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Instrument Type:  
Amendment to Regulation 598

Gross Weight on Bridges
Effective Date:  December 23, 2014

A Regulation under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act - General

Regulation approved as proposed.
Effective Date:  March 26, 2014

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 618/05

Designation of Bus By-Pass Shoulders on King's Highway
Effective Date:  July 29, 2014

Ontario Regulation 135/14  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 135/14 is a site specific amendment that amends development standards of Ontario Regulation 481/73 to permit a garage and an addition to an existing single-family dwelling.
Effective Date:  June 25, 2014

Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002

Amending regulation to revoke s. 171 of O. Reg. 30/11 made under the Act which duplicates ss. 101.1(1) of the Act.
Effective Date:  February 4, 2014

Experimental Lakes Area - Enabling Continued Research  (source: Environmental Registry)

On January 16, 2014, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) posted a regulatory proposal to create a mechanism to authorize experiments at the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) under provincial environmental protection legislation. A decision has been made to proceed with the proposed regulations under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA).
Effective Date:  March 13, 2014

Designation of Public Service Agencies: Ontario Regulation 346/13 amending Ontario Regulation 398/93

Designation of three new public service agencies and amendment to three existing designations
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Designation of Public Service Agencies: Ontario Regulation 128/14 amending Ontario Regulation 398/93

Designation of one new public service agency
Effective Date:  July 1, 2014

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed Limits
Effective Date:  July 29, 2014

Amending Ontario Regulation 285/01 Exemptions, Special Rules and Establishment of Minimum Wage under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

Effective June 1, 2014, the Ministry of Labour will amend Ontario Regulation 285/01 under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to increase the general minimum wage from $10.25 to $11.00 per hour and make proportionate changes to the special minimum wages.
Effective Date:  June 1, 2014

Ontario Regulation 173/14  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 173/14 is a site specific amendment that revokes Minister's Zoning Order, Ontario Regulation 482/73, from the subject lands, in the City of Burlington to bring local zoning into full effect.
Effective Date:  August 29, 2014

Amendment to O. Reg. 667/98 (Trapping) made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, consistent with provisions of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS), by adding additional humane traps for use in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 181/14 has amended O. Reg. 667/98 (Trapping) to add to the list of allowable traps that were recently tested for certification by the Fur Institute of Canada and meet the requirements of the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS).
Effective Date:  October 4, 2014

Extension of the exemption from the "Solvency Concerns" Test for Certain Pension Plans

Ontario Regulation 207/14 made under the Pension Benefits Act was filed on November 7, 2014. The regulation amends O. Reg. 177/11, which amends Reg. 909 of R.R.O. 1990.
Effective Date:  November 7, 2014

Update to O. Reg. 407/07 - Exemptions from the Requirements to be Licensed

Regulation lists exemptions from licensing requirements under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Regulation made under the Pension Benefits Act amending O.Reg. 202/02 (Essar Steel Algoma Inc. Pension Plans)

To make technical amendments to O.Reg. 202.
Effective Date:  March 7, 2014

Administrative Amendments to Ontario Regulation 70/09 (Possession of Liquor in Certain Parks and Conservation Areas) under the Liquor Licence Act.

Administrative Amendments to Ontario Regulation 70/09 (Possession of Liquor in Certain Parks and Conservation Areas) under the Liquor Licence Act.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Amendment to Regulation 623

Stop Signs at Intersections
Effective Date:  August 1, 2014

Amendment to Regulation 624

Stop Signs in Territories without Municipal Organization
Effective Date:  August 12, 2014

Solvency Funding Relief for Certain Public Sector Pension Plans

Seven broader public sector pension plans are added to the list of plans eligible to enter Stage 2 of the Solvency Funding Relief Program. In addition, a technical amendment is made dealing with the use of actuarial gains.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2014

Regulatory Amendments to O. Reg. 75/08 of the Regulatory Modernization Act, 2007 (RMA)

Amendments to O. Regulation 75/08 to designate the tax statutes and regulations listed below, for the purposes of sections 7 and 14 of the RMA. Statutes designated under these sections enable the responsible Minister to collect and use compliance-related information and to authorize persons to exercise powers under the designated statutes.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Amendments to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (Ontario Regulation 34/10)

