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February 12, 2014

MOE Encourages Industry, Municipalities and Conservation Authorities To Implement New Voluntary “Excess Soil” Guidelines

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has released new voluntary guidelines for the handling, transport and temporary storage of “excess soil” generated during construction or redevelopment activities (Guidelines).  The MOE is encouraging municipalities and Conservation Authorities to consider the Management of Excess Soil – A Guide for Best Management Practices when establishing by-laws and issuing permits or approvals.  The MOE anticipates that industry will develop complementary codes of practice to support the Guidelines.

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