Current Proposals

 
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.
Comments Due Date:  August 7, 2017
 
Regulation to Prescribe Provisions of the Corporations Act to Wind Up Industry Funding Organizations (IFOs) under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 (WDTA)  (source: Environmental Registry)
In order to facilitate wind up of the IFOs as needed, a regulation is required under the WDTA to prescribe provisions of Part VI of the Corporations Act, with such modifications as are needed for policy and practical implementation reasons. The modifications reflect the specific circumstances that arise from the legislative framework in the WDTA that is applicable to IFOs.
Comments Due Date:  August 7, 2017
 
Proposal to amend O.Reg. 404/12 (Energy and Water Efficiency - Appliances and Products) under the Green Energy Act, 2009 ("Efficiency Regulation").  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed regulatory changes, if passed, would set or update test methods, scope and/or efficiency requirements for 15 products in the manner outlined below.
Comments Due Date:  August 2, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 441 (Vegetables for Processing - Plan) and minor consequential amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 400 (By-Laws for Local Boards) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Amendments to Regulations 441 are being proposed to update the governance structure of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers to foster an environment that embraces growth and innovation for the processing vegetable sector.
Comments Due Date:  July 31, 2017
 
Proposed regulation respecting trade classification panels under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA)
The Ministry of Labour is seeking feedback on a draft Minister's regulation that outlines the process and criteria to be used by classification panels in making determinations about a trade's classification or reclassification.
Comments Due Date:  July 30, 2017
 
Ontario College of Trades - Board of Governors Regulation on Trade Classification Review Referral Process
The Ontario College of Trades is seeking feedback from the public to help inform the development of a Board of Governors regulation prescribing the process for the College's referral of trade classification review requests to the Classification Roster.
Comments Due Date:  July 30, 2017
 
Discussion Paper: Addressing Food and Organic Waste in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
The discussion paper, "Addressing Food and Organic Waste in Ontario", serves as the basis for preliminary discussions with stakeholders to inform the development of the Food and Organic Waste Framework.
Comments Due Date:  July 30, 2017
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting) and Ontario Regulation 664/98 (Fish Licensing) made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to support the renewal of Ontario's hunting and fishing licensing system.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) works to promote healthy, sustainable ecosystems and conserve biodiversity and provides opportunities for sustainable outdoor recreation such as hunting and fishing. To provide Ontarians and non-residents with the opportunity to participate in recreational hunting or fishing, an electronic system to issue and administer licences was adopted in 2009.
Comments Due Date:  July 28, 2017
 
Proposed municipal asset management planning regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)
Improved municipal asset management planning is a vital step in Ontario's Municipal Infrastructure Strategy and will provide the foundation to improving the long-term sustainability of infrastructure throughout the province. The purpose of the proposed regulation is to implement best practices throughout the municipal sector and provide a degree of consistency to support collaboration between municipalities, and among municipalities and the province.
Comments Due Date:  July 24, 2017
 
Travel Industry Act Review: Phase 2 Report
A summary of the findings from Phase 2 of the Travel Industry Act review and proposals for possible changes to the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (TIA) and O.Reg.26/05, the regulatory framework for travel agents and wholesalers in Ontario
Comments Due Date:  July 24, 2017
 
Phase 1 Real Estate Business and Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA) Review: Multiple Representation and other matters
Proposal for changes under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 related to the practice of multiple representation as part of Phase 1 of the review of Ontario's real estate rules.
Comments Due Date:  July 24, 2017
 
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.
Comments Due Date:  July 22, 2017
 
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.
Comments Due Date:  July 21, 2017
 
Boilers and Pressure Vessels Regulatory Review
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services would like your feedback on the proposed amendments to the Boilers and Pressure Vessels regulation (O. Reg. 220/01) under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 (Act).
Comments Due Date:  July 17, 2017
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 73/94 under the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) to prescribe the Ministry of Education for Applications for Review  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR) provides a number of opportunities for the public to influence and be involved in the Ontario Government's environmental decision-making process. The proposed amendment would expand the scope of the application for review provisions under EBR to the Ministry of Education and provide residents of Ontario the opportunity to participate in the ministry's environmental decision making.
Comments Due Date:  July 17, 2017
 
PNERP Master Plan Update  (source: Environmental Registry)
MCSCS is working with federal, provincial, municipal and nuclear generating station partners to establish a sound and scientifically defensible Planning Basis for the PNERP. MCSCS is seeking public input on a Planning Basis discussion paper and proposed updates to the PNERP Master Plan. This input will inform the final proposed update to the Master Plan.
Comments Due Date:  July 14, 2017
 
Development Charge Exemption for Second Units in New Homes Under the Development Charges Act, 1997
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) and the Ministry of Housing (MHO) are proposing to amend O. Reg. 82/98 (General) under the Development Charges Act, 1997.
Comments Due Date:  July 10, 2017
 
Administrative Penalties Regulation under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (the "Authority") is responsible for the oversight of existing programs under the WDTA and the producer responsibility scheme under the RRCEA, including compliance and enforcement under both acts. The proposed regulation would govern the determination of the amount of, and the manner in which Authority staff will issue an order to pay an administrative penalty for non-compliance with the WDTA and its regulations.
Comments Due Date:  July 8, 2017
 
Quetico Provincial Park Management Plan Review  (source: Environmental Registry)
To protect Quetico Provincial Park's outstanding natural and cultural heritage, and guide its use, development, management and operation for a 20-year period.
Comments Due Date:  July 4, 2017
 
Strategic Policy for Bait Management in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
The MNRF has developed a Strategic Policy for Bait Management in Ontario that directs how bait will be managed in the future. The ministry is now seeking feedback on this proposed policy.
Comments Due Date:  June 27, 2017
 
Proposed Regulation to prescribe the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation, Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation and Metrolinx for the purposes of paragraph 142(3)(d) of the Securities Act
A proposed regulation to prescribe the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation, Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation and Metrolinx for the purposes of paragraph 142(3)(d) of the Securities Act, which provides authority to exempt Crown agents from certain Ontario Securities Commission rules regulating derivatives transactions.
Comments Due Date:  June 26, 2017