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Regulation change under the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act: Regulating compressed air energy storage in porous rock reservoirs and solution-mined salt caverns  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act was amended by the Ontario Legislature to allow other underground geological storage activities, including compressed air energy storage to be regulated under that framework by prescribing projects and activities in the regulation under the act. Until regulation changes are made, the changes have no effect. The proposed changes would bring the wells and subsurface activities associated with compressed air energy storage projects using solution-mined salt
Effective Date:  October 1, 2018
 
School Health Professional Services
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing amendments to the definition of "school health professional services" in section 5 of Regulation 386/99 of the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994.
Effective Date:  September 28, 2018
 
Moving Pesticide Licensing From Paper-Based to Electronic Service Delivery  (source: Environmental Registry)
On November 14, 2017, legislative amendments to the Pesticides Act and Environmental Protection Act to enable online service delivery of the pesticides licensing program received Royal Assent as part of the government's Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017.
Effective Date:  September 4, 2018
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 287/07 "General" under the Clean Water Act, 2006  (source: Environmental Registry)
Amendments are proposed to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 287/07) under the Clean Water Act to improve the regulatory framework, address implementation challenges, and increase transparency.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018
 
Designation of Additional Areas: amendments to Ontario Regulation 407/94
Addition of two new areas, the cities of Markham and Oshawa, to the schedule to the French Language Services Act that lists designated areas
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018
 
Establishment of a new regulation under the authority provided in section 168(2) of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002  (source: Environmental Registry)
A regulation is proposed under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 to require that certain work necessary under the Clean Water Act, 2006, be complete, and be endorsed by municipal council, before a municipality could apply for a drinking water works permit associated with a new or expanding municipal residential drinking water system
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018
 
Improvements to the Ministry of Transportation's Medical Reporting Program
The Ministry of Transportation will be strengthening the identification of medically unfit drivers by: expanding mandatory medical reporting to include nurse practitioners, in addition to physicians and optometrists; clarifying the medical conditions, visual impairments and functional impairments that must be reported to the Ministry of Transportation; and improving customer service and simplifying compliance by allowing those suspended for medical reasons to keep their licence.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to the General regulation under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 and to the General regulation under the Payday Loans Act, 2008.
This posting outlines the proposed content of the regulation amendments to strengthen protections for consumers using payday loans and other alternative financial services.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2018
 
Amendment to R.R.O. 1990 Regulation 761, (Milk and Milk Products) under the Milk Act.
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend Regulation 761 under the Milk Act. The amendments were requested by Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) after consultation with dairy farmers and industry stakeholders. DFO's request resulted from an agreement to harmonize milk quality programs in Eastern Canada. The proposed amendments would make changes to the raw milk quality program including animal care and welfare requirements for dairy cattle.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 and creation of a new services documents regulation under the Toxics Reduction Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing a number of minor amendments to O. Reg. 455/09 aimed to reduce reporting burden, simplify the toxic substance reduction planning process, adjust the schedule and timing of the plan review process, protect business confidentiality, clarify language and intent, better align with the National Pollutant Release Inventory where appropriate, and correct minor errors. In addition, MOECC is proposing a new service of documents regulation.
Effective Date:  April 23, 2018
 
Tire Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA)  (source: Environmental Registry)
A new regulation will make tire producers environmentally and financially responsible for recovering resources and reducing waste associated with the tires they supply in Ontario. This will further reduce the amount of tires lost to disposal, benefit our environment and economy, and support our efforts to fight climate change.
Effective Date:  April 9, 2018
 
Amendments of Ontario Regulation 242/08 (General Regulation - Endangered Species Act, 2007) relating to forest operations in managed Crown forests, incorporating species recently listed to the Species at Risk in Ontario List, and clarifying safe harbour requirements  (source: Environmental Registry)
This posting outlines the proposed amendments to O. Reg. 242/08.
Effective Date:  April 6, 2018
 
Regulatory amendment to Ontario Regulation 344 (Disposable Containers for Milk)  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (the ministry) is proposing to amend Regulation 344 to provide two options for milk producers to use containers that are collected through a deposit return program, or the current Blue Box program or a recycling program that services over 90% of Ontario households.
Effective Date:  April 6, 2018
 
Regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017
Approved Regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017
Effective Date:  April 3, 2018
 
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
areas. Populations of many wildlife species in Ontario are healthy. While this is generally good news, there are some local instances where the public has expressed concern regarding the impact of abundant wildlife on habitat degradation, wildlife health, animal/vehicle collisions, and agricultural crop and livestock damage. The agricultural community, including farmers and other landowners, have proposed that allowing Sunday gun hunting would be a beneficial and cost-effective.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018
 
Amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Act schedules in Regulation 950 under the Provincial Offences Act
Amendments to increase the range of offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for which a Part I Offence Notice can be issued
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018
 
Exemptions, Special Rules and Establishment of Minimum Wage: Exemption from Equal Pay for Equal Work provisions under the Employment Standards Act
Exempt certain groups from entitlement to equal pay for equal work on the basis of employment status (ESA s. 42.1)
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018
 
Policy Proposal on Adjusting Certain Public Lands Act Administrative Fees  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Public Lands Act (PLA) provides the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) with responsibility for the management, sale and disposition of Crown lands including: establishing rent for the occupation of Crown land; collecting royalties for use of Crown resources; and levying administrative fees to recover the cost of delivering services (e.g. issuance of leases, land use permits, documents, etc.). PLA administrative fees have not been adjusted since 2003.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018
 
Proposed regulation to prescribe the costs, expenses, losses and damages that a person responsible for causing a forest fire is liable for under the Forest Fires Prevention Act, 1990 and amendments to Part II Industrial Operations of Ontario Regulation 207/97: Outdoor Fires.
The proposed regulation would prescribe the types of costs, expenses, losses and damages that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) can recover from individuals or corporations responsible for causing forest fires. The proposal also includes two amendments to Part II - Industrial Operations of Ontario Regulation 207/97: Outdoor Fires.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018
 
Proposed Regulations under the Proposed Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018 (Bill 194)
Subject to enactment of the Fairness in Procurement Act, 2018 (Bill 194), Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) is proposing to make regulations responsive to the Buy American legislation in the states of New York and Texas.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2018
 
Collection and Analysis of Information Regulation
Prescribing the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) as an "administrative entity" under the Ministry of Revenue Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.33 for the purposes of section 11.5, "Underground economy: collection and analysis of information"
Effective Date:  March 29, 2018
 
Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 445/10 (General) made under the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 (ECFAA) to: (1) prescribe purposes for which the Ontario Health Quality Council (operating as Health Quality Ontario or HQO) is authorized to collect, use and disclose personal health information; (2) extend the term limit applicable to HQO board appointees who are designated to serve as Chair
Specifically, the proposed regulations would do two things: (1) They would confer new authority on HQO to collect, use and disclose personal health information for the limited purposes described in the regulation, and would establish conditions that HQO must meet in exercising this new authority; and (2) They would amend the provisions respecting the appointment of HQO board members by permitting a Board member who is also designated as Chair to serve for an additional three-year term
Effective Date:  March 29, 2018
 
Proposed amendment to the term contract clause under R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing a further amendment to the term contract clause under Regulation 440 in response to stakeholder feedback to amendments that were finalized on December 21, 2017.
Effective Date:  March 29, 2018
 
The Local Services Board of Round Lake and Area Boundary Alteration.
The Local Services Board of Round Lake and Area (the "LSB") wishes to alter its boundaries so that Fire Protection and Emergency Telecommunications services can be provided to properties currently not located within the geographic boundaries of the LSB.
Effective Date:  March 27, 2018
 
The Local Services Board of Shebandowan Requests to add the Power of Emergency Telecommunications
The Local Services Board of Shebandowan (the "LSB") is requesting to add the Power of Emergency Telecommunications in order to provide inhabitants in the LSB area 911 Communication and Response Services.
Effective Date:  March 27, 2018
 
Regulatory amendments related to air emissions of sulphur dioxide and other items  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (ministry) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality (O. Reg. 419/05 or the "Regulation") made under the Environmental Protection Act. The proposed amendments would introduce updated air standards for sulphur dioxide and clarify the requirements for assessing operating conditions in O. Reg. 419/05. The ministry is also reviewing the need for consequential amendments.
Effective Date:  March 20, 2018
 
Under the Liquor Licence Act: O. Reg. 719 (Licences to Sell Liquor) O. Reg. 720 (Manufacturer's Licences)
Amendment to Regulation 719 to enable distillers to be eligible to apply for a "by the glass" licence in Ontario. Allow distillers holding a manufacturer's licence from the AGCO to sell and serve their products for consumption on their manufacturing site(s) where the sale is primarily aimed at promoting the manufacturer's product. Amendments to Regulation 720
Effective Date:  March 15, 2018
 
Modifying Ontario Regulation 221/07 under the Planning Act Regarding the District Municipality of Muskoka
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 the District Municipality of Muskoka for the purposes of subsection 28(2) of the Act.
Effective Date:  March 5, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to the General Regulation under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002
This posting outlines the proposed content of regulation amendments to protect consumers from unsolicited door-to-door marketing and contracts.
Effective Date:  March 1, 2018
 
