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College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
Proposed Regulation Amendments – Notice of Meetings and Hearings
Effective Date:  July 31, 2010
 
Proposed Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) regulation made under the Planning Act to prescribe an undertaking that relates to energy.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this regulation is to facilitate the development of a natural gas-fired simple cycle peaking electricity generating power facility in the Township of King.
Effective Date:  July 29, 2010
 
Regulation 624
Stop Signs in Territories without Municipal Organization
Effective Date:  July 28, 2010
 
Regulations under the Land Registration Reform Act
New Minister’s regulations under the Land Registration Reform Act, LRRA are required for the continued rollout of electronic land registration in Ontario in 2010.
Effective Date:  July 19, 2010
 
Ontario Regulation 254/10  (source: Environmental Registry)
Ontario Regulation 254/10 is a site specific amendment that revokes certain lands from Ontario Regulation 481/73.
Effective Date:  July 15, 2010
 
Designation of Geographic Areas and Delivery Agents Regulation (O. Reg. 137/99) under the Day Nurseries Act
Designation of Geographic Areas and Delivery Agents Regulation is being amended to reflect a name change of one of the designated delivery agents
Effective Date:  July 12, 2010
 
Metrolinx Administrative Fees Regulation – Summary of Proposal
The purpose of the regulation is to provide an alternative to GO Transit's present system for handling vehicle- and fare-related infractions. The regulation will make it easier for GO customers to resolve ticket disputes without being charged under the Provincial Offences Act, promote orderly flow of traffic in GO parking areas, ensure that customers pay their fares and parking fees and avoid the court, administrative, personal and financial costs that are incurred when a dispute goes to court.
Effective Date:  July 12, 2010
 
Feasibility Study for Water Quality Trading in the Lake Simcoe Watershed.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Lake Simcoe Protection Plan commits the province to complete a Water Quality Trading Feasibility Study for the Lake Simcoe Watershed within one year of the release of the Plan, pursuant to the Ontario Water Resources Act.
Effective Date:  July 7, 2010
 