The government has approved a new package of regulation changes that will help reduce costs and uncertainty in the system by continuing to crack down on abuse and fraud, and clarifying benefits for auto insurance claimants.
Effective Date:  February 1, 2014

Amendment to Regulation 734

Establishment of Local Roads Areas - Northeastern and Eastern Region
Effective Date:  August 1, 2014

French Version of Regulation 854 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Amendments have been made to Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to add a French version to the existing English-only regulation.
Effective Date:  February 14, 2014

Regulation made under the Pension Benefits Act amending O.Reg. 196/11 (Abibow Canada Inc. Pension Plans)

To provide Resolute FP Canada Inc. with further funding relief for 5 of its Ontario registered pension plans.
Effective Date:  April 15, 2014

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 160/14 to add four municipalities at their request. This change took effect on September 1, 2014.
Effective Date:  September 1, 2014

2014 Long-Term Care (LTC) home and Hospital Chronic Care co-payment increase

The approved amendments to regulations set out the annual increase to the LTC home and chronic care co-payment rates, increase the premiums for preferred accommodations in newer LTC homes, and reflect an increase in the dependant deduction amounts used in the calculation of a reduced co-payment rate for LTC home residents in basic accommodation.
Effective Date:  September 1, 2014

Ontario Regulation 141/14  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 141/14 is a site specific amendment that revokes Minister?s Zoning Order, Ontario Regulation 482/73, from the subject lands, in the City of Burlington to bring local zoning into full effect.
Effective Date:  July 11, 2014

Ontario Regulation 211/13  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 211/13 is a site specific amendment that revokes certain lands from Ontario Regulation 482/73.
Effective Date:  July 18, 2014

Establishing five additions to Woodland Caribou Provincial Park as identified in the "Ontario's Living Legacy Land Use Strategy" and "Whitefeather Forest and Adjacent Areas Land Use Strategy"; amending regulations made under the Provincial Parks Act and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

On May 1, 2014, O. Reg. 121/14 was filed with the Registrar of Regulations and came into effect on that day. The regulation amends the park boundary (P2370) by adding Sydney Lake and Douglas Lake additions. The regulation was published in the May 17, 2014 edition of the Ontario Gazette.
Effective Date:  May 17, 2014

Amendment to Regulation 608

Restricted use of Left Lanes by commercial Motor Vehicles
Effective Date:  October 30, 2014

Amendment Ontario Regulation 620/05

High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes
Effective Date:  October 30, 2014

Amendment to Regulation 608

Restricted use of Left Lanes by commercial Motor Vehicles
Effective Date:  November 19, 2014

Amendment to Regulation 622

Stopping of Vehicles on Parts of the King's Highway
Effective Date:  November 19, 2014

Amendment to Regulation 735

Establishment of Local Roads Areas - Northwestern Region
Effective Date:  November 19, 2014

Ontario Regulation 42/14  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 42/14 is a site specific amendment that revokes certain lands from Ontario Regulation 104/72.
Effective Date:  February 27, 2014

A Regulation under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act - General

Regulation approved as proposed.
Effective Date:  September 18, 2014

Ontario Regulation made under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 - Amending O. Reg. 331/11, which amends O. Reg. 329/04 (General)

Section 6.2 of O. Reg. 329/04 clarifies the privacy framework under which eHealth Ontario creates and maintains the EHR. It also compels eHealth Ontario to comply with detailed privacy protection requirements. O. Reg. 331/11, which was the amending regulation that added s. 6.2 to O. Reg. 329/04, has been amended to extend the revocation date of s. 6.2 from December 31, 2014 to January 1, 2016.
Effective Date:  December 15, 2014

Amendment to Regulation 604

Parking
Effective Date:  November 19, 2014

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed Limits
Effective Date:  November 19, 2014

Local Services Board of Goulais and District - Addition of Power of Garbage Collection

Amendment to Subsection 14(4) R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 737 to include the power of garbage collection.
Effective Date:  November 18, 2014

