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DRAFT RESOLUTION for municipalities to adopt BMPs

Listed below is information that may be helpful in understanding soil handling practices. Particular emphasis is given to reinforcing the application of accepted regulatory and industry soil Best Management Practices (BMP's) and Ontario Soil Management BMP.

The following information is provided:

  1. Common Generally Accepted Soil Definitions used in the responsible and sustainable handling and beneficial reuse of excess construction soils and materials.

    Generally Accepted Soil Definitions
    Best Management Practices (BMP's) - General term used to describe activities that are recognized and documented to provide support to individuals by providing responsible direction in conducting technical related activities. Typically BMP's supply consistent, acceptable approaches, based on industry experience.

  2. Process Overview Summary map of Best Management Practices for Handling Excess Construction Soils in Ontario - Version 1, November 2012