Community Safety Zones
Amendment to Ontario Regulation 510/99 to allow for community safety zones in the Village of Sandfield and the Village of Spring Bay
2015 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.
Amendment to Regulation 734
Établissement des territoires des régies des routes locales  Région du Nord-Est et de l'Est de l'Ontario
Accessibility of Laws and Form Graphics
To better promote accessibility of Ontario laws, the government has amended a number of regulations to remove inaccessible form graphics (scanned images of forms embedded in the regulation) and incorporate the forms by reference to an external website, such as the Central Forms Repository or Ontario Court Forms, where accessible versions of the forms will be available to the public.
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 421/12: Academic Entry Requirements, 90-day Period, and Barber Exemption
O.Reg. 421/12 was amended to carry forward academic entry requirements from previous legislation; to extend for one year, the 90-day period for a new apprentice to become a member of the Ontario College of Trades ("the College"); and to extend, for one year, the exemption for individuals who held a Barber Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) under previous apprenticeship and trade legislation. These individuals are not required to pay membership fees to obtain a C of Q in the trade of Hairstyli
Amending Regulation 178/11: Solvency Funding Relief for Certain Public Sector Pension Plans
Currently, pension plans in stage 2 of the broader public sector solvency funding relief program are able to make interest only payments for the first 3 years in stage 2 and amortize the balance of their stage 2 solvency deficit over the remaining 7 years. This option is only available to plans that entered stage 2 on or before December 31, 2014. The amending regulation would extend this option to all plans accepted to stage 2.
O. Reg. 525/97 (Exemption from Approval (Official Plan Amendments))
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 525/97 (Exemption from Approval (Official Plan Amendments)) under the Planning Act in order to exempt certain municipalities from the requirement to obtain the Minister's approval of official plan amendments.
Designation of Agricultural Products Eligible for Production Insurance
The government is seeking feedback on a proposed list of agricultural products that would be eligible for Production Insurance, once the Agricultural Insurance Act, 2015 comes into force. It is proposed that all agricultural products currently covered by Production Insurance continue to be eligible, with the addition of bees. The government will be working with the agricultural industry to explore the feasibility of offering Production Insurance for other products.
Driver and Vehicle Fee increases under the Highway Traffic Act
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing eleven fee increases for driver and vehicle products and services, as indicated in Section 17(1) of Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits), Section 1 of Regulation 381/98 (Special Permits), and Section26 (1) of Regulation 340/94 (Drivers' Licences) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
VQA Wine Approval
To authorize the wine authority to suspend or revoke an approval for a wine if the manufacturer to whom the approval has been issued ceases to be a member of the wine authority.
Reviewing Off-Road Vehicle Safety in Ontario
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is currently reviewing the statutory framework for off-road vehicle (ORV) safety in Ontario. The ministry is seeking feedback on various ORV-related safety issues from the general public, independent riders and any interested organizations including those representing recreational and non-recreational riders, enforcement, municipalities, public health, manufacturers, agricultural groups and environmental or trail organizations.
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 208/09 (Tobacco - Powers of Local Board)
Ontario Regulation 208/09 (Tobacco - Powers of Local Board) outlines the authorities of the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers' Marketing Board (OFCTGMB). As of January 1, 2015, some of the authorities under O. Regulation 208/09, including licensing tobacco producers and production in Ontario, are now the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
Amendments are being proposed to O. Regulation 208/09 to revoke authorities of the OFCTGMB that duplicate those that MOF now exercises.
Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997 (PSLRTA), Public Consultations
Ontario Regulation 458/97 currently provides that Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act, 1997 (PSLRTA) applies upon amalgamation of two or more listed Children's Aid Societies (CASs). Ministry of Labour (MOL) is consulting on whether the Regulation should be amended to include two or more additional CASs for which PSLRTA will apply upon amalgamation. Additional CASs listed will only include those where amalgamating CASs and trade unions have indicated agreement that PSLRTA should apply.
Reducing Coal Use in Energy-Intensive Industries
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing regulatory changes to help Ontario's energy-intensive and trade-exposed manufacturing industries (including the cement, lime, iron and steel sectors) take advantage of opportunities to reduce the use of coal and petroleum coke.
