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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