Proposed Regulations Relating to Cannabis Retail and Distribution
New regulations are proposed under the Cannabis Act, 2017 and Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation Act, 2017; amendments are proposed to prescribe the OCRC under the Pay Equity Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Effective Date:  February 22, 2018
 
Amendment to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act
The Commission is proposing to make amendments to Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan), which would extend consecutive term limits for board members from three consecutive two-year terms to five consecutive two-year terms and to prohibit the appointment of a producer to the greenhouse vegetable board if that producer is not eligible for election.
Effective Date:  January 24, 2018
 
A special rule for the auto sector regarding Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) days in certain circumstances in regulation "Terms and conditions of employment in defined industries - automobile manufacturing, automobile parts manufacturing, automobile parts warehousing and automobile marshalling", under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Auto sector employees will not be entitled to PEL pay if they are entitled under their employment to receive two or more paid days that are in excess of the ESA's vacation or public holiday standards or the paid days are for personal illness or medical appointments. This special rule applies to unionized and non-unionized employees in the sector. The 50 employee threshold has also been removed. Employers are prohibited from requesting a note from a qualified health practitioner as evidence.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 to add land to Stoco Fen Provincial Park.  (source: Environmental Registry)
Stoco Fen Provincial Park is a 203 ha nature reserve class park that was established in 1985. The park protects most of the open fen component of the provincially significant Stoco Fen wetland and Area of Natural and Scientific Interest. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is proposing to regulate three parcels of land. Adding these lands to the park will further protect sensitive wetland habitat and headwater areas.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Amendment to the Benefit Plans Regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 regarding Pooled Registered Pension Plans
The Ministry of Labour is proposing to amend regulation O. Reg. 286/01 made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) to exempt certain aspects of pooled registered pension plans from the ESA's prohibition on age-based differentiation with respect to pension plans.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Amendments to O. Reg. 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011
The Special Priority Policy (SPP), set out in Ontario Regulation 367/11 of the Housing Services Act, 2011(HSA), provides priority access to rent-geared-to-income (RGI) social housing for survivors of domestic violence who have been abused by someone they are living with (or have lived with), or by someone sponsoring them as an immigrant, and from whom they intend to separate permanently.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
The amendments allow for the designation of reunification priority access beds (RPABs) for spouses / partners in crisis, require the disclosure of personal information in certain situations, permit the Director under the LTCHA to designate specialized units on his or her own initiative, and permit the Ministry to serve a document by use of a commercial courier.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Consultation on Collection and Debt Settlement Services Act regulation reform
This posting outlines the proposed content of new regulations and regulation amendments to improve the regulation of debt collection practices.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Designation of Public Service Agencies. O. Reg. 558/17 amending O. Reg. 398/93.
Revocation of the designation of three previously designated agencies and amendment to the designation of two previously designated agencies.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Exemptions to the "Electronic Transmission of Documents" in the Reducing Regulatory Costs for Business Act, 2017
The regulation provides exemptions to this provision whereby a ministry is not required to receive documents electronically from a business in certain circumstances.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Housekeeping Amendments to the Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians Regulation (O.Reg.570/05)
Regulatory amendments
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
New regulation under the proposed Reducing Regulatory Costs for Business Act, 2017
The Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG) has introduced the proposed Reducing Regulatory Costs for Business Act, 2017, which would implement five new burden reduction initiatives. If the proposed Act passes, MEDG would propose to bring forward a new regulation to support it.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
O. Reg. 538/17 made under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) - Amending O. Reg. 331/11, which amends O. Reg. 329/04 (General)
O. Reg. 538/17 was filed on December 18, 2017, amending O. Reg. 331/11 to extend the revocation date of section 6.2 of O. Reg. 329/04 from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2020.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposal to reflect amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 made by the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 to exempt construction employees from Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) Pay entitlement under specified circumstances.
The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 amends the ESA to provide all employees with ten PEL days per calendar year. If an employee has been employed for at least one week, the first two days would be paid. The proposed regulation would exempt construction employees from the entitlement to paid personal emergency leave if they receive at least 0.8% of their hourly rate or wages as personal emergency pay. Their entitlement to 10 PEL days per calendar year would not be affected.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed amendment to Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act Dam Construction Regulation (Ontario Regulation 454/96) to specify that approval is not required for alterations, improvements and repairs to existing dams in cases where they are governed by an agreement between the Minister and the dam owner.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking comments on a proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 454/96 under the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act to enable 2016 policy for entering into agreements for alterations, improvements and repairs to existing dams. The proposed amendment will allow MNRF to govern alterations, improvements and repairs to existing dams for qualified dam owners through an agreement, and remove the duplicative requirement for LRIA section 16 approvals.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act - Extending the Temporary Exemption for Certain JSPPs from the Annual Valuation Filing Requirement