Ontario Regulation 8/14  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 8/14 is a site specific amendment that revokes certain lands from Ontario Regulation 481/73.
Effective Date:  January 31, 2014

Ontario Regulation 1/14  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 1/14 is a site specific amendment to Minister's Zoning Order, Ontario Regulation 473/73.
Effective Date:  January 9, 2014

Ontario Regulation 35/14  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 834/81, being the Sudbury District Zoning Order, has been amended by Ontario Regulation 35/14 filed on February 18, 2014.
Effective Date:  February 18, 2014

Amendments to O. Reg. 132/97 of the Insurance Act, Variable Insurance Contracts

The amendments update the accounting standards to be used for segregated funds accounting and also remove outdated transition provisions.
Effective Date:  November 27, 2014

Ontario Regulation 154/14  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario Regulation 102/89, being a Minister's Zoning Order for lands in the Wawa-Dubreuiville area, has been amended by Ontario Regulation 154/14, filed on July 30, 2014.
Effective Date:  July 30, 2014

Service Provider Licensing - Proposed Amendment to O. Reg. 34/10 (Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule - Effective September 1, 2010)

The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on a proposed amendment to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule regulation under the Insurance Act.
Effective Date:  December 1, 2014

Service Provider Licensing - Proposed Amendment to O. Reg. 90/14 (Service Providers - Standards for Business Systems and Practices)

The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on a proposed amendment to the Service Providers - Standards for Business Systems and Practices regulation under the Insurance Act.
Effective Date:  December 1, 2014

Service Provider Licensing - Proposed Amendment to O. Reg. 89/14 (Service Providers - Listed Expenses)

The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on a proposed amendment to the Service Providers - Listed Expenses regulation under the Insurance Act.
Effective Date:  December 1, 2014

Service Provider Licensing - Proposed Amendment to O. Reg. 7/00 (Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices)

The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on a proposed amendment to the Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices regulation under the Insurance Act.
Effective Date:  December 1, 2014

Service Provider Licensing - Proposed Amendments Regarding Administrative Monetary Penalties

The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on proposed Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) for the billing and business practices in the Service Provider sector under the Insurance Act.
Effective Date:  December 1, 2014

Modernization and Harmonization of Commercial Vehicle Inspection Requirements

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing changes to Highway Traffic Act Regulation 611, Safety Inspections (Reg. 611) and Regulation 199/07, Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections (Reg. 199/07) to modernize and harmonize commercial vehicle inspection requirements. This will mean adopting the updated National Safety Code (NSC) standards NSC 11B, Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections, and NSC 13, Trip Inspections, as developed by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA)
Effective Date:  December 1, 2014

Amendment to Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking) under the Milk Act.

Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking) under the Milk Act includes provisions that stipulate the size of containers that must be used for fluid milk products for retail sale to consumers. The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission intends to revoke the container size requirements. The purpose of this posting is to provide dairy industry organizations, businesses and other interested parties with an opportunity to provide input on the proposed changes
Effective Date:  November 19, 2014

Amendment of Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act

Amendment of Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act to reduce the community laboratory industry cap by $31.6 million
Effective Date:  April 1, 2014

Regulation under the Planning Act Regarding the County of Dufferin

This proposed regulation would authorize the council of the County of Dufferin to exempt all or some official plan amendments in the Towns of Orangeville and Mono from County approval, once the County Official Plan comes into effect.
Effective Date:  October 30, 2014

Regulation under the Planning Act Regarding the County of Northumberland

This proposed regulation would empower the council of the County of Northumberland as the planning approval authority for all subdivision and condominium applications within the relevant four lower-tier municipalities.
Effective Date:  September 16, 2014

Amendments to the General Regulation (Ontario Regulation 242/08) under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 to prescribe the habitat for five species at risk  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this proposal is to provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed regulation to prescribe the habitat of five species at risk.
Effective Date:  November 27, 2014

Amendment of Ontario Regulation 197/11 made under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 with regard to agricultural operations and Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark.  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of the proposal is to seek public comments on the proposal to amend O. Reg. 197/11, which would continue the exemption for agricultural operations in relation to Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark set out in section 4.1 of O. Reg. 242/08 for an interim period of 14 months. The public is invited to review the regulation proposal for the 14-month interim extension of the exemption for agricultural operations. Please reference Environmental Registry number 012-1596 in your comments.
Effective Date:  September 12, 2014

