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O. Reg. 475/16 made under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) - Amending O. Reg. 331/11, which amends O. Reg. 329/04 (General)
O. Reg. 475/16 was filed on December 19, 2016, amending O. Reg. 331/11 to extend the revocation date of section 6.2 of O. Reg. 329/04 from January 1, 2017 to January 1, 2018.
Effective Date:  December 31, 2016
 
A regulation establishing a moratorium on the issuance of new or increasing permits to take water for water bottling  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed regulation would establish a moratorium on the issuance of new or increasing permits for water bottling by prohibiting a person from using groundwater for the purpose of manufacturing bottled water or manufacturing water as a product that is sold in other types of portable containers. Please refer to the Environmental Registry posting for more information.
Effective Date:  December 16, 2016
 
College of Nurses of Ontario
Proposed Amendments to Part II (Registration) of Ontario Regulation 275/94 (General) under the Nursing Act, 1991
Effective Date:  December 16, 2016
 
Ontario College of Pharmacists
Proposed Changes to the General Regulation under the Pharmacy Act, O.Reg 202/94 (Administration of Vaccines by Pharmacists)
Effective Date:  December 15, 2016
 
Regulations under the Planning Act Regarding the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing regulations under the Planning Act, to empower the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands in relation to three areas of land use planning authority
Effective Date:  December 15, 2016
 
O. Reg. 221/07 (Community Improvement Plans - Prescribed Upper-Tier Municipalities)
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 221/07 (Community Improvement Plans - Prescribed Upper-Tier Municipalities) under the Planning Act in order to prescribe Frontenac County for the purposes of subsection 28(2) of the Act.
Effective Date:  December 13, 2016
 
Regulatory Registry Consultation Regarding Regulatory Amendments under the Business Corporations Act (Reg 62 and O. Reg 289) and the Corporations Act (Reg 181)
ServiceOntario is proposing two regulatory amendments in support of the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (FCPA) which will come into force on December 10, 2016. ServiceOntario is proposing one additional regulatory amendment in anticipation of the proclamation of the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015.
Effective Date:  December 10, 2016
 
Residential Rental Property Maintenance Standards revocation under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
As noted in the 2012 Budget, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will end the Province's enforcement role for property maintenance standards. As part of this change, the Ontario Regulation 517/06, which sets out these standards, will be revoked.
Effective Date:  December 8, 2016
 
Notice of intention to bring forward an Ontario Regulation under the Employer Health Tax Act Regarding Special Rules for Registered Charities
The Ministry of Finance is seeking comments on a potential regulation that would provide special rules applicable to eligible employers who are registered charities and to employers who are associated with registered charities. This posting will replace posting number 14-MOF003.
Effective Date:  December 6, 2016
 
Regulations under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing regulations under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 (WDTA) for the purposes of transferring the four waste diversion programs to the WDTA. Until the programs are wound-up and the wastes managed under the programs are transitioned to the new producer responsibility framework under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, the programs will operate under the WDTA.
Effective Date:  November 30, 2016
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulation 683 under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act (LSCCLA)
The ministry is proposing amendments to Regulation 683 under the LSCCLA to strengthen quality oversight in Ontario's licensed hospital-owned and community-based specimen collection centres (SCCs) by making it a condition of licensing that SCCs meet the requirements of a quality management program (QMP). If the proposed amendments to Regulation 683 (Reg. 683) are approved, SCCs would be subject to a new accreditation program.
Effective Date:  November 18, 2016
 
Regulations under the Planning Act Regarding Municipal Empowerment
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing regulations under the Planning Act to empower certain municipalities in relation to three areas of land use planning authority
Effective Date:  November 16, 2016
 
Proposed new Registration Regulation (O. Reg. 59/01) under Professional Geoscientists Act, 2000
Pursuant to the Professional Geoscientists Act, 2000 (PGA), subject to the approval of the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) council may make regulations in respect of items listed in the PGA.
Effective Date:  November 12, 2016
 
Establishment of the Local Services Board of Dennis Township South
The inhabitants of Dennis Township have recommended to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines the establishment of the Local Services Board of Dennis Township South and have requested that it be designated with the Powers of Fire Protection, Garbage Collection, Recreation and Emergency Telecommunications.
Effective Date:  November 7, 2016
 
Administration of Justice Act: 2/05 - Fee Waiver; 210/07 - Ontario Court of Justice Fees; 417/95 - Superior Court of Justice Family Court Fees; 293/92 - Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal Fees; 432/93 - Small Claims Court Fees and Allowances; 294/92- Sheriffs Fees
The Ministry of the Attorney General is proposing amendments to court fee schedules and fee waiver provisions set out in regulations under the Administration of Justice Act
Effective Date:  November 6, 2016
 
Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  November 4, 2016
 
Regulation of invasive species under the Ontario Invasive Species Act, 2015  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario Invasive Species Act, 2015 comes into force on November 3, 2016. The Act provides the power to make regulations prescribing invasive species and classifying them as either prohibited or restricted. A prohibited invasive species is subject to all of the prohibitions in section 7 of the Act unless there are exceptions provided in the regulation.
Effective Date:  November 3, 2016
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 178/11 under the Pension Benefits Act - Solvency Funding Relief for Certain Public Sector Pension Plans
The proposal would amend Regulation 178/11 to provide additional funding options to plans that are scheduled to complete the 3 years of interest only payments on or before December 31, 2018.
Effective Date:  October 31, 2016
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulation 909: Superintendent Power to Appoint or Act as Administrator
Proposed regulatory amendments to Regulation 909 would prescribe circumstances in which the Superintendent of Financial Services would be allowed to appoint or act as administrator of a pension plan.
Effective Date:  October 31, 2016
 
