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What is the Permitting Delay Report?

Today, one of the biggest challenges to the sand & gravel (aggregate) industry in Alberta is delays in the permitting process through Alberta Environment & Parks. The process can take years to complete. This makes it difficult and expensive to provide aggregates to the projects that need this resource, such as construction or road maintenance. 

In 2019, the Alberta Sand & Gravel Association (ASGA) Land & Environment committee complied a report on permitting delays, their causes and proposals to solve them. This report is available to industry and government in the hopes of creating a dialogue to fix delays and ensure an ecologically safe supply of aggregate to Albertans.


The ASGA would like to take the time to thank the ASGA Land & Environment Committee for putting together this report over the course of 2019.

The Land & Environment Committee invested a substantial amount of time in compiling the report, and it should be noted that this was done without any compensation.

A thank you also goes out to the ASGA Board of Directors and staff for their input and support of the project.

  • Aspen Land Group – Lesley Foy
  • CPP Environmental – Candace Serben
  • Lafarge Canada Inc. – Caroline Jing
  • Lehigh Hanson Materials Ltd. – Jessica Sabell
  • The Lorrnel Group – Emma Hesse
  • Pidherney’s Inc – Jamie Adair
  • TerraShift Engineering – Janeen Ogloza

Aggregate Facts

Did you know that it takes approximately 60,800 tonnes of aggregate to construct a 1 lane-km of a four lane highway.