Amendment of Ontario Regulation 242/08 (General Regulation - Endangered Species Act, 2007) in response to impending amendments to Ontario Regulation 230/08 (Species at Risk in Ontario List).  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of the proposal is to amend provisions of O. Reg. 242/08 in response to changes to the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) List. MNR is proposing regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 242/08 to make it apply generally to those species that were assessed by COSSARO in 2014 as endangered or threatened, except as specified. The newly assessed species will be added to the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) List no later than June 27, 2014.
Effective Date:  September 12, 2014

Changes to the Regulation that Sets the Licence Fees Payable by a Person who sells Cattle as proposed by industry and brought forward by OMAF

At the request of the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO), the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) is proposing an amendment to Regulation 54 (Licence Fees) to increase the fee payable by a person who sells cattle in Ontario and that is paid to and retained by the BFO from $2.00 per head to $3.00 per head. This would raise the total fee payable by cattle sellers under Regulation 54 from $3.00 to $4.00 per head.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2014

Proposed Changes to the Ontario Fire Code Regarding Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Smoke Alarms

Proposed Changes to the Ontario Fire Code Regarding Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Smoke Alarms
Effective Date:  October 15, 2014

Regulations made under the Taxation Act, 2007 concerning the Community food program donation tax credit for farmers

Regulations to support the community food program donation tax credit for farmers under section 103.1.2 of the Taxation Act, 2007
Effective Date:  September 29, 2014

Regulation under the Environmental Protection Act and Environmental Assessment Act for the conversion of coal-fired electricity generating facilities to biomass.  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment is proposing regulations under the EPA and Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) that will require the operators of the existing coal-fired electricity generation facilities to comply with the Electricity Projects and Waste Projects Regulations made under the EAA and obtain any required Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECA) under the EPA or the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA), in place of a Renewable Energy Approval.
Effective Date:  May 2, 2014

Updating the Schedule of Noxious Weeds in R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 1096 - General, made under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. W.5 (removal of milkweed and addition of dog-strangling vine)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) is proposing an amendment to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 1096 - General (the Regulation) in order to make two minor changes to the Schedule of Noxious Weeds. The proposal is to remove milkweed spp. (scientific name Asclepias spp.) from the Schedule of Noxious Weeds in the Regulation and to add dog-strangling vine.
Effective Date:  May 8, 2014

Proposed Service Provider Licensing Regulations

The 2013 Ontario Budget included a commitment to introduce legislative amendments that would, if passed, "Give the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) authority to license and oversee business practices of health clinics and practitioners who invoice auto insurers". This authority was included in The Prosperous and Fair Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2013, which received Royal Assent on June 13, 2013 (provisions to come in force on proclamation).
Effective Date:  May 1, 2014

Amendments to Regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to establish new open seasons for spring and fall hunting of wild turkeys in specific Wildlife Management Units  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this proposal is to provide additional recreational hunting opportunities and increased economic benefits from wild turkey hunting consistent with landscape-level goals established in policy in the Wild Turkey Management Plan for Ontario (i.e., managing for sustainability in the Mixedwood Plains Ecozone in southern Ontario, and providing hunting opportunities where they exist in areas farther north in the Boreal Shield Ecozone).
Effective Date:  March 27, 2014

Liquor Licence Act Regulation: VQA Wine Sales in Farmers' Markets

Proposed regulation to allow Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) wine to be sold at farmers' markets, by occasional extensions of on-site winery retail stores.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2014

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 826 (Designation of Area of Development Control) under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this proposal is to provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 826 under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2014

Amending License Conditions for Laboratories and Specimen Collection Centres to Prohibit Payments to Blood and Plasma Donors

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing to amend regulations under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act to make it a condition of licensing for laboratories and specimen collection centres that no payment or offer of payment be made to donors for blood or blood constituents.
Effective Date:  March 20, 2014

Amendment to two regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to establish a 2 year Black Bear Pilot Project in parts of Northern Ontario.  (source: Environmental Registry)

To consult on the MNR's proposed Bear Management Pilot Project to enable an early black bear hunting season in specific Wildlife Management Units, as part of a provincial management program intended to more effectively respond to human-bear conflict situations in Northern Ontario.
Effective Date:  April 17, 2014

Proposal to raise well licence fees payable to the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Trust.