Local Services Board of Pellatt, Pelican, Umbach, Gidley (PPUG) - Request for the Power of Emergency Telecommunications
The Local Services Board of Pellatt, Pelican, Umbach, Gidley (PPUG) requests the addition of the Power of Emergency Telecommunications. If granted, the addition of the power would require an amendment to subsection 42(4) of the regulation.
Effective Date:  October 3, 2016
 
Optimizing Appropriate Access to Unlisted Drugs and Further Streamlining Submission Requirements for Generic Drugs (2016)
The Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care is proposing regulatory amendments to allow the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program to (1) enable more appropriate access to certain drugs through Formulary listing, which are currently only available under the Exceptional Access Program, (2) further streamline submission requirements for generic drugs and (3) allow generic line extension products to qualify for listing on the Formulary.
Effective Date:  October 1, 2016
 
Proposed Regulations under the Safeguarding our Communities Act (Patch for Patch Return Policy), 2015
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) is proposing a regulation under the Safeguarding our Communities Act (Patch for Patch Return Policy), 2015 ("Act") to facilitate the implementation of the Act.
Effective Date:  October 1, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 624
Stop Signs in Territories without Municipal Organization
Effective Date:  September 30, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 618/05
Designation of Bus By-Pass Shoulders on King's Highway
Effective Date:  September 28, 2016
 
Amendment to Scopes of Practice Regulations
These regulations contain the scopes of practice for prescribed trades in Ontario.
Effective Date:  September 22, 2016
 
By-law Authority and Consultation Requirement for Ranked Ballot Elections Under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, By-law Authority and Consultation Requirement for Ranked Ballot Elections Under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996
The government proposes a new regulation which authorizes ranked ballot elections and sets out the following conditions, limitations and procedural requirements for municipalities passing a by-law authorizing the use of ranked ballots
Effective Date:  September 16, 2016
 
Vote Counting and Reporting Requirements for Ranked Ballot Elections under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996
The government proposes a new regulation setting out the following rules governing ballots, voting procedures, the counting of votes, recounts and reporting results.
Effective Date:  September 16, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 734
Establishment of Local Roads Areas - Northeastern and Eastern Region
Effective Date:  September 15, 2016
 
Amendments to wolf and coyote hunting and trapping regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act in response to amendments to Ontario Regulation 230/08 (Species at Risk in Ontario List) under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 for Algonquin Wolf.  (source: Environmental Registry)
Proposed wolf and coyote hunting and trapping regulatory amendments under Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act in response to amendments to Ontario Regulation 230/08 (Species at Risk in Ontario List) under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 for Algonquin Wolf.
Effective Date:  September 15, 2016
 
Amendment of Ontario Regulation Amendment of Ontario Regulation 242/08 (General Regulation - Endangered Species Act, 2007) in response to changes to the Species at Risk in Ontario List.  (source: Environmental Registry)
To amend provisions of O. Reg. 242/08 in response to changes to the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) list.
Effective Date:  September 14, 2016
 
Proposed Expansion of GO Transit Service Area
The proposed regulatory amendment, if approved, would allow GO Transit to provide services to the additional geographic areas of Brant County and the City of Brantford.
Effective Date:  September 2, 2016
 
Amend Part 7 of O. Reg. 663/98 (Areas South of the French and Mattawa Rivers where Sunday Gun Hunting is Permitted) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that, at the request of the municipalities, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has revised the list of areas in southern Ontario where Sunday gun hunting can occur by adding five additional municipalities to the list.
Effective Date:  September 1, 2016
 
Amendment of O.Reg. 267/15, Designation of Agricultural Products to Make Tender Fruit Trees Eligible for Production Insurance
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing to amend O. Reg. 267/15 under the Agricultural Products Insurance Act, 1996 to allow the Province to offer a plan of insurance (commonly referred to as a Production Insurance Plan (PIP)) for tree mortality to tender fruit farmers, similar to what is currently available for apple and grape farmers. Tender fruit includes pear, plum, sweet and sour cherry, peach and nectarine.
Effective Date:  September 1, 2016
 
Regulatory Registry Consultation Document Regarding Child Care Wait List Fees
The purpose of this document is to seek feedback on a proposed regulation regarding wait list fees and management under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA). The changes are intended to support the Government of Ontario's vision for child care modernization and its commitment to have a child care and early years system that supports the social and economic well-being of Ontarians.
Effective Date:  September 1, 2016
 
Amending section 2(1) of Mining Act Regulation 263/02 (Exploration licences, production and storage leases for oil and gas in Ontario)  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of the proposal is to bring section 2(1) of Ontario Regulation 263/02 into alignment with Part IV of the Mining Act.
Effective Date:  August 30, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 11/04
International Registration Plan
Effective Date:  August 29, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 138/00
General
Effective Date:  August 29, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 251/02
Ignition Interlock Devices
Effective Date:  August 29, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 484/07
Lamps - Use of Flashing Red or Green Lights
Effective Date:  August 29, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  August 15, 2016
 
Regulation Under the Municipal Act, 2001
The proposed regulation would authorize The Regional Municipality of Durham to exercise its power under the Municipal Act, 2001 to pass a by-law to change the composition of regional council.
Effective Date:  August 15, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  August 4, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 627
Use of Controlled-Access Highways by Pedestrians
Effective Date:  August 4, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 630
Vehicles on Controlled-Access Highways
Effective Date:  August 4, 2016
 
Ontario College of Pharmacists
Proposed changes to the Drug & Pharmacies Regulation Act (DPRA) regulations
Effective Date:  August 1, 2016
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act
Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to update cost-sharing arrangements for non-low income seniors under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program
Effective Date:  August 1, 2016
 