The proposal would amend Regulation 909 to extend the temporary exemption from annual filing requirements for an additional two years to December 31, 2019.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act - Making Permanent the Temporary Exemption of Certain JSPPs from the Requirement to File a Reference Valuation
The proposal would amend Regulation 909 to make the temporary exemption for certain plans to file a reference valuation permanent.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed Changes Affecting the Control of Hazardous Substances under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is proposing to consult on updates to the occupational exposure limits (OELs) under Regulation 833 (Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The MOL is also proposing to consult on amendments that will, if approved, introduce new respiratory protection and measuring provisions, as well as updating and harmonizing a number of other provisions.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed changes to Regulation 244/97 (under the Aggregate Resources Act) regarding aggregate fees and royalties
The ministry is proposing to amend Regulation 244 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:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed Cigarette Filter Components Regulation
The Ministry of Finance regulates the distribution of tobacco products in Ontario. The Tobacco Tax Act was amended to introduce a new regulatory regime for oversight on the import and possession of cigarette filter components to reduce the supply to the unregulated tobacco market. The Ministry of Finance is developing regulatory and administrative measures to support amendments to the Tobacco Tax Act, which will come into effect January 1, 2018.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed consequential amendments to O. Reg 285/01 and O. Reg. 476/06 made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 as a result of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.
Proposed consequential amendments to O. Reg 285/01 and O. Reg. 476/06 under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 as a result of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. These amendments would remove provisions that would be addressed in the ESA, specifically: those addressing the minimum wage rate that applies to a student who is a homeworker, determining minimum wage compliance when changes to the minimum wage take place during a pay period, and prescribed family members.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed consequential amendments to O. Reg. 285/01 and O. Reg. 125/16 made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed.
Proposed changes to O. Reg 285/01 and O. Reg 125/16 to reflect amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed. This includes removing sections from the regulation that would be moved to the Act and updating certain references.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed Enhancements to the Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program to Include Breeder Co-Operatives and Improve Alignment with the Feeder Cattle Loan Guarantee Program
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing amendments to Regulation 560/93 (Fund for Livestock Producers) to designate sales by Feeder and Breeder Co-operatives as sales by individual members for the purposes of the Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program, and to allow Beef Breeder Co-Cooperatives to participate in the Beef Cattle Financial Protection Program.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed increase to administrative monetary penalties (Notice of Contravention) under Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009
The proposal would amend Regulation 289/01 (Enforcement) under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Regulation 47/10 (Penalties) under the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act, 2009 by increasing the value of the penalties for contraventions of the Acts.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed new regulation to provide transitional rules for the implementation of certain amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995, if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed.
Proposed new regulation to provide transitional rules for the implementation of certain amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995, if Bill 148 - Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed. This includes transitional rules in relation to remedial certification, review of structure of bargaining units, no discharge or discipline without just cause during lawful strike or lock-out periods, fines for offences, and location and method of voting.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed Regulations under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015
The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI) is seeking public input on draft regulations related to the administration of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) and the selection program eligibility criteria for various categories under the OINP.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Increase the Payment Farm Business Must Make To An Accredited Farm Organization To Obtain A Farm Business Registration Number and Other Housekeeping Amendments
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is - at the request from the National Farmers' Union of Ontario (NFU-O), the Christian Farmers' Federation of Ontario (CFFO) and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) - proposing to have amendments made to O. Reg. 723/93 to increase the current payment farm businesses must make to an Accredited Farm Organization, as well as other housekeeping updates.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed Revisions to the Scaling Manual  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is proposing revisions to the Scaling Manual. The revisions are required to incorporate changes resulting from a review of current wood measurement practices and standards and to address editorial changes. MNRF has also considered the outcomes of recent policy initiatives in its revision to the Manual.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Proposed Rewards Point amendments to the General regulation under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002
This posting outlines the proposed content of regulation amendments to implement a ban on the expiry of rewards points due to the passage of time alone.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Public Accounting Act, 2004: Proposed regulation amending O. Reg. 238/05
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 238/05 (GENERAL) made under the Public Accounting Act, 2004
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Regulation 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)
Various amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to online filing of documents in civil actions in the Superior Court of Justice and relating to estate proceedings.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2018