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Exemptions from scheduling provisions under the Employment Standards Act for people working in the recorded film and television sectors

The recorded film and TV sectors will not be subject to the new right to refuse work offered with less than 96 hours' notice, and the new right to three hours pay for shifts cancelled with less than 48 hours
Effective Date:  January 1, 2019

Reg. 258/98 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of the Small Claims Court).

Various amendments to Regulation 258/98 (Rules of the Small Claims Court) relating to garnishment court forms filed in the Small Claims Court
Effective Date:  October 23, 2019

Amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 860, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

The Ontario government has amended the WHMIS Regulation (R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 860) made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to allow an exception for employers to create workplace labels for WHMIS 1988 products.
Effective Date:  January 21, 2019

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Various amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to, civil actions in the Superior Court of Justice.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2019

Free Recreational Fishing for Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces Service Members

In November 2018 the Ontario government announced that work is underway to provide veterans and active Canadian Armed Forces embers with free recreational fishing by early 2019.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2019

Compensation regulation under the Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018 and French translation of O. Reg. 390/18  (source: Environmental Registry)

A Compensation regulation was developed under the Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018 which sets out the process for requesting compensation and a price per instrument. Additionally, the Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Quantification, Reporting and Verification regulation (O. Reg. 390/18) has been translated into French.
Effective Date:  February 1, 2019

New Regulation under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 (CCA) - Additional Objects of the Agency

To prescribe additional corporate objects for the new Ontario Health agency to enable its assumption of certain functions that are currently carried out by Health Shared Services Ontario (HSSO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and which are not already authorized in the Act. The regulation was approved on November 4, 2019, filed on November 13, 2019 and came into effect on December 2, 2019.
Effective Date:  December 2, 2019

Amendments to Regulations 719 and 720 under the Liquor Licence Act to Extend Hours of Alcohol Sale and Service for the "By the Glass" Licence and to Extend Offsite Warehousing for Wine Sale at Farmers' Markets.

The amendment to Regulation 719 (Licences to Sell Liquor) under the Liquor Licence Act (LLA) extends the permissible hours of alcohol sale and service for all holders of a "By the Glass" licence. The amendment to Regulation 720 (Manufacturers' Licences) under the LLA allows wineries authorized to sell at farmers' markets to physically leave the site of their winery, sell their wine at farmers' markets and return unsold product to their on-site retail store within a 72-hour period.
Effective Date:  October 4, 2019

Amendments to O. Reg. 445/10 (General) under the Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 (ECFAA)

O. Reg. 445/10 is amended to revoke the restrictive provisions relating to Health Quality Ontario's (HQO) authority to collect, use and disclose personal health information, along with various operational provisions that will be defunct following the transfer of HQO into Ontario Health. The regulation was approved on November 4, 2019, filed with the Registrar of Regulations on November 13, 2019 and came into effect on December 2, 2019.
Effective Date:  December 2, 2019

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 421/12: Barber fee exemption under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009

O. Reg. 421/12 has been amended to extend, for one year, the membership fee exemption for individuals who held a Barber Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) under previous apprenticeship and skilled trades legislation. The exemption will now expire on April 8, 2020. The amending regulation was filed as O. Reg. 68/19.
Effective Date:  April 12, 2019

Amendment to Regulation 625

Tire Standards and Specifications
Effective Date:  January 25, 2019

Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure)

Various amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to Divisional Court proceedings, civil actions in the Superior Court of Justice and relating to estate proceedings in the Superior Court of Justice.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2019

Amendment to Regulation 664/98 (Fish Licensing)

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 664/98 under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to deem the Memorandum of Understanding (2019-2022) between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Nipissing First Nation to be an instrument under the Act.
Effective Date:  March 11, 2019

Designation of Public Service Agencies. O. Reg 14/19 amending O. Reg 398/93

Designation of four new agencies
Effective Date:  March 1, 2019

Amendment to O. Reg. 620/05 to allow for a new ground mounted High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Begins Sign.