Petrochemical - Industry Standard under the Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05)  (source: Environmental Registry)
In 2013, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) approached the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) with a request to develop a proposed Technical Standard under the Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality) for benzene and 1,3-butadiene. In practical terms, a technical standard provides a prescriptive set of air pollution control requirements that focus on key contributors to off-site concentrations of priority air toxics.
Effective Date:  July 27, 2016
 
Petroleum Refining - Industry Standard under the Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05)  (source: Environmental Registry)
In 2012, the Canadian Fuels Association (CFA) approached the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (the ministry) with a request to develop a proposed Technical Standard under the Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality) for benzene and benzo[a]pyrene. In practical terms, a technical standard provides a prescriptive set of air pollution control requirements that focus on key contributors to off-site concentrations of priority air toxics.
Effective Date:  July 27, 2016
 
Raw Leaf Tobacco Oversight - Tracking, Labelling and Reporting
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is responsible for oversight of all raw leaf tobacco (RLT) in Ontario including flue-cured, dark-fired and burley tobacco. The Tobacco Tax Act (TTA) was amended in December 2015 to enhance oversight of the RLT regime and better enable the government to directly address the issue of contraband tobacco. The MOF is developing regulatory and administrative measures, which will be in force in advance of the 2016 RLT harvest, required to support the amendments to the TTA.
Effective Date:  July 27, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 277/99
Red Light Camera System Evidence
Effective Date:  July 26, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 473/07
Licences for Driving Instructors and Driving Schools
Effective Date:  July 26, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 624
Stop Signs in Territories without Municipal Organization
Effective Date:  July 18, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 631
Yield right of way Signs in Territories without Municipal Organization
Effective Date:  July 18, 2016
 
Regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 389/10 (General) made under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010, O. Reg. 331/03 (Administrative Penalties) and O. Reg. 442/01 (Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection)made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, that would support the proposed Strengthening Consumer Protection and Electricity System Oversight Act, 2015 (Bill 112), if passed.
The Ministry of Energy introduced Bill 112 to enhance the Ontario Energy Board and strengthen consumer protection. The proposed regulatory amendments would support Bill 112, if passed, by strengthening consumer protection measures related to retail energy contracts and providing the OEB with more flexible enforcement powers. An additional proposed amendment would clarify the payment settlement role for the Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection funds to support the Hydro One reorganization.
Effective Date:  July 18, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  July 11, 2016
 
Changes to the fleet definition in Regulation 664 under the Insurance Act
The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on a proposed change to the definition of "fleet" in Regulation 664 under the Insurance Act. The proposed change will help modernize the definition and integrate the sharing economy into Ontario's auto insurance system.
Effective Date:  July 4, 2016
 
