Current Proposals

 
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.
Comments Due Date:  November 25, 2016
 
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.
Comments Due Date:  November 25, 2016
 
Review of Environmental Bill of Rights - A Provincial Dialogue  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change's review of components of the Environmental Bill of Rights and to seek public feedback.
Comments Due Date:  November 8, 2016
 
Revocation of Ontario Regulation 153/99 - Ontario Power Generation Inc.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) proposes revoke Ontario Regulation 153/99 - Ontario Power Generation (O. Reg. 153/99) under the Environmental Protection Act. O. Reg. 153/99 sets sulphur dioxide (SO2) and total nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission limits on Ontario Power Generation (OPG) facilities in the aggregate. The Regulation is no longer needed in view of OPG having substantially reduced its SO2 and NOx emissions as a result of Ontario's phase-out of coal.
Comments Due Date:  November 6, 2016
 
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.
Comments Due Date:  November 3, 2016
 
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).
Comments Due Date:  October 31, 2016
 
Amendments to the Technical Guide to Renewable Energy Approvals  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing a number of revisions and updates to the Ministry's Technical Guide to Renewable Energy Approvals to provide additional guidance in support of the regulatory amendments which came into effect on May 1, 2016 (EBR Decision Notice 012-4493). The purpose of the Technical Guide is to provide an explanation of the requirements to complete an application for an REA in accordance with O. Reg. 359/09 under the Environment.
Comments Due Date:  October 31, 2016
 
Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 95/05 (Classes of Consumer and Determination of Rates) made under Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Energy is proposing to make regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 95/05 that would support the Ontario Energy Board in delivering, through local distribution companies (LDCs), pilot programs that test alternative pricing options that are aimed at achieving the RPP objectives of reducing system peak, supporting the achievement of efficient electricity systems operation and investment, and enhancing consumer choice and control.
Comments Due Date:  October 31, 2016
 
Proposed amendment to the Greenbelt Area boundary regulation (part of the Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review).  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed regulation would make the following amendments to the area of land designated as Greenbelt Area in O. Reg. 59/05. O. Reg. 59/05 was made on Feb. 25, 2005 and established the boundary of the Greenbelt Area pursuant to the Greenbelt Act, 2005. The regulation was amended by O. Reg. 6/13 in January 2013 to add an area (Glenorchy) in Oakville.
Comments Due Date:  October 31, 2016
 
VQA Sparkling Wines
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 - VQA Sparkling Wines
Comments Due Date:  October 27, 2016
 
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.
Comments Due Date:  October 26, 2016
 
Proposed fee regulation to establish fees for the processing of two types of applications under the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015
The Ministry of Infrastructure is proposing the creation of a fee regulation that would set out the following application fees: 1) Relief from Forfeiture and 2) Co-ownership.
Comments Due Date:  October 24, 2016
 
Establishment of the Local Services Board of Dennis Township South
The inhabitants of Dennis Township have recommended to the Minister of Northern Development and Mines the establishment of the Local Services Board of Dennis Township South and have requested that it be designated with the Powers of Fire Protection, Garbage Collection, Recreation and Emergency Telecommunications.
Comments Due Date:  October 24, 2016
 
Notice of intention to bring forward an Ontario Regulation under the Employer Health Tax Act Regarding Special Rules for Registered Charities
The Ministry of Finance is seeking comments on a potential regulation that would provide special rules applicable to eligible employers who are registered charities and to employers who are associated with registered charities. This posting will replace posting number 14-MOF003.
Comments Due Date:  October 19, 2016
 
The Changing Workplaces Review, Public Consultations
Ontario is conducting a review of the changing nature of the workplace. An Interim Report has been released with a range of options to amend Ontario's Labour Relations Act, 1995 and Employment Standards Act, 2000 to better protect workers while supporting business in today's economy. The review's Special Advisors are seeking submissions on the options in the Interim Report.
Comments Due Date:  October 14, 2016
 
Regulation of invasive species under the Ontario Invasive Species Act, 2015  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario Invasive Species Act, 2015 comes into force on November 3, 2016. The Act provides the power to make regulations prescribing invasive species and classifying them as either prohibited or restricted. A prohibited invasive species is subject to all of the prohibitions in section 7 of the Act unless there are exceptions provided in the regulation.
Comments Due Date:  October 11, 2016
 
Drive Clean Program - Repair Cost Limit/Conditional Pass, Drive Clean Inspectors and Repair Technicians, Resale Vehicle Test Requirements, and Islands without Access to Year Round Ferry Service (Remote Islands)  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is proposing a number of improvements to Ontario's Drive Clean program that require regulatory changes. MOECC is proposing that Ontario Regulation 361/98 (Motor Vehicles), made under the Environmental Protection Act (O. Reg. 361/98) be amended, and that the Ministry of Transportation bring forward proposed amendments to Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits), made under the Highway Traffic Act (Regulation 628).
Comments Due Date:  October 8, 2016
 
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.
Comments Due Date:  October 7, 2016
 
Proposal for a Fish Food Safety Regulation under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001
The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposes to replace, subject to the approval of the Legislature, Ontario's Fish Inspection Act and Ontario Regulation 456 - Quality Control with a new regulation under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001. The proposed changes would enhance food safety and result in a modern, outcome-based regulation to support the growth and competitiveness of the province's non-federally registered fish processors.
Comments Due Date:  October 3, 2016
 
Amendment of Ontario Regulation 541/05: Net Metering, made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario Ministry of Energy is proposing amendments to the 2005 Net Metering Regulation (O. Reg. 541/05). The Regulation established a consistent net metering program in the province by requiring electricity distributors to offer net metering to their customers upon request, subject to the terms of the Regulation.
Comments Due Date:  October 3, 2016
 
O. Reg. 221/07 (Community Improvement Plans - Prescribed Upper-Tier Municipalities)
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 Frontenac County for the purposes of subsection 28(2) of the Act.
Comments Due Date:  October 2, 2016
 
Ontario's Red Tape Challenge: Food Processing
The Red Tape Challenge is an online consultation platform designed to engage businesses, the public, and other stakeholders to help identify and improve Ontario regulations that are unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly for business. Help Ontario cut red tape; submit your ideas today!
Comments Due Date:  September 30, 2016
 
Reductions in the Maximum Total Cost of Borrowing a Payday Loan
Draft regulation proposed on Reductions in the Maximum Total Cost of Borrowing a Payday Loan
Comments Due Date:  September 29, 2016
 
Regulatory Registry Consultation Regarding Regulatory Amendments under the Business Corporations Act (Reg 62 and O. Reg 289) and the Corporations Act (Reg 181)
ServiceOntario is proposing two regulatory amendments in support of the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (FCPA) which will come into force on December 10, 2016. ServiceOntario is proposing one additional regulatory amendment in anticipation of the proclamation of the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015.
Comments Due Date:  September 27, 2016