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Proposed modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the proposed methodology for land needs assessment for the Greater Golden Horseshoe  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a minor change to the transition regulation for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The change would support implementation of a standard method to calculate the amount of land needed for development until 2041, known as a land needs assessment. This will help municipalities to ensure land is used efficiently.
Effective Date:  May 4, 2018

New Regulations made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991

The government is proposing three new regulations made under the RHPA that would: 1- Identify criteria for the purposes of determining whether an individual is a patient, in the context of sexual abuse 2- Establish additional information relating to the conduct of regulated health professionals that health regulatory colleges must maintain on the public register 3- Prescribe offences for the purposes of clause 51 (5.2) (a) of the Health Professions Procedural Code
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007 related to Automated Income Verification

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA). The proposed amendments would allow Long -Term Long-Term Care (LTC) Rate Reduction Program applicants an option to submit alternative supporting documents with their application form instead of the Notice of Assessment (NOA) document.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 125/04 (Apples - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing to make amendments to Ontario Regulation 125/04 (Apples - Marketing) which adjust timelines for the negotiation of annual agreements between the Ontario Apple Growers (OAG) and juice apple processors. The amendments include changes to the negotiation and arbitration deadlines as well as the effective date of the agreements.
Effective Date:  May 2, 2018

Reform of Ontario's Funding Rules for Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Description of Proposed Changes to Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) Assessments

Description of proposed regulatory amendments to the Pension Benefits Guarantee Fund (PBGF) assessment formula
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018

Reform of Ontario's Funding Rules for Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Description of New Funding Rules

A description of the regulatory amendments needed to implement changes to funding rules for defined benefit pension plans
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018

Proposed Amendment of Ontario Regulation 389/10: (General), to be made under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposed amendments are designed to ensure that customers who are considering entering into an electricity retail agreement with a TPO retailer can make an informed decision and can understand the impacts of any associated contracts or agreements, which may include separate contracts and/or liabilities that would not be covered under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010
Effective Date:  May 8, 2018

Proposed New Regulation to be made under the Electricity Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of the proposed regulation is to ensure the appropriate siting of renewable energy generation facilities in relation to residential areas and prime agricultural land.
Effective Date:  May 8, 2018

Proposed Amendment of Ontario Regulation 541/05: Net Metering, or a new Regulation (To Be Determined), to be made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposed changes to Ontario's net metering framework are intended to give customers new opportunities to participate in clean, renewable electricity generation and to reduce their electricity bills.
Effective Date:  May 8, 2018

Regulatory proposal under the Condominium Act, 1998

Proposed regulation under the Condominium Act, 1998 to make it easier to install and access electric vehicle charging stations in existing condominiums
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018

Amendment to R.R.O. 1990 Regulation 761, (Milk and Milk Products) under the Milk Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend Regulation 761 under the Milk Act. The amendments were requested by Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) after consultation with dairy farmers and industry stakeholders. DFO's request resulted from an agreement to harmonize milk quality programs in Eastern Canada. The proposed amendments would make changes to the raw milk quality program including animal care and welfare requirements for dairy cattle.
Effective Date:  May 1, 2018