Cumulative Impacts and Appropriate Studies

  • Incomplete studies:
    • watershed and subwatershed studies funded by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) may not have been completed for the area
    • no baselines established (e.g. seasonal water table levels)
    • no consideration or study of the cumulative impacts of the increasing number of licenced pits in a community has been undertaken
  • Review overdue: a Provincial review of the Aggregates Resources Act, Regulations and Provincial Standards is now overdue *Review is currently under way

Taken with permission from the Information Guide For Citizens produced by Gravel Watch Ontario