The Ministry of Natural Resources is proposing to increase well licence fees payable to the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Trust under section 5 of Regulation 245/97, and is posting the proposed fee schedule (see below) for a 45-day comment period.
Effective Date:  September 22, 2014

Increase to the Forest Futures Trust (FFT) charge based on indexation

In order to maintain the purchasing power of the FFT, it is proposed that MNR annually index the current Trust Charge of $0.48 per cubic meter (m3) of harvested wood using the Statistics Canada's Implicit Price Index (IPI). This proposal would take effect upon approval of the 2014/15 provincial budget.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2014

Proposed Amendment to Regulation 909 under the Pension Benefits Act - Exemption for U.S. government securities from the 10 per cent quantitative limit

This posting provides details of the proposed regulatory amendments to modify one of the quantitative investment limits that apply to registered pension plans in Ontario. Plan administrators would be permitted to invest more than 10 per cent of a pension plan's assets in securities issued and fully guaranteed by the government of the United States of America.
Effective Date:  March 7, 2014

Proposed Ontario Regulation made under the Skin Cancer Prevention Act (Tanning Beds), 2013.

The purpose is to protect youth from exposure to artificial ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning that can cause malignant melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, later in life.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2014

Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999: Proposed Amendment - Icewine

Proposed amendment to O. Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 revising the residual sugar level in Icewine at bottling
Effective Date:  March 14, 2014

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Amending Ontario Regulation 114/94 made under the Medicine Act, 1991.
Effective Date:  September 29, 2014

Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario

Amending O. Reg. 205/94 (General) under the Dentistry Act, 1991 to add a new part to the regulation: Spousal Patient Exemption to the Sexual Abuse Provisions of the Code
Effective Date:  July 10, 2014

Implementing the Wireless Services Agreements Act, 2013

This posting outlines the proposed direction of regulations that would take effect at the time the Wireless Services Agreements Act, 2013 comes into force.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2014

Amending O. Reg. 665/05 (Health Profession Corporations) made under the Business Corporations Act

Amendments to O. Reg. 665/05 (Health Profession Corporations) made under the Business Corporations Act
Effective Date:  December 12, 2014

Amending O. Reg. 107/96 (Controlled Acts) made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA)

Amending O. Reg 107/96 (Controlled Acts) made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991
Effective Date:  March 28, 2014

Amending O. Reg. 39/02 (Certificates of Authorization) made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA)

Amendments to O. Reg. 39/02 (Certificates of Authorization) made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA)
Effective Date:  December 12, 2014

Administration of Justice Act Regulation: Changes to Transcription Fees

The ministry is recommending a new fee schedule that will: better reflect industry standards and address current technology and formats, appropriately compensate authorized court transcriptionists, and provide more service level options for court users, including options for same day or expedited service.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2014

Proposed amendments to Regulation 415 (Grapes for Processing - Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

Proposed amendments to Regulation 415 would change the number of delegates on the Grape Grower Committee for 3 of the 6 districts. There is no intent to change the total number of delegates which stands currently at 21 members.
Effective Date:  February 14, 2014

Letters of Credit for Certain Public Sector Employer Sponsors of Single Employer Pension Plans (SEPPs)

Amend Regulation 909 (the regulation) under the PBA to extend the letter of credit (LOC) provisions to employer sponsors of SEPPs in the public sector that meet certain criteria.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2014

Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999: Proposed Regulation Amendment - Synonyms

Proposed amendment to O. Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 regarding the use of synonyms for grape varieties on the label.
Effective Date:  March 14, 2014

Consultation: Proposal to Amend the Regulation for Diving Operations under Occupational Health and Safety Act

The key components include consulting on: - aligning the regulation with current industry standards - provisions for new work techniques and practices - enhanced worker safety through training and equipment requirements
Effective Date:  March 1, 2014

