Reid Road Reservoir Quarry
James Dick Construction Limited is beginning an Environmental Assessment under Ontario Regulation 539/21 and the Environmental Assessment Act to assess the establishment and operation of a quarry, and associate activities including the blasting, processing, recycling, and shipping of aggregate materials. The environmental effects of the project are being assessed in accordance with the Act and this Regulation. The project continues to be subject to the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) licensing and application review process, which has effectively been paused until the Environmental Assessment Act requirements are met.
The Project Site is legally described as Part of Lot 6 and Part Lot 7, Concession 2, Former Geographic Township of Nassagaweya, Town of Milton, Regional Municipality of Halton. The Project Site is located about 2km west of Campbellville in the Town of Milton, just south of highway #401. The Project Site was previously operated as a below-water-table gravel pit between the years of 1976 and 2008 and was known as the “Campbellville Pit”.
The Project Site is a total of about 30ha with a total of 23.4ha proposed for aggregate extraction.
Extraction of the bedrock resources is proposed to occur in five (5) sequential phases and will occur fully within the area that was previously extracted and disturbed. No extraction or disturbance is proposed in the adjacent woodland and wetland features.
The proposed Reid Road Reservoir Quarry is subject to a project-specific Environmental Assessment designation by Ontario Regulation 539/21, under the Environmental Assessment Act. The designation and exemption was made on July 29, 2021, and filed on July 30, 2021 by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP).
Evaluation criteria and indicators to evaluate the effects of the project and the alternative methods of carrying out the project on the environment are to be developed in consultation with members of the public, agencies, Indigenous communities and other interested persons. These criteria and indicators will guide the rest of the process and will be approved by the MECP before the Environment Assessment process advances. Alternative design methods for carrying out the project, including alternatives to underwater blasting; and alternative haul routes will be assessed as required by Ontario Regulation 539/21. As part of the Environmental Assessment process, studies will be conducted that address all of the effects of the project on the environment.
These studies will be carried out according to the approved criteria and indicators and the requirements of Ontario Regulation 539/21 and the Environmental Assessment Act. Results from these studies will be documented in an environmental assessment, which will be submitted to the ministry for review. At that time, the public, Indigenous communities and other interested persons will be informed when and where the environmental assessment can be reviewed.
Members of the public, agencies, Indigenous Communities and other interested persons are encouraged to participate in the Environmental Assessment process by attending consultation opportunities or by contacting staff directly with information, comments or questions. A Public Information Meeting to introduce the project, provide an overview of the Environmental Assessment process, seek feedback on criteria and indicators, identify alternatives, and develop study work plans is planned. Details regarding the Public Information Meetings will be provided on the Project Website. Additional consultation opportunities will occur throughout the Environmental Assessment process and will be advertised on the Project Website, through the project mailing list (via email), and in the Milton Champion newspaper.
Project updates will be provided by email to interested members of the Public. To confirm your interest in this project and to receive future project updates via the email mailing list, please submit a request to be added to the project mailing list. If you do not have an email address, a request for mail notification can be submitted. Submit your request to be added to the Project Mailing list to:
Greg Sweetnam, Executive V.P
James Dick Construction Limited
Post Office Box 470 Bolton, Ontario L7E 5T4
Telephone: (905) 857-3500
Regular updates will also be provided on the Project Website: www.rrrqea.ca
All personal information included in a submission – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, maintained and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s.37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will be
come part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential. For more information, please contact the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator.
Date issued: October 16th, 2023