Approved Regulations

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Amendments to Cap and Trade Program Regulation and Quantification, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation  (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 took effect January 1, 2017.
Effective Date:  July 6, 2017
 
Proposed changes to Regulation 244/97 (under the Aggregate Resources Act) regarding aggregate fees and royalties
The ministry is proposing to amend Regulation 244/97 under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) that would increase, equalize and index annual aggregate fees and royalties. The proposal is a first step in a broader review of aggregate fees and royalties.
Effective Date:  July 5, 2017
 
Designation of Public Service Agencies: O. Reg 256/17 amending O. Reg. 398/93.
Designation of one new public service agency and amendment to the designation of fourteen previously designated agencies.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2017
 
Designation of Public Service Agencies: Ontario Regulation 110/17 amending Ontario Regulation 398/93.
Designation of one new agency under the French Language Services Act
Effective Date:  July 1, 2017
 
Mandatory Entry-Level Training for Commercial Truck Drivers
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend regulations under the Highway Traffic Act to introduce mandatory entry-level training for all new commercial Class A truck drivers.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 - Skin Fermented White Wines
The proposed amendments would create a new wine category for Skin Fermented White Wines.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2017
 
Proposed modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters ¡V Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 (part of the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review)  (source: Environmental Registry)
O. Reg. 311/06 is a Minister's regulation under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 that prescribes transition provisions for growth plans under that Act.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2017
 
Proposed Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (2016), (part of the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review)  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Government of Ontario is seeking input on the proposed Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (2016).
Effective Date:  July 1, 2017
 
Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)
Various amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) to clarify and simplify procedures in the Court of Appeal, amend the process for motions for leave to appeal interlocutory orders in the Divisional Court, require time estimates for oral arguments to be provided in facta filed on judicial review applications and motions before the Divisional Court, and change the French translation of the term "panel (of the court)".
Effective Date:  July 1, 2017
 
Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure).
Various amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) to clarify processes relating to wills on deposit with the court and a lawyer's authority to execute a form on behalf of a client.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2017
 
Updates to Ontario's Drinking Water Quality Standards and other regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002, related to: lead in schools and day nurseries; drinking water systems; drinking water testing services; and drinking water operator certification  (source: Environmental Registry)
Ontario has established a comprehensive safety net for drinking water with a source to tap focus. This multi-barrier approach includes a strong legislative and regulatory framework, health-based standards for drinking water, regular and reliable testing, swift strong action on adverse water quality incidents, mandatory licensing, operator certification and training requirements, a multi-faceted compliance improvement toolkit, and partnership, transparency and public engagement.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2017
 
Updating Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) safety standards under Regulation 369, as amended.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking comments on its proposal to amend Regulation 369, under the Farm Implements Act to reflect the harmonization of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and International Organization of Standardization (ISO) standards for Roll Over Protection Systems (ROPS) on agricultural machinery.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2017