Current Proposals

 
A regulation establishing a new water bottling charge.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed regulation would establish a new regulatory charge that would apply to water bottling facilities that take groundwater pursuant to a permit to take water issued under the Ontario Water Resources Act. The proposed charge would help finance programs that the Ontario government is establishing to more effectively manage groundwater takings by water bottlers.
Comments Due Date:  March 20, 2017
 
Discussion Paper: Developing a Modern Renewable Fuel Standard For Gasoline in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan commits to implementing a Renewable Fuel Standard for gasoline, which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline by 5% by 2020.
Comments Due Date:  March 12, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to the Greenbelt Plan - Greenbelt Area Mapping (Greenbelt Site Specific Review Environmental Registry Posting)  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing minor changes to the Greenbelt Plan under the Greenbelt Act, 2005.
Comments Due Date:  February 27, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to the Greenbelt Area boundary regulation (Greenbelt Site Specific Review Environmental Registry Posting)  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed regulation would make minor changes to the area of land designated as Greenbelt Area in O. Reg. 59/05.
Comments Due Date:  February 27, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to Highway Traffic Act Regulation 199/07 (Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections) and Regulation 611 (Safety Inspections)
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to: 1. Reduce the frequency of under-vehicle inspections of motor coaches as outlined in Regulation 199/07, Schedule 4. 2. Amend Regulation 611 to allow buses, school purposes vehicles and accessible vehicles to use the Limited Brake Inspection (LBI) when completing a safety inspection.
Comments Due Date:  February 27, 2017
 
Proposed amendment to O. Reg. 124/99, Transfer Tax On Municipal Electricity Property, made under the Electricity Act, 1998
A consultation draft of proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 124/99.
Comments Due Date:  February 27, 2017
 
College of Midwives of Ontario
Proposed Quality Assurance Regulation (to replace the General Regulation, O. Reg. 335/12) Under the Midwifery Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  February 24, 2017
 
College of Midwives of Ontario
Proposed Professional Misconduct Regulation Amendments Under the Midwifery Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  February 24, 2017
 
Chapleau-Nemegosenda Rivers Provincial Park Management Statement  (source: Environmental Registry)
A park management statement is required for Chapleau-Nemegosenda Rivers Provincial Park to replace the 2006 Interim Management Statement direction for the protection and management of the park. Chapleau-Nemegosenda Rivers Provincial Park is a 17,732 hectare waterway class park located approximately 15 kilometres northeast of the town of Chapleau. The park was established in 1973 to protect the traditional and recreational canoe-route, as well as associated cultural and natural heritage values.
Comments Due Date:  February 23, 2017
 
Proposed Transitional Operating Agreement between the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)
On November 30, 2016 the Ontario Government proclaimed the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) and the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 (WDTA), enacted by the Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016 (WFOA). Under the RRCEA, a key oversight measure is the requirement for the Minister and the Authority's initial board to enter into a transitional operating agreement within 120 days of proclamation.
Comments Due Date:  February 23, 2017
 
College of Nurses of Ontario
Nurse Practitioner Prescribing of Controlled Substances: Proposed Amendments to Part III of the Controlled Acts Regulation of Ontario Regulation 275/94 (General) under the Nursing Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  February 14, 2017
 
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Proposed Regulation for Funding for Therapy and Counselling for Clients Sexually Abused by a Member, Under the Massage Therapy Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  February 10, 2017
 
Regulation under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015
Proposed regulation related to the licensing and regulation of condominium managers and condominium management providers in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  February 6, 2017
 
The Local Services Board of Nolalu Request for Boundary Alterations
The Local Services Board of Nolalu wishes to alter its boundary to include the unincorporated Township of Lismore.
Comments Due Date:  February 3, 2017
 
Ontario's Red Tape Challenge: Financial services
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:  January 31, 2017
 
Proposed Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building the Circular Economy  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 requires the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to develop and maintain a Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building a Circular Economy to support the provincial interest regarding resource recovery and waste reduction. The province has revised the draft strategy based on the public comments and now releases a proposed strategy to seek further comments prior to finalizing it.
Comments Due Date:  January 30, 2017
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 663/98 (Area Descriptions), Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting), Ontario Regulation 666/98 (Possession, Buying and Selling of Wildlife), and Ontario Regulation 670/98 (Open Seasons) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to streamline and modernize the management of small game and furbearer wildlife species in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing regulatory amendments for furbearers and small game, including game reptile and game amphibian, under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. The proposed changes will support the current ministry strategic direction towards taking a broader landscape approach to wildlife management. The draft Small Game and Furbearer Management Framework provides policy direction for these changes.
Comments Due Date:  January 30, 2017
 
Draft regulation establishing the Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation under the Development Corporations Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed regulation would establish the Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation, to be funded through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account in accordance with section 71 of the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act.
Comments Due Date:  January 30, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act - Portability Options for Retired Members
Proposed amendments to Regulation 909 (the General Regulation) would update references to portability to recognize retired members' access to them.
Comments Due Date:  January 20, 2017