2016 Long-Term Care (LTC) home and Hospital Chronic Care co-payment increase
The approved amendments to regulations set out the annual increase to the LTC home and chronic care co-payment rates. In addition, the amendments reflect an increase in the dependant deduction amounts used, as applicable, in the calculation of a reduced co-payment rate for LTC home residents in basic accommodation.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Amendments to Regulations under the City of Toronto Act, 2006
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing amendments to the following: -O. Reg. 609/06 (City Services Corporations)
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Amendments to Regulations under the Municipal Act, 2001
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing amendments to the following: -O. Reg. 603/06 (Municipal and School Capital Facilities - Agreements and Tax Exemptions) -O. Reg. 599/06 (Municipal Services Corporations)
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Cap and Trade Regulatory Proposal and Revised Guideline for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting  (source: Environmental Registry)
The cap and trade program is a key initiative for the government to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gases. The program would reduce the amount of greenhouse gas pollution going into the atmosphere by setting a limit (i.e., cap) on emissions from capped participants. Over time, the cap is lowered, reducing greenhouse gas pollution.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Consultation on Extending Noise Protection Requirements to all Ontario Workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
The Ministry of Labour is consulting on the extension of noise protection requirements to workplaces not covered by current noise requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act regulations.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Enabling delivery of disclosure documents under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (AWA)
Proposal to amend regulation 581/00 of the AWA to provide rules for delivery of disclosure documents electronically and by courier; and to provide for the delivery of a notice of rescission by pre-paid courier.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Lobbyists Registration Act, 1998: proposed regulatory changes
Proposed new regulation to help enable Registrar's new investigative functions, and proposed revocation of existing regulation O. Reg 722/98 in its entirety
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Mines and Mining Plants Regulatory Amendment Proposal
The Ministry of Labour is proposing various amendments to Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) that will, if approved, strengthen and improve worker health and safety regarding certain high hazards, update training requirements for surface diamond drill operations, and update a number of miscellaneous provisions.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure proposed changes to accessibility regulations
The Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure is proposing amendments to the Customer Service Standard as well as consequential revocation of regulations and minor administrative/housekeeping changes to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (O. Reg. 191/11).
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Ministry of Labour Proposes to Strengthen Health and Safety Requirements related to Suspended Access Equipment
The Ministry of Labour is consulting on a proposal to strengthen requirements related to the operation of suspended access equipment set out in the Construction Projects Regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Ontario Municipal Board Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.28: Proposed New Fees Regulation
A proposed new Fees regulation under the Ontario Municipal Board Act, 1990 would set out an increased fee of $300, from the current fee of $125, to institute a new proceeding.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Passenger/Light Duty Vehicle Inspection Standard
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario is proposing regulatory changes to Ontario Regulation 611 under the Highway Traffic Act. The amendments are intended to modernize the light duty/passenger vehicle inspection standards contained in Schedules 1 and 2 within Regulation 611. The amendments reflect the significant changes in safety related vehicle technologies that have occurred since the last update of the standard. The attached table provides highlights of the proposed changes.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Proposed amendment to matters included in an existing regulation under the Planning Act relating to the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73) regarding: Adding a requirement to the record that is forwarded to the Ontario Municipal Board following an appeal of a minor variance  (source: Environmental Registry)
Proposed amendment to matters included in an existing regulation under the Planning Act relating to the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73) regarding: Adding a requirement to the record that is forwarded to the Ontario Municipal Board following an appeal of a minor variance
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Proposed Amendment to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act - Temporary Solvency Funding Relief for Private Sector Defined Benefit Pension Plans
This posting describes regulatory amendments under the Pension Benefits Act that would provide private sector sponsors of single-employer defined benefit pension plans temporary solvency funding relief, as announced in the 2015 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review and the 2016 Ontario Budget.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Proposed amendments to matters included in existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73) regarding: Updating complete application requirements for applications for official plan amendments (OPAs), zoning by-law amendments (ZBAs), Minister's zoning order amendments and plans of subdivision  (source: Environmental Registry)
Proposed amendments to matters included in existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73) regarding: Updating complete application requirements for applications for official plan amendments (OPAs), zoning by-law amendments (ZBAs), Minister's zoning order amendments and plans of subdivision
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Proposed amendments to matters included in existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73) regarding: Updating relevant notice requirements in relation to official plans (OPs), official plan amendments (OPAs), zoning by-laws (ZBs), zoning by-law amendments (ZBAs), plans of subdivision, minor variances and consents...  (source: Environmental Registry)
Proposed amendments to matters included in existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73) regarding: Updating relevant notice requirements in relation to ...
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Proposed Amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Act and R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 860, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
The Ministry of Labour is consulting on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS Regulation to implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Proposed new regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73).  (source: Environmental Registry)
Proposed new regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73).
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Proposed regulation under the Wireless Services Agreements Act, 2013
This posting outlines the proposed direction of regulation amendments that would clarify various provisions and obligations under the Wireless Services Agreements Act, 2013.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Proposed regulatory changes under the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010: Supporting the establishment of the Patient Ombudsman
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing to make regulatory amendments under the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 in order to support the role and function of the Patient Ombudsman and to enhance the clarity of the Act.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Proposed revision of an existing regulation under the Planning Act relating to the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73) regarding: Providing "community planning permit system" as an updated name for the "development permit system", Putting in place a 5-year timeout for private applications to amend the "community planning permit system" ...  (source: Environmental Registry)
Proposed revision of an existing regulation under the Planning Act relating to the Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 (Bill 73) regarding: Providing "community planning permit system" as an updated name for the "development permit system", Putting in place a 5-year timeout for private applications to amend the "community planning permit system" after the system comes into effect, unless the municipality passes a resolution ...
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997 (PSLRTA), Public Consultations
The Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997, provides that if a bargaining agent represents a prescribed minimum threshold level of representation (which is over 60%), that bargaining agent would be ordered to be the bargaining agent for the new bargaining unit without a representation vote. MOL is consulting on a regulation to prescribe this threshold. Based on current feedback, MOL is proposing a 75% threshold, but a different number may be prescribed based on the comments received
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Reducing regulatory burden and harmonizing pricing requirements under the Travel Industry Act
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking feedback on a proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 26/05 made under the Travel Industry Act to reduce regulatory burden and harmonize pricing provisions for all types of travel services.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Regulation under the Registered Human Resources Professionals Act, 2013
The Ministry of Labour is proposing to develop a regulation setting out the list of human resources professional designations and initials that was previously set out in legislation. At the request of the Human Resources Professionals Association, the Ministry is also proposing to update the list of designations by adding five new professional designations and corresponding initials.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Regulatory Registry Posting related to the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and reference to the federal Canada Child Benefit.
This posting outlines regulatory changes made under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 to remove references to the Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) and the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) and replace it with a generic reference to "a payment under 122.61 of the Income Tax Act." This change supports the federal governments new Canada Child Benefit which consolidates and replaces the CCTB and UCCB.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Towing and Vehicle Storage: Proposed regulations under the Consumer Protection Act and the Repair and Storage Liens Act
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking feedback on the proposed regulatory changes to Ontario Regulation 17/05 (General) under the Consumer Protection Act and proposed regulations (General) under the Repair and Storage Liens Act. These changes are intended to establish tow and storage specific consumer protection measures and address storage notification and related issues.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
Under the Liquor Licence Act: • O. Reg. 718 (General)
Amendments to Regulation 718 to require all liquor retail stores to post signage warning about the dangers of consuming alcohol while pregnant as well as minor housekeeping amendments and French translation of the regulation.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
VQA wine closures and brix levels
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 - VQA wine closures and brix levels for Muscat grape varieties
Effective Date:  July 1, 2016
 
A pilot project to introduce a High-Occupancy Toll Lane on the QEW
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment to inform the development of a pilot project to convert the current High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on the QEW between Trafalgar Road in Oakville to Guelph Line in Burlington, to High-Occupancy Toll lanes.
Effective Date:  June 21, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  June 16, 2016
 
Amendment of Ontario Regulation 230/08 (Species at Risk in Ontario List) in response to COSSARO report received March 15, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this posting is to provide general notice to the public that amendments were made to Ontario Regulation 230/08 (Species at Risk in Ontario List) in response to a report received by the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry from the Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario (COSSARO) on March 15, 2016. These changes to the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) List are mandatory and are consistent with the Endangered Species Act, 2007.
Effective Date:  June 15, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  June 14, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  June 14, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  June 14, 2016
 
Regulation Under the Municipal Act, 2001
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to make the following regulation under the Municipal Act, 2001.
Effective Date:  June 13, 2016
 
