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Proposed amendments to Wells Regulation 903  (source: Environmental Registry)
Regulation 903 as amended to O. Reg. 128/03 made under the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA), sets out minimum standards for the construction and proper decommissioning of all types of wells. If implemented, the proposed amendments to Regulation 903 would improve clarity and enforceability of the regulation and build on amendments made to the regulation in 2003.
Effective Date:  December 31, 2007
 
Family Day
To prescribe "Family Day", the third Monday in February, as a public holiday under Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Effective Date:  October 12, 2007
 
Proposed street racing regulation
The ministry is developing a regulation to support the amendments to Section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  September 30, 2007
 
Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality under the Environmental Protection Act.  (source: Environmental Registry)
MOE is proposing to amend O.Reg 419/05 to introduce new or updated standards for 15 substances. In addition, other amendments are also proposed that include: an update of the regional meteorological data and regulatory models; provisions for opacity; the consideration of receptors when assessing odour-based standards; and other administrative amendments.
Effective Date:  August 31, 2007
 
Proposed Approach for the Implementation of Odour-Based Standards and Guidelines  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has identified the need to develop and/or update air quality standards for priority contaminants. The Ministry's Standards Plan (PA9E0004) (released in October, 1996 and revised November, 1999), identified candidate substances for the development of air standards. Priorities were identified based on a number of considerations including toxicity, the potential for exposure and the quantity of air emissions in Ontario.
Effective Date:  August 31, 2007
 
Water Conservation Charges Proposal  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment is proposing a new charge designed to recover some of the costs of provincial water management programs. The purpose of this posting is to consult on the details of the proposed charge.
Effective Date:  August 10, 2007
 
Draft regulations and guidance documents for the implementation of Environmental Penalties in response to spills and other violations.
The purpose of this proposal is to solicit feedback on draft regulations and supporting guidance documents for implementing Environmental Penalties (EPs), Spill Prevention and Contingency Plans, Spill Notification and a new proposed Ministry of the Environment Compliance Policy.
Effective Date:  August 1, 2007
 
ONTARIO REGULATION 416/07
A regulation that introduces a new life income fund (LIF) and other modifications to the rules for locked-in accounts.
Effective Date:  July 27, 2007
 
Measures to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water - Proposal to Amend the Drinking-Water Systems Regulation O. Reg. 170/03  (source: Environmental Registry)
As a part of the government's commitment to ensure Ontarian's have access to clean, safe drinking water, the province is proposing new, more stringent requirements for lead and drinking water. This posting provides an opportunity to comment, and therefore assist in the finalization of these requirements.
Effective Date:  July 26, 2007
 
Optional On-Farm Treatment Technologies.  (source: Environmental Registry)
New standards are being proposed under the Nutrient Management Regulation (O. Reg. 267/03) under the Nutrient Management Act for optional on-farm treatment technologies and practices for anaerobic digesters and vegetative filter strip systems.
Effective Date:  July 26, 2007
 
To Make Regulations under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
After extensive consultation the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act was introduced in Ontario's Legislature on October 25, 2005. The act was passed the Legislature on June 19, 2006 and received Royal Assent on June 20, 2006. Before Ontario's Cabinet puts this new act into effect by proclaiming it, a new set of regulations has to be approved.
Effective Date:  July 4, 2007
 
Minimum Wage
Minimum wage rates for 2007 to 2010
Effective Date:  July 3, 2007
 
The first phase of regulations under the Clean Water Act, 2006.  (source: Environmental Registry)
As a part of the government's commitment to implement all of the recommendations of the Walkerton Inquiry, and to implement the source protection framework set out by the Clean Water Act, 2006, the government is developing regulations under the Act to support the development and implementation of source protection plans across the province.
Effective Date:  July 3, 2007
 
Consultation on Industrial Noise Requirements
Consultation Paper on Updates to the Noise Requirements in the Industrial Regulation under OHSA
Effective Date:  July 1, 2007
 
Improved Daily Commercial Vehicle Inspections for Trucks and Buses
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to introduce amendments to Ontario Regulation 575, Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections, to harmonize with the new national trip inspection standard.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2007
 
Schools, Private Schools and Day Nurseries, O. Reg 243/07 (Amendment to O. Reg. 169/03 and Revocation of O. Reg. 173/03)  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Government of Ontario is introducing new, more stringent requirements for flushing and testing of drinking water taps in schools, day nurseries and private schools. Previously, schools, day nurseries and private schools under O. Reg 173/03 were required to flush their water systems once per week and guidance had been provided to flush daily if elevated lead in drinking water is a potential concern.
Effective Date:  June 7, 2007
 
Amendment to Section 10 within Ontario Regulation 167/95 pertaining to the Crown Forest Sustainability Act
The purpose of the proposal is to amend Section 10 of Ontario Regulation 167/95 of the Crown Forest Sustainability Act to enable the Minister, at his discretion, to require existing sustainable forest licences to be certified to an accepted performance standard.
Effective Date:  May 4, 2007
 
Forest Information Manual 2007 - proposed amendment to a regulation under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act (CFSA)
The purpose of this proposal is to inform forest industry staff, interested parties and the general public that a revised version of the FIM is available for review and comment. The posting is intended to announce the purpose, intent and direction set out in the FIM and to provide an opportunity for consideration of the proposal and to invite comment.
Effective Date:  May 4, 2007
 
Regulatory Amendments to Facilitate Waste Recycling, Use of Alternative Fuels and New and Emerging Waste Management Technologies
The purpose of the proposal is to make regulatory amendments that will facilitate efforts of municipalities and other waste managers to divert more waste from disposal and to better manage residual wastes.
Effective Date:  March 23, 2007
 
2006 Proposal to Adopt New Occupational Exposure Limits or Listings for 27 Hazardous Chemical Substances
Annual Update of Occupational Exposure Limits
Effective Date:  March 9, 2007
 
Amendment to Regulation 1037 under the Tourism Act
The amendment exempts some tourism accommodation establishments from requiring a Resource-Based Tourism Establishment License under the Tourism Act.
Effective Date:  February 23, 2007
 
Liquor Licence Act Reform - Discussion Guide
A discussion guide intended to stimulate feedback on proposed reforms to the Liquor Licence Act
Effective Date:  February 1, 2007
 
Regulation Proposed under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA)
Regulation Proposed under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA)
Effective Date:  January 31, 2007
 
Regulation on Municipal Business Corporations Proposed under the Municipal Act (MA)
Regulation on Municipal Business Corporations Proposed under the Municipal Act (MA)
Effective Date:  January 23, 2007
 
Amendments to Provincial Regulation 246/01, Development Permits established under Section 70.2 of the Planning Act
Development Permit System
Effective Date:  January 1, 2007
 
Changing the Methodology for Calculating Fees to Charge Stewards Under the Blue Box Program Plan
The purpose of the proposal is to amend the Blue Box Program Plan (Plan) to change the methodology used to calculate fees to charge stewards.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2007
 
Designation of new areas in southern, central and northern Ontario under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA), and the establishment of fee increases under the ARA
To inform the public of regulatory changes which increase the area of private land in Ontario covered by the Aggregate Resources Act and the establishment of fee increases under the Aggregate Resources Act.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2007
 
Proposed Hours of Work Regulations
The ministry is preparing amendments to Ontario Regulation 4/93 Hours of Work to harmonize with new national hours of service standard.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2007