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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