Greener Diesel  (source: Environmental Registry)

As part of its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality, the Ministry of the Environment is proposing a regulation that would require that Ontario's diesel pool contain a minimum percentage of diesel made from renewable sources. To ensure that environmental benefits are achieved, the proposed approach includes an average greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirement for fuel volumes sold or used in the Province.
Effective Date:  April 1, 2014

Ontario Regulation XXX/13 (Registry and Inspections of Vulnerable Occupancies)

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) is proceeding to draft a regulation under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Regulatory Proposals under the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012

Regulatory proposals to implement the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012.
Effective Date:  March 31, 2014

Ontario Regulation XXX/13 (Inspections of all Buildings)

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) is proceeding to draft a regulation under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Regulations under the Planning Act Regarding the Central Temiskaming Planning Board

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to make regulations under the Planning Act to delegate Ministerial approval for plans of subdivision/condominium, consents and related approvals to the Central Temiskaming Planning Board, in accordance with section 4 of the Act. This would include a consequential amendment to O. Reg. 691/98 to revoke the Township of Chamberlain's delegation of authority to grant consents and related approvals.
Effective Date:  January 24, 2014

Regulations Under the Line Fences Act

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing specific amendments to Ontario Regulation 714 (Appeals), Ontario Regulation 715 (Forms) and Ontario Regulation 716 (Land in Territory Without Municipal Organization) under the Line Fences Act.
Effective Date:  May 2, 2014

Amendment to O. Reg. 287/07 to include Rama First Nation's Drinking Water System in the Source Protection Planning Process Pursuant to the Clean Water Act, 2006  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposed amendment is to include the Chippewas of Rama Frist Nation's drinking water system in the source protection planning process pursuant to the Clean Water Act, 2006.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2014

Proposed Service Provider Regulations

The 2013 Ontario Budget included a commitment to introduce legislative amendments that would, if passed, "Give the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) authority to license and oversee business practices of health clinics and practitioners who invoice auto insurers". This authority was included in The Prosperous and Fair Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2013, which received Royal Assent on June 13, 2013.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2014

Proposed amendment to O. Reg. 264/07 made under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006

The regulation makes every independent health facility (IHF) within the meaning of the Independent Health Facilities Act a prescribed health service provider for the purposes of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA). The change, along with a corresponding change under the Independent Health Facilities Act, is required to allow local health integration networks (LHINs) to fund IHFs.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

A Regulation under the Independent Health Facilities Act - Prescribed Persons

The regulation makes Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and every local health integration network within the meaning of the Local Health Integration Act, 2006 a prescribed person for the purposes of subsection 3(3) of the Act. Subsection 3(3) states that facility fees may only be charged to or a payment received from the ministry or a prescribed person. The change is required to allow CCO and local health integration networks (LHINs) to fund IHFs.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Modernization of Approvals - regulatory amendments to update approvals for various fisheries related activities under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

To seek input on proposed regulatory amendments to the approval process for some fish related activities administered under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 98/09) of the Payday Loans Act, 2008

To prescribe a new type of loan to be governed by the Payday Loans Act
Effective Date:  February 15, 2014

Review of the Farm Business Registration Program.

As part of its regular review of programs and legislation, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (the ministry) is reviewing the process and the requirements around the Farm Business Registration Program (the program), which is governed by the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993. This review will ensure that, as we go forward, the program and the accreditation process continue to meet the needs of Ontario's farmers and the government. A consultation paper describing the k
Effective Date:  July 1, 2014

Draft Regulation regarding Pension Transfers under sections 80 and 81 of the Pension Benefits Act (PBA)

Draft regulations for implementing amendments to the PBA regarding asset transfers in the context of a corporate restructuring, in either the public or private sector, including the sale of a business.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Amendments to the General Regulation (Ontario Regulation 242/08) under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 to prescribe the habitat for six species at risk and amend the habitat regulation for one species at risk  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this proposal is to provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed regulation to prescribe the habitat of six species at risk and the amendment to the habitat regulation for one species at risk.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990 Regulation 761, (Milk and Milk Products) under the Milk Act concerning the application criteria and process leading to the issuance of dairy plant permits and licenses.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing to amend Regulation 761 under the Milk Act. The changes would be intended to clarify the criteria used by the Director appointed pursuant to the Milk Act when making decisions to issue dairy plant licenses and linkages to permits to construct or alter a building intended for use as a plant. The objective is to provide a clear and transparent process for applicants and dairy industry stakeholders.
Effective Date:  September 29, 2014

