On January 1, 2021, the first phase of the Ontario’s new On-Site and Excess Soil Management framework came into force. This framework governs the movement of excavated soils and will create liabilities for landowners, construction managers and consultants involved in the process.
Our panel of experts reviewed how the framework will impact the construction industry and environmental contractors and discuss best practices moving forward, including:
- Liability for the lawful transportation, re-use, and/or disposal of excess soil;
- Early characterization and pre-planning activities; and
- Development of excess soil contracts.