Regulation under the Municipal Act, 2001 - Niagara
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to make the following regulation under the Municipal Act, 2001.
Effective Date:  June 13, 2016
 
Procedures, Practices and Standards of Service for Child Protection Cases (Amending O. Reg 206/00)
To amend the prescribed procedures, practices and standards of service for child protection cases in Ontario.
Effective Date:  June 11, 2016
 
Credit Card Processing Fee Exemption - Employment Standards Act, 2000
Proposed regulation to exclude credit card processing fees from protected tips and other gratuities under the Employment Standards Act, 2000
Effective Date:  June 10, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 340/94
Drivers' Licences
Effective Date:  June 9, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 620/05
High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes
Effective Date:  June 9, 2016
 
Highway Traffic Act - HOV Regulatory Amendments
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is intending to make amendments to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) Ontario Regulation 620/05 - High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOV) for the purpose to allow single-occupant taxicabs, airport limousines and eligible electric vehicles on provincial HOV lanes.
Effective Date:  June 9, 2016
 
Waste-Free Ontario Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed legislation would establish a new outcomes-based producer responsibility regime that holds producers accountable for recovering resources and reducing waste associated with their products and packaging.
Effective Date:  June 9, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/03
Operation of Off-Road Vehicles on Highways
Effective Date:  June 8, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 608
Restricted use of Left Lanes by commercial Motor Vehicles
Effective Date:  June 8, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 734
Establishment of Local Roads Areas - Northeastern and Eastern Region
Effective Date:  June 8, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 863
General
Effective Date:  June 8, 2016
 
Ontario Regulation 316/03, Operation of Off-Road Vehicles on Highways
Ontario Regulation 316/03 The regulation provides a regulatory framework for the operation of off-road vehicles on provincial highways and lists highways under provincial jurisdiction where operation of off-road vehicles is prohibited (Schedule A) and permitted (Schedules B and C).
Effective Date:  June 8, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  June 6, 2016
 
Proposed new regulation under the Insurance Act regarding the assessment of expenses and expenditures of the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) relating to statutory accident benefit disputes.
The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on a proposed new Insurance Act regulation regarding the assessment of insurers that have issued motor vehicle liability policies in Ontario for the expenses and expenditures of the Ministry of the Attorney General's Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) relating to statutory accident benefit disputes.
Effective Date:  June 3, 2016
 
Local Services Board of Nolalu Request for Boundary Alterations
The Local Services Board of Nolalu wishes to alter its boundary to include the unincorporated Township of Lismore.
Effective Date:  June 2, 2016
 
Proposed Amendments to Insurance Act Regulation 34/10 (Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule - Effective September 1, 2010)
The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on proposed amendments to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule regulation under the Insurance Act
Effective Date:  June 1, 2016
 
Technical amendment to Insurance Act Regulation 34/10 (Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule - Effective September 1, 2010)
Change to Insurance Act Regulation 34/10 to clarify the definition of "catastrophic impairment"
Effective Date:  June 1, 2016
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 323/07 (Royalty on Diamonds)
The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is proposing to make a clarification to the regulation.
Effective Date:  May 30, 2016
 
Amendments to Housing Services Act, 2011 and associated regulations
Amendments to Housing Services Act, 2011 and associated regulations
Effective Date:  May 27, 2016
 
O. Reg. 699/98 (Order Under Subsection 17 (10) of the Act)
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 699/98 (Order Under Subsection 17 (10) of the Act) under the Planning Act
Effective Date:  May 18, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation
Drivers' Licences
Effective Date:  May 10, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 863
General
Effective Date:  May 10, 2016
 
Regulatory Registry Posting related to the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and the Education Act: Phase 2 Regulations.
The purpose of this document is to seek feedback on proposed regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and the Education Act. The changes are intended to support the Government of Ontario's vision for child care modernization and its commitment to having in place before- and after-school programs for children age 6-12 years in publicly-funded schools.
Effective Date:  May 9, 2016
 
A regulatory amendment to add Barramundi (Lates calcarifer) and the Giant Freshwater Prawn (Macrobachium rosenbergii) to the list of species that can be cultured under an aquaculture licence in Ontario.  (source: Environmental Registry)
To invite comment on the proposed addition of both species to the list of species eligible for culture under authority of an aquaculture licence.
Effective Date:  May 5, 2016
 
Proposed Amendments to the Electrical Safety Code regulation (O. Reg. 164/99) under the Electricity Act, 1998
Proposal to amend the regulation to adopt the Ontario Electrical Safety Code 2015.
Effective Date:  May 5, 2016
 
Ontario Regulation 114/16  (source: Environmental Registry)
Take notice that on May 3, 2016, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing filed a Zoning Order, made pursuant to clause 47(1)(a) of the Planning Act, with the Registrar of Regulations as Ontario Regulation 114/16.
Effective Date:  May 3, 2016
 
Amendments to O. Reg. 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Environmental Protection Act)  (source: Environmental Registry)
O. Reg. 359/09 Renewable Energy Approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Act (REA regulation) is intended to support the Ontario Government's Green Energy initiative to expand renewable energy generation, encourage energy conservation and promote the creation of clean energy jobs, while upholding our commitment to protecting the environment.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2016
 
Under the Liquor Licence Act: • O. Reg. 719 (Licences to Sell Liquor) • O. Reg. 720 (Manufacturer's Licences)
Amendments to Regulation 720 to permit the sale of fruit wine and cider at farmers' markets and to permit wineries selling at farmers' markets to leave from their winery, sell at a market and return to their winery within a twenty four hour period. Amendments to Regulation 719 to permit eligible manufacturers to apply to the AGCO for a Tied House Liquor Sales Licence at each of the manufacturer's production sites.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2016
 
