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Ontario Regulation 11/11  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 11/11 is a site specific amendment that revokes certain lands from Ontario Regulation 481/73.
Effective Date:  January 27, 2011

Interim Regulatory Amendments to Support the AbitibiBowater Pension Restructuring Plan

An amendment to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act to extend the time period, from 60 to 120 days, for making pension payments in arrears for five pension plans sponsored by AbiBow Canada Inc. (AbitibiBowater), pending regulatory amendments to implement the proposed funding relief to assist the company restructuring.
Effective Date:  January 28, 2011

Ontario Regulation 7/11  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 7/11 is a site specific amendment that modifies Ontario Regulation 473/73, to permit an outdoor golf driving range, practice and chipping areas, a club house, a miniature golf course, and 212 parking spaces.
Effective Date:  January 24, 2011

Amendments to Regulation 753 ( Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking); and, to Regulation 761 (Milk and Milk Products) under the Milk Act.

Amendments to Regulation 753 and to Regulation 761 revoke provisions in the two regulations regarding dairy/edible oil spreads and filled milk products.
Effective Date:  January 31, 2011

Property Tax Treatment of Renewable Energy Installations

Regulatory amendments are being proposed to Ontario Regulation 282/98 under the Assessment Act regarding the property tax treatment of renewable energy facilities.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Ontario Regulations 144/10 and 1/11 amending Ontario Regulation 398/93

Designation of Public Service Agencies
Effective Date:  January 11, 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
Effective Date:  January 1, 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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Ontario Regulation made under the Ammunition Regulation Act Amending O.Reg. 574/94 (Identification)

This amendment brings the language of O.Reg. 574/94 up to date with the Firearms Act.
Effective Date:  January 17, 2011

Consequential amendment to Ontario Regulation 675/98 - Classification and Exemption of Spills and Reporting of Discharges made under the Environmental Protection Act, 1990.  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) amended Ontario’s Classification and Exemption of Spills and Reporting of Discharges regulation (O. Reg. 675/98) as a consequential amendment to Ontario’s Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and Other Halocarbons regulation (O. Reg. 463/10).
Effective Date:  January 28, 2011

Amendment to Regulation 604

Parking
Effective Date:  January 17, 2011

Ministry of Health Act (now the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Act)

Obsolete and spent regulations made under the Ministry of Health Act
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Amendment to Regulation 598

Gross Weight on Bridges
Effective Date:  January 28, 2011

Courts of Justice Act - Amendments to the Rules of the Small Claims Court

Amendments were made to O. Reg. 258/98 Rules of the Small Claims Court on the recommendation of the Civil Rules Committee and the approval of the Attorney General. The Civil Rules Committee is established under the Courts of Justice Act to make rules of court.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Amendment to Schedule 2 in O.Reg. 572/99 (Training Requirements For Certain Skill Sets and Trades)

The Ministry of Labour is proposing consequential amendments to be made to Schedule 2 in O. Reg 572/99 relating to the sheet metal trade. This consequential amendment is being made to align with proposed regulatory amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 1077 (Sheet Metal Worker), made under the Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act (TQAA) being brought forward by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Courts of Justice Act: Rules of Civil Procedure

O. Reg. 436/10 under the Courts of Justice Act made housekeeping amendments to subrule 48.04 of the Rules of Civil Procedure.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Fire Service Health and Safety Proposal - Asbestos

Proposal to exempt firefighters and fire investigators (within the meaning of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act), their employers, and the work that they perform at a fire or other emergency scene from the Regulation for Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Buildings and Repair Operations (O. Reg. 278/05) and make these employers and workers subject to the Regulation for the Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents (Reg. 833).
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Fire Service Health and Safety Proposal – Protective Equipment

Proposal to adopt the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1971 Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, 2007 edition, into the Firefighters – Protective Equipment Regulation (O. Reg. 714/94) for acquisition of new protective turn out clothing.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Change to Regulation 894 regarding Adjustments

A change to Tarion’s builder registration regulation, setting forth a restriction on closing adjustments
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Proposed Amendments to O.Reg. 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this posting is to inform the public and interested stakeholders of proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals), and to solicit comments on the proposed amendments.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Amendment to Regulation 402 of R.R.O. 1990 (Chickens - Marketing) to allow for an industry advisory committee

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (“Commission”) supports a request by the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) and the Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP) to amend Regulation 402 (Chickens – Marketing) to allow for the establishment of an industry advisory committee. The committee would include representation from the CFO, the AOCP and the Commission and would advise and make recommendations to the CFO on issues related to the production and marketing of chickens.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Proposal to Make a Regulation under the Public Sector Compensation Restraint to Protect Public Services Act, 2010

