1851477 Ontario Inc. - 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
019-5484
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Aggregate Resources Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Notice stage
Proposal
Proposal posted
Comment period
May 10, 2022 - July 11, 2022 (62 days) Open
Last updated

This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
July 11, 2022

Proposal summary

1851477 Ontario Inc. has applied for a licence to operate a quarry above the water table in the Municipality of East Ferris.

Location details

Site location details

Municipality East Ferris, Territorial District of Nipissing

Part Lots 10 and 11, Concession 9, Geographic Township of Ferris.

This site is located at 389 Lavigne Road.

The site is adjacent to the Northern boundary of Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) licence No. 624472. 

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Proponent(s)

1851477 Ontario Inc.
452 Quae Quae Road
Corbeil, ON
P0H 1K0
Canada

Proposal details

1851477 Ontario Inc. currently operates a Class B licence within the area of the application and adjacent to the site under the authority of licence No. 624472 under the ARA.  In total 79 hectares are currently licenced as a pit and quarry.  The annual tonnage condition is 20,000 tonnes.

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. Ontario Regulation 244/97 and the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Standards set out the application process and requirements.

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:

  • site plan
  • summary statement
  • natural environment report
  • cultural heritage report
  • maximum predicted water table report (letter of opinion)

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 identifies the presence of significant natural heritage features/areas that exist on the site or within 120 meters of the site.  Where any of the features or areas have been identified, the report must identify and evaluate any negative impacts on the features or areas and ecological functions, and identify any proposed preventative, mitigative or remedial measures. The report must also identify if the application site or any of the features are located within a natural heritage system that has been identified by a municipality in ecoregions 6E and 7E or by the province as part of a provincial plan.

The cultural heritage report must be consistent with provincial requirements under the Ontario Heritage Act and the Provincial Policy Statement. Screening checklists evaluating the potential for archaeological resources, built heritage and cultural heritage landscapes, with supporting documentation, is required. Where screening indicates that assessments are requirement to be completed, the assessment reports and letters from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Cultural Industries must be obtained. 

A report must be prepared that details how the maximum predicted water table is identified in metres above sea level, relative to the proposed depth of excavation at the site.

The Ministry reviews all comments received through the Environmental Registry of Ontario and the notification and consultation process under the 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\ontario.ca.  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.

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 papers, the “North Bay Nugget” and “Le Voyageur Journal” on April 20, 2022.

A Public Information Session will be held on May 18, 2022 from 2 pm to 4 pm to provide details regarding the proposal. The session will be held at:

Degagne Carpentry
452 Quae Quae Road
Corbeil, ON
P0H 1K0

Detailed technical reports, information and the site plan related to the application can be viewed at:

Degagne Carpentry
452 Quae Quae Road
Corbeil, ON
P0H 1K0
705-752-4117 during business hours

The application for this licence is being circulated within the Ministry. Additionally, notification of this application has been forwarded to the Municipality of East Ferris, North Bay - Mattawa Conservation Authority, and the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks.

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MNDMNRF - ROD - Integrated Aggregate Operations Section
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300 Water Street, 4th Floor South tower
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7
Canada

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Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7
Canada

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MNDMNRF - ROD - Integrated Aggregate Operations Section
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300 Water Street, 4th Floor South tower
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7
Canada

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