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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These proposed amendments will replace outdated accounting terms with new International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) terminology and revoke unused subsections and a form.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