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Renewable Energy Approval (REA) Draft Aboriginal Consultation Guide  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this notice is to elicit public comment on the proposed Renewable Energy Approval (REA) Aboriginal Consultation Guide that provides guidance and direction on the Aboriginal consultation requirements under Ontario Regulation 359/09 (REA regulation).
Comments Due Date:  October 31, 2011
 
Proposed conservation reserve boundary regulation changes required to re-designate four forest reserves to conservation reserves in the North Bay District (CLUPA Amendment # 2007-018, 2007-023, 2009-006)
Proposed conservation reserve boundary regulation changes required to re-designate four forest reserves to conservation reserves in the North Bay District {Swan Lake Forest Reserve (F114), Blue Lake End Moraine Forest Reserve (F138), Spring Lake Cut Forest Reserve (F136), McLaren Forest Forest Reserve (F159)}.
Comments Due Date:  October 11, 2011
 
Boundary Amendments for Five Conservation Reserves in Kirkland Lake District (Amendment #2007-29)
To solicit public comments on the proposed additions to three conservation reserves, the proposed revision of permitted uses of a conservation reserve, the proposed drop of a forest reserve, the proposed re-designation of two forest reserves to conservation reserve additions, in addition to, the associated environmental assessment and Crown land-use policy amendment.
Comments Due Date:  August 29, 2011
 
Transfer Agreements under s. 80.1 of the Pension Benefits Act (PBA)
This posting outlines the intended content of the regulations that are required for section 80.1 to come into effect, which will allow certain public sector plans to negotiate agreements to give eligible employees an opportunity to consolidate their pension benefits in relation to past government-initiated restructurings.
Comments Due Date:  August 19, 2011
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 to add 40.5 hectares to Hardy Lake Provincial Park
Hardy Lake was established as a provincial park in 1985. Lot 20, Concession VI was acquired from a private owner for addition to the park in March of 1986; however, the 40.5 ha lot was never formally regulated as part of the park. MNR intends to correct this administrative error and add this parcel to Hardy Lake Provincial Park by amending Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006.
Comments Due Date:  July 28, 2011
 
Establishing Strawberry Island and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother M'Nidoo M'Nissing as recommended provincial parks, and a recommended addition to Misery Bay Provincial Nature Reserve  (source: Environmental Registry)
To designate Strawberry Island Provincial Park as a recommended nature reserve class provincial park To designate Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother M'Nidoo M'Nissing as a recommended natural environment class provincial park To recommend a 251 hectare addition to Misery Bay Provincial Nature Reserve.
Comments Due Date:  July 18, 2011
 
Energy Conservation Plans for Public Agencies: Proposed Regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)
Regulation
Comments Due Date:  July 1, 2011
 
Proposal for Amending Ontario Regulation 153/04, Brownfields Records of Site Condition  (source: Environmental Registry)
The decision has been made to amend provisions in Ontario Regulation 153/04, under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA), related to brownfields. The amendments are technical and are consistent with the policy intent of the existing O. Reg. 153/04, as amended in December 2009.
Comments Due Date:  May 27, 2011
 
Amendments to Sections 5 and 12 of the General Regulation (Ontario Regulation 242/08) under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA) respecting Butternut and the cultivation of vascular plants  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this proposal is to provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed amendments to Section 5 and Section 12 of Ontario Regulation 242/08 regarding naturally occurring and cultivated Butternut and the commercial cultivation of species at risk vascular plants.
Comments Due Date:  May 24, 2011
 
Draft Plain Language Guides for Phase One and Phase Two Environmental Site Assessments Under Ontario Regulation 153/04, Records of Site Condition  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of the policy proposal is to obtain public input into the development of plain language guidance relating to the completion of phase one and two ESAs that are prepared for the purpose of submitting and filing a RSC on the Environmental Site Registry under O. Reg. 153/04, Record of Site Condition.
Comments Due Date:  May 23, 2011
 
Amendment to the Ontario Regulation 242/08 (General) under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA) respecting Bobolink and establishment of an advisory group to support the development of a long term approach to Bobolink recovery  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this proposal is to provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 242/08 regarding transitional provisions for Bobolink.
Comments Due Date:  May 16, 2011
 
Proposed Amendments to the Product Safety regulation (O. Reg. 438/07) under the Electricity Act, 1998
Proposal to amend the regulation to exempt electro-medical devices and eliminate duplication with Health Canada’s regulatory oversight for these devices.
Comments Due Date:  May 13, 2011
 
Housekeeping Amendments to Various Regulations
Updating references to the Goods and Services Tax
Comments Due Date:  April 23, 2011
 
Amendment to regulation under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act - Black Sturgeon River Provincial Park boundary  (source: Environmental Registry)
To advise the public of MNR's proposal to amend Black Sturgeon River Provincial Park Boundary and to seek public comment on this proposal.
Comments Due Date:  April 11, 2011
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 153/04, Brownfields Records of Site Condition  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this posting is to inform the public and stakeholders about proposed regulatory amendments to the Brownfields regulation, Ontario Regulation 153/04
Comments Due Date:  April 11, 2011
 
