WHEREAS the Government of Alberta collects extraction data from aggregate owners and operators on a regular basis; and
WHEREAS Alberta Environment and Parks (formerly known as Alberta ESRD) has refused to share any information regarding the names, addresses and amounts of material extracted from aggregate sources by aggregate owners and operators; and
WHEREAS this has potentially allowed the aggregate owners and operators to evade the responsibility of paying their fair share of aggregate royalties to the local municipality;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Government of Alberta share all pertinent information pertaining to the amount of aggregate extraction with those municipalities who have aggregate extraction operations within their boundaries.
Many municipalities may not be receiving their full aggregate royalties from the owners and/or operators of Alberta who are extracting material from within their boundaries, therefore the residents of Alberta are not receiving their fair share of these royalties, and by the province sharing such information it would guarantee proper royalty payments to affected municipalities.
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