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

Regulation approved as proposed.
Effective Date:  March 26, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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