Site Plans and Licence Conditions

  • Poor track record: history of pit operators failing to honour site plan requirements and licence conditions
  • Amendments to Licence:
    • possibility that a licence, if approved, may later be amended to a new Licence Category (e.g. Category #3 Pit Above Water to a Category #2 Pit Below Water; Category #2 Pit Below Water to a Category #2 A Quarry Below Water)
    • site plan amendments are often made without updating original technical reports (e.g. hydogeological, natural heritage)
  • Changes to site plans: exceedences (e.g. water-taking) are dismissed by changing monitoring programs on site plans (e.g. change threshold levels to suit the lower water table)

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