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Canadian Free Trade Agreement - Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table
The Ontario government is seeking suggestions for regulatory reconciliation and cooperation opportunities to support its participation on the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) Regulatory Reconciliation and Cooperation Table (RCT).
Comments Due Date:  December 31, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 439/10 (Hogs - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend Regulation 439/10. The amendments were requested by the Ontario Pork Producers' Marketing Board (Ontario Pork) after consulting with its producers. The proposed amendments would provide Ontario Pork with the authority to licence weaner hog producers and to collect licence fees from weaner hog producers who transport weaner hogs outside of Ontario, but do not market them.
Comments Due Date:  December 29, 2017
 
OHIP Provisions for Children Receiving Protective Services to align with changes to existing legislation.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is requesting approval to make consequential amendments to provisions respecting Ontario Health Insurance Plan eligibility for children in the care of a children's aid society in Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act (HIA) to align with changes to the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) that will permit child protection services to be extended to 16- and 17-year-olds, which is expected to be proclaimed into force on January 1, 2018.
Comments Due Date:  December 27, 2017
 
Minister's Regulation for Mortgage Broker Sector Licensing Fees under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006
The Ministry of Finance is proposing to create a new Minister's Regulation that will increase fees for each of the four classes of licences under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006.
Comments Due Date:  December 18, 2017
 
Proposed Regulation for Municipal Small Business Programs under section 108 of the Municipal Act, 2001 as amended
Accordingly, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing a new regulation outlining rules for municipalities proposing to put in place municipal small business programs under section 108 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended.
Comments Due Date:  December 18, 2017
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Architects
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to architects. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  December 15, 2017
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Pharmacists
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that there would be a review of the regulatory exemptions and special rules under the Employment Standards Act, 2000. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to pharmacists. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  December 15, 2017
 
Proposed Regulations under the Highway Traffic Act related to the Non-Police Certified Private Escorts
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario is proposing new regulatory requirements to support implementation of section 110.5 of the Highway Traffic Act authorizing the introduction of certified over-dimensional vehicles escorts. See attachment for a description of the proposed changes.
Comments Due Date:  December 9, 2017
 
Deposit Protection
Tarion is seeking feedback on a proposed policy for enhanced deposit protection coverage for buyers of new non-condominium freehold homes in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  December 8, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to O.Reg. 107/96 (Controlled Acts)
Proposed amendments to O.Reg. 107/96 (Controlled Acts) regarding the controlled act of psychotherapy
Comments Due Date:  December 3, 2017
 
Regulatory Registry Consultation Document supporting the Renewed Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014
The Ministry of Education is proposing regulatory changes to Ontario Regulation 137/15 (General), and Ontario Regulation 138/15 (Funding, Cost Sharing and Financial Assistance).
Comments Due Date:  December 1, 2017
 
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Public Consultation on proposed amendments to the Fire Code for inspection and testing of fire department pumper connections for standpipe and hose systems
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is seeking public input on proposed changes to the Ontario Fire Code related to the checking, inspection, and testing of standpipe systems.
Comments Due Date:  November 30, 2017
 
Regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 196/17 (Invoicing Requirements) made under the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017 (OFHP) and regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 275/04 (Information on Invoices to Certain Classes of Consumers of Electricity) made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA)
ENERGY is proposing to amend existing regulations that prescribe what Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) and Unit Sub-Meter Providers (USMPs) must include in their invoices to customers. Highlights of the amendments include requirements to provide dynamic messaging with respect to savings associated with the Fair Hydro Plan, key information on the front page of the bill, and a simplified glossary of terms.
Comments Due Date:  November 27, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 16/08 made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA).
ENERGY is proposing to amend an existing regulation to require unit sub-meter providers to pay an allocation of cost assessments with respect to expenses incurred and expenditures made by the Ontario Energy Board in the exercise of its powers.
Comments Due Date:  November 24, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 429/04 (Adjustments under Section 25.33 of the Act) under the Electricity Act, 1998.
The Ministry of Energy proposes to define energy storage facilities within the regulation and amend the application of Global Adjustment for Class B energy storage facilities.
Comments Due Date:  November 24, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to regulations under the Highway Traffic Act related to Oversize Overweight Permit fees
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing amendments to a regulation under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to introduce new types of Oversize/Overweight Permits and to set the applicable fees
Comments Due Date:  November 23, 2017
 
