Current Proposals

 
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
 
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
 
Excess Soil Management Regulatory Proposal  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is engaging Ontarians on an Excess Soil Regulatory Proposal (regulatory proposal) that proposes a new regulation and key complementary regulatory amendments related to the management of excess soil. It is anticipated that this regulatory proposal will be finalized before the end of 2017.
Comments Due Date:  June 23, 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.
Comments Due Date:  June 17, 2017
 
Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices - 5-Year Limited Exemption Review
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend the 5-year time limited exemption for two-way radios under Ontario's Distracted Driving Law.
Comments Due Date:  June 15, 2017
 
Description of Proposed Amendments to Regulation 909: Administrative Penalties
Proposed regulatory amendments to Regulation 909 to allow the Superintendent of Financial Services to impose administrative penalties for contraventions of certain sections of the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) and associated regulations.
Comments Due Date:  June 12, 2017
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 909: Special Orders by the Superintendent
Proposed regulation prescribing the circumstances in which the Superintendent of Financial Services may make a special order regarding the preparation of a new valuation report under subsection 87(6) of the Pension Benefits Act.
Comments Due Date:  June 12, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 275/04 made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA); proposed amendments to O. Reg. 442/01 made under the OEBA; proposed regulations under the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017 (OFHPA), if passed; and revocation of spent provisions of O. Reg. 364/16 made under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 (ORECA).
ENERGY is proposing to amend existing regulations and introduce new ones related to electricity invoicing to implement the changes introduced by OFHPA, if passed. These proposed amendments would remove outdated informational messaging from invoices; introduce new messaging requirements related to OFHPA initiatives; and inform customers about resultant bill impacts. These amendments would also exempt Hydro One from specified requirements, as appropriate.
Comments Due Date:  June 10, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 429/04 (Adjustments Re: Section 25.33 of the Act) and O. Reg. 280/14 (IESO Eligible Investments and Borrowing) made under the Electricity Act, 1998 and proposed regulations under the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017 (OFHPA), if passed.
Energy has proposedlegislation to refinance a portion of the Global Adjustment (GA) as contemplated in the OFHPA. Creation of new regulations under the proposed OFHPA would support the implementation of the refinancing of GA. Amendments to existing regulations (O. Reg. 429/04 and O. Reg. 280/14) would provide the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and Local Distribution Companies (LDC) with the necessary authority related to their OFHPA activities.
Comments Due Date:  June 10, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 442/01 (Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection) and O. Reg. 315/14 (Ontario Electricity Support Program) made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA) and proposed regulations under the OEBA as enabled under the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017, if passed.
ENERGY has proposed legislation to enable distribution rate protection; on-reserve delivery credit; tax-based funding for new programs and moving the majority of the RRRP costs to provincial funds. Creation of regulations under the OEBA, would establish mechanisms to support tax-based funding for a portion of RRRP, continue the Ontario Electricity Support Program, establish distribution rate protection and the on-reserve delivery credit as tax-based funded programs.
Comments Due Date:  June 10, 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:  June 9, 2017
 
Proposed New Regulation and Regulation Amendment supporting the implementation of Bill 39  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed change to the current Assessment Work Regulation O. Reg. 6/96 and the proposed new regulation will support proposed amendments to Ontario's Mining Act, pending enactment of Bill 39. The proposed changes to Ontario's Mining Act are part of the Mining Act Modernization (MAM) process that began in 2009 with Bill 173. MAM has been implemented in phases and these current changes are part of Phase III of MAM.
Comments Due Date:  June 8, 2017
 
Proposed Regulation for the establishment of requirements and standards with respect to secondary residential units: Parking requirements for second residential units; Occupancy requirements for the primary unit or second residential unit; and Authorizing second residential units in all dwellings regardless of date of construction  (source: Environmental Registry)
It is proposed that a regulation under s. 35.1(2)(b) of the Planning Act could, if made, set out requirements and standards with respect to second residential units referred to in s. 16 (3) of the Planning Act as follows:
Comments Due Date:  June 5, 2017
 
Permitting Online Health Card Renewal in Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is seeking approval to amend Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act (HIA) to permit the renewal of Ontario health cards online.
Comments Due Date:  June 5, 2017
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 367/11 (General) to provide a framework for a portable housing benefit
The Ministry of Housing is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to allow Service Managers to offer a portable form of housing assistance as an alternative to rent-geared-to-income assistance under that Act.
Comments Due Date:  June 5, 2017
 
Ontario's Red Tape Challenge: Mining
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:  May 31, 2017