Local Services Board of Missanabie- Request for Dissolution
Draft a new Regulation to dissolve the Local Services Board of Missanabie (LSB) as well as amendment to R.R.O.1990, Reg. 737, revoke Section 36 (to remove the LSB).
Effective Date:  April 20, 2016
 
Proposed Regulation under section 160.1 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA)
The Ministry of Labour is proposing to develop a regulation that may be made in accordance with section 160.1 of the LRA that would deem certain bargaining rights abandoned and that would impose additional rights and obligations on certain parties. The proposed regulation would take into consideration the efforts made by an experienced mediator to help the affected parties resolve this issue and his recommendation to the Minister.
Effective Date:  April 15, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 664/98 (Fish Licensing)
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 664/98 under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to deem the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Nipissing First Nation to be an instrument under the Act.
Effective Date:  April 14, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 421/12 (General) under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act
O. Reg. 421/12 was amended to accomplish the following: 1. 90-Day Period Extend, for one year, the 90-day period for a new apprentice to become a member of the Ontario College of Trades ("the College"). The 90-day period extension will expire on April 8, 2017. 2. Barber Exemption Extend, for one year, the College membership fee exemption for individuals who held a Barber Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) on March 26, 2013 under previous apprenticeship and trade legislation.
Effective Date:  April 6, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 622
Stopping of Vehicles on Parts of the King's Highway
Effective Date:  April 6, 2016
 
Amendment to wolf and coyote hunting regulations in Northern Ontario under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997.  (source: Environmental Registry)
To consult on a proposed amendment to wolf and coyote hunting seal requirements in Northern Ontario under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
Effective Date:  April 4, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking) under the Milk Act.
Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking) under the Milk Act establishes a set of milk classes for cow's milk. The classes are based on the types of products (fluid milk, cheese, yogurt etc.) produced from milk. Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) has asked the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission to establish a new class for milk used to process certain milk ingredients and milk products.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2016
 
Demerit Point System
Regulation
Effective Date:  April 1, 2016
 
Designated Agreements under Section 12.3 (Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999)
Legislative amendments were recently made to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Act, 1999 to transfer responsibility for the existing Horse Racing Partnership Funding Program from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to the Ministry of Finance. This regulation will allow this program, and the agreements signed under the program, to continue.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2016
 
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care proposes to make amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 relating to: the 2015 Design Manual, qualifications for personal support workers, lighting, food service workers hours and beds in abeyance, as well as to revoke the Schedule relating to the Board of Management for District of Algoma and the exemption relating to the religious and spiritual practices program in alternative settings.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2016
 
Environmental standards for end-of-life vehicle waste disposal sites  (source: Environmental Registry)
This proposed regulation outlines environmental standards for end-of-life vehicle waste disposal sites.
Effective Date:  March 31, 2016
 
O. Reg. 438/97: Eligible Investments and Related Financial Agreements (Municipal Act, 2001)
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to amend the following regulation: Reg. 438/97: Eligible Investments and Related Financial Agreements (Municipal Act, 2001)
Effective Date:  March 30, 2016
 
Regulations prescribing certain short term water takings as EASR activities  (source: Environmental Registry)
The ministry has developed a draft regulation to move certain water takings to the EASR registration framework. The eligibility criteria and operating requirements in the draft regulations for activities related to road construction and construction dewatering are intended to limit the prescribed activities to water takings that are routine activities and are of limited duration. The draft regulations for short term water taking activities are based on feedback received during consultation on th
Effective Date:  March 29, 2016
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 618/05
Designation of Bus By-Pass Shoulders on King's Highway
Effective Date:  March 24, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  March 24, 2016
 
Regulation made under the Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015
Regulation to be made under the Horse Racing Licence Act, 2015
Effective Date:  March 24, 2016
 
Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy Update Consultation
The government envisions an Ontario where every person has an affordable, suitable, and adequate home. In 2010, the Province launched the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy. The strategy began a process of transforming Ontario's housing system into one that is people-centred, partnership-based, locally driven, and fiscally responsible.
Effective Date:  March 14, 2016
 
Amendment to the Foundries - Industry Standard under the Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05)  (source: Environmental Registry)
In 2010, the Canadian Foundry Association (CFA) expressed interest in updating the Foundries Industry Standard by expanding the list of contaminants and sources. This proposal is to amend an existing Industry Standard, namely the Foundries - Industry Standard (FIS), which is contained in the Ministry's "Technical Standard Publication" version 1.0 of (see EBR # 010-6588).
Effective Date:  March 9, 2016
 
Metal Finishers - Industry Standard under the Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05)  (source: Environmental Registry)
The metal finishers sector has approached Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) with a request to develop a proposed Technical Standard under the local air quality regulation (O. Reg. 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality). A technical standard is a technology-based compliance approach designed for two or more facilities in a sector that may not be able to meet one or more air standards due to technical or economic limitations.
Effective Date:  March 9, 2016
 
French Translation of Ontario Regulation 132/97 (Variable Insurance Contracts)
Effective Date:  March 4, 2016
 
Proposed amendments to Insurance Act regulations regarding the Ontario Automobile Insurance Dispute Resolution System (AIDRS)
The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on proposed amendments to the following Insurance Act regulations: Regulation 664 (Automobile Insurance); Regulation 34/10 (Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule - Effective September 1, 2010); Regulation 403/96 (Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule - Accidents On Or After November 1, 1996); Regulation 776/93 (Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule - Accidents After December 31, 1993 And Before November 1, 1996); and Regulation 672
Effective Date:  March 4, 2016
 