Amendments to O. Reg. 438/97, O. Reg. 84/16 and O. Reg. 653/05 under the Municipal Act, 2001 and O. Reg 610/06 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing to amend rules governing municipal investments and other municipal financial activities under the Municipal Act, 2001 and the City of Toronto Act, 2006.
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2017
 
Ontario College of Pharmacists
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 202/94 "General" made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2017
 
Ontario Offset Credits regulation under the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry is proposing a regulation that would enable the creation of offset credits for use in Ontario's cap and trade program.
Comments Due Date:  November 18, 2017
 
Amendments to O. Reg. 516/06 under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
The Ministry of Housing (MHO) is proposing the following regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 516/06: -Regulatory Amendment to Clarify Exemptions from the Prohibition on Unauthorized Charges -Regulatory Amendments to Clarify the Transition Rules for Second Breach Evictions -Consequential Amendments Related to the Removal of Above Guideline Rent Increases (AGIs) for Utilities
Comments Due Date:  November 16, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulations made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
Proposed regulatory amendments would modernize requirements and respond to new evidence and practices to ensure public health programs and services remain current to protect the health of Ontarians.
Comments Due Date:  November 8, 2017
 
Amendments to the Cap and Trade Program and Reporting Regulations & Service Regulation & Administrative Penalties Regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)
Ontario has previously indicated its intent to link its program with the program of California and Quebec. Ontario is now putting forward a proposal to make a number of amendments to the existing cap and trade program regulations to provide for linking, set 2021-2030 caps and other amendments aimed at improving fair and equitable treatment amongst program participants. This includes administrative amendments to improve data reliability and program efficiency.
Comments Due Date:  November 6, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario's Upholstered and Stuffed Articles Regulation
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking input on changes that would modernize the Upholstered and Stuffed regulation (Ontario Regulation 218/01) under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000. The changes are intended to maintain public safety while reducing unnecessary burden on business.
Comments Due Date:  November 2, 2017
 
Proposed new regulations, Assessment Work Regulation and Mining Claim Regulation and the revocation of Assessment Work Regulation (O. Reg. 6/96) and the Claim Staking and Recording Regulation (O. Reg. 43/11), supporting the implementation of MAM Phase III and Bill 39 amendments to the Mining Act.  (source: Environmental Registry)
MNDM proposes that the current Assessment Work Regulation (O. Reg. 6/96) and the Claim Staking and Recording Regulation (O. Reg. 43/11) will be revoked and replaced by a new Assessment Work Regulation and a new Mining Claim Regulation. These will reflect the technical changes to the Mining Act in Schedule 2 of the Bill 39, the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  October 21, 2017
 
Moving Pesticide Licensing Program From Paper-Based to Digital  (source: Environmental Registry)
• Amendments to the Pesticides Act and Environmental Protection Act to transition the pesticide licensing program from paper-based to online service delivery. Licences would be issued automatically online if prescribed requirements are met, and certain information about pesticide licences would be made publically available.
Comments Due Date:  October 20, 2017
 
Homes for Special Care Funding Rate Increase
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care proposes to increase the per diem rate it pays to Homes for Special Care licensees to operate their homes and provide services to tenants.
Comments Due Date:  October 19, 2017
 
Homes for Special Care Modernization (OPDP)
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to support the ministry's Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO) program. The CHO program is part of the ministry's plan to modernize the Homes for Special Care program.
Comments Due Date:  October 19, 2017
 
Proposed Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017  (source: Environmental Registry)
• The proposed Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Bill, 2017 is the second annual burden reduction bill. • The first annual burden reduction bill, Bill 27, was introduced in September 2016 and passed March 2017. • The objective of this annual legislation is to reduce regulatory burdens and practices that cost businesses time and money, while protecting environmental and health standards and enhancing worker safety.
Comments Due Date:  October 18, 2017
 
Minister's regulations proposed under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015
Proposals related to the regulation of condominium managers and condominium management providers including: 1. Complaints, insurance and other requirements 2. Code of ethics and discipline and appeals committees
Comments Due Date:  October 16, 2017
 
Proposed regulatory amendments for the regulation of diagnostic medical sonographers under the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario
Proposed regulatory amendments under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Medical Radiation Technology Act, 1991.
Comments Due Date:  October 16, 2017
 
Minister's Regulation under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 to require a standard lease template for certain residential tenancies
As part of the Fair Housing Plan, the government committed to developing a standard lease template for tenants and landlords across Ontario. Creating a standard lease template helps tenants and landlords alike, ensuring that both parties know their rights and responsibilities while reducing the number of disputes.
Comments Due Date:  October 13, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 188/08 (Mortgage Brokerages: Standards of Practice) under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006
The Ministry of Finance proposes regulatory amendments that fulfill a 2017 Budget commitment to strengthen investor protections relating to syndicated mortgage investments.
Comments Due Date:  October 13, 2017
 
