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Licensing Program and How it Works

The aggregate industry is regulated by a number of federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations designed to protect the environment, the community and to protect our aggregate resources for the future. Nelson/Waynco Aggregates strives to responsibly balance aggregate resource management, while minimizing social and environmental impacts of its operations.

Aggregate operations in most of Ontario have to be licensed under the Aggregate Resources Act. The licensing process is a lengthy and costly process involving extensive testing and evaluation done by both private and governmental agencies. These studies involve geological, environmental and community interest perspectives and ensure the entire licensing process considers the many variables affected by the excavation and aggregate production process. It also ensures that the project is carried out in the most conscientious and favourable manner to the community and the environment.

  • What is the quality of the resource and what types of materials can be produced?

  • What is the extent of the aggregate deposit?

  • Is there suitable transportation access to the site?

  • Are there any operating constraints that would make it difficult to excavate the deposit?

  • Do local planning regulation under the Official Plan and Zoning By-law allow for an aggregate operation?

  • Are there any social or environmental constraints?

  • What level of environmental analysis would be required to support an application?

  • What other applications would be required under other legislation?

Proposed Alliston Pit Reports

Report Name


Hydrogeological Assessment

Monitoring Protocol

Natural Environment Technical Report

Noise Report

Planning Report

Site Plans

Surface Water Management Report

Traffic Report

Archaeological Assessment

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