The amendment allows for the installation of a ground mounted 'High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Begins' sign to be used temporarily in construction zones.
Effective Date:  December 3, 2019

Amendments to the Service of Documents Regulation under the Ontario Water Resources Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We amended the Service of Documents Regulation under the Ontario Water Resources Act to allow Permit to Take Water documents to be served electronically through the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks' electronic system.
Effective Date:  November 25, 2019

Amendments to Exemptions, Special Rules and Establishment of Minimum Wage under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 regarding scheduling provisions in the auto sector.

Regulatory amendments will provide exemptions for the auto sector from the new on-call, right to refuse and cancellation scheduling provisions in the ESA.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2019

Collection and Debt Settlement Services Act - General Regulation

This posting outlines the content of regulation amendments dealing with debt collection practices.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2019

Proposal to extend the current moratorium on water bottling permits  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend the Ontario Regulation 463/16 to extend the current moratorium on new or increasing permits to take groundwater to produce bottled water for 9 months, ending October 1, 2020.
Effective Date:  December 23, 2019

Improving Value of Pharmacy Payments

The Ministry of Health is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) that, if approved, would implement a temporary reduction in payments made to pharmacies for dispensing drug benefits for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients through a reconciliation adjustment. The proposed regulatory amendments are conditional on the introduction and passage of legislative amendments.
Effective Date:  December 13, 2019

Waterpower Exemption from Permits to Take Water  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is reducing regulatory burden and streamlining processes by moving towards a one-window approvals system for waterpower facilities through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The proposed changes would remove the current duplication and overlap between the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for the industry, also providing some cost savings for facilities while maintaining environmental protections.
Effective Date:  December 10, 2019

Holding polluters accountable by expanding the use of administrative monetary penalties for environmental contraventions  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing legislative amendments to expand the use of administrative monetary penalties for environmental contraventions to hold polluters accountable with real consequences and penalties, as per our commitment in the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. Funds collected would be used to support environmental activities.
Effective Date:  December 10, 2019

Changing the Mandate of the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to make reporting easier and faster for regulated communities by changing the mandate of the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA). To do this, we need to amend the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA), the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) and the Waste Diversion Transition Act (WDTA). This would allow RPRA to offer digital reporting services for a wider range of waste and resource recovery programs.
Effective Date:  December 19, 2019

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Regulation

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 268/18 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments related to the exemption requirements for existing tobacconists, and prescribed signs under the SFOA, 2017.
Effective Date:  December 13, 2019

Amendments to O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)

Add Ontario Health to the list of entities in s. 18 of the regulation Add Ontario Health in respect of the Ontario Cancer Screening Registry to the list of persons in s. 13 of the regulation Put into place administrative, technical and physical safeguards, practices and procedures; and provide that all of the obligations that apply to eHO under section 6.2 of the PHIPA Regulation apply to Ontario Health Extend the revocation date of the EHR HINP Provisions of the PHIPA Regulation
Effective Date:  December 2, 2019

Enabling New Models of Care for Select 9-1-1 Patients

MOHLTC is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 257/00 under the Ambulance Act and Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act to enable new models of care for select 9-1-1 patients other than transport to the emergency department. Amendments will include LGIC regulations that will allow ambulance services to provide patients with alternatives to care other than transport to the emergency department, and Minister regulations that set out fees for different types of ambulance services.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2019

Enhancing Municipal Road Safety through Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE)

On May 30, 2017, Ontario passed Bill 65, The Safer School Zones Act, 2017, to improve road safety by allowing municipalities to use ASE camera systems to enforce speeding offences in school zones and community safety zones on roads with a speed limit under 80km/h and allowing municipalities to enrol in a Red Light Camera (RLC) program, through a streamlined process, that makes regulatory approval easier. The Ministry is soliciting public comment on this proposed regulatory framework
Effective Date:  December 1, 2019

Draft Amendments to the Pension Benefits Act: Electronic Communications

Permit pension plan administrators to use electronic communications as the default method of communication (i.e., no consent required) when sending documents to members or former members, subject to certain conditions such as the ability for affected members to opt-out of electronic communications.
Effective Date:  December 10, 2019