Proposed Technical Amendments to Regulations under Various Ontario Statutes to Include Credit Unions as Permissible Financial Institutions
In the 2016 Budget, the government announced that it would implement all of the recommendations contained in the 2015 Report on the Review of the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 1994 (CUCPA) (the Report). In implementing the recommendations, amendments to 11 Ontario regulations under various statutes are being proposed that would aim to treat credit unions and Caisses Populaires on a more equal footing with banks and other financial institutions.
Comments Due Date:  October 13, 2017
 
Proposed Regulatory Amendment to O. Reg. 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 (HCCSA) Relating to Direct Funding Agreements for the Purpose of Self-Directed Care (SDC)
MOHLTC is seeking approval to propose an amendment to O.Reg. 386/99 under HCCSA to: 1) specify the community services that the LHINs may fund when providing direct funding to, or on behalf of, a person under section 28.5 of HCCSA; 2) identify the eligible client cohorts; and 3) exempt LHINs from the current service maximums for personal support services with respect to direct funding agreements for the purpose of self-directed care entered into with adults with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
Comments Due Date:  October 9, 2017
 
Revisions to the Forest Management Planning Manual, Forest Information Manual and Forest Operations and Silviculture Manual  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has approval for forest management on Crown lands under the Environmental Assessment Act through Declaration Order MNR-75. MNR-75 includes requirements for MNRF to revise and submit the Manuals for Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC) approval within 18 months of the August 25, 2015 approval date. The MOECC Director granted a three month extension to submit the Manuals for LGIC approval (i.e., May 22, 2017).
Comments Due Date:  October 5, 2017
 
Drive Clean-Remote On-Board Diagnostic Testing ProgramRegulatory Amendments  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 361/98 (Motor Vehicles), made under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). If approved, the regulatory amendments would enable emissions testing using remote on-board diagnostics (OBD) technologies. Additionally, minor housekeeping changes are being proposed to ensure that the regulation is up-to-date.
Comments Due Date:  October 2, 2017
 
Ontario's Red Tape Challenge: Chemical Manufacturing
The Red Tape Challenge is an online consultation platform designed to engage businesses, the public, and other stakeholders to help identify and improve Ontario regulations that are unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly for business. Help Ontario cut red tape; submit your ideas today!
Comments Due Date:  September 30, 2017
 
Consultation Requirement for Potential New Edition of the Building Code
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) is proposing to revoke the current version of the Building Code (Ontario Regulation 332/12) and replace it with a new edition under the Building Code Act, 1992. It is proposed that the new edition come into effect in January 2019.
Comments Due Date:  September 29, 2017
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 75/08 made under the Regulatory Modernization Act, 2007 (RMA), to designate the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008 (SIPDDA)
The designation of SIPDDA under the Regulatory Modernization Act, 2007 would make it clear that the Ministry of Community and Social Services can: • Publicly post information about ministry compliance inspections of MCSS-funded developmental services agencies and Developmental Services Ontario • Share certain information with other ministries • Authorize inspections from other ministries
Comments Due Date:  September 28, 2017
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 455/09 and creation of a new services documents regulation under the Toxics Reduction Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing a number of minor amendments to O. Reg. 455/09 aimed to reduce reporting burden, simplify the toxic substance reduction planning process, adjust the schedule and timing of the plan review process, protect business confidentiality, clarify language and intent, better align with the National Pollutant Release Inventory where appropriate, and correct minor errors. In addition, MOECC is proposing a new service of documents regulation.
Comments Due Date:  September 26, 2017
 
Operating Engineers Regulatory Review
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) is seeking feedback on the attached report outlining recommendations to government from the Operating Engineers Expert Panel. This feedback will inform the government's consideration of the panel's recommendations.
Comments Due Date:  September 26, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to: O.Reg. 43/96 and O.Reg 427/99 made under the Registry Act, O.Reg 16/99 and O.Reg. 19/99 made under the Land Registration Reform Act, Regulation 60 under the Boundaries Act; Regulation 690 under the Land Titles Act and O.Reg. 49/01 under the Condominium Act, 1998
Amendments are proposed to regulations under the Registry Act and Land Registration Reform Act which would support the modernization of survey plan preparation and filing in the electronic land registration system The proposed amendments to O.Reg. 49/01 under the Condominium Act, 1998 would clarify the process for registration of encumbrances and discharges of encumbrances relating to common elements condominiums.
Comments Due Date:  September 25, 2017
 
