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Notice stage
Proposal Updated
Proposal posted
Comment period
April 12, 2022 - June 13, 2022 (62 days) Closed
Last updated

Update Announcement

This notice was updated on May 10th, 2024 to advise the public that there has been no change to the status of the proposal and it is still being considered. No additional opportunity for comment is being provided for at this time.

This consultation was open from:

April 12, 2022
to June 13, 2022

Proposal summary

Bradley Rintala has applied for a licence to operate a pit and quarry above the water table in the City of Greater Sudbury.

Location details

Site location details

City of Greater Sudbury, District of Thunder Bay. Lot 9, Concession 2, Denison Township.

This site is located at 787 Municipal Road 4 (Fairbank Lake Road) approximately 5 km
northeast of the community of Worthington.

This site has coordinates at 46.3942° N 81.3936° W.

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Bradley Rintala
2339 Merlins Road
Sudbury, ON
P3Y 1H9

Proposal details

Bradley Rintala has applied for a Class A licence (Pit and Quarry Above Water) to excavate aggregate from a pit and quarry of 26.3 hectares in size with an extraction area of 22.7 hectares.

This application is for the establishment of a new pit and quarry. The annual tonnage condition applied for is 212, 500 tonnes.

Other information

The extraction of aggregate from a pit or quarry on private land designated by regulation, in the Province of Ontario, requires the issuance of a licence.  

For each new licence, the applicant must provide information (site plan, summary statement, technical reports) with respect to the existing features, operation and rehabilitation of the site to demonstrate that the proposed operation will minimize adverse impact on the environment.  

For this proposal, the following information has been prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF):

  • Site plan
  • Summary Statement
  • Natural Environment level 1 and 2
  • Cultural Heritage level 1
  • Hydrogeological level 1 (Ground Water Summary Statement)

The Site Plan addresses existing features of the pit and/or quarry area (existing natural features and land use on and surrounding the site within 120 meters); the proposed operation (shape, dimensions, area and depth to be excavated, method of extraction); and progressive and final rehabilitation.

The Summary Statement includes information on one or more of the following considerations:  land use planning, agricultural classification, quality and quantity of aggregate, haul routes, truck traffic and entrance permits, progressive and final rehabilitation, surface water, and elevation of the established groundwater table.

The Natural Environment report determines the presence of significant natural heritage features/areas and fish habitat and ensures that any necessary preventative, mitigative or remedial measures are undertaken for their protection. A Level 1 report identifies if the features are on-site or within 120 meters of the site.  If features are identified, then an impact assessment (Natural Environment Level 2 report) is prepared to determine any negative impacts on the natural features or ecological functions, and any proposed preventative, mitigative or remedial measures.

The purpose of a Cultural Heritage Resources report is to ensure that significant archaeological resources are identified, assessed for their significance, and protected (preserved or collected).

A Hydrogeological Level 1 report is a preliminary evaluation to determine the final extraction depth relative to the established groundwater table(s) and the potential for adverse effects to groundwater and surface water resources and their uses.  If the Level 1 report identifies a potential adverse effect resulting from the operation, then an impact assessment (Level 2 report) is required to determine the significance of the effect and the feasibility of mitigation.

The Ministry reviews all comments received through the Environmental Registry of Ontario and the notification and consultation process under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) and considers them before making a decision. Comments received through the Environmental Registry of Ontario are considered by the Ministry however, the process under the ARA is proponent driven. This means that comments for consideration by the applicant under the ARA process must be submitted to the applicant and the Ministry during the 60-day consultation period initiated by the applicant.

Details of the application process can be found in Ontario Regulation 244/97 under the ARA and on the Ministry website at aggregate resources\  Many regulatory changes for new applications took effect on April 1, 2021.  This means that applications submitted after March 31, 2021, must meet the new requirements in Ontario Regulation 244/97 and Aggregate Resources of Ontario Standards. However, if the application was submitted before April 1, 2021 and met the site plan and report standards of Aggregate Resources of Ontario Provincial Standards, Version 1.0 the applicant is not required to change these documents to meet the new requirements.

Public consultation opportunities

Written notice concerning this application was delivered to landowners within 120 meters of the proposed licensed boundary; an information sign, giving notice to the public of this application, was erected at the proposed site; and a Public Notice of Application appeared in the local paper, the Sudbury Star on January 13, 2022.

A Public Information Session was held via video-conference at 6:00PM on February 10th, 2022. Please contact Tulloch Engineering at or by phone at 705-671-2295 to request related technical reports, information and site plans.

The application for this licence is being circulated within NDMNRF. Additionally, notification of this application has been forwarded to Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks, Ministry of Transportation, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, City of Greater Sudbury, and Conservation Sudbury for comment.

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Get in touch with the office listed below to find out if materials are available.

MNRF - ROD - DDB - Aggregates Section

300 Water Street, 4th Floor, South tower
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7


Commenting is now closed.

The comment period was from April 12, 2022
to June 13, 2022

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MNRF - ROD - DDB - Aggregates Section

300 Water Street, 4th Floor, South tower
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7

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