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Amendment to Regulation 631
Yield right of way Signs in Territories without Municipal Organization
Effective Date:  July 31, 2012
 
Exemptions Re Subsection 11 (1) of the Day Nurseries Act
Exemption of Ready to Learn programs from Day Nurseries Act licensing requirements
Effective Date:  July 27, 2012
 
Revoking Various Spent Regulations - Assessment Act & Education Act
Proposal to revoke regulations under the Assessment Act and Education Act which are no longer applicable.
Effective Date:  July 23, 2012
 
Extension of the Solvency Funding Moratorium for Specified Ontario Multi-Employer Pension Plans (SOMEPPs)
Five-year extension of the solvency funding moratorium for SOMEPPs under the Pension Benefits Act
Effective Date:  July 20, 2012
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  July 19, 2012
 
Housekeeping Amendments to Various Regulations
Providing French-language translations for regulations.
Effective Date:  July 18, 2012
 
Ontario Regulation 200/12  (source: Environmental Registry)
Ontario Regulation 200/12, filed on July 18, 2012, applies to the land in the City of Elliot Lake in the District of Algoma in the Province of Ontario described as part of Parcel 2295 Section AES identified as part of Property Identification Number 31629-0237 (LT) and part of Block O on Registered Plan M-146.
Effective Date:  July 18, 2012
 
Community Safety Zone
Amendments to Ontario Regulatio 510/99
Effective Date:  July 9, 2012
 
Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002: Proposed Minister's Fee Order
Proposed Minister's fee order under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 relating to the classes of personal and business licences in the cemetery and crematorium sector established under the FBCSA.
Effective Date:  July 3, 2012
 