Regulatory proposal under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act
Proposed regulations under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (ONHWPA) and the Building Code Act to support the establishment of new home warranty coverage for certain residential condominium conversion projects.
Comments Due Date:  September 25, 2017
 
Residential Condominium Conversion Projects (RCCP)
The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (the "ONHWP Act") was created to provide deemed statutory warranties for new homes. The Tarion Warranty Corporation (Tarion) is consulting on a draft regulation required in order to proclaim amendments previously made to the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and the Condominium Act that would extend most new home warranties to certain residential condominium conversion projects (RCCPs).
Comments Due Date:  September 25, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulation (Reg.) 552 (General) under the Health Insurance Act (HIA) and the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services (SOB-LS) under Regulation 552 of the HIA
In alignment with the ministry's Patients First Action Plan for Health Care, the Community Laboratory Modernization Strategy (Strategy) supports the goals of better value, ensures the sustainability of Ontario's health care system and improves quality and access. The proposed amendments to Reg. 552 (General) are consequential regulatory amendments to the HIA and align with the ministry's objective under the Strategy to achieve better value for money by implementing a new funding model.
Comments Due Date:  September 12, 2017
 
Facilitating the Payment and Administration of the Land Transfer Tax under Section 3 of the Land Transfer Tax Act - Update
UPDATE: The deadline for feedback on the Ministry of Finance's consultation document has been extended. Submissions must be received on or before September 8, 2017. The Ministry of Finance is considering recommending amendments to the Land Transfer Tax Act and regulations to facilitate the payment and administration of the land transfer tax (LTT) under section 3 in certain circumstances.
Comments Due Date:  September 8, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 909: Superintendent Consent for Annuity Purchases on Wind Up & Extended Allocation of Payments from the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 909: Superintendent Consent for Annuity Purchases on Wind Up & Extended Allocation of Payments from the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund.
Comments Due Date:  September 8, 2017
 
Proposed Regulatory Amendments to support implementation of the Patients First Act, 2016
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing regulatory changes to support implementation of the Patients First Act, 2016, including the completed transfers of all Community Care Access Centre to the Local Health Integration Networks. Other amendments will support quality improvement, clarify expectations and strengthen accountability for the planning of French Language Services by the LHINs in consultation with the French Language Health Planning Entities.
Comments Due Date:  September 4, 2017
 
Charities Accounting Act - Approved Act of Executors and Trustees
New regulation made under section 5.1 of the Charities Accounting Act
Comments Due Date:  August 29, 2017
 
Proposed New Regulation, regulation Amendments to General Regulation (O. Reg. 45/11) and revocation of Forms Regulation (O. Reg. 44/11) supporting the implementation of MAM Phase III and Bill 39 amendments to the Mining Act.  (source: Environmental Registry)
This proposal is for a new regulation to govern the conversion of existing mining claims into new cell-based mining claims, changes to the current General Regulation O. Reg. 45/11 and the revocation of the existing Forms Regulation O. Reg. 44/11. These regulations will support the implementation of amendments to Ontario's Mining Act, made in Schedule 2 of Bill 39, the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  August 25, 2017
 
Regulatory proposal under the Condominium Act, 1998
Regulatory proposal related to amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 that would support the filing of periodic condo returns, which includes information about condo corporations, as well as the creation of a publicly accessible database of information about all condo corporations in the province.
Comments Due Date:  August 22, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act
Proposed amendments to create and implement OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare Program.
Comments Due Date:  August 10, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act
Proposed amendments to strengthen pharmacy payment management and recover the shortfall in savings that accrued in FY2016/17 from previously committed to pharmacy sector savings initiatives.
Comments Due Date:  August 10, 2017
 
Proposal to amend O.Reg. 404/12 (Energy and Water Efficiency - Appliances and Products) under the Green Energy Act, 2009 ("Efficiency Regulation").  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed regulatory changes, if passed, would set or update test methods, scope and/or efficiency requirements for 15 products in the manner outlined below.
Comments Due Date:  August 2, 2017
 
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 to add land to Sandbanks Provincial Park  (source: Environmental Registry)
Sandbanks Provincial Park is located approximately 15 km southwest of Picton in Prince Edward County, in southeastern Ontario. An amendment to the boundary of Sandbanks Provincial Park is being proposed. This minor amendment to the Crown land use direction will be posted on the Crown Land Use Policy Atlas.
Comments Due Date:  July 31, 2017
 
