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Ontario Propane Safety Review
On November 7, 2008, Dr. Michael Birk and Susana Katz submitted their Report of the review of propane safety in Ontario to the Honourable Harinder S. Takhar, Minister of Small Business and Consumer Services. This report sets out the findings and recommendations as a means to improve the safety of storage,handling and transport of propane in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  December 5, 2008
 
Regulations for the Management and Disposal of Deadstock in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
Regulations for the Management and Disposal of Deadstock in Ontario
Comments Due Date:  December 5, 2008
 
Vehicle Weight and Dimension Harmonization
Increase harmonization of rules with Quebec, other Canadian provinces and with Michigan
Comments Due Date:  November 10, 2008
 
Consultation Paper on Workplace Violence Prevention
Consultation to determine whether current protections and requirements regarding workplace violence should be clarified or enhanced in occupational health and safety legislation.
Comments Due Date:  October 17, 2008
 
Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Exemption from the Employment Standards Act, 2000 Hours of Work Provisions
This is a proposed amendment to Regulation 285 of the ESA, 2000 ("Act") that would exempt specified provincially regulated employee commercial motor vehicle drivers from the hours of work provisions contained in Part VII of the Act.
Comments Due Date:  October 16, 2008
 
Creating Ontario's Toxics Reduction Strategy - a Discussion Paper  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this posting is to consult on the proposed components of the Toxics Reduction Strategy through the attached Discussion Paper, "Creating Ontario's Toxics Reduction Strategy." The Discussion Paper details the components of this proposed strategy and aims to solicit comments from Ontarians to ensure their questions and opinions are considered.
Comments Due Date:  October 11, 2008
 
Regulation to extend the phase-in dates for some generators and receivers of non-agricultural source materials.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs are now proposing a further amendment to the General Nutrient Management Regulation (O.Reg. 267/03) to extend the phase-in dates for some NASM generators and receivers required to have approved nutrient management strategies and plans. Regulatory requirements under the EPA will continue to apply to these operations.
Comments Due Date:  September 19, 2008
 
Technical rules proposed to be made under the Clean Water Act, 2006 to establish requirements related to the preparation of an assessment report.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment is seeking public comment on a proposal to make technical rules under section 107 of the Clean Water Act, 2006 to establish requirements relating to the preparation of an assessment report.
Comments Due Date:  August 4, 2008
 
Designation of Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. under section 12 of the Farm Products Marketing Act
Designation of Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. as the representative association for greenhouse floriculture plant producers within Ontario of cut flowers, potted plants, annual bedding plants, and propagative materials; and the authority to collect a mandatory annual licence fee to finance its activities
Comments Due Date:  July 31, 2008
 
Increase in Canadian Egg Marketing Agency Levy
An amendment to O. Regulation 785/91 under the Commodity Boards and Marketing Agencies Act to increase the levy cap the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency can impose on Ontario egg producers
Comments Due Date:  July 31, 2008
 
Planning for Employment in the Greater Golden Horseshoe  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal is seeking feedback on a background paper that has been released as part of its assessment of employment area planning. 
Comments Due Date:  July 18, 2008
 
Consultation Paper on Extending the Scope of the Needle Safety Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
Consultation on extending the application of the Needle Safety Regulation to include long-term care homes, designated psychiatric facilities, laboratories, and specimen collection centres.
Comments Due Date:  July 11, 2008
 
Consultation on Work through Temporary Help Agencies
The Ministry of Labour has launched a consultation on work through temporary help agencies.
Comments Due Date:  July 7, 2008
 
An improved regulatory framework for the management of non-agricultural source materials (NASM).  (source: Environmental Registry)
The goal of the proposed NASM framework is to minimize or eliminate the current overlapping approval requirements; develop and revise existing standards for NASM under the NMA to focus on the quality of the materials; and expand the existing framework to include all agricultural land where NASM will be applied in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  January 5, 2008