2012 Long-Term Care (LTC) home and Chronic Care Hospital co-payment increase
The approved amendments to regulations outline the annual increase to the LTC home and chronic care co-payment rates. The amendment also increases the premiums for residents admitted to preferred accommodations in newer LTC homes that meet the ministry's highest design standards on or after July 1, 2012. In addition, the amendment will increase the dependant deduction amounts used by LTC home residents when applying for a reduced co-payment rate.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
2013 Long-Term Care (LTC) home and Hospital Chronic Care co-payment increase
The approved amendments to regulations outline the annual increase to the LTC home and chronic care co-payment rates. The amendment also increases the premiums for residents admitted to preferred accommodations in newer LTC homes that meet the ministry's highest design standards on or after July 1, 2013. In addition, the amendment will increase the dependant deduction amounts used by LTC home residents when applying for a reduced co-payment rate.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Allowing Single-Occupant Taxis in Provincial HOV lanes
The province is proposing to initiate a 3 year pilot to allow single-occupant taxis and airport limousines to use provincial HOV lanes.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Amendments to O.Reg. 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Act), Reg. 334 (General) and the Technical Guide to Renewable Energy Approvals  (source: Environmental Registry)
Proposed amendments to O.Reg. 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Act), Reg. 334 (General) and the Technical Guide to Renewable Energy Approvals.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 119/11 - Produce, Honey and Maple Products
The amendments clarify the application of Ontario Regulation 119/11, the exemptions to grading, labelling and retail display sign requirements. They also replace references to equipment that is no longer available and corrects typographical errors.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Part VI, Funding) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Proposed regulatory amendments to the Ontario Regulation 79/10, Part VI, Funding (Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA) would clarify the resident income that is to be taken into account when determining the rate reduction rate for residents in basic accommodation. The proposed amendments would also extend the time to submit rate reduction applications, reduce unnecessary administrative burden relating to the rate reduction system and include other technical changes.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Care and Maintenance Exemptions and Miscellaneous Charges
The Regulation provides for exemptions from the Care and Maintenance Fund requirements for named cemeteries and specifies maximum amounts for miscellaneous charges.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Consistent with the statutory amendments in Schedule 17 of the Better Tomorrow for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2011, proposed amendments under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 (GCA) to replace the existing regulations under the GCA.
Amendments to the Gaming Control Act, 1992 (GCA) in Schedule 17 of the Better Tomorrow for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2011 permit the development of a new risk-based regulatory framework for gaming. These proposed regulatory amendments under the GCA would replace the existing four regulations with one comprehensive regulation that would provide a more flexible regulatory framework to allow the AGCO to better focus on risks to the integrity of gaming and accommodate new forms of gaming.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Consolidation of Seven Restricted Area Minister's Regulations under the Public Lands Act
Seven restricted area regulations under the Public Lands Act were revoked and their contents consolidated into one new regulation. No changes were made to the regulations when they were consolidated.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Designation of Public Service Agencies: Ontario Regulation 139/12 amending Ontario Regulation 398/93
Designation of three new public service agencies and amendment of three existing designations
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Extension of Grow-in Benefits and Related Amendments
Outline of the intended content of regulations required to implement sections 74 and 74.1 of the Act, as amended by Bill 236, the Pension Benefits Amendment Act, 2010. In addition, a clarification of the circumstances under which the Superintendent may order the wind up of a pension plan.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002: Regulations
Proposed regulations under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 that will regulate cemeteries, crematoriums, funeral establishments and transfer services
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Homes for Special Care Funding Rate Increase
Homes for Special Care Funding Rate Increase
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Industry proposed changes to the Grain Financial Protection Program
At the request of grain industry stakeholders, OMAFRA is proposing amendments to the regulations governing the Grain Financial Protection Program. The proposed changes would: allow deferred payments of any duration under the Grains Act; increase the time for dealers to make payments on sales from storage; lower the initial percentage payment on basis contracts; increase the compensation for canola and soybean producers; and allow compensation related to deferred payments on a sliding scale.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Liquor Licence Act (LLA) and Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996 (AGRPPA)
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 389/91 (Special Occasion Permits) under the Liquor Licence Act (LLA). Amendments to Ontario Regulation 141/01 (Assignment of Powers and Duties - Liquor Control Act, Regulation 717 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990) under the Alcohol and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Motorcycle Helmet Standards
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to add the European helmet standard, commonly known as ECE 22.05, to the list of recognized standards in Ontario Regulation 610.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Proposal to Implement Various Regulatory Amendments under the Pension Benefits Act (PBA)
These draft regulatory amendments are intended to continue the pension reform process by introducing the term "retired member," implementing immediate vesting, clarifying surplus rules and making other changes.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 363/04, Security of Loads
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to modernize and harmonize the requirements for cargo securement in Ontario by adopting the most recent version of National Safety Code (NSC) Standard 10 dated September 2010.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 413/05, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions - For Safe, Productive, and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles
MTO is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 413/05 to increase flexibility and to better harmonize with the rules of other jurisdictions for a common tractor-trailer combination. In addition, MTO proposes to limit weights for certain truck-trailer combinations to improve safety and performance. Finally, MTO is also proposing to make minor modifications to ensure that consistent terminology is used in the regulation.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 512/97 (Critical Defects of Commercial Motor Vehicles).
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend Regulation 512/97 to ensure that unsafe commercial vehicles are removed from Ontario?s roads and to make certain that the inspection procedures for air brake equipped commercial motor vehicles are consistent within regulations under the Highway Traffic Act.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 628 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and Regulation 804 of the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act (MSVA).
Ministry of Transportation is proposing the allowance of a ten day period after expiry to affix a validation sticker to a licence plate if an eligible client chooses the online channel to perform their renewal transaction prior to the expiry of the existing validation sticker.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulation 165/08 and Regulation 894: A Review of Tarion's Addenda
In Fall 2011, Tarion had posted a backgrounder document to seek input on proposed changes to the Delayed Closing/Delayed Occupancy Addenda. The attached documents outline proposed further revisions which resulted from that public consultation.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulation 892 and 894: A new framework for Major Defect - Seven Year Warranty
Tarion is seeking input on proposed changes to Regulations 892 and 894, related to a proposed framework for a new Major Defect - Seven Year Warranty.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Regulation under the Planning Act Regarding the Township of McGarry
Ontario Regulation 187/12 (Delegation of Authority - Township of McGarry) O. Reg. 187/12 delegates the authority of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing under: -Subsections50(18) of the Planning Act to approve a foreclosure or exercise of power of sale; -Section 53 of the Planning Act to give consents; and, -Section 57 of the Planning Act to issue certificates of validation to the council of the Township of McGarry with respect to all applications for land in that municipality
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Vehicle Registration and Driver's Licence Fee Increases
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) amending regulations under the Highway Traffic Act, the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act and the Off-Road Vehicles Act, in order to implement fee changes for a range of driver and vehicle products and services.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999: Proposed Regulation Amendment -- Packaging
Proposed amendment to O.Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 to expand packaging options for VQA wines.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999: Proposed Regulation Amendment --Sauvignon Blanc
Proposed amendment to O.Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 to add the grape variety Sauvignon Blanc to the list of permitted varieties for Aromatic Sparkling wines.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012
 
Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999: Proposed Regulatory Amendment -- VQA Logo
Proposed amendment to O.Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 to allow optional use (i.e. removal) of the VQA logo on condition that the letters 'VQA' and origin declaration (appellation) are displayed on the front label in a font size of at least 3.2 mm.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2012