2008 Proposal to Adopt New Occupational Exposure Limits or Listing for 21 Hazardous Chemical Substances
Proposed Update of Occupational Exposure Limits
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
2009 Proposal to Adopt New Occupational Exposure Limits or Listings for 17 Hazardous Chemical Substances
Proposed Update of Occupational Exposure Limits
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
2010 Long-term care home and chronic care co-payment rate increase and 2010 comfort allowance increase
The co-payment rate for residents of long-term care homes and chronic care patients in hospitals will increase by 0.3% (the 2009 CPI) effective July 1, 2010. Effective November 1, 2010 the comfort allowance will increase from $128.00/month to $130.00/month.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Amend Minister’s Regulation 827 under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act to add a property in Grey County to the Niagara Escarpment Planning Area  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this proposal is to add one 80 ha property to the NE Planning Area. This is a prerequisite required legally by the NEPDA to subsequently allow the initiation of a NE Plan amendment (a separate process under the Act) that would consider the addition of some or all of this property to the NE Plan Area at which time the lands added to the NE Plan Area would become subject to the policies of the NE Plan and development control under the NEPDA.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Amend Minister’s Regulation 827 under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act to add four areas to the Niagara Escarpment Planning Area  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this proposal is to add these four areas to the Niagara Escarpment Planning Area.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Amendment O. Reg. 667/98 (Trapping) made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, consistent with provisions of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards, by adding two addiction traps to schedule for leg-hold restraining traps.  (source: Environmental Registry)
To inform the public that two traps for raccoon have been added to the schedule of humane traps under the trapping regulation.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 231/08
O.Reg. 231/08 contains outdated references to long-term care facilities, which required amending this regulation to support changes to the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulations 73/94 and 681/94 under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation (O.Reg.) 73/94 and O.Reg. 681/94.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Amendments to the O. Reg. 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Amendment to O. Reg. 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 to expand the exemption to the 24/7 nursing requirement to ensure that it applies equitably to small long-term care homes in similar circumstances.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Co-Payment and Comfort Allowance amounts
Update regulations which set out co-payment and comfort allowance amounts required to be paid by chronic care patients.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Condominium Act, 1998: Reserve fund extension
MCS amended a regulation under the Condominium Act, 1998 to extend the timeframe by which condominium corporations that were registered prior to the Act coming into force must have their reserve funds fully funded.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Consequential Amendments to O. Reg 67/93 Health Care and Reasidential Facilities
Consequential amendments to O. Reg. 67/93 to reflect amendments to Regulation 833 and O. Reg 490/09 effective July 1, 2010.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Consequential Amendments to O. Reg. 278/05 Designated Substance – Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Buildings and Repair Operations.
Consequential amendments to O. Reg. 278/05 to reflect amendments to Regulation 833 and O. Reg. 490/09 effective July 1, 2010.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Consequential Amendments to O. Reg. 632/05 Confined Spaces
Consequential amendments to O. Reg. 632/05 to reflect amendments to Regulation 833 and O. Reg. 490/09 effective July 1, 2010.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Consequential Amendments to Regulation 851 Industrial Establishments
Consequential amendments to Regulation 851 to reflect amendments to Regulation 833 and O. Reg. 490/09 effective July 1, 2010.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Consequential Amendments to Regulation 854 Mines and Mining Plants
Consequential amendments to Regulation 854 to reflect amendments to Regulation 833 and O. Reg. 490/09 effective July 1, 2010.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Definition of road service vehicle. Amended Regulation 625
MTO proclaimed into force amendments to the Highway Traffic Act that moved the definition of “road service vehicle” to the general definition Part of the Act. As a result, a consequential amendment was made to the reference to road service vehicles in Regulation 625 (Tire Standards and Specifications) to reflect the relocation of the definition in the Act.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Farm Implements Act
Amendments to a regulation under the Farm Implements Act have been proposed to reduce the paperwork for equipment dealers and distributors as well as remove requirements on the specific type of safety decals that must be used on farm implements.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Farm Products Payments Act – Obsolete Regulations for Revocation
Proposed revocations of O.Reg 610/99 (Dissolution of the Fund for Egg Producers) and O.Reg 672/92 (Disposition of the Fund for Producers of Vegetables for Processing) under the Farm Products Payments Act
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
General Regulation under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006
Draft regulation for reconciliation and recovery of funding under the LHSIA
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Health Insurance Act - General
Evidence based funding changes to Physician schedule of Benefits
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Health Insurance Act - General
Evidence based funding changes to Physician schedule of Benefits
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Hospital Management - Public Hospitals Act
Support objectives of quality improvement and transparency by clarifying and strengthening reporting of critical incidents in hospitals and changes to board composition and decision-making.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
HOV lane access for electric vehicles
Amendment required to the HOV regulation to allow single-occupant, eligible electric vehicles access to the HOV lanes.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Individual Variable Insurance Contracts Consumer Protection
Amendments to Regulation 132/97 - Variable Insurance Contacts
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
LHSIA O. Reg 73/10 - Amendment to LHSIA O. Reg. 279/07 "Exemptions"
An amendment to Ontario regulation 279/07 under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) has been made to extend the exemption date for the Local Health System Integration Networks (LHINs) and the Long-Term Care Homes (LTCHs).
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Milk Act: Amendments to Ontario Regulation 121/98, Administration and Enforcement of Regulations in Respect of the Raw Milk and Cream Quality under the Milk Act.
