Since the introduction of the Pits and Quarries Control Act in 1972, Skelton, Brumwell & Associates Inc., has been actively involved in Aggregate Resource planning and development. We have been involved in more than 300 aggregate projects for 75 clients throughout Central Ontario.
We provide comprehensive services in project coordination, site plan design, and technical studies and reports for municipal approvals and licensing of pits and quarries.
We have professional engineers and technologists, land use planners and an ecologist in-house. Our expertise in pit and quarry design and rehabilitation as well as related matters such as hydrology, and related Permits to Take Water and Certificates of Approval for Discharge, environmental evaluation, and traffic studies ensures our client’s needs are met.
We have experience dealing with operators and municipalities in areas that are newly designated, and have prepared Class A and B Site Plans for Grandfathered Licences. MNR retained us to prepare generic Site Plans for Class A and B licences in areas newly designated that illustrate the Site Plan requirements under the ARA.
We are qualified to certify aggregate recycling facilities for membership with Aggregate Recycling Ontario. Our own Matt Bertram, P.Eng., has completed the 3rd Party Engineers Accreditation Training Course offered by Aggregate Recycling Ontario, and is recognized as one of the professional engineers in Ontario who is certified to complete audits of aggregate recycling facilities.
Aggregate Recycling Ontario is currently working to implement the certification program for current ARO members, while also working with the Ontario Provincial Standards for Roads and Public Works (OPS) to amend OPSS.MUNI 1010 to specify that any recycled aggregate material be sourced from certified aggregate recycling facilities. Numerous studies have been completed by ARO in conjunction with the University of Waterloo in order to assess the quality and strength of granular materials that are mixed with recycled aggregate.
This certification program, as well as membership in ARO, is currently voluntary as ARO works in conjunction with OPS to amend the specification. In addition, ARO is working with both its current members, as well as its affiliate organizations, to determine the best method of implementing this certification program for suppliers in Ontario.
For more information, be sure to visit the Aggregate Recycling Ontario website, www.aggregaterecyclingontario.ca.
Skelton Brumwell is a strong supporter of the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (OSSGA) and has staff on its Land Use, Species At Risk, and Rehabilitation committees. We are also an active member of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA).
Skelton Brumwell staff have successfully represented clients at Project Information Sessions, Municipal Councils and Public Meetings, as well as at the Ontario Municipal Board.
Aggregate Resource Expertise
- Aggregate Resources Act Licence Applications
- Official Plan Amendments & Zoning By-law Amendments
- Site Plan Design
- Site Plan and Licence Amendments
- Hydrology Reports, PTTW & Discharge Permit Applications
- Database Development and Management
- Opportunity & Constraint Studies
- Due Diligence Assessments
- Compliance Assessment Reports
- Rehabilitation Design & Cost Estimate Models
- Public Consultation & Negotiation
- Expert Testimony at Ontario Municipal Board
- Qualified to Certify Aggregate Recycling Facilities