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Road-Building Machines
The Ministry of Transportation is undertaking a review of the definition of a road-building machine (RBM) as it is currently found in the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
Comments Due Date:  December 31, 2014
 
An update to proposal notice 012-0575: regarding the proposed approach to conversion of legacy* mining claims to cell-based claims  (source: Environmental Registry)
An update to proposal notice 012-0575: regarding the proposed approach to conversion of legacy* mining claims to cell-based claims
Comments Due Date:  December 22, 2014
 
College of Optometrists of Ontario
Proposed Amendments to the Quality Assurance Regulation made under the Optometry Act, 1991.
Comments Due Date:  December 8, 2014
 
Designated Amateur Combative Sports
Proposed designated amateur combative sports, which would exempt contests from the prize fighting offence in the Criminal Code.
Comments Due Date:  December 8, 2014
 
College of Denturists of Ontario
Proposed Spousal Exemption Regulation made under the Denturism Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  November 13, 2014
 
Raw Leaf Tobacco Oversight in Ontario
The Ministry of Finance seeks comments on a draft regulation under the Tobacco Tax Act to support the Ministry of Finance's oversight of raw leaf tobacco in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  October 31, 2014
 
Updating the Schedule of Noxious Weeds in R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 1096 - General made under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. W.5  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Weed Control Act and Regulation 1096 prohibit listed noxious weeds from being grown where they have the potential to negatively affect agricultural land. The list in the regulation's Schedule of Noxious Weeds is outdated. Proposed revisions include the removal of nine weeds that are no longer considered to be significant threats to agriculture or horticulture in Ontario and the addition of nine new weeds that are considered emerging threats to the agriculture industry within Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  October 29, 2014
 
Promoting Fairness in Debt Settlement Services Draft Regulation
Draft regulation with proposed rules for debt settlement service providers.
Comments Due Date:  October 28, 2014
 
Real Estate Regulations - Increasing Transparency in Multiple Offer Transactions
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking public input on the text of regulations related to statutory amendments that would increase transparency in real estate transactions, particularly where there are multiple offers on a property.
Comments Due Date:  October 24, 2014
 
Independent Forest Audit Modernization: Key Policy Proposals  (source: Environmental Registry)
To give notice of and invite comments on the Independent Forest Audit policy proposals set out above.
Comments Due Date:  October 14, 2014
 
College of Chiropodists of Ontario
Amending O. Reg. 203/94 (General) under the Chiropody Act, 1991 to add a new part to the regulation: Spousal Patient Exemption to the Sexual Abuse Provisions of the Code
Comments Due Date:  September 4, 2014
 
College of Optometrists of Ontario
Proposed Regulation- Spousal Exception made under the Optometry Act, 1991.
Comments Due Date:  September 4, 2014
 
College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario
Proposed Amendments to the Professional Misconduct O.Reg.753/93 (General) made under the Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  August 25, 2014
 
Proposed Amendment to Regulation 909 of the Pension Benefits Act - Statements for Former and Retired Members
This posting describes the proposed regulatory requirements to implement s. 27(2) of the PBA, requiring plan administrators to provide periodic statements to former members and retired members.
Comments Due Date:  June 16, 2014
 
Proposed Amendment to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act: Disclosure of Environmental, Social and Governance Factors in Statements of Investment Policies and Procedures
The proposed amendment to Regulation 909 would require plans to file Statements of Investment Policies and Procedures (SIPPs) with the regulator and to disclose whether or not their SIPPs address environmental, social or governance factors.
Comments Due Date:  June 16, 2014
 
Proposed Amendment to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act: Updated filing requirements to reflect recent changes to accounting standards
Proposed update of Section 76 of the General Regulation of the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) to reflect updates to the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Canada Handbook, previously referred to as the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Handbook.
Comments Due Date:  June 16, 2014
 
Proposed Amendment to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act - Direct Payments from Pension Plans which provide Defined Contribution Benefits
This posting describes the proposed regulatory requirements that would allow pension plans which provide a defined contribution benefit to pay retirement income directly to members, based on Life Income Fund amounts under the PBA.
Comments Due Date:  June 10, 2014
 
