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We will rock you mnr

  1. 1. We Will Rock You September 13, 2012
  2. 2. Non-Renewable Mineral Aggregate Resources •Sand, gravel and stone •Pit •Quarry 2
  3. 3. Building a foundation for our Human Needs Facts: • In 2009, Ontario used 153 million tonnes of aggregate • 60% of aggregate production is used in roads • 50% of aggregate used by the public sector • Aggregate is used in manufacturing: glass, paint, paper, fertilizer, insulation, plastics, flooring… *State of Aggregate Resource in 3 Ontario Study (SAROS, February,
  4. 4. Building the foundation of our Economy •Aggregate Industry directly creates 9,000 jobs •In 2010, contributed $1.37 billion to Ontario’s GDP •Ontario’s construction industry consumes > 80% of aggregate used in Ontario • employs 250,000 people; • generates $44.7 billion in economic activity •No substitute for the aggregate resource 4
  5. 5. State of Aggregate Resource in Ontario Study Key Findings: •Expectdemand to continue for primary aggregate •Publicis concerned about social & environmental costs of extraction, but appreciates infrastructure development •Ontariohas abundant, high quality aggregate deposits. • 93% of unlicenced bedrock resources have environmental, planning and agricultural constraints 5
  6. 6. “It’s no bed of Roses” 6
  7. 7. Aggregate Resource Management Strategy Resource Protection • land use planning Environmental Protection • regulating extraction Resource Conservation • Reduce • Reuse • Recycle 7
  8. 8. Provincial Policy Statement, 2005 Section 2.5 - Mineral Aggregate Resources • Protection of long-term resource supply • Rehabilitation • Extraction in Prime Agricultural Areas • Wayside Pits/Quarries, Portable Asphalt/ Concrete Plants 8
  9. 9. Planning for Aggregate Resources Aggregate Resource Constraint Modelling: • Resource data • Resource economics • Socio-environmental constraints A tool for determining resource availability. 9
  10. 10. “We are the Champions” Aggregates: • non-renewable resource, fixed locations; • Basic necessity of our economy and society; What is available for future use? • protect resources & operations • land use planning, legislation, resource conservation Aggregate Resources Inventory Master Plan – United Counties of Prescott and Russell 10
  11. 11. Contact the Ministry of Natural Resources: mnr.gov.on.ca ontario.ca/aggregates Kemptville District Office 10 Campus Drive, Postal Bag 2002, 10 Campus Drive, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0 (613) 258-8204 Anda Rungis, District Planner 613 258-8414 Anda.Rungis@ontario.ca 11

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