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Regulatory Proposal for Province-Wide Implementation of Green Button  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is considering proposing a regulation to require electricity and natural gas utilities to implement Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Connect My Data (CMD) by July 1, 2020. To implement Green Button, these utilities would be required to procure or develop a software platform and obtain Green Button DMD and CMD certification.
Comments Due Date:  January 22, 2018
 
Tire Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA)  (source: Environmental Registry)
The ministry is proposing a regulation under the RRCEA that would make tire producers environmentally accountable and financially responsible for recovering resources and reducing waste associated with tires that they supply into the Ontario market. It would require producers to meet resource recovery standards and to establish an accessible and convenient tire collection network across Ontario to reduce the amount of tires lost to disposal, among other things.
Comments Due Date:  January 22, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to matters included in existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)  (source: Environmental Registry)
If Bill 139 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent, the proposed regulatory changes would update tribunal references from "Ontario Municipal Board" to "Local Planning Appeal Tribunal", where applicable. They would also require explanations of how planning proposals conform with local planning documents; clarify requirements for municipal notices and make other technical changes.
Comments Due Date:  January 21, 2018
 
Proposed new regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)  (source: Environmental Registry)
If Bill 139 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent, the proposed transition regulation would set out rules for planning matters in process at the time of proclamation of the Bill 139 changes to the Planning Act and would provide certainty regarding the processing and decision-making on planning matters. Changes to the Planning Act through Bill 139 not addressed in the proposed transition regulation would apply immediately upon the coming into force of those changes.
Comments Due Date:  January 21, 2018
 
Proposed Regulations under the Proposed Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017
MAG is proposing to make regulations to: Transition rules for matters and proceedings that come to the Tribunal under the Planning Act; Timelines for proceedings before the Tribunal under the Planning Act; Time limits for submissions at oral hearings for major land use planning appeals before the Tribunal; and The practices and procedures of the Tribunal in major land use planning appeals
Comments Due Date:  January 21, 2018
 
Consultation Paper on Proposed Changes to the Building Code
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is now seeking stakeholder and public input on proposed changes to Ontario's Building Code. Public consultation is an important part of developing legislation and regulation in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  January 19, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment of Ontario Regulation 389/10: (General), to be made under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed amendments are designed to ensure that customers who are considering entering into an electricity retail agreement with a TPO retailer can make an informed decision and can understand the impacts of any associated contracts or agreements, which may include separate contracts and/or liabilities that would not be covered under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment of Ontario Regulation 541/05: Net Metering, or a new Regulation (To Be Determined), to be made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)
The proposed changes to Ontario's net metering framework are intended to give customers new opportunities to participate in clean, renewable electricity generation and to reduce their electricity bills.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2018
 
Proposed New Regulation to be made under the Electricity Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)
The purpose of the proposed regulation is to ensure the appropriate siting of renewable energy generation facilities in relation to residential areas and prime agricultural land.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2018
 
Food and Organic Waste Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)
The province has developed a proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework ("Framework"). Together with the Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario: Building a Circular Economy and Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan, the proposed Framework will help Ontario build a circular economy and fight climate change.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2018
 
Proposed Amendment to the Schedule to Ontario Regulation 730 (General) under the Livestock Medicines Act
Health Canada has proposed changes to require a prescription for all antimicrobial drugs that are deemed medically-important for human health. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing a consequential amendment to the Livestock Medicines Act (LMA) Regulation 730 to prohibit the sale of veterinary drugs on the Prescription Drug List by retail outlets licensed to sell livestock medicine and otherwise update the list to reflect what is and can be sold by LMOs.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2018
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 282/98 to permit the delivery of the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program by AgriCorp.
OMAFRA, with the support of MOF, is proposing to amend O. Reg. 282/98 to permit the delivery of the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program (Farm Tax program) by AgriCorp, along with other updates to the regulation relating to the program. The Farm Tax Program is currently delivered by OMAFRA. The MOF has overall responsibility for provincial property tax policy matters, including the Farm Tax Program and O. Reg. 282/98, the program's governing regulation.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2018
 
MCSS Basic Income Pilot - Amendment to O. Reg. 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act
The proposed amendment would create a new class of eligible recipients under the Ontario Drug Benefit program. The proposed amendment would prescribe persons who were previously entitled to receive drug benefits under the Ontario Works Act, 1997 or the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997 immediately prior to enrolling in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot and who receive Basic Income payments through OBIP as a class of eligible persons for the purpose of the ODB program.
Comments Due Date:  January 12, 2018
 
Amendment to O. Reg. 447/07, Listed Acts - Delegation by City
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 447/07 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to allow the City to delegate to a council committee the power to designate a private road as a fire route under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and to make technical amendments to reflect changes in Ontario Regulation 389/91 (Special Occasion Permits).
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Amendment to O. Reg. 589/06, Dissolution of and Assumption of Powers of Local Boards
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing an amendment to Ontario Regulation 589/06 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to remove the reference to the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Foundation so that the Toronto Atmospheric Fund Foundation is not deemed a local board of the City by that regulation.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/97 to prepare for the 2018 municipal election.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 101/97 under the Municipal Elections Act
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Codes of Conduct - Prescribed Subject Matters
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to make a regulation under the Municipal Act, 2001 to prescribe subject matters required to be included in local codes of conduct.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Codes of Conduct - Prescribed Subject Matters
The Minister of Municipal Affairs is proposing to make a regulation under the City of Toronto Act, 2006 to prescribe subject matters required to be included in the City's codes of conduct.
Comments Due Date:  January 9, 2018
 
Planning Ontario's Energy Future: A Discussion Guide to Start the Conversation.  (source: Environmental Registry)
Following extensive consultation, including through comments provided through the Environmental Registry, on October 26, 2017, the Ontario government issued the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), Delivering Fairness and Choice.
Comments Due Date:  January 5, 2018
 
Proposed Amendments to Regulations made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act
Proposed regulatory amendments include additional protection for settings not currently regulated, would simplify and streamline requirements where possible 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:  January 4, 2018
 
Regulatory proposal under the Condominium Act, 1998
Proposed regulation under the Condominium Act, 1998 to make it easier to install and access electric vehicle charging stations in existing condominiums
Comments Due Date:  January 2, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Information Technology Professionals
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 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to information technology professionals (IT professionals). The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Residential Building Superintendents, Janitors and Caretakers
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 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to residential building superintendents, janitors and caretakers. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Homemakers, Domestic Workers and Residential Care Workers
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 (ESA). The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exemptions that apply to homemakers, domestic workers and residential care workers. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the special rules and exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of Special Rules and Exemptions under the Employment Standards Act, 2000: Managers and Supervisors
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 managers and supervisors. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of the exemptions.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018
 
Review of the Exclusion of Domestic Workers from the Labour Relations Act, 1995
On May 30, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that it would review the recommendation in the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report to remove certain exclusions from the Labour Relations Act, 1995. The Ministry of Labour is seeking input on the current exclusion that applies to domestic workers employed in a private home. The Ministry invites feedback from all interested stakeholders on the impact of this exclusion.
Comments Due Date:  January 1, 2018