Testing, Tracking, and Registration of Excess Soil

BROWNFIELD, Regulations,

On January 1, 2022, the testing, tracking and filing obligations of the Excess Soil Regulation came into effect, requiring construction and development Project Leaders and Operators/Owners of soil Reuse Sites, and Residential Development Soil Depot sites to file notices about how they reuse and dispose of Excess Soil in Ontario.

Notices must be filed through the Excess Soil Registry. RPRA (Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority) was directed by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to establish and maintain the Registry, and to support Registry users.


About the Excess Soil Registry

RPRA along with Ministry Staff and industry stakeholders worked to build three portals that can be used to access the Excess Soil Registry:

  • The Registry Portal
    • Enables regulated persons to comply with registration and notice filing requirements outlined in the regulation
    • The 2022 Excess Soil Registry Fee Schedule can be viewed here (https://rpra.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021-Registry-Fees-for-Excess-Soil-Fee-Schedule.pdf)
  • The Public Portal
    • Enables transparency by allowing the public to access available information regarding notice filings
  • The Internal Database
    • Designated for Ministry Staff


Regulation Phasing

Under the Environmental Protection Act, the regulation is being phased as follows:

  • January 1, 2021
    • Reuse rules, including risk-based standards, waste designation and approvals
  • January 1, 2022
    • Testing, tracking and registration (some exemptions apply)
  • January 1, 2025
    • Restrictions on landfilling soils



For more information visit https://rpra.ca/2022/01/testing-tracking-and-registration-of-excess-soil-is-now-required-under-excess-soil-regulation/



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