Discussion Paper: Addressing Food and Organic Waste in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
The discussion paper, "Addressing Food and Organic Waste in Ontario", serves as the basis for preliminary discussions with stakeholders to inform the development of the Food and Organic Waste Framework.
Comments Due Date:  July 30, 2017
 
Ontario College of Trades - Board of Governors Regulation on Trade Classification Review Referral Process
The Ontario College of Trades is seeking feedback from the public to help inform the development of a Board of Governors regulation prescribing the process for the College's referral of trade classification review requests to the Classification Roster.
Comments Due Date:  July 30, 2017
 
Proposed regulation respecting trade classification panels under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA)
The Ministry of Labour is seeking feedback on a draft Minister's regulation that outlines the process and criteria to be used by classification panels in making determinations about a trade's classification or reclassification.
Comments Due Date:  July 30, 2017
 
PNERP Master Plan Update  (source: Environmental Registry)
MCSCS is working with federal, provincial, municipal and nuclear generating station partners to establish a sound and scientifically defensible Planning Basis for the PNERP. MCSCS is seeking public input on a Planning Basis discussion paper and proposed updates to the PNERP Master Plan. This input will inform the final proposed update to the Master Plan.
Comments Due Date:  July 28, 2017
 
Phase 1 Real Estate Business and Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA) Review: Multiple Representation and other matters
Proposal for changes under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 related to the practice of multiple representation as part of Phase 1 of the review of Ontario's real estate rules.
Comments Due Date:  July 24, 2017
 
Proposed municipal asset management planning regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)
Improved municipal asset management planning is a vital step in Ontario's Municipal Infrastructure Strategy and will provide the foundation to improving the long-term sustainability of infrastructure throughout the province. The purpose of the proposed regulation is to implement best practices throughout the municipal sector and provide a degree of consistency to support collaboration between municipalities, and among municipalities and the province.
Comments Due Date:  July 24, 2017
 
Travel Industry Act Review: Phase 2 Report
A summary of the findings from Phase 2 of the Travel Industry Act review and proposals for possible changes to the Travel Industry Act, 2002 (TIA) and O.Reg.26/05, the regulatory framework for travel agents and wholesalers in Ontario
Comments Due Date:  July 24, 2017
 
Boilers and Pressure Vessels Regulatory Review
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services would like your feedback on the proposed amendments to the Boilers and Pressure Vessels regulation (O. Reg. 220/01) under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 (Act).
Comments Due Date:  July 17, 2017
 
Development Charge Exemption for Second Units in New Homes Under the Development Charges Act, 1997
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) and the Ministry of Housing (MHO) are proposing to amend O. Reg. 82/98 (General) under the Development Charges Act, 1997.
Comments Due Date:  July 10, 2017
 
Draft Regulatory Amendments to facilitate Single Employer Pension Plan mergers with Jointly Sponsored Pension Plans.
This posting outlines the intended content of regulations to amend the framework for single employer pension plan to jointly sponsored pension plan mergers.
Comments Due Date:  July 10, 2017
 
Quetico Provincial Park Management Plan Review  (source: Environmental Registry)
To protect Quetico Provincial Park's outstanding natural and cultural heritage, and guide its use, development, management and operation for a 20-year period.
Comments Due Date:  July 4, 2017
 
Strategic Policy for Bait Management in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
The MNRF has developed a Strategic Policy for Bait Management in Ontario that directs how bait will be managed in the future. The ministry is now seeking feedback on this proposed policy.
Comments Due Date:  June 27, 2017
 
Proposed Regulation to prescribe the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation, Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation and Metrolinx for the purposes of paragraph 142(3)(d) of the Securities Act
A proposed regulation to prescribe the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation, Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation and Metrolinx for the purposes of paragraph 142(3)(d) of the Securities Act, which provides authority to exempt Crown agents from certain Ontario Securities Commission rules regulating derivatives transactions.
Comments Due Date:  June 26, 2017
 
Excess Soil Management Regulatory Proposal  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is engaging Ontarians on an Excess Soil Regulatory Proposal (regulatory proposal) that proposes a new regulation and key complementary regulatory amendments related to the management of excess soil. It is anticipated that this regulatory proposal will be finalized before the end of 2017.
Comments Due Date:  June 23, 2017
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 390/16 (Used Tires)  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing amendments to the cost recovery provisions of the Used Tires regulation (O. Reg. 390/16) made under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive wind up plan of the Used Tires program.
Comments Due Date:  June 20, 2017
 
Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices - 5-Year Limited Exemption Review
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend the 5-year time limited exemption for two-way radios under Ontario's Distracted Driving Law.
Comments Due Date:  June 15, 2017
 
Description of Proposed Amendments to Regulation 909: Administrative Penalties
Proposed regulatory amendments to Regulation 909 to allow the Superintendent of Financial Services to impose administrative penalties for contraventions of certain sections of the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) and associated regulations.
Comments Due Date:  June 12, 2017
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 909: Special Orders by the Superintendent
Proposed regulation prescribing the circumstances in which the Superintendent of Financial Services may make a special order regarding the preparation of a new valuation report under subsection 87(6) of the Pension Benefits Act.
Comments Due Date:  June 12, 2017
 
Proposed Regulation for IMCO Membership Voting Rights
This posting outlines the intended content of regulations that would establish new voting rights for the members of the Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO).
Comments Due Date:  June 12, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 275/04 made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA); proposed amendments to O. Reg. 442/01 made under the OEBA; proposed regulations under the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017 (OFHPA), if passed; and revocation of spent provisions of O. Reg. 364/16 made under the Ontario Rebate for Electricity Consumers Act, 2016 (ORECA).
ENERGY is proposing to amend existing regulations and introduce new ones related to electricity invoicing to implement the changes introduced by OFHPA, if passed. These proposed amendments would remove outdated informational messaging from invoices; introduce new messaging requirements related to OFHPA initiatives; and inform customers about resultant bill impacts. These amendments would also exempt Hydro One from specified requirements, as appropriate.
Comments Due Date:  June 10, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 429/04 (Adjustments Re: Section 25.33 of the Act) and O. Reg. 280/14 (IESO Eligible Investments and Borrowing) made under the Electricity Act, 1998 and proposed regulations under the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017 (OFHPA), if passed.
Energy has proposedlegislation to refinance a portion of the Global Adjustment (GA) as contemplated in the OFHPA. Creation of new regulations under the proposed OFHPA would support the implementation of the refinancing of GA. Amendments to existing regulations (O. Reg. 429/04 and O. Reg. 280/14) would provide the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and Local Distribution Companies (LDC) with the necessary authority related to their OFHPA activities.
Comments Due Date:  June 10, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 442/01 (Rural or Remote Electricity Rate Protection) and O. Reg. 315/14 (Ontario Electricity Support Program) made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA) and proposed regulations under the OEBA as enabled under the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan Act, 2017, if passed.
ENERGY has proposed legislation to enable distribution rate protection; on-reserve delivery credit; tax-based funding for new programs and moving the majority of the RRRP costs to provincial funds. Creation of regulations under the OEBA, would establish mechanisms to support tax-based funding for a portion of RRRP, continue the Ontario Electricity Support Program, establish distribution rate protection and the on-reserve delivery credit as tax-based funded programs.
Comments Due Date:  June 10, 2017
 
Proposed New Regulation and Regulation Amendment supporting the implementation of Bill 39  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed change to the current Assessment Work Regulation O. Reg. 6/96 and the proposed new regulation will support proposed amendments to Ontario's Mining Act, pending enactment of Bill 39. The proposed changes to Ontario's Mining Act are part of the Mining Act Modernization (MAM) process that began in 2009 with Bill 173. MAM has been implemented in phases and these current changes are part of Phase III of MAM.
Comments Due Date:  June 8, 2017
 
Permitting Online Health Card Renewal in Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is seeking approval to amend Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act (HIA) to permit the renewal of Ontario health cards online.
Comments Due Date:  June 5, 2017
 
Proposed Regulation for the establishment of requirements and standards with respect to secondary residential units: Parking requirements for second residential units; Occupancy requirements for the primary unit or second residential unit; and Authorizing second residential units in all dwellings regardless of date of construction  (source: Environmental Registry)
It is proposed that a regulation under s. 35.1(2)(b) of the Planning Act could, if made, set out requirements and standards with respect to second residential units referred to in s. 16 (3) of the Planning Act as follows:
Comments Due Date:  June 5, 2017
 
Ontario's Red Tape Challenge: Mining
The Red Tape Challenge is an online consultation platform designed to engage businesses, the public, and other stakeholders to help identify and improve Ontario regulations that are unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly for business. Help Ontario cut red tape; submit your ideas today!
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2017
 