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 31/05 (Meat) under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) and the Ministry of Rural Affairs (MRA) are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 31/05 (Meat) under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001. The proposed amendments would clarify some of the language in the regulation and promote flexibility and more outcome-based compliance requirements. In addition, the proposal aims to further build competitiveness and support innovation in the meat industry.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Boundary regulation for Thessalon River Delta/Rock Lake Red Oak Conservation Reserve (C258)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this proposal is to regulate 36 hectares of land surrounding the Thessalon River Delta as part of Thessalon River Delta/Rock Lake Red Oak Conservation Reserve.
Effective Date:  May 17, 2014

Pulp and Paper Industry Standard under the Local Air Quality Regulation (O. Reg. 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Pulp and Paper sector has approached Ministry of the Environment (MOE) with a request to develop a proposed Technical Standard under the local air quality regulation (O. Reg. 419/05: Air Pollution - Local Air Quality). A technical standard is a technology-based compliance approach designed for two or more facilities in a sector that may not be able to meet one or more air standards due to technical or economic limitations.
Effective Date:  March 5, 2014

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Public Consultation on the implementation of Technical Advisory Committee Recommendations to Enhance Fire Safety in Occupancies Housing Seniors, People with Disabilities and Vulnerable Ontarians

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing are seeking public input on proposed changes to Ontario's Fire Code and Building Code and implementation of other related actions aimed at improving fire safety in residences for seniors, people with disabilities and other vulnerable Ontarians.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Awareness Training Programs Regulation Proposal

Proposal to introduce regulatory requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) relating to mandatory occupational health and safety awareness training programs for all workers and supervisors.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2014

Proposed amendments to R. R. O. 1990 Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act

Proposed amendments to R. R. O. 1990 Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan) would limit the number of years a greenhouse vegetable grower could serve as a director on the board of the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) before having a break in service. In addition, the proposed amendments would grant the OGVG board the authority to appoint any grower to the board or to a committee, subject to certain conditions.
Effective Date:  February 14, 2014

Consent Granting Authority Delegation

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 354/02 (Consent Granting Authority) under the Planning Act in order to provide certain municipalities with the authority to approve consent applications.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Modernization of Approvals - Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Work Permits issued under the Public Lands Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

To seek input on the proposed regulatory amendments to modernize MNR's approach to issuing work permits under the Public Lands Act.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Financial Hardship Unlocking

Outline of the intended content of regulatory amendments required to enable eligible individuals experiencing financial hardship to access locked-in funds in a simpler more streamlined manner. The proposed regulations would generally mirror the application requirements related to other types of fund withdrawals addressed in Schedules 1-3 of Regulation 909 of the Pension Benefits Act, which are currently administered by financial institutions.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 to add land to Stoco Fen Provincial Park  (source: Environmental Registry)

To seek public comment on MNR's proposal to amend the Stoco Fen Provincial Park boundary.
Effective Date:  March 10, 2014

Transitional Council of the College of Naturopaths of Ontario

Complementary Amendment to the Quality Assurance Regulation made under the Naturopathy Act, 2007
Effective Date:  March 28, 2014

The proposed regulation made under the Building Code Act, 1992 is a part of the Building Code consultation process and could eventually become part of a future edition of the Building Code (O. Reg. 350/06).  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposed regulation made under the Building Code Act, is a part of the Building Code consultation process and could eventually become part of a future edition of the Building Code (O. Reg. 350/06). The proposed regulation relates to the construction of buildings generally, including the construction of sewage systems.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2014

College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario

Amendment to Part VII (Prescribed Procedures) of O. Reg. 596/94 (General) made under the Respiratory Therapy Act, 1991
Effective Date:  March 28, 2014