Edit Policy, act or regulation notice Proposed new regulation and regulation changes under the Planning Act, including transition matters, related to Schedule 12 of Bill 108 - the More Homes, More Choices Act, 2019  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are considering making a new regulation and regulation changes, including transitional matters, under the Planning Act which are needed as a result of Schedule 12 to Bill 108 - the More Homes, More Choices Act, 2019.
Effective Date:  September 3, 2019

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.
Effective Date:  September 1, 2019

Amending Regulation 54 of the Beef Cattle Marketing Act to increase licence fees collected by the Beef Farmers of Ontario.

At the request of the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) and with the support of their members, OMAFRA is proposing an amendment to Regulation 54 (Licence Fees) of the Beef Cattle Marketing Act. This change would increase the fee on beef cattle sold within Ontario and internationally by $1.50, from $3 to $4.50. The licence fee is collected and used by the BFO to fund activities such as marketing, promotion and research.
Effective Date:  November 1, 2019

Proposed Amendments to the Housing Services Act, 2011 Related to Social Housing Waiting Lists

The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Under this Act, 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) are required to administer waiting lists for access to rent-geared-to-income assistance in social housing in their service area, in compliance with detailed rules.
Effective Date:  September 23, 2019

Amendments to Simplify the Rent-Geared-to-Income Calculation in Social Housing

The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Rent-geared-to-income assistance is administered locally by 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) designated under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to manage social housing programs across the province.
Effective Date:  September 23, 2019

Proposed Amendment to the Housing Services Act, 2011 to Support Community Safety

The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Rent-geared-to-income assistance is administered locally by 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) designated under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to manage social housing programs across the province.
Effective Date:  September 23, 2019

Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.

In support of a request made by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG), the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to Regulation 418 (Greenhouse Vegetables - Plan) related to realignment of greenhouse vegetable growing districts, the designation of non-individual producers who are eligible to vote or hold office, and the restriction of individuals who have contravened specified legislation from being elected to the board.
Effective Date:  August 26, 2019

Excess Soil Management Regulatory Proposal

The proposal would clarify responsibility for managing excess soil and conditions for reuse of excess soil. This would help to ensure that excess soil is properly characterized and relocated to an appropriate reuse site. All comments received on the previous proposal were considered as part of the decision making process on this revised proposal.
Effective Date:  December 4, 2019

Proposal to upload new subway projects to the Province if Bill 107, Getting Ontario Moving Act (Transportation Statute Law Amendment), 2019, is passed into law by the Ontario Legislature

Contingent on Bill 107, Getting Ontario Moving Act (Transportation Statute Law Amendment), 2019 passing, the Ministry of Transportation is proposing a regulation that would make the City of Toronto's proposed Relief Line, the Yonge Subway Extension, and the Scarborough Subway Extension projects the responsibility of the Province.
Effective Date:  July 23, 2019

Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing-Marketing) and R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 441 (Vegetables for Processing-Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to Regulation 440 to enable direct negotiation and contracting between tomato producers and processors. The Commission is also proposing amendments to Regulation 441 to allow for broader producer participation in selecting directors to the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers' marketing board.
Effective Date:  December 10, 2019

Proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 611 (Safety Inspections) under the Highway Traffic Act

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing to exempt pickup trucks and trailers used exclusively for personal use from the requirement to have an annual inspection.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe 2019  (source: Environmental Registry)

The government has released A Place to Grow which replaces the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. We are seeking feedback on proposed modifications to the Minister's transition regulation to support implementation of the Plan. The proposed changes, if approved, would transition specific planning matters currently in process.
Effective Date:  September 3, 2019

Highway Traffic Act - High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane regulation to permit single occupant motorcycles to operate in HOV lanes.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's Regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) is proposing amendments to the following regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (the "Act"): Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General). Consequential amendments to revoke supporting provisions in Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters), a Lieutenant Governor in Council Regulation will also be made.
Effective Date:  July 8, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters), a Lieutenant Governor in Council Regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) is proposing amendments to the following regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (the "Act"): Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters). Consequential amendments to revoke supporting provisions in Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's Regulation will also be made.
Effective Date:  July 8, 2019