Proposed regulation under the Public Lands Act to enable certain occupations of public land without the need for an occupancy instrument (e.g. land use permit, lease, license of occupation); and Proposed amendments to work permit requirements in Ontario Regulation 239/13 (Activities on Public Land and Shore Lands - Work Permits and Exemptions) under the Public Lands Act.  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of this proposal is to provide a summary of the regulation proposal under consideration by the Ministry. Specifically, this notice outlines the proposed classes of structures; associated criteria; proposed circumstances in which the class occupational authority would not apply; and the proposed manner of giving notice to vacate the lands.
Comments Due Date:  May 18, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to regulations under the Highway Traffic Act related to mobile cranes and concrete pumps.
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing amendments to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) with respect to registration of mobile cranes and concrete pumps and annual inspection requirements.
Comments Due Date:  May 15, 2017
 
Proposed Regulations to specify Administrative Penalties amounts under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 (OCTAA)
Legislative amendments to OCTAA were enacted in December 2016 setting up the structure for a new administrative penalties framework to be used by the Ontario College of Trades in enforcing the OCTAA. As part of the implementation of these amendments, the Ministry of Labour is consulting on what the penalty amounts should be, and any other relevant details, including publication of notices of contravention.
Comments Due Date:  May 13, 2017
 
Commercial classes (class A, B, C, D, E and F) knowledge and road test fee increases under the Highway Traffic Act
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to increase the knowledge and road test fees for all commercial classes (class A, B, C, D, E and F) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
Comments Due Date:  May 1, 2017
 
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Proposed Quality Assurance Program Regulatory Amendments, Under the Massage Therapy Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  April 24, 2017
 
Proposed amendment to Regulation O.Reg. 210/11 under the Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation Act, 2011
The Ministry is proposing to amend the regulation O. Reg. 210/11 in order to specify that Infrastructure Ontario may provide refinancing to non-profit, social and co-operative housing providers where certain criteria have been met.
Comments Due Date:  April 23, 2017
 
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 114/94 (General) Out-of-Hospital Premises Inspection Program under the Medicine Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  April 21, 2017
 
Homes for Special Care Funding Rate Increase
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care proposes to increase the per diem rate it pays to Homes for Special Care licensees to operate their homes and provide services to tenants.
Comments Due Date:  April 19, 2017
 
College of Opticians of Ontario
Recirculated: Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 869/93 (General) Registration Regulation under the Opticianry Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  April 17, 2017
 
Proposed Regulatory Amendment to Expand the Eligibility Criteria for Grants for Persons with Disabilities
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the ministry) is proposing an amendment that would expand the eligibility criteria for the program established under Ontario Regulation 367/94 under the Ministry of Community and Social Services Act to ensure that persons who are not capable of arranging and directing their own services and managing funding are eligible for the program if their substitute decision-maker meets these criteria.
Comments Due Date:  April 10, 2017
 
Regulatory proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998 and the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015
Regulatory proposals related to the Condominium Act, 1998 and the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 that support the implementation of an administrative authority under each act and other matters relating to implementation.
Comments Due Date:  April 10, 2017
 
Expansion of the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI)
The Ministry of Energy is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 429/04 (Adjustments Under Section 25.33 of the Act) made under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("O. Reg. 429/04") in order to expand eligibility under the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) to include electricity consumers and market participants with an average monthly peak demand greater than 500 kilowatts (kW) and less than 1 megawatt (MW).
Comments Due Date:  April 8, 2017
 
Regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 314/15 (Ontario Electricity Support Program) made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, that would support the implementation of Ontario's Fair Hydro Plan.
The Ministry of Energy's proposed amendments would, if approved, take steps toward increasing the existing Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) credits by 50%, and expand eligibility to some consumers who are not currently eligible for the program.
Comments Due Date:  April 8, 2017
 
College of Optometrists of Ontario
Recirculated: Proposed Amendments to Registration Regulation (O. Reg. 837/93) and College By-laws as amended under the Optometry Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  March 31, 2017
 
Regulation under the Condominium Act, 1998
Proposed regulation related to the amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 that will improve how condominiums are governed and strengthen the transparency and accountability of condo boards.
Comments Due Date:  March 30, 2017
 
Discussion Paper: Developing a Modern Renewable Fuel Standard For Gasoline in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan commits to implementing a Renewable Fuel Standard for gasoline, which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline by 5% by 2020.
Comments Due Date:  March 12, 2017
 