The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs made amendments to Ontario Regulation 121/98, Administration and Enforcement of Regulations in Respect of the Raw Milk and Cream Quality under the Milk Act. These amendments correct a previous error in the regulation as well as correct errors in cross-references created due to recent amendments to Regulation 761.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Minor Amendments to Ontario Regulation 153/04, Brownfields Records of Site Condition
The purpose of this posting is to inform the public and stakeholders about minor regulatory amendments to the Brownfields regulation, Ontario Regulation 153/04 and Ontario Regulation 511/09
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Needle Safety Regulation (O.Reg. 474/07) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Consultation on extending the application of the Needle Safety Regulation to additional workplaces and services that provide health care to individuals in order to protect more health care workers from needlestick injuries.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
New regulation under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996
The new regulation would set out the responsibilities of tax collectors relating to the collection and remittance of tax, the keeping of records and the filing of returns.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Oneida Nation of the Thames Long-Term Care Home
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care proposes to exempt Oneida Nation of the Thames from admission provisions regulated under the Nursing Home Act.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Ontario Regulation 157/10 Public Bodies – Part III.1 of the Act
The “List of Public Bodies that will be Subject to Standards and Guidelines for Conservation of Provincial Heritage Properties” provides direction on the identification, protection, maintenance, use, and disposal of heritage properties owned or occupied by the Crown in Ontario.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Ontario Regulation 79/10 made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
The text and a description of the second set of proposed initial draft regulations
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Ontario Regulation 79/10 made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
This Regulation would govern the requirements relating to long-term care home resident care, services, admissions, operations, funding, licensing, compliance and administrative matters in all long-term care homes in Ontario. The Regulation will come into effect on the date that the LTCHA comes into force (July 1, 2010).
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Ontario Regulation 79/10 made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
First set of proposed initial draft regulations under the LTCHA
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Ontario Regulation O.Reg. 490/09 - Designated Substances
Eleven of 12 stand-alone designated substance regulations are being consolidated into one designated substances regulation.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Ontario Regulations 269/10 and 270/10  (source: Environmental Registry)
Ontario Regulations (O.Reg.) 269/10 and 270/10 amend O.Reg. 465/09 and 466/09 respectively by changing the effective date of the Minister's Zoning Orders from July 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Ontario Regulations 464/09, 465/09, and 466/09  (source: Environmental Registry)
Take notice that on December 7, 2009, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing filed three (3) Zoning Orders, made pursuant to clause 47(1)(a) of the Planning Act, with the Registrar of Regulations as Ontario Regulation 464/09, Ontario Regulation 465/09, and Ontario Regulation 466/09. O. Reg. 464/09 came into force the day that it was filed, December 7, 2009. O. Reg. 465/09 and O. Reg. 466/09 come into force on July 1, 2010.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Proposals to Introduce Customer Service Standards for Common Elements Warranty Claims and to Introduce a Liability Cap for Larger Condominium Projects
New customer service standards for freehold homes and condominium dwelling units were introduced by Tarion Warranty Corporation (“Tarion”) in 2003. Tarion’s subsequent experience and input from condominium corporations and the building industry suggested there was a need for a standard process for common elements warranty claims as well. Also, a need has been identified to create a maximum aggregate liability cap of $50,000,000 for all warranty coverage in a condo project.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 48/06 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act
The Legislature is currently considering proposed amendments to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act that, if passed, would remove the definition of cigarillo from the Act and give statutory authority to define cigarillo through regulation. MHP is undertaking consultation on potential amendments to Regulation 48/06 in the event that the proposed statutory amendments are passed and receive Royal Assent.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Proposed Egg Regulation under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposes to develop an updated egg regulation under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001 (FSQA) to replace the current R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 724 - Eggs and R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 726 - Processed Egg under the Livestock and Livestock Products Act (LLPA).
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Regulation changes under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Reg 79/10 LTCHA was approved and is effective July 1, 2010. It governs long-term care home resident care, services, admissions, operations, funding, licensing, compliance and administration. This posting deals with the revocation of O. Reg. 20/03 (prescribed Payment per Bed - Clause 6(a) of the Act), 54/07 Homes for the aged and Rest Homes Act, 832, Nursing Homes Act
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Regulation under the Business Regulation Reform Act, 1994
Naming of additional statute to the Business Regulation Reform Act
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Regulations under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
Regulations under the Residential Tenancies Act Concerning Applications for Rent Increase Above Guideline
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Regulations under the Retail Sales Tax Act
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 1012, Definitions, Exemptions and Rebates, made under the Retail Sales Tax Act, are proposed in respect of the wind-down of the Retail Sales Tax (RST) and the transition to the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) effective July 1, 2010.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Revocation of Mixed Records section of O. Reg. 329/04 under the Personal Health Information Protection Act
Revocation of s. 4 (mixed records) of O. Reg. 329/04 under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Rules of VQA Ontario relating to terms, descriptions and designations for VQA wine
Proposed amendments to VQA wine standards
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Technical and Transitional Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Regulation provides minor technical and transitional amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007. These amendments will ensure appropriate implementation of the new Act and support the Ministry’s overall long-term care homes transformation initiatives.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010
 
Travel Industry Act, 2002 – Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the General Regulation (Ontario Regulation 26/05)
Proposed amendments to regulation
Effective Date:  July 1, 2010