Amendments to the Health Insurance Act and Regulation 552 - Expanding Access to Insured Sex-reassignment Surgery
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has submitted changes to the Schedule of Benefits for Physician Services (Schedule) and Regulation 552 of the Health Insurance Act (HIA) to expand access to insured sex-reassignment surgery (SRS).
Effective Date:  March 1, 2016
 
Designation of Public Service Agencies: Ontario Regulation 5/16 amending Ontario Regulation 398/93
Designation of three new agencies and amendment to the designation of two previously designated agencies under the French Language Services Act.
Effective Date:  March 1, 2016
 
Designation of Public Service Agencies: Ontario Regulation 6/16 amending Ontario Regulation 398/93
Designation of one new agency under the French Language Services Act.
Effective Date:  March 1, 2016
 
Amendment to two regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to extend and expand the Black Bear Pilot Project in parts of northern and central Ontario for an additional five years and to regulate the baiting of black bears.  (source: Environmental Registry)
To consult on the proposed extension and expansion of the Bear Management Pilot Project to enable an early black bear hunting season in specific Wildlife Management Units.
Effective Date:  February 19, 2016
 
Regulation under the Land Transfer Tax Act
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 70/91, Exemptions from Tax under Section 3 of the Act, made under the Land Transfer Tax Act, are proposed to clarify how the "de minimis" partnership exemption applies to certain dispositions.
Effective Date:  February 18, 2016
 
Under the Liquor Licence Act: • O. Reg. 718 (General); • O. Reg. 719 (Licences to Sell Liquor); • O. Reg. 720 (Manufacturers' Licences) ; • O. Reg. 389/91 (Special Occasion Permits); and • O. Reg. 58/00 (Ferment on Premise Facilities).
Amendments to regulations under the Liquor Licence Act to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens on affected businesses.
Effective Date:  February 17, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed limits
Effective Date:  February 12, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed limits
Effective Date:  February 12, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 619
Speed limits
Effective Date:  February 12, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 623
Stop Signs at Intersections
Effective Date:  February 12, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 627
Use of Controlled-Access Highways by Pedestrians
Effective Date:  February 12, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 630
Vehicles on Controlled-Access Highways
Effective Date:  February 12, 2016
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 413/05, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions - For Safe, Productive, Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 413/05 under the Highway Traffic Act.
Effective Date:  February 5, 2016
 
Amendment to O. Reg. 670/98 (Open Seasons – Wildlife) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, to reduce the number of clean-up hunts and the number of days per clean-up hunt for ring-necked pheasants on Pelee Island (WMU 95) beginning with the 2011 season to address public safety and enforcement concerns  (source: Environmental Registry)
To address the safety and enforcement concerns of the pheasant clean-up hunts on Pelee Island by amending O. Reg. 670/98 (Open Seasons – Wildlife) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, to reduce the number of clean-up hunts and the number of days per clean-up hunt for ring-necked pheasants on Pelee Island (WMU 95) beginning with the 2011 season.
Effective Date:  February 4, 2016
 
Freight-Supportive Guidelines  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Transportation has developed draft Freight-Supportive Guidelines for Ontario. Municipal planners, freight operators and agencies, developers, land use planning/transportation practitioners and interested members of the public are invited to submit written comments on the draft Freight-Supportive Guidelines.
Effective Date:  January 29, 2016
 
Establishing a Single Regulator for the Bereavement Sector
The Ministry of Consumer Services (MCS) is proposing to amend O.Reg 187/09, made under the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996 (SCSAA), to assign responsibility for the day to day administration of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA) to a new Delegated Administrative Authority.
Effective Date:  January 16, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 608
Restricted Use of Left Lanes By Commercial Motor Vehicles
Effective Date:  January 5, 2016
 
