Regional Council approved a recommendation that
Region of Peel staff continue to monitor the proposed
provincial legislative changes and pending court
decisions related to the land application of biosolids
and provide Regional comments at every opportunity.
Regional staff will continue to work with the
City of Brampton and Town of Caledon to address
local issues related to biosolids, including by-laws
to regulate land application.
The recommendation also requests that the Region
of Peel be afforded the opportunity to comment
on proposals that are submitted to the Ministry
of Environment, for the land application of biosolids
in the rural areas of Peel, in consultation with
the appropriate conservation authority and Niagara
Excarpment Commission to ensure proposals are
consistent with and supportive of the policies
and practices of the Region of Peel. It further
requests the Ministry of Environment to investigate
the need and appropriate time for further testing
of sewage biosolids for compounds that are not
currently tested in the current sampling procedures.
The Region of Peel will host a Council Workshop
for both Regional and Area Municipal Councillors,
early in 2004 to provide opportunity for representatives
from the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of
Agriculture and Food and the Region of Halton
to ask questions regarding provincial regulations,
field research, testing of biosolids and the role
The sewage land applications program in Ontario
has been in operation for approximately thirty-years.
In the Region of Peel, biosolids for land application
are generated from two different operational sources,
both subject to provincial requirements and legislation.