O. Reg. 699/98 (Order Under Subsection 17 (10) of the Act)
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 699/98 (Order Under Subsection 17 (10) of the Act) under the Planning Act in order to permit Northumberland County to exempt official plan amendments in the Town of Cobourg, Municipality of Port Hope and Municipality of Trent Hills from its approval, once the County Official Plan comes into effect.
Amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation (O.Reg. 452/09) and Guideline
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation (O. Reg. 452/09) requires
facilities operating in Ontario that emit 25,000 tonnes or more of carbon dioxide
equivalent in a given year to report their greenhouse gas emissions data. The proposed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation are intended to reflect internationally-accepted values and align the regulation with federal and other provincial quantification methods, while streamlining implementation for reporters.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to amend the following regulations:
-O. Reg. 295/09 Corporations Incorporated by Build Toronto (City of Toronto Act, 2006)
-O. Reg. 609/06 City Services Corporations (City of Toronto Act, 2006)
-O. Reg. 599/06 Municipal Services Corporations (Municipal Act, 2001)
Information Required under Section 4.1 of the Estate Administration Tax Act, 1998
May 12, 2011 amendments to the Estate Administration Tax Act established the requirement to provide prescribed information about a deceased person to the Minister of Finance in respect of applications for estate certificates within the prescribed time and manner. The proposed regulation will require estate representatives to submit an estate information return to the Minister of Finance for applications for estate certificates made on or after January 1, 2015.
Amendments to Ontario Regulations 73/94 and 681/94 under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 73/94 and Ontario Regulation 681/94 made under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR) to ensure that the EBR and its regulations remain up-to-date with current ministry names and initiatives and will increase opportunities for the public to be involved in decisions that may affect the environment.
Amendment to Regulation 402 (Chickens - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Regulation 402 (Chickens - Marketing) provides for the control and regulation of the producing and marketing of chickens within Ontario. The regulation is being amended to change the method used to determine the minimum live price that producers are paid for chickens. The revised methodology will be based on a cost of production survey and model farm costs. The cost of production formula is to establish a price that gives efficient producers a fair return over time.
Driver and Vehicle Fee increases under the Highway Traffic Act
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing six fee increases for driver and vehicle products and services, as well as introducing two new fees for driver services as indicated in Section 17(1) of Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits), Section 1 of Regulation 273/07 (Administrative Monetary Penalties), and Section 1 of Regulation 340/94 (Drivers' Licences) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
Regulations Under the Building Code Act, 1992
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 332/12 (Building Code) under the BCA. The purpose of the proposed amendments would be to promote the safe design of buildings by appropriate professionals, by reintroducing requirements that certain types of smaller buildings (e.g., certain foundations, projecting signs, shelf and rack storage systems) be designed by an architect or a professional engineer or a combination of both.
Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration Hard Stop
The Ministry of Transportation is amending Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to authorize the Minister to refuse to issue or renew a vehicle permit for a commercial motor vehicle that is required by the HTA to be operated under a valid Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration (CVOR) certificate unless the permit holder/applicant is the holder of a valid CVOR.
Regulation Under the Building Code Act, 1992
The purpose of the proposed amendments would be to permit the construction of up to six storey wood-frame buildings. The Building Code currently permits the construction of up to four storey wood-frame buildings.
Proposals to Enhance Propane Safety and Minimize Burden on Business
This paper seeks input on four proposals to refine the regulation of propane transfer facilities in Ontario. The proposals are intended to enhance propane safety and minimize burden on business. In September 2013, the ministry and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) established a roundtable of industry, fire services and consumer representatives. Roundtable members' input and expertise helped the ministry and TSSA develop these proposals for broad consultation.
Amendments to Regulation 1093 under the Veterinarians Act
The College of Veterinarians of Ontario (College) is a self-regulating body overseeing the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario. It serves to protect the public interest in accordance with the Veterinarians Act. The College licenses veterinarians, inspects and accredits veterinary facilities and investigates complaints against veterinarians. The College is requesting a series of amendments to Regulation 1093 made under the Act.
Public Consultation on Changes to the Fire Code
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Office of the Fire Marshal is inviting public comment on a package of proposed changes for the next edition of the Ontario Fire Code.
Administration of Justice Act - Amendments to Sheriff’s Fees
O.Reg 508/10 amended the Sheriff’s Fees regulation under the Administration of Justice Act, O.Reg 294/92, to provide for annual inflationary increases to the fees for conducting a writs search, and for obtaining a writ detail report, beginning in 2015.