Business Law Advisory Council Fall 2016 Report
Following the Council's consideration of the consultation feedback, the Council has now finalized the report. Attached is the final report submitted by BLAC to the Minister on February 3, 2017.
Comments Due Date:  March 7, 2017
 
Elimination of Adoption Licensing Fees
Per 2016 Ontario Provincial Budget announcement: elimination of the annual licensing fees for adoption agencies / individual licensees.
Comments Due Date:  March 6, 2017
 
Proposed amendment to O. Reg. 124/99, Transfer Tax On Municipal Electricity Property, made under the Electricity Act, 1998
A consultation draft of proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 124/99.
Comments Due Date:  February 27, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to Highway Traffic Act Regulation 199/07 (Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections) and Regulation 611 (Safety Inspections)
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to: 1. Reduce the frequency of under-vehicle inspections of motor coaches as outlined in Regulation 199/07, Schedule 4. 2. Amend Regulation 611 to allow buses, school purposes vehicles and accessible vehicles to use the Limited Brake Inspection (LBI) when completing a safety inspection.
Comments Due Date:  February 27, 2017
 
College of Midwives of Ontario
Proposed Professional Misconduct Regulation Amendments Under the Midwifery Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  February 24, 2017
 
College of Midwives of Ontario
Proposed Quality Assurance Regulation (to replace the General Regulation, O. Reg. 335/12) Under the Midwifery Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  February 24, 2017
 
Regulation under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015
Proposed regulation related to the licensing and regulation of condominium managers and condominium management providers in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  February 24, 2017
 
Chapleau-Nemegosenda Rivers Provincial Park Management Statement  (source: Environmental Registry)
A park management statement is required for Chapleau-Nemegosenda Rivers Provincial Park to replace the 2006 Interim Management Statement direction for the protection and management of the park. Chapleau-Nemegosenda Rivers Provincial Park is a 17,732 hectare waterway class park located approximately 15 kilometres northeast of the town of Chapleau. The park was established in 1973 to protect the traditional and recreational canoe-route, as well as associated cultural and natural heritage values.
Comments Due Date:  February 23, 2017
 
College of Massage Therapists of Ontario
Proposed Regulation for Funding for Therapy and Counselling for Clients Sexually Abused by a Member, Under the Massage Therapy Act, 1991
Comments Due Date:  February 10, 2017
 
Ontario's Red Tape Challenge: Financial services
The Red Tape Challenge is an online consultation platform designed to engage businesses, the public, and other stakeholders to help identify and improve Ontario regulations that are unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly for business. Help Ontario cut red tape; submit your ideas today!
Comments Due Date:  January 31, 2017
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 663/98 (Area Descriptions), Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting), Ontario Regulation 666/98 (Possession, Buying and Selling of Wildlife), and Ontario Regulation 670/98 (Open Seasons) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to streamline and modernize the management of small game and furbearer wildlife species in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing regulatory amendments for furbearers and small game, including game reptile and game amphibian, under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. The proposed changes will support the current ministry strategic direction towards taking a broader landscape approach to wildlife management. The draft Small Game and Furbearer Management Framework provides policy direction for these changes.
Comments Due Date:  January 30, 2017
 
Draft regulation establishing the Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation under the Development Corporations Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed regulation would establish the Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation, to be funded through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account in accordance with section 71 of the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act.
Comments Due Date:  January 30, 2017
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act - Portability Options for Retired Members
Proposed amendments to Regulation 909 (the General Regulation) would update references to portability to recognize retired members' access to them.
Comments Due Date:  January 20, 2017
 
Enhancing Municipal Collection of Defaulted Provincial Offences Act Fines
The following regulatory changes will need to be made in order to implement the project: • Define retrospective look-back period for the application of licence plate denial to enhance collection of defaulted fines; • Identify actors that will be exempt from the application of plate denial.
Comments Due Date:  January 16, 2017
 
Proposed amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 237/09) of the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 1994
Proposed amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 237/09)
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2017
 
Amendment of Ontario Regulation 493/01: Debt Retirement Charge - Rates and Exemptions, made under the Electricity Act, 1998.
Amendment to O.Reg 493/01 to change the definition of a net metered generation facility to align with the Ministry of Energy's proposed amendment to O.Reg 541/05: Net Metering, to remove the 500 kW cumulative output capacity limit on net renewable energy generation equipment.
Comments Due Date:  January 6, 2017
 
Proposed Changes to Ontario Regulation 383/00 under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the "College") proposed amendments to the Registration Regulation, O. Reg. 383/00 under the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998 (the Act).
Comments Due Date:  January 5, 2017