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Amendment to Regulation to 620

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 22, 2020

Amended regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

Ontario Regulation 137/15 under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 was amended multiple times between June and December 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These amendments guided the re-opening and safe operation of child care and early years programs after the mandated closure period that began in March 2020.
Effective Date:  June 11, 2020

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

Amendment to Regulation 473

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 30, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 804

Motorized Snow Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amending Regulation 316

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 26, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 628

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 804

Motorized Snow Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 277

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 26, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 3, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 3, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 29, 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

Amendment to Regulation 381

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Industrial Conservation Initiative Peak Hiatus

Ontario amended O. Reg. 429/04 to introduce an "ICI Peak Hiatus" in which electricity consumers participating in the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) do not need to take actions to avoid system peaks this year as economic recovery from COVID-19 progresses.
Effective Date:  June 30, 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

Amendment to Reg 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 1, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 5, 2020

Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking

O. Reg. 506/18 was amended to delay the roll-out of the Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) program requirements.
Effective Date:  June 12, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 601

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 863

Off Road Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 340

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 621

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 1, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 863

Off-Road Vehicles Act
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 619

Highway Traffic Act
Effective Date:  June 1, 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

Amendment to Regulation 611

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Amendment to Regulation 340

Ministry of Transportation
Effective Date:  June 25, 2020

Regulation 569 (Reports) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7.

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 569 (Reports) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). The Ministry of Health is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments.
Effective Date:  June 26, 2020