A Pilot Project to Safely Test Autonomous Vehicles
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment to inform its development of a potential pilot project. The pilot is intended to facilitate the safe testing of autonomous vehicles on Ontario's roads for a specified period of time.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Addition of Apricots to RRO 1990, Regulation 434 (Tender Fruit - Plan) and RRO 1990, Regulation 433 (Tender Fruit - Marketing)
The Ontario Tender Fruit Growers has asked the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) to add apricots to the Ontario Tender Fruit plan. The Commission supports the addition of apricots to the plan.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Amendment of Ontario Regulation 197/11 made under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 with regard to agricultural operations and Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of the proposal is to seek public comments on a proposed amendment of Ontario Regulation 197/11 for a 10-year exemption for agricultural operations in relation to Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Amendment to O. Reg 347 under the Environmental Protection Act Regarding the Hazardous Waste Program Fee  (source: Environmental Registry)
The ministry is proposing a regulation to amend Regulation 347 and replace the Minister's Requirement for Hazardous Waste Fees. The proposed regulation, if made, would raise the tonnage component of the Hazardous Waste Fees from $10 per tonne to $20 per tonne for hazardous waste transferred or disposed of between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. The tonnage component of the Hazardous Waste Fees would be further increased to $30 per tonne as of January 1, 2017.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Amendment to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act: Disclosure of Environmental, Social and Governance Factors in Statements of Investment Policies and Procedures
The proposed amendment to Regulation 909 incorporates feedback from the April 25, 2014 posting and the October 3, 2014 posting.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 667/98 (Trapping) made under Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to regulate the use of relaxing cable restraints for trapping in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
To seek input on proposed regulatory amendments to made under Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to regulate the use of relaxing cable restraints for trapping in Ontario.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Benefit Indexation under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA)
Amending Ontario Regulation 454/09 made under the WSIA regarding indexation increases for injured workers on partial disability benefits
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Commercial Fish Royalty Rate Increase
As part of the 2014-2019 Sustainability Strategy for the Fish and Wildlife Special Purpose Account, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) proposes to increase the commercial fish royalty rate from 3.3 percent to 5 percent over 3 years beginning January 1, 2016. The increase will recover administrative and overhead costs and provide a more fair return on the value of the fishery.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Designation of Public Service Agencies: Ontario Regulation 276/15 amending Ontario Regulation 398/93
Designation one new public service agency
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Designation of the townships of Gorham and Ware under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA)  (source: Environmental Registry)
Aggregate operations on private land in the geographic townships of Gorham and Ware will be subject to the requirements of the ARA. Specifically, the parts of Ontario set out in Schedule 5 (see weblink below) are designated under subsection 5 (2) of the Act. The regulation comes into force on January 1, 2016.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Marine Mammals Standards of Care under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
Proposed amendments to the Standards of Care Regulation under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Mines and Mining Plants Regulatory Amendment Proposal
The Ministry of Labour is proposing various amendments to Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act that will, if approved, strengthen and improve certain requirements for worker health and safety, gradually change the fees payable to the Materials Testing Laboratory for rope testing, and update references and terminology.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Ministry of Labour Proposes to Strengthen Health and Safety Protections for Construction Workers
The Ministry of Labour is consulting on three regulatory consultation proposals aimed at strengthening health and safety protection for Ontario's construction workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
O. Reg. 122/15 - General (Housing Services Act, 2011)
O. Reg. 122/15 - General (Housing Services Act, 2011): O. Reg. 367/11 - General (Housing Services Act, 2011) made under the Housing Services Act, 2011 was amended by O. Reg. 122/15 - General (Housing Services Act, 2011).
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
O. Reg. 397/15 made under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) - Amending O. Reg. 329/04 (General) respecting the Cardiac Care Network and Canadian Stroke Network registries
O. Reg. 397/15 amends paragraph 1 of subsection 13 (1) of O. Reg. 329/04 by updating the description of the Cardiac Care Network Registry from 'cardiac services' to 'cardiac and vascular services'. O. Reg. 397/15 also revokes paragraph 4 of subsection 13 (1) of O. Reg. 329/04 respecting the Canadian Stroke Network registry.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
O. Reg. 610/06: Financial Activities (City of Toronto Act, 2006)
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to amend the following regulation: O. Reg. 610/06: Financial Activities (City of Toronto Act, 2006)
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Pedestrian Crossovers
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario is seeking public feedback on proposed regulatory amendments to the Highway Traffic Act enabling the use of new pedestrian crossover devices.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Pension Benefits Act: Draft Regulation Exempting the Hamilton Street Railway Pension Plan (HSRPP) from the Application of the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund
The amending regulation would add the HSRPP to the list of pension plans not guaranteed by the Pension Benefits Guarantee.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Potential amendments to Ontario Regulation 119/11 Produce, Honey and Maple Products, under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is considering amendments to Ontario Regulation 119/11 Produce, Honey and Maple Products under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001. The potential amendments would more closely align federal and provincial maple grading, colour classification, and labelling standards while strengthening food safety requirements. The changes also aim to enhance product quality and support growth of the maple industry.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Preventing wildland fires caused by industrial operations  (source: Environmental Registry)
To seek public and industry stakeholder input on the proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 207/96 under the "Forest Fires Prevention Act" to extend the requirement for wildland fire prevention currently in place for the forest industry to all other industrial operations in forested areas within the legislated fire region, and to seek comments on the draft Industrial Operations Protocol, which describes most of the proposed requirements in greater detail.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Proposed Amendment to Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits) under the Highway Traffic Act to add a new manufacturer licence plate series.
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is considering introducing a new manufacturer plate series to allow pre-production vehicles on Ontario roads for the purposes of demonstration, evaluation, exhibition, testing and special purposes. This plate will only be available to vehicle and vehicle component manufacturers.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Proposed Amendments to Insurance Act Regulation 664 (Automobile Insurance)
The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on proposed amendments to the Automobile Insurance regulation under the Insurance Act
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Proposed Changes to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation (O. Reg. 452/09) and Guideline
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation (O. Reg. 452/09) requires facilities operating in Ontario with annual emissions equal to or greater than 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent to report and verify their greenhouse gas emissions data. The proposed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation are intended to support the development and future implementation of a cap and trade program for greenhouse gases.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Proposed Regulation Under the Development Charges Act, 1997
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing a new regulation under the Development Charges Act if the proposed Smart Growth for Our Communities Act, 2015 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Proposed regulations under the Planning Act
Regulations to empower certain municipalities
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 161/99 (Definitions and Exemptions) ("Exemption Regulation") made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to help ensure that in qualifying multi-unit complexes, eligible residential units receive the applicable Debt Retirement Charge ("DRC") exemption, and eligible consumers receive the proposed Ontario Electricity Support Program ("OESP") credit.
Certain "distributors" of electricity ("Exempt Distributors") are exempted from some distributor licence conditions if they meet the requirements set out in the Exemption Regulation. Effective January 1, 2016, the proposed amendments would add two new requirements - passing through the applicable DRC exemption to electricity users in eligible residential units of sub-metered complexes, and passing through the proposed OESP credit to eligible electricity users.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016
 
Regulatory Amendments to O. Reg. 275/04 (Information on Invoices to Low-Volume Consumers of Electricity) ("Billing Regulation") made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, to prescribe changes to electricity invoices related to the proposed exemption from the Debt Retirement Charge ("DRC"), and related to the proposed Ontario Electricity Support Program ("OESP") credit.
Effective January 1, 2016, the proposed regulatory amendments would make changes to the information that must be presented on certain electricity invoices with respect to the DRC and the OESP for electricity consumed on or after January 1, 2016.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2016