To prescribe "Family Day", the third Monday in February, as a public holiday under Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Water Conservation Charges Proposal
The Ministry of the Environment is proposing a new charge designed to recover some of the costs of provincial water management programs. The purpose of this posting is to consult on the details of the proposed charge.
ONTARIO REGULATION 416/07
A regulation that introduces a new life income fund (LIF) and other modifications to the rules for locked-in accounts.
The first phase of regulations under the Clean Water Act, 2006.
As a part of the government's commitment to implement all of the recommendations of the Walkerton Inquiry, and to implement the source protection framework set out by the Clean Water Act, 2006, the government is developing regulations under the Act to support the development and implementation of source protection plans across the province.
To Make Regulations under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act
After extensive consultation the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act was introduced in Ontario's Legislature on October 25, 2005. The act was passed the Legislature on June 19, 2006 and received Royal Assent on June 20, 2006. Before Ontario's Cabinet puts this new act into effect by proclaiming it, a new set of regulations has to be approved.
Optional On-Farm Treatment Technologies.
New standards are being proposed under the Nutrient Management Regulation (O. Reg. 267/03) under the Nutrient Management Act for optional on-farm treatment technologies and practices for anaerobic digesters and vegetative filter strip systems.
Proposed amendments to Wells Regulation 903
Regulation 903 as amended to O. Reg. 128/03 made under the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA), sets out minimum standards for the construction and proper decommissioning of all types of wells. If implemented, the proposed amendments to Regulation 903 would improve clarity and enforceability of the regulation and build on amendments made to the regulation in 2003.
Proposed Approach for the Implementation of Odour-Based Standards and Guidelines
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has identified the need to develop and/or update air quality standards for priority contaminants. The Ministry's Standards Plan (PA9E0004) (released in October, 1996 and revised November, 1999), identified candidate substances for the development of air standards. Priorities were identified based on a number of considerations including toxicity, the potential for exposure and the quantity of air emissions in Ontario.
Proposed Hours of Work Regulations
The ministry is preparing amendments to Ontario Regulation 4/93 Hours of Work to harmonize with new national hours of service standard.