Reducing Coal Use In Energy-Intensive Industries  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment is proposing regulatory changes to help Ontario's energy-intensive and trade-exposed manufacturing industries (such as the cement, lime, iron and steel sectors) take advantage of opportunities to reduce the use of coal and petroleum coke.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2014
 
Real Estate Regulations - Increasing Transparency in Multiple Offer Transactions
The Ministry of Consumer Services is seeking public input on proposals that would increase transparency in real estate transactions, particularly where there are multiple offers on a property.
Comments Due Date:  May 5, 2014
 
Road Safety Proposals to Reduce Distracted Driving and Impaired Driving, and to Improve Cyclist Safety, in Ontario
On March 17, 2014 the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) introduced Bill 173, Highway Traffic Amendment Act (Keeping Ontario's Roads Safe), 2014 which proposes a number of legislative amendments to the Highway Traffic Act to improve road safety in Ontario. To supplement the legislative amendments in Bill 173 related to reducing distracted driving and impaired driving and improving cyclist safety, MTO is soliciting public comment on complimentary regulatory amendments.
Comments Due Date:  May 2, 2014
 
Proposed Rules for Debt Settlement Services Providers
Proposed rules for debt settlement services providers
Comments Due Date:  April 30, 2014
 
Better Decisions At The Door
Proposed door-to-door rules for water heater and furnace sales and rentals.
Comments Due Date:  April 22, 2014
 
Delegated Administrative Authority for the Film Sector
The Ministry of Consumer Services (MCS) is proposing to amend O.Reg 187/09, made under the Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996 (SCSAA), to assign responsibility for the day to day administration of the Film Classification Act, 2005 (FCA) to a Delegated Administrative Authority (DAA).
Comments Due Date:  April 14, 2014
 
Oversight of the Towing Industry and Vehicle Storage Issues
Towing and Storage - KPMG report and recommendations to the Ministry of Consumer Services
Comments Due Date:  April 8, 2014
 
Environmental standards for end-of-life vehicle processing facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment is seeking input on a technical discussion paper that proposes regulatory changes that would apply new environmental standards to end-of-life vehicle (ELV) processing.
Comments Due Date:  April 6, 2014
 
Studded Tire Use in Northern Ontario
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to extend the period during which Northern Ontario residents can use studded tires (from October 1st - April 30th to September 1st - May 31st).
Comments Due Date:  April 6, 2014
 
Ontario Regulation made under the Employer Health Tax Act concerning registered charities and employers who are associated with registered charities.
This Regulation will provide special rules applicable to registered charities and employers who are associated with registered charities.
Comments Due Date:  March 25, 2014
 
Proposal to Amend Regulation 262 under the Day Nurseries Act - Child Care Modernization Document
The purpose of this document is to seek feedback on proposed regulatory changes under the Day Nurseries Act and the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007 to support the Government of Ontario's child care modernization agenda.
Comments Due Date:  February 28, 2014
 
A proposal for legislative amendments to the Mining Act, continuing the implementation of Mining Act Modernization process  (source: Environmental Registry)
A proposal for legislative amendments to the Mining Act, continuing the implementation of Mining Act Modernization process
Comments Due Date:  January 31, 2014
 
A Closer Look: Report on Home Inspector Qualifications in Ontario
The government received the home inspector panel's report on qualifications for home inspectors and is seeking public feedback on the panel's recommendations.
Comments Due Date:  January 27, 2014
 
The new proposed regulation under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA)
The new proposed regulation under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA)
Comments Due Date:  January 27, 2014
 
Smoke-Free Ontario Act
Proposed regulatory amendments to further restrict the sale of tobacco products and the smoking of tobacco products in Ontario. Purpose is to protect kids and youth from accessing tobacco products and from the harmful effects of smoking, and to protect the people of Ontario from exposure to tobacco use.
Comments Due Date:  January 2, 2014