Guideline A-1: Combustion, Air Pollution Control and Monitoring Requirements for Biomedical Waste Incinerators  (source: Environmental Registry)
Guideline A-1 sets out air emission limits and operational requirements for biomedical waste incinerators.
Comments Due Date:  April 4, 2011
 
Update to Integrated Power System Plan Development Requirements: Proposed Amendment to O. Reg. 424/04 (Integrated Power System Plan)
Regulatory Amendment
Comments Due Date:  April 3, 2011
 
Ontario Source Testing Code (version #3)  (source: Environmental Registry)
MOE is reviewing all of its statutes, regulations and policy instruments to reduce unnecessary and obsolete requirements, and to update and modernize policy documents.
Comments Due Date:  March 31, 2011
 
Proposed Amendment to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act – Filing Extension for Certain Pension Plans in the Public Sector and Broader Public Sector
This proposed regulation would extend the filing deadlines of eligible pension plans in the public sector and broader public sector. Eligible plans are those that meet certain criteria (as indicated in the “Summary of Proposal” section below) and must file a section 14 report required by the regulation under the Pension Benefits Act due on or before April 30, 2011. The filing date for these plans would be extended to May 31, 2011.
Comments Due Date:  March 28, 2011
 
Proposed Change to Ontario Regulation 429/07, Customer Service
Proposed Change to Ontario Regulation 429/07, Customer Service
Comments Due Date:  March 18, 2011
 
Renewable Energy Approval (REA) Fees & Refunds  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this information notice is to ensure that industry and the public are made aware of the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) fees before they take effect on March 15, 2011. The Ministry has the ability to charge fees for REAs under the Environmental Protection Act. These fees will be established through a Minister's Order
Comments Due Date:  March 15, 2011
 
Guidance for Preparing the Water Assessment and Water Body Reports required under O.Reg.359/09  (source: Environmental Registry)
Technical guidance document to assist with the preparation of water assessment and water body reports required for renewable energy project
Comments Due Date:  March 14, 2011
 
Amendments to the Health Insurance Act and Regulation 552 – Evidence Based Changes to the Schedule of Benefits for Physician Services and the Out of Country Prior Approval Program
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has submitted changes to the Health Insurance Act and Regulation 552 which comprise two main components:• Changes to the OHIP payments for Physician Services through the Schedule of Benefits for Physician Services • Changes to strengthen the legal framework of the OHIP Out of Country Prior Approval Program
Comments Due Date:  March 13, 2011
 
Amendments to the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed amendments to the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) are not prescribed by Ontario Regulation 681/94 under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 as a classified proposal for purposes as prescribed under that Act. Therefore, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) was not required to post the proposal on the Environmental Registry.
Comments Due Date:  February 25, 2011
 
Consolidation of Accident Report Requirements under the OHSA
Proposal to consolidate the accident, incident and occupational illness report and notice requirements, prescribed for the purposes of Part VII of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), currently found in seven separate regulations covering different industries/operations (the “Report and Notice Requirements”) into one regulation.
Comments Due Date:  February 22, 2011
 
Renewable Energy Approval Requirements for Off-shore Wind Facilities - An Overview of the Proposed Approach  (source: Environmental Registry)
Decision Notice - Renewable Energy Approval Requirements for Off-shore Wind Facilities - An Overview of the Proposed Approach
Comments Due Date:  February 13, 2011
 
New Regulatory Provisions under the Forms Regulation 195/06 of the Mining Act - New or amended forms.
The Ministry proposes to develop or amend various forms, for example, recording mining claims, notification requirements, updated FIPPA language, various administrative amendments.
Comments Due Date:  February 12, 2011
 
New Regulatory Provisions under the General Regulation 113/91 of the Mining Act – interest rates and receipt of electronic documents.
The Ministry proposes to amend the General Regulation to prescribe the interest rate owing on overdue accounts and the time of receipt of documents submitted by electronic means.
Comments Due Date:  February 12, 2011
 
Regulation 257/00 under the Ambulance Act
Amendment of Section 11 of Regulation 257/00 under the Ambulance Act, to revoke Clause 11(c) and add Section 11.1, to allow for subsequent changes to the Ambulance Documentation Standards
Comments Due Date:  February 7, 2011
 
Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act
Amendment of Section 15(1) of Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act , to update provisions with respect to the manner in which insured ambulance services are determined.
Comments Due Date:  February 7, 2011
 
Disclosure of Physician Personal Information to eHealth Ontario: Moving forward with Electronic Health Services and Protecting Privacy
New regulation under the Health Insurance Act section 4.1(3), which would enable the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care to disclose personal information about physicians to eHealth Ontario for eHealth services.
Comments Due Date:  February 2, 2011
 
Proposal to Amend O. Reg. 82/95 (Appliance and Equipment Efficiency) under the Green Energy Act, 2009  (source: Environmental Registry)
Regulatory Amendment
Comments Due Date:  January 28, 2011