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MAM Update - Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario Legislature Passes Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017

Today at Queen’s Park, the Ontario Legislature passed the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017 (Bill 39) on a vote after the close of third reading debate.  This legislation amends and modernizes both the Mining Act under the auspices of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Aggregate Resources Act. Bill 39 only requires royal assent before becoming law.

MAM Update - April 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

First New Proposed Regulations Posted For Public Comment on Provincial Registries

As part of the preparatory work on Modernizing the Mining Act, the ministry has been developing draft regulations that would support the proposed new legislation (Bill 39).  At least six new or amending regulations would be put forward in stages.  A proposal for the first two regulations, now posted to Ontario’s Environmental Registry and

Publications Release Notice — April 18, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 18, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is July 11, 2017. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Report of Activities 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2016 for electronic distribution.

Report of Activities presents program and mineral sector highlights that occurred throughout the year. This year’s compilation, Report of Activities 2016, is available as 6 Open File Reports (OFR), organized by Regional Resident Geologist areas. These reports can be downloaded by clicking on the links provided below. If you wish to purchase hard-copy versions of the Report of Activities 2016, please contact the Publication Sales office.

Publications Release Notice — April 4, 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is April 18, 2017. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

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