Amendment to Ontario Regulation 370/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 (HSA)
Ontario Regulation 370/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 was amended to update the Household Income Limits (HILs) and High Need Income Limits (HNILs). The updated HILs and HNILs are based on information provided by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) as required under the Social Housing Agreement, 1999.
Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act.
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission has amended R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act to extend dairy plant licences and grader certificates.
The amendments also replace a reference to the revoked Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act with the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act and correct an amendment error made in 2018.
Amendment to Regulation 363 of R.R.O. 1990 (Forms) under the Expropriations Act.
The Forms regulation (Reg. 363 of R.R.O. 1990) made under the Expropriations Act prescribes various forms for use in expropriations proceedings. A regulation amending the Forms regulation was approved on August 24, 2021 and filed on August 27, 2021. Amending regulation 585/21is available online at: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/900363?search=expropriations+act
Consequential Regulatory Amendments to Change the Title of "case management master" to "associate judge".
On April 19, 2021, the Legislature passed amendments to the Courts of Justice Act and other statutes to change the title of a "case management master" to that of an "associate judge" as part of Bill 245, Accelerating Access to Justice Act. As a result of these statutory amendments, consequential regulatory changes have also been made to replace all instances of "case management master" with the new title of "associate judge".
Temporary suspension of gas fireplace efficiency standards
On August 4, 2021, we amended O.Reg. 509/18, made under the Electricity Act, 1998, to temporarily suspend a prohibition on standing pilot lights for gas fireplaces. This suspension will take effect for products manufactured from August 5, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
Animal Shelter Ownership Authority under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019
The Ministry of the Solicitor General (SolGen) is proposing to modify the list of prescribed organizations in O. Reg. 447/19 that can assume ownership of animals where the owner or custodian of the animal is not identified or has not claimed the animal. This is to provide these animal sheltering organizations and the public with clarity and consistency in who can take ownership of found, abandoned or unclaimed animals.
Moving Ontarians More Safely Act, 2021 & Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021
The Ministry of Transportation is soliciting public comment on proposed legislative and regulatory changes that would, if passed, help protect people and families by targeting those who engage in stunt driving and unsafe, high-risk driving as well as to protect vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and highway workers, improve truck safety, and strengthen provincial oversight of the towing sector.
Improving hunter reporting compliance through financial penalties
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing an amendment to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, to provide the regulation making authority to set a financial penalty for hunters who do not submit mandatory reports required by the regulations. This would provide an alternative tool to promote hunter reporting compliance. Subsequent regulatory amendments would be required to implement the penalty, including setting the amount and the circumstances where it would apply.
Eliminating Renewable Energy Requirements
We are proposing to repeal sections of the Electricity Act, 1998 (EA) and the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 (OEBA) that were introduced under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 to promote and prioritize the development of renewable energy. Ontario has built a clean energy supply. Prioritizing renewable generation is no longer appropriate. Going forward, Ontario will ensure value for ratepayers by allowing all resources to compete to meet system needs.
Phase 2 of the Natural Gas Expansion Program
We want to extend the Natural Gas Expansion Program, a program that provides financial support to help natural gas companies expand natural gas distribution in communities that are not currently connected to the natural gas system. We are doing this to help make energy more affordable for rural, northern, and Indigenous communities in Ontario.
Proposed producer responsibility regulation for Hazardous and Special Products (HSP)
We are seeking input on our proposed draft regulation for hazardous and special products (HSP), under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, that would require producers of hazardous and special products, such as paints, pesticides, solvents, oil filters, antifreeze and pressurized containers, to collect, manage or promote the recycling or proper disposal of these products at end-of-life.
Police Record Checks Reform Act, Exemptions Proposal
This proposal describes the specific types of screening that are being considered for exemption from the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015. If approved, police record checks conducted for these types of screening would not have to follow certain requirements, which are set out in the regulation
Drainage Act Regulatory Proposal Consultation
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing a new Minister's Regulation that would implement recent amendments to the Drainage Act. The proposed new Minister's Regulation would reduce burden, streamline approvals and address stakeholder concerns while maintaining environmental standards.
Proposed Revocation of O. Reg. 326/09: Mandatory Information Re Connections under the Electricity Act, 1998
We are proposing to revoke O. Reg. 326/09: Mandatory Information Re Connections. This regulation prescribes preferential timelines for renewable energy projects seeking complex grid connection assessments and related reporting requirements for Local Distribution Companies and the Independent Electricity System Operator.
Ontario has built a clean energy supply. A competitive energy future will ensure value for ratepayers. Placing priority on renewable generation is no longer appropriate.
Proposed Revocation of O. Reg. 274/18, Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities
We are proposing to revoke O. Reg. 274/18 - Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities, which placed provincial siting restrictions on renewable energy generation facilities (Projects) in relation to residential areas and agricultural land.
As a result of the Green Energy Repeal Act, 2019 (GERA), municipal authority over the siting of new Projects has been fully restored.
The regulation is effectively spent and no longer applies to any Projects.
Proposed Delegation Regulation under the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020
On July 8, 2020, the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 (BTFA) came into force, introducing measures that streamline project delivery and support the accelerated completion of the four priority projects identified in Ontario's "New Subway Transit Plan for the GTA." The Ministry of Transportation is seeking to delegate the following functions under the BTFA from the Minister to Metrolinx: corridor development permits; entering lands; compensation; enforcement; and administration.
Updating Ontario's Water Quantity Management Framework
We are proposing regulatory changes for managing water takings to protect the long-term sustainability of surface water and groundwater and to ensure these important resources are responsibly managed and safeguarded now and for future generations.
Proposals to reduce wildlife management regulatory burden
We are proposing amendments to regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 (FWCA). These proposals would streamline requirements for fur dealers, enable persons to hold both a trapping and fur dealers licence, simplify the process for airports to remove deer and elk in protection of property and public safety, and enable the use of firearms at night for dispatch of trapped furbearing mammals by licensed trappers.
Proposed regulations to support proclamation of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010
Proposed regulations to support proclamation of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA), including:
1. General Regulation related to technical matters; and
2. Corporations Sole Regulation to prescribe provisions that apply to corporations sole (i.e. a corporation constituted in a single person who, in right of some office or function, has corporate status).