Approved Regulations

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Regulatory proposal to require eligible activities with air and/or noise emissions to register on the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR).  (source: Environmental Registry)
The ministry is seeking input on a proposed new EASR regulation for activities with air and noise emissions.
Effective Date:  January 31, 2017
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 140/16
Toll-Free Period
Effective Date:  January 26, 2017
 
Amendment to Regulation 604
Parking
Effective Date:  January 20, 2017
 
Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  January 20, 2017
 
Regulation 619
Speed Limits
Effective Date:  January 20, 2017
 
Amendment to moose hunting regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to enhance and streamline the moose hunting season in southern Ontario.  (source: Environmental Registry)
To consult on a proposed amendment to regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to better align the moose hunting season in southern Ontario with the hunting season for calf moose in northern Ontario.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Amendment to O. Reg. 535/05 - Ethanol in Gasoline  (source: Environmental Registry)
The amendments allow Municipal Solid Waste to qualify for the cellulosic ethanol multiplier in proportion to the demonstrated bio-based content of post-diverted feedstock. They also streamline the regulation by removing portions that are no longer applicable and incorporate the current CGSB and ASTM standards for ethanol and ethanol-blended gasoline.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 347/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is considering an amendment to Ontario Regulation 347/07 (Provincial Parks: General Provisions) to enable the extension of private cottage lot tenure in Algonquin Provincial Park beyond 2017.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting) and Ontario Regulation 670/98 (Open Seasons) made under Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to enhance and modernize Ontario's wild turkey hunting program.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting), and Ontario Regulation 670/98 (Open Seasons) specify the rules and seasons associated with hunting wild turkey across the province. Hunters are currently required to complete a mandatory wild turkey hunting training course if they wish to buy a wild turkey licence and hunt wild turkeys in Ontario.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Boundary Amendments to Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserve Act (PPCRA)
N/A
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Private Career College Regulatory Modernization
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is seeking comment on proposed amendments to be made to the two regulations under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to Cap and Trade Program Regulations  (source: Environmental Registry)
On May 19, 2016, two regulations that form the backbone of the cap and trade program became law - the Cap and Trade Program Regulation (O. Reg. 144/16) which took effect July 1, 2016 and the Quantification, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation (O. Reg. 143/16) which takes effect January 1, 2017. The ministry is now proposing amendments to clarify policy, technical and administrative requirements of the program.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to regulations under the Highway Traffic Act related to tow trucks
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing amendments to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) with respect to commercial motor vehicles and tow trucks.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Proposed Extension of Municipal Contributions Allocation Formula
Ontario Regulation 446/04 apportions the municipal share of GO Transit's growth and expansion capital costs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) amongst the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel and York, and the Cities of Toronto and Hamilton. O. Reg. 446/04 is set to expire on December 31, 2016. Accordingly, an amendment to this Regulation is proposed to extend the expiry date of the formula at the current rate for another three years, until December 31, 2019.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Proposed Extension of Municipal GO Transit Development Charge By-Laws
The proposed Regulatory amendment, if approved, would extend the expiry date of the current municipal development charge by-laws for GO Transit's growth and expansion capital costs to December 31, 2019.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Proposed Regulation under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is proposing a regulation to amend Ontario Regulation 415/06 made under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 if Bill 132, the proposed Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2015 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Regulation under the Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015
Proposed regulation related to the requirement of food service premises with 20 or more locations in Ontario who are selling prepared ready-to-eat food to post calories on menus.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Traffic Control Signal Systems
Highway Traffic Act Regulation 626 (Traffic Control Signal Systems) is being amended in order to enable road authorities to install traffic control signals that are specific to bicyclists.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017
 
Under the Courts of Justice Act: Reg. 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) and O. Reg. 258/98 (Rules of the Small Claims Court).
Various amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) and Regulation 258 (Rules of the Small Claims Court) to permit civil e-filing in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, clarify the effect of rule 48.14 regarding administrative dismissals for delay, and allow for administrative dismissal orders to be electronically issued.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2017