Implementing a Health Network System Processing Fee

MOHLTC is proposing amendments to the regulation under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act that, if approved, would change pharmacy reimbursement rules to introduce an administration fee for the processing and payment of drug claims and establish a smarter, more efficient and fiscally responsible approach to deliver publicly-funded health benefits. The proposed regulatory amendments are conditional on the introduction and passage of certain legislative amendments relating to ODBA.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 - grape variety and non-vintage dated table wines
Effective Date:  August 12, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 related to High Acuity Priority Access Beds.

MOHLTC is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (the Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (the Act) with regards to High Acuity Priority Access Beds. The proposed amendments to the Regulation would aim to facilitate more timely placement to long-term care for applicants with complex care needs by allowing the designation of High Acuity Priority Access Beds. If approved, the proposed amendments would come into force on July 1, 2019.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Request for Dissolution of Local Services Board of Dennis Township South

Draft a new Regulation ("Reg.") to dissolve the Local Services Board of Dennis Township South (the "LSB") as well as an amendment to R.R.O.1990, Reg. 737, to revoke Section 10 (to remove the LSB).
Effective Date:  July 31, 2019

Regulatory Registry Posting related to 'Proposed Regulatory Amendments under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and the Education Act'

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 137/15 (General), Ontario Regulation 138/15 (Funding, Cost Sharing and Financial Assistance), and Ontario Regulation 221/11 (Extended Day and Third Party Programs)
Effective Date:  August 2, 2019

Training Requirements for Filling Propane-powered Vehicles at Cardlock/keylock Facilities and Private Outlets

Proposal to amend Fuel Industry Certificates Regulation (O. Reg. 215/01) of the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (Ontario Regulation 34/10) under the Insurance Act

The proposed changes, if approved, would clarify that insurance companies are required to pay Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) in addition to accident benefit limits outlined in the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS).
Effective Date:  June 3, 2019

Proposed New Regulations under the Missing Persons Act, 2018

This proposal outlines regulations related to urgent demands for records and annual reports under the Missing Persons Act, 2018.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed Amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 237/09) under the Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act, 1994 Regarding Deposit Insurance Premiums

The Ministry of Finance is proposing to amend the General Regulation to change how a credit union's annual deposit insurance premium payable is calculated.
Effective Date:  June 8, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Oil and Gas - Offshore Regulation

The Ministry of Labour is proposing two amendments to Regulation 855 (Oil and Gas - Offshore) made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. These amendments, if approved, would modernize provisions for life jackets and electrical equipment.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Regulation 664 (Automobile Insurance)

The Ministry of Finance is proposing amendments to Regulation 664 under the Insurance Act. These amendments would support the transfer of the remaining open Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) cases from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario to the Licence Appeal Tribunal, which is one of the nineteen constituent tribunals of Tribunals Ontario.
Effective Date:  June 8, 2019

Making Polluters Accountable: Industrial Emission Performance Standards  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are consulting on Ontario's proposed Emissions Performance Standard (EPS) to ensure polluters pay their fair share for their greenhouse gas emissions, while also ensuring industry continues to make advances to help Ontario achieve its share of Canada's 2030 target. These standards will apply to industry while maintaining competitiveness of Ontario businesses and minimizing carbon leakage-the risk of production leaving the province for other jurisdictions with less stringent climate policies.
Effective Date:  July 4, 2019

Mines and Mining Plants Regulatory Amendment Proposal

The Ministry of Labour is proposing various amendments to the Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. These amendments, if approved, would modernize workplace health and safety requirements for Ontario mines and mining plants.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposal to amend Ontario's Energy and Water Efficiency Regulation under the Electricity Act, 1998  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposed regulatory changes, if passed, would help reduce red tape while providing consumers with access to a broader range of efficient products in Ontario. They would further support alignment of Ontario's requirements with those of the Canadian federal government (NRCan) or the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and would reduce barriers for ultra-high definition 8K televisions in the Ontario market.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Construction Act: Amendments to Regulations

