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.
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.
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.
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.