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Delayed Commencement of the New Excess Soil Regulation and Exemption from Record of Site Condition for Temporary Hospitals and Residences  (source: Environmental Registry)

In response to impacts from COVID-19, we are delaying implementation of requirements under the new Excess Soil Regulation from July 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021. We are also exempting municipalities and health care providers from filing a Record of Site Condition to develop a temporary health or residential facility for emergency situations.
Effective Date:  June 12, 2020

Protecting the Health and Safety of Users of the Ontario Food Terminal During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and at the request of the Ontario Food Terminal Board, the ministry has drafted two new regulations under the Ontario Food Terminal Act, R.S.O., 1990, titled "Manager's Protocol Respecting the Coronavirus (COVID-19)" and "Compliance with Manager's Protocol Respecting the Coronavirus (COVID-19)".
Effective Date:  June 12, 2020

Implementation of COVID-19 Recovery Rate for Regulated Price Plan and Time-of-Use Electricity Customers  (source: Environmental Registry)

On June 1, 2020, the government implemented a flat COVID-19 Recovery Rate of 12.8 ¢/kWh for all Regulated Price Plan (RPP) Time-of-Use (TOU) electricity customers. The government intends that RPP TOU customers will be charged this flat rate for all periods of the day, seven days a week, until October 31, 2020.
Effective Date:  June 8, 2020

Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing), under the Milk Act.

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has amended R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 753 (Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing), under the Milk Act. The amendments, which align with Canada's national dairy strategy, eliminate milk class 6 from the classification table within the regulation, and reclassify products and ingredients formerly under this class. Milk classification is based on end use. The amendments were made to comply with the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement.
Effective Date:  June 1, 2020