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Amendment to O. Reg 1015 of the Securities Act
Amendments to Securities Act Regulation 1015 regarding implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards
Comments Due Date:  December 22, 2010
 
Revocation of O. Reg 94/96 – Exemption – City Of Toronto’s Western Beaches Storage Tunnel – TOR-C-5 under the Environmental Assessment Act no longer considered to have any legal or practical effect.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The ministry is posting an Information Notice on the Environmental Registry to provide the public with notification that O. Reg. 94/96, which no longer had any practical effect, has been revoked.
Comments Due Date:  December 14, 2010
 
Revocation of O. Reg. 212/02 Reporting Requirements - Sulphur Levels in Gasoline under the Environmental Protection Act no longer considered to have any legal or practical effect.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The ministry is posting an Information Notice on the Environmental Registry to provide the public with notification that O. Reg.212/02, which no longer had any practical or legal effect, has been revoked.
Comments Due Date:  December 14, 2010
 
Notices; and Prescribed Persons, Public Bodies and Other Bodies under the Places to Grow Act, 2005  (source: Environmental Registry)
Proposed regulation
Comments Due Date:  December 2, 2010
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 16/08 under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998- “Assessments of Expenses and Expenditures” (In English Only)
The Ministry of Energy is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 16/08 to allow the Ontario Energy Board to conduct cost assessments on electricity retailers and natural gas marketers that service low-volume customers.
Comments Due Date:  November 26, 2010
 
Proposed Changes to Regulation 90 under the Commodity Futures Act, related to the Implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards
These proposed amendments will replace outdated accounting terms with new International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) terminology and revoke unused subsections and a form.
Comments Due Date:  November 19, 2010
 
New Regulatory Provisions for Claim Staking and Recording Under the Mining Act - Proposal to introduce an interim paper-based process for map staking in Southern Ontario and to consolidate two claim staking regulations under a single regulation.
MNDMF is proposing to introduce a paper-based process for map staking for Southern Ontario and to consolidate the two claim staking regulations (Ontario Regulation 7/96 and Ontario Regulation 365/98) under a single Claim Staking and Recording regulation.
Comments Due Date:  November 15, 2010
 
New Regulatory Provisions for Claim Staking and Recording under the Mining Act - Notifying Surface Rights Owners that a claim has been staked.
Confirmation of claim staking on lands with private surface rights owner will be required under S. 46.1 of the Mining Act when that section is proclaimed in force. The claim-staker will be required to notify the surface rights owner(s) if any within 60 days of submitting an application to record a claim. A new provision would determine the manner that the notification of claim staking is given to the surface rights owner.
Comments Due Date:  November 15, 2010
 
New Regulatory Provisions under the General Regulation 113/91 of the Mining Act - Development of Criteria for sites of Aboriginal cultural significance.
The amended Mining Act (S.35) has provisions that allow for the withdrawal of certain lands, including sites of Aboriginal cultural significance from claim staking on Crown land. The Act also includes a provision (under S.51) that could protect sites of Aboriginal cultural significance by a surface rights restriction on portion of a mining claim. MNDMF is proposing to develop criteria for sites of Aboriginal cultural significance for the purposes of withdrawals or surface rights restrictions.
Comments Due Date:  November 15, 2010
 
New Regulatory Provisions under the General Regulation 113/91 of the Mining Act - Streamlining the Mining Land Tax
The Mining Act provides a new exemption from the Mining Land Tax under S. 189 of the Mining Act. This provision will allow the Minister to exempt lands that were originally granted by Crown patent for mining purposes from being subject to the Mining Land Tax provided that the lands are not used, and are not intended to be used for mining purposes. The proposal: (A) adds to the criteria used for assessing exemption requests and (B) proposes a process for rescinding them in future if required.
Comments Due Date:  November 15, 2010
 
New Regulatory Provisions under the General Regulation 113/91 of the Mining Act - Withdrawing/ Reopening Crown mining rights on lands with surface rights owners.
The Ministry is proposing (A) additional criteria for assessing requests for the withdrawal of Crown mining rights in Northern Ontario where there is a surface rights owner and (B) the manner in which a surface rights owner could apply to have the land reopened for claim staking and exploration.
Comments Due Date:  November 15, 2010
 
Increasing credit union deposit insurance premium rates as of January 1, 2011 and changes to capital adequacy and other requirements
Increasing credit union deposit insurance premium rates as of January 1, 2011 and changes to capital adequacy and other requirements
Comments Due Date:  October 25, 2010
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 629, Vehicles for the Transportation of Physically Disabled Passengers
MTO is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 629 to modernize the technical requirements for highway vehicles (e.g. buses, transit buses, motor coaches, taxis, physically-disabled-passenger vehicles, and school buses) as part of the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ (MCSS) proposed standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005. MCSS is proposing that the Transportation Standard be part of an Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR).
Comments Due Date:  October 16, 2010
 
The Proposed Integrated Accessibility Regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005
The government is proposing a new Integrated Accessibility Regulation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005
Comments Due Date:  October 16, 2010
 
Proposal to Make a Regulation under the Electricity Act to Amend O. Reg. 429/04  (source: Environmental Registry)
This is a proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 429/04 made under the Electricity Act, 1998 to change the way global adjustment costs are recovered from electricity consumers.
Comments Due Date:  October 11, 2010
 
O. Reg. 106/10: Regulation Amending O. Reg. 170/03 (Drinking Water Systems)
Administrative changes to the definition of “health care facility” made to be in line with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.
Comments Due Date:  October 7, 2010
 
Proposed Amendments to the Registration Regulation under the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007
The College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) is proposing amendments to its registration regulation to bring its registration requirements into compliance with the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 (OLMA).
Comments Due Date:  September 1, 2010
 
