Approved Regulatory Proposals

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

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) establishing electronic processes in the Superior Court of Justice and the Divisional Court.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

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

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to masters and case management masters.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Amendment to a Regulation under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to exempt the transfer of two Designated Housing Projects in Kirkland Lake from the application of the Land Transfer Tax Act

The transfer of two Designated Housing Projects from Kirkland Lake Non-Profit Housing Corporation (60 Fifth St; 165-175-185-190 Pollock Ave) to Timiskaming District Housing Corporation will be exempted from land transfer tax.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Amendments to Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 156/18: General Matters under the Authority of the Minister under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.

Amendments to update Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 156/18 of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to include a new version date for the Formal Complaint to a Society's Internal Complaints Review Panel (ICRP) form in the regulation.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

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

Amendments to Regulation 194 (Rules of Civil Procedure) relating to estate court rules 74 and 75
Effective Date:  January 8, 2021

Amendment to a regulation under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to clarify the market rent index for use in 2021 subsidy payments to housing providers

The Market Rent Index (MRI) is one of the variables that Service Managers use to calculate subsidies to housing providers who operate housing projects under Part VII of the Housing Services Act, 2011.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposal to amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 161/17 to allow wood storage yards to occupy Crown lands as a free use

Proposal to amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 161/17 to allow wood storage yards to occupy Crown lands as a free use.
Effective Date:  January 7, 2021

Proposal to amend O. Reg. 509/18 under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("Efficiency Regulation")  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to further harmonize our efficiency standards with those of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) so we are proposing to add five new products to Ontario's product and appliance energy efficiency regulation, and to modify existing requirements for televisions to harmonize with NRCan.
Effective Date:  January 29, 2021

Proposal to Amend Ontario Regulation 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training)

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing to amend O. Reg. 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training) to recognize alternative methods of fall protection training.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Prescribing CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth) as an organization under subsection 40(2) of the Connecting Care Act, 2019 for the purposes of subsection 40(1) under that Act.

The Ministry is proposing to prescribe CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth) as an organization under subsection 40(2) of the CCA for the purposes of subsection 40(1) of that Act.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposed consequential amendments to Regulations under the Food Safety and Quality Act, Beef Cattle Marketing Act, Nutrient Management Act and Livestock Community Sales Act.

As a result of the implementation of the federal Safe Food for Canadians Act and regulations, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposes to update provincial regulations to reflect the new federal regulatory scheme, where it is referenced in OMAFRA regulations.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposed regulation amendment to establish a Local Forest Management Corporation for the Temagami Forest Management Unit under the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act, 2011  (source: Environmental Registry)

This proposal seeks approval to establish a second Local Forest Management Corporation (LFMC) in Ontario, to be referred to as Temagami Forest Management Corporation (TFMC), through regulation amendment under the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act, 2011 (OFTMA). The Temagami LFMC would hold a Sustainable Forest Licence and carry out forest management responsibilities on the Temagami Forest.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Removing the timing requirements for releasing Ontario's next long-term energy plan by revoking Ontario Regulation 355/17  (source: Environmental Registry)

A critical piece to fixing Ontario's electricity system is improving the process of long-term energy planning. In response to preliminary discussions with industry, we propose revoking Reg. 355/17 to begin consultation with industry partners to develop an improved long-term energy planning framework that will prioritize system reliability and affordability
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposal to reduce the risk of chronic wasting disease entering Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 to implement additional measures reducing the risk that chronic wasting disease may enter Ontario.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposals to reduce wildlife management regulatory burden  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Digital health interoperability - proposed amendments to O. Reg. 329/04

The proposed regulation would make amendments to the PHIPA Regulation relating to interoperability specifications that pertain to digital health assets.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Early Access to Land for Environmental Studies on Transmission Projects  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to give the Ontario Energy Board the authority to grant, under specific circumstances, earlier access to land to electricity transmission project proponents for the purpose of conducting preliminary environmental studies prior to applying for Leave to Construct.
Effective Date:  January 27, 2021

Proposed changes to black bear hunting regulations  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to implement a regular spring black bear season, shorten the Bruce Peninsula black bear hunting season, and make other minor updates to black bear regulations.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021

Proposed Repeal of the Livestock Medicines Act and Replacement with Streamlined Regulation under the Animal Health Act, 2009 to continue the sale of designated livestock medicines in licensed Livestock Medicines Outlets

To protect animal health and ensure livestock farmers have ongoing access to designated livestock medicines, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing to replace the existing Livestock Medicines Act and Regulation 730 with a new streamlined regulation under the Animal Health Act, 2009.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2021