Amending the regulations under the Construction Act
Effective Date:  May 23, 2019

Streamlining and Updating of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are consulting on proposed amendments to Ontario's greenhouse gas emissions reporting program to refine or remove the collection of unnecessary data. The proposed amendments for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Quantification, Reporting and Verification regulation will reduce unnecessary reporting costs while ensuring data needed to support the Emissions Performance Standards program proposed in Ontario's Environment Plan is collected.
Effective Date:  April 30, 2019

Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are seeking feedback on a Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 to address policies seen as potential barriers to the development of housing, job creation and business attraction. This proposal is linked to three others.
Effective Date:  May 2, 2019

Proposed regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 267/03 under the Nutrient Management Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes to the General Regulation under the Nutrient Management Act to reduce administrative burden and provide more business opportunities for agricultural producers while protecting the environment and public interest. We are proposing to remove the automatic cessation of a nutrient management strategy after five years. We are also proposing to include low risk manures from non-farm grazing animals as Category 1 Non-Agricultural Source Material.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act

Proposed amendments to redesign OHIP+ to focus benefits on children and youth aged 24 years and under who do not have private insurance
Effective Date:  April 1, 2019

Planning and reporting changes under the toxics reduction program and Ontario Regulation 455/09.  (source: Environmental Registry)

We propose to no longer require facilities with existing toxics reduction plans to review those plans, and exempt certain facilities from all future planning and reporting obligations. This will remove unnecessary duplication with the federal program and reduce burden for industry.
Effective Date:  April 3, 2019

New Regulation under the Planning Act for Open-for-Business Planning Tool  (source: Environmental Registry)

The government is proposing to make changes to the Planning Act to create a new economic development tool, the open-for-business planning by-law. The tool would be available to all local municipalities, if certain prescribed criteria are met, to ensure they can act quickly to attract businesses seeking development sites.
Effective Date:  March 20, 2019

Repeal the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and all associated regulations by December 31, 2021.  (source: Environmental Registry)

We propose to repeal the Toxics Reduction Act on December 31, 2021. This will remove unnecessary duplication with the federal program and reduce burden for industry by not having to comply with duplicative programs.
Effective Date:  April 3, 2019

Amendments to the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation (Ontario Regulation 359/09)  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation to change who is eligible for a renewable energy approval. The amendment would require a project developer to show there is demand for the electricity they will generate to get a renewable energy approval.
Effective Date:  June 11, 2019

New regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the proposed Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018 (Bill 34)  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a regulation to address transition rules related to the restoration of municipal planning authority resulting from the Planning Act amendments under the proposed Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018.
Effective Date:  June 1, 2019

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 274/18, Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines is proposing to amend O. Reg. 274/18 ("Siting Regulation"), which imposes siting restrictions on renewable energy generation facilities ("Projects"), as part of the transition to municipal planning authority resulting from the Planning Act amendments under the Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018.
Effective Date:  June 1, 2019

Amending the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation to help restore municipal authority  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulation amendments to ensure that renewable energy approvals are only issued if confirmation of zoning approval is received from local municipal authorities. This will help restore municipal planning authority over the siting of renewable energy projects.
Effective Date:  June 11, 2019

Amendments to R.R.O. 1990 Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products, under the Milk Act. The proposed amendments are intended to help reduce burden for existing dairy processors, new and expanding dairy processors, and small foodservice and retail operations.
Effective Date:  November 29, 2019

Proposed Amendments to the Meat Regulation under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001

The Ministry is proposing regulatory changes that would reduce administrative burden, clarify requirements to provide more business opportunities and move to more outcome-based requirements.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Intent to Remove 24 Trades that are Prescribed for the Purposes of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009.