Renewable Energy Approval Requirements for Off-shore Wind Facilities – An Overview of the Proposed Approach  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario government is proposing an approach to the off-shore wind development and is seeking input from interested members of the public, early in the process, to inform the work that will be completed to finalize the approach and the off-shore wind specific requirements under the REA regulation.
Comments Due Date:  August 24, 2010
 
Open for Business Act, 2010, Schedule 7 (Modernization of Approvals)  (source: Environmental Registry)
On May 17, 2010, Bill 68, the proposed Open for Business Act, 2010, was introduced and received first reading. The Ministry of the Environment, through Schedule 7 (Modernization of Approvals) of the proposed Open for Business Act, 2010, is proposing a system to modernize Ontario’s environmental approvals process.
Comments Due Date:  August 23, 2010
 
Description of proposed regulations under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010 and Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998
Pursuant to the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure is recommending new draft regulations. These draft regulations would further protect Ontario consumers who choose to purchase their energy from electricity and natural gas retailers/marketers, and enable individual suite metering in multi-unit buildings to promote energy conservation.
Comments Due Date:  August 15, 2010
 
Clean Water Act, 2006 - Regulations
Minister's regulations amending regulations under the Clean Water Act, 2006
Comments Due Date:  July 19, 2010
 
Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, 2010  (source: Environmental Registry)
On May 18, 2010, Bill 72 (The Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, 2010) was introduced and received first reading. If passed by the Legislature, the act would establish a framework to drive innovation, create economic opportunities, sustain water infrastructure and conserve Ontario’s water. It would lay the foundation for new Ontario jobs and make our province a North American leader in the development and sale of new technologies and services for water conservation and treatment.
Comments Due Date:  July 17, 2010
 
Lakeshore Capacity Assessment Handbook: Protecting Water Quality in Inland Lakes  (source: Environmental Registry)
Lakeshore Capacity Assessment Handbook: Protecting Water Quality in Inland Lakes
Comments Due Date:  July 8, 2010
 
Proposal to Make a Regulation Under the Green Energy Act to Amend O.Reg. 82/95  (source: Environmental Registry)
Proposed amendment to add a water conservation requirement for one product, reference national energy performance standards for eight new products and update the referenced national standards for eleven existing products.
Comments Due Date:  June 10, 2010
 
Renewable Energy Approval Technical Guidance Bulletins  (source: Environmental Registry)
To provide further clarity and transparency on the Renewable Energy Approval, the ministry has prepared six draft technical bulletins
Comments Due Date:  May 30, 2010
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 and Policy Options for Enhanced Planning  (source: Environmental Registry)
On December 4, 2009, a new regulation made under the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 was filed with the Registrar of Regulations as Ontario Regulation 455/09. The regulation and Act came into force on January 1, 2010. The Ministry is proposing to amend O. Reg. 455/09 to address the requirements related to “toxic substance reduction planners” . The Ministry is also seeking comments on options for enhanced planning.
Comments Due Date:  May 17, 2010
 
Regulation Amendment to O.Reg 383/00 - Registration Regulation
Consequential amendments required to the registration regulation resulting from the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 and the Good Government Act, 2009.
Comments Due Date:  April 26, 2010
 
Legislative Framework for Modernizing Environmental Approvals  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed framework for a modernized Certificate of Approvals process for Ontario will improve the Ministry’s work in protecting environmental and human health and increase the efficient and effective use of Ministry resources to provide better service to businesses and better transparency to the public.
Comments Due Date:  April 16, 2010
 
Lake Simcoe Shoreline Protection Discussion Paper  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Lake Simcoe Protection Plan recognizes that healthy and natural shoreline areas provide a variety of functions, including control of run-off and associated nutrients, stabilizing shorelines from erosion, and conserving habitats for a high number of aquatic and terrestrial species.
Comments Due Date:  April 3, 2010
 
Lake Simcoe's Proposed Phosphorus Reduction Strategy and Amendments to the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan  (source: Environmental Registry)
Under the Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008 and the resulting Lake Simcoe Protection Plan, the Ontario government and its partners have developed a proposed Phosphorus Reduction Strategy. Amendments to the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan are also being proposed at this time.
Comments Due Date:  April 3, 2010
 
Regulatory components to support the development and implementation of source protection plans under the Clean Water Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
The goal of the Clean Water Act, 2006 is to protect existing and future sources of drinking water, as part of an overall commitment to human health and the environment. A key focus of the legislation is the preparation of locally developed, science-based assessment reports and source protection plans. As required by the Act, regulations must be developed to enable local source protection committees to complete their source protection plans.
Comments Due Date:  March 26, 2010
 
"Proposed List of Public Bodies that will be Subject to Standards and Guidelines for Conservation of Provincial Heritage Properties,” which provides direction on the identification, protection, maintenance, use, and disposal of heritage properties owned or occupied by the Crown in Ontario.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Culture (now the Ministry of Tourism and Culture) is proposing a policy for conservation of real property of cultural heritage value or interest that will apply to all Ontario government ministries and to a select number of Ontario government agencies and corporations. Related to that proposal is a proposal for an implementing regulation that names the Ontario Government agencies and corporations that will be required to comply with the conservation policy.
Comments Due Date:  March 25, 2010
 
Special Occasion Permit System Review
The Ministry is proposing to streamline the Special Occasion Permit (SOP) system to three categories of permits, with associated new issuing criteria.
Comments Due Date:  February 19, 2010
 
Electronic Certificates of Approval Library  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment has developed an Electronic Certificates of Approval Library which will be made available through the Ministry’s website.
Comments Due Date:  February 12, 2010
 
Amendment to Securities Act General Regulations
Removes sections of the Securities Act General Regulations that are no longer required
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2010