This is a proposal to make a regulation under the Act to require compliance reporting on the restraint measures.
Effective Date:  January 17, 2011

Ontario Regulation 405/10 - amendments to O.Reg 454/09: Prescribed Temporary Indexing Factor

This regulation prescribes indexation increases in 2011 and 2012 for injured workers on partial Workplace Safety and Insurance Board disability benefits in Ontario.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Public Hospitals Act, Ontario Regulation 965, Hospital Management

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 965 made under the Public Hospitals Act to support the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Excellent Care for All Act, 2010

Proposed Regulations made under the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Amendments to O. Reg. 128/04, O. Reg. 129/04, Reg. 903, O. Reg. 63/09, and O. Reg. 323/94, to support the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009.  (source: Environmental Registry)

This posting is to notify the public of the proposed regulatory amendments to regulations pertaining to the certification and licensing of drinking water and wastewater operators, licensed pesticide exterminators and pesticide vendor outlet representatives, well technicians, and dry cleaners, to ensure that our programs adhere to the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009. The amendments to the above regulations are a requirement under the Ontario Labour Mobility Act.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Small Hive Beetle

Addition of the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida) as a pest under the Bees Act.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Lightning Rods Regulation

Lightning Rods Act and regulation repealed.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Residential (Low Rise) Sheet Metal Installer

It is proposed to amend the regulation in order to establish a separate branch of the trade for Residential (Low Rise) Sheet Metal Installer.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the General Regulation (R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 52) under the Athletics Control Act

Proposed Regulation of Professional Mixed Martial Arts in Ontario
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Amendments to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting Regulation (O. Reg. 452/09) and Guideline (see link) that would simplify the reporting requirements and align them with those in other Western Climate Initiative (WCI) jurisdictions.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Proposed Amendment to O. Regulation 340/01 (Designation – Ontario Ginseng Growers’ Association) regarding licence fees

At the request of the Ontario Ginseng Growers’ Association (OGGA), the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing to amend O. Reg. 340/01 to increase the current licence fee paid by ginseng growers to the Association. The proposed regulatory amendment would increase the annual licence fee levied by the OGGA from $50 per acre of ginseng grown to $75 per acre.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Consolidation of Ontario’s Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Regulations and Harmonization with Federal Requirements  (source: Environmental Registry)

The ministry is proposing to consolidate Ontario’s five existing ODS regulations into one single regulation as part of its ongoing efforts to update and modernize regulations. The proposal also provides an opportunity to make the ODS regulations consistent with requirements of the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 and to harmonize with the National Action Plan.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Ontario Regulation 403/10 (Hogs – Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act (FPMA)

New governance and electoral structure for the Ontario Pork Producers’ Marketing Board (“Ontario Pork”).
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Draft Amendment to O.Reg.8/06 – Archaeological Licensing Regulation

Consequential amendments to the archaeological licensing regulation resulting from the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Revocation of Ontario Regulation 574 of the Highway Traffic Act

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to revoke Ontario Regulation 574 (Appeals)
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Proposed regulatory amendments to Regulation 211/01 of the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000

Proposed adjustment to the risk and safety management plan process for propane transfer facilities.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Amendments to the Medical Program for Commercial Drivers

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing an amendment to the current Medical Waiver Program for commercial drivers.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Proposed Changes to the Term of a Licence for Provincially Licensed Meat Plants through Amendments under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001 (FSQA).

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposes to change the frequency of licence renewals of meat plants in Ontario from annually to every three years. Fee requirements would remain the same at $300.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Evaluators

To add registered dietitians as evaluators for capacity
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Proposed amendments to the Building Code (O. Reg. 350/06) respecting on-site sewage maintenance inspection programs  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposed amendment to the Building Code would govern discretionary and required on-site sewage maintenance inspection programs established under the Building Code Act, 1992.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Amendments to Administrative Sanctions Under the Highway Traffic Act – Regulations 512/97, 611, 628 and 631/98

Amendments to the following regulations will take effect on January 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011 that will correct some errors and inconsistencies between the amended HTA and its regulations created by the Road Safety Act, 2009.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Regulations under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006

Proposal for Regulations Concerning Suite Metering in Residential Rental Complexes under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Minister's Regulation on Quality Assurance Measures

Quality Assurance Measures for Developmental Service Agencies and Application Entities
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Lieutenant Governor in Council regulation under the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008

Lieutenant Governor in Council regulation under the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, 2008
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011

Proposed amendments to the Building Code (O. Reg. 350/06) respecting on-site sewage systems

Proposed amendments to the Building Code (O. Reg. 350/06) respecting on-site sewage systems
Effective Date:  January 1, 2011