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Revocation of O. Reg. 551/94 made under the Consolidated Hearings Act.  (source: Environmental Registry)

The ministry is posting an Information Notice on the Environmental Registry to provide the public with notification that Ontario Regulation (O.Reg.) 551/94 made under the Consolidated Hearings Act (CHA), which prescribes hearings under the Waste Management Act, 1992 (WMA) for the purpose of the CHA, has been revoked. Posting for comment is not required as this revocation had no significant effect on the environment.
Effective Date:  April 26, 2011

Boundary regulation amendments for Bell Bay, Dupont, Quetico, Peter's Woods, Port Bruce, Spruce Islands, Sioux Narrows and West English River Provincial Parks

Changes to the boundary regulations of eight provincial parks: Bell Bay, Dupont, Peter's Woods, Port Bruce, Quetico, Sioux Narrows, Spruce Islands and West English River.
Effective Date:  April 18, 2011

College of Optometrists of Ontario

Prescribed Diseases (O. Reg. 111/11)
Effective Date:  April 23, 2011

Revocation of seven Environmental Assessment Act regulations  (source: Environmental Registry)

The seven regulations have either expired or no longer have any practical effect and therefore are no longer required. Six of these regulations were revoked on April 13, 2011 under Order in Council (OIC) 533/2011.
Effective Date:  April 26, 2011

Ontario Regulation 130/11  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 834/81, being the Sudbury District Zoning Order, has been amended by Ontario Regulation 130/11.
Effective Date:  April 19, 2011

Amend Part 7 of O. Reg. 663/98 (Areas South of the French and Mattawa Rivers where Sunday Gun Hunting is Permitted) under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this posting is to provide general notice to the public that the list of where Sunday gun hunting is permitted in southern Ontario has been amended by Ontario Regulation 63/11 to add one municipality at their request. This change takes effect on April 1, 2011.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2011

Prohibited Developments in the Far North: Opening a Mine, O. Reg. 117/11  (source: Environmental Registry)

This regulation under the Far North Act, 2010 is required to prescribe the circumstances that constitute the opening of a mine in the Far North. This technical regulation defines those prescribed circumstances.
Effective Date:  April 14, 2011

Regulations under the Ministry of Government Services Act, 1990

This Regulation authorizes ServiceOntario to provide responses to routine enquiries and intake of correspondence, applications and documents on behalf of any municipality in Ontario.
Effective Date:  April 18, 2011

College of Optometrists of Ontario

Designated Drugs Regulation and Standards of Practice Regulation (O. Reg. 112/11)
Effective Date:  April 5, 2011

Ontario Regulation 79/10 (General) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007

Ensuring that All Spouses Living Together in a Two-Bed Room in a Long-Term Care Home Can Only be Charged up to the Basic Accommodation Rate
Effective Date:  April 1, 2011

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/03

Operation of Off-Road Vehicles on Highways
Effective Date:  April 18, 2011

Amendment to Regulation 734

Establishment of Local Roads Areas - Northeastern and Eastern Regions
Effective Date:  April 6, 2011

Proposed Amendment to R.R.O. 1990 Regulation 402 (Chickens - Marketing) under subsection 8(1)(a) of the Farm Products Marketing Act to allow for additional powers for the Chicken Farmers of Ontario

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 give authority to the CFO to determine the quality of each class, variety, grade and size of the regulated product that shall be marketed by each producer.
Effective Date:  April 20, 2011

Amendment to O. Reg. 354/95 (Milk and Farm Separated Cream – Marketing) under the Milk Act

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has approved in principle the amending of O. Regulation 354/95 (Milk and Farm Separated Cream – Marketing) to provide additional authority under the Milk Act that would allow Dairy Farmers of Ontario to make regulations concerning the licencing of Ontario dairy producers and the Canadian Quality Milk (CQM) program.
Effective Date:  April 12, 2011

Proposed Environmental Activity and Sector Registry Group 1 Activities and Sectors Technical Reports  (source: Environmental Registry)

As a result of the Open for Business Act, 2010, the Ministry of the Environment is moving forward with a risk-based approach that allows the Ministry to focus on environmental protection and outcomes while making the process more effective and user-friendly for business.
Effective Date:  April 13, 2011

Second Extension of the 2007 Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem (COA)  (source: Environmental Registry)

Federal-Provincial Agreement
Effective Date:  April 1, 2011

Replacement of Life Insurance Contracts Regulation under the Insurance Act

The proposed amendments change the point of sale consumer protection material that a life insurance agent would be required to provide a consumer when a replacement of one or more life insurance policies is intended and would also provide the insurance regulator with the authority to approve the form of a consumer information document.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2011