Experimental Lakes Area - Enabling Continued Research
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).
Ontario Regulation 154/14
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.
Ontario Regulation 35/14
Ontario Regulation 834/81, being the Sudbury District Zoning Order, has been amended by Ontario Regulation 35/14 filed on February 18, 2014.
Ontario Regulation 1/14
Ontario Regulation 1/14 is a site specific amendment to Minister's Zoning Order, Ontario Regulation 473/73.
Ontario Regulation 8/14
Ontario Regulation 8/14 is a site specific amendment that revokes certain lands from Ontario Regulation 481/73.
Ontario Regulation 42/14
Ontario Regulation 42/14 is a site specific amendment that revokes certain lands from Ontario Regulation 104/72.
Ontario Regulation 211/13
Ontario Regulation 211/13 is a site specific amendment that revokes certain lands from Ontario Regulation 482/73.
Ontario Regulation 141/14
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.
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.
Ontario Regulation 173/14
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.
Ontario Regulation 135/14
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.
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)
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.