Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry:

The MNRF holds the governing authority over all licenced aggregate sites through the Aggregate Resources Act. In general they are responsible for:

  • Issuing permits, licences, and changes to existing approvals under the Aggregate Resources Act (e.g. detailed site plans, provisions, setbacks).
  •  Overseeing the rules governing aggregate management.
  • Inspecting aggregate operations and responding to complaints.
  •  Enforcing compliance.
  • Ensuring rehabilitation is carried out on site in accordance with the operating licence.

Contact Information for the Guelph District of MNRF

Application Standards for Proposed Pits and Quarries

Township of North Dumfries:

The Township is generally responsible for:

  • Amending the Township Zoning By-law to establish land use activity, under the legislative authority of The Planning Act.
  • Providing comments to the MNRF during the permit and licence application process.

The Region of Waterloo is responsible for providing comments during the permit and licence application process with regard to both the Planning Act and Aggregate Resources Act.