The Ministry is notifying the public of its intent to remove 24 trades prescribed under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Reducing Regulatory Burden for Private Label Products

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Regulation 935 under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act to allow private label products to be designated as listed drug products under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act, or interchangeable products under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act, if other existing conditions in the regulations are met.
Effective Date:  December 13, 2019

Excess soil management regulatory proposal  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposal would clarify responsibility for managing excess soil and conditions for reuse of excess soil. This would help to ensure that excess soil is properly characterized and relocated to an appropriate reuse site. All comments received on the previous proposal were considered as part of the decision making process on this revised proposal.
Effective Date:  December 4, 2019

O. Reg. 525/97 (Exemption from MMA approval of Official Plan Amendments)

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) is proposing a regulation under the Planning Act to empower certain municipalities within planning boards in relation to exemption from approval of official plan amendments.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed Amendments to the Electrical Safety Code regulation (O. Reg. 164/99) under Part VIII of the Electricity Act, 1998

Proposal to amend the regulation to adopt the Ontario Electrical Safety Code 2018.
Effective Date:  May 16, 2019

Industrial Establishments Regulation Amendment Proposal

The Ministry of Labour (the ministry) is proposing various amendments to Regulation 851 (Industrial Establishments) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, 2017 - New Regulation

The purpose of this proposal is to seek feedback from the public and stakeholders on a proposed regulation under the Health Sector Payment Transparency Act, 2017 (the Act).
Effective Date:  January 1, 2019

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services: Public consultation on proposed regulations for mandatory training and certification and conducting community risk assessments.

The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is seeking public input on proposed regulations under the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 related to new requirements for the mandatory training and certification of firefighters and the mandatory completion of community risk assessments.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2019

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 439/10 (Hogs - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend Regulation 439/10. The amendments were requested by the Ontario Pork Producers' Marketing Board (Ontario Pork) after consulting with its producers. The proposed amendments would provide Ontario Pork with the authority to licence weaner hog producers and to collect licence fees from weaner hog producers who transport weaner hogs outside of Ontario, but do not market them.
Effective Date:  November 15, 2019

Consultation Requirement for Potential New Edition of the Building Code

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) is proposing to revoke the current version of the Building Code (Ontario Regulation 332/12) and replace it with a new edition under the Building Code Act, 1992. It is proposed that the new edition come into effect in January 2019.
Effective Date:  May 2, 2019

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 665/98 (Hunting) and Ontario Regulation 664/98 (Fish Licensing) made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act to support the renewal of Ontario's hunting and fishing licensing system.  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) works to promote healthy, sustainable ecosystems and conserve biodiversity and provides opportunities for sustainable outdoor recreation such as hunting and fishing. To provide Ontarians and non-residents with the opportunity to participate in recreational hunting or fishing, an electronic system to issue and administer licences was adopted in 2009.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2019

Strategic Policy for Bait Management in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

The MNRF has developed a Strategic Policy for Bait Management in Ontario that directs how bait will be managed in the future. The ministry is now seeking feedback on this proposed policy.
Effective Date:  September 30, 2019

Excess Soil Management Regulatory Proposal  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is engaging Ontarians on an Excess Soil Regulatory Proposal (regulatory proposal) that proposes a new regulation and key complementary regulatory amendments related to the management of excess soil. It is anticipated that this regulatory proposal will be finalized before the end of 2017.
Effective Date:  December 4, 2019

Proposed Regulation for the establishment of requirements and standards with respect to secondary residential units: Parking requirements for second residential units; Occupancy requirements for the primary unit or second residential unit; and Authorizing second residential units in all dwellings regardless of date of construction  (source: Environmental Registry)

It is proposed that a regulation under s. 35.1(2)(b) of the Planning Act could, if made, set out requirements and standards with respect to second residential units referred to in s. 16 (3) of the Planning Act as follows:
Effective Date:  August 29, 2019

Regulation for the issuance of new land use permits in accordance with Section 14(2.1) of the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is proposing a regulation that would allow the Minister to issue new LUPs in limited circumstances to support occupations authorized under ss. 13(2) of Ontario Regulation 347/07 ("primary occupations").
Effective Date:  April 29, 2019