Amendment to O. Reg. 535/05 - Ethanol in Gasoline
The amendments allow Municipal Solid Waste to qualify for the cellulosic ethanol multiplier in proportion to the demonstrated bio-based content of post-diverted feedstock. They also streamline the regulation by removing portions that are no longer applicable and incorporate the current CGSB and ASTM standards for ethanol and ethanol-blended gasoline.
Proposed Amendments to Cap and Trade Program Regulations
On May 19, 2016, two regulations that form the backbone of the cap and trade program became law - the Cap and Trade Program Regulation (O. Reg. 144/16) which took effect July 1, 2016 and the Quantification, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation (O. Reg. 143/16) which takes effect January 1, 2017.
The ministry is now proposing amendments to clarify policy, technical and administrative requirements of the program.
Proposed Extension of Municipal Contributions Allocation Formula
Ontario Regulation 446/04 apportions the municipal share of GO Transit's growth and expansion capital costs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) amongst the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel and York, and the Cities of Toronto and Hamilton. O. Reg. 446/04 is set to expire on December 31, 2016. Accordingly, an amendment to this Regulation is proposed to extend the expiry date of the formula at the current rate for another three years, until December 31, 2019.
Proposed Regulation under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is proposing a regulation to amend Ontario Regulation 415/06 made under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 if Bill 132, the proposed Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2015 is passed by the Legislature and receives Royal Assent.
Traffic Control Signal Systems
Highway Traffic Act Regulation 626 (Traffic Control Signal Systems) is being amended in order to enable road authorities to install traffic control signals that are specific to bicyclists.