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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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 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 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
 
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 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
 
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
 
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:  June 14, 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 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
 
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
 
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 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
 
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
 
Construction Act: Amendments to Regulations
Amending the regulations under the Construction Act
Effective Date:  May 23, 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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Amendment to Regulation 625
Tire Standards and Specifications
Effective Date:  January 25, 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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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