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Notice to amend Ontario Regulation 403/02 (Debt and Financial Obligation Limits) under the Municipal Act, 2001 to extend the increased annual debt-limit rules for York Region

The province has extended the increased debt-limit rules for York Region for an additional 10 years, from its current expiry date to December 31, 2031.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Waiver of AGCO licensing fees for cannabis retail stores on First Nation reserves

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 468/18 under the Cannabis Licence Act (2018).
Effective Date:  July 30, 2021

Amendment to Regulation 619

Amend speed limits on various provincial highways
Effective Date:  July 28, 2021

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

Amendments to Reg. 194 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of Civil Procedure) to reduce the time to place a defended action on a trial list and revoke obsolete timing provisions.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 826/90 to change the area subject to development control under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act

The purpose of this proposed amendment is to modernize the format of the regulation from text-based meets and bounds descriptions to a digital map of the area of development control, and in the process increase precision and correct errors.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Amendments to the Environmental Compliance Approval in respect of Sewage Works Regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)

We have made minor amendments to the Environmental Compliance Approval in respect of Sewage Works Regulation (O. Reg. 208/19). The amendments allow prescribed persons to make future alterations to municipal sanitary collection and stormwater works without requiring a separate approval if certain conditions are met.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

New Environmental Assessment Act Regulation: Designation and Exemption for Proposed Reid Road Reservoir Quarry  (source: Environmental Registry)

A regulation has been made under the Environmental Assessment Act making the proposed Reid Road Reservoir Quarry subject to a project-specific environmental assessment process under the Act to ensure continued protection of the environment.
Effective Date:  July 30, 2021

A new regulation under the Alcohol, Cannabis and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996 to establish the iGaming lottery subsidiary of the AGCO and amendments to O. Reg 78/12 under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 to exempt certain suppliers and gaming assistants from having to be registered under the Act for iGaming

A new regulation under the Alcohol, Cannabis and Gaming Regulation and Public Protection Act, 1996 establishes a lottery subsidiary of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) to conduct and manage the province's internet gaming (iGaming) framework. Amendments to O. Reg 78/12 under the Gaming Control Act, 1992 exempt non-gaming related suppliers and gaming assistants from requiring registration under the Act for iGaming.
Effective Date:  July 6, 2021

A transfer from Kingston Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation to Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation of any interest in real property set out in the Table to the paragraph, together with the assets, liabilities, rights and obligations related to the ownership or operation of the real property

The City of Kingston has requested an exemption from the Land Transfer Tax, as authorized under the Housing Services Act, 2011, for the transfer of seven social and affordable housing properties from the Kingston Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation to the Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, is proposing several regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 555/20 under the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020 (MOPBA). The proposed amendments are intended to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens across the Ontario government.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposed Legislative Amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, is proposing several legislative amendments to the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020. The proposed amendments are intended to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens across the Ontario government.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Ellsin Environmental Ltd. Sault Ste. Marie tire waste thermal treatment facility  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposal for a new regulation that would allow Ellsin Environmental to increase the amount of tires they can thermally treat daily
Effective Date:  July 30, 2021

Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 161/99 (Definitions and Exemptions) under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to exempt certain electricity transmission projects from Section 92 (Leave to Construct) approval  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 161/99 to exempt certain electricity transmission projects that are not expected to have a significant ratepayer impact from the requirement to obtain Section 92 (electricity Leave to Construct) approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). This will remove a regulatory hurdle for project proponents.
Effective Date:  July 13, 2021

Proposed Revision to Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Leave to Construct Cost Threshold for Hydrocarbon Pipelines  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to increase the cost threshold for hydrocarbon pipelines that require Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approval through its Leave to Construct process from $2 million to $10 million. This proposal would support Ontario's commitment to regulatory burden reduction and providing a reliable and cost-effective energy supply.
Effective Date:  July 16, 2021

Amending Regulation 871: Composition and Procedure of the Board of the Ontario Food Terminal Act

The Ontario Food Terminal Board (Board) is proposing to amend Regulation 871 to remove prescriptive requirements related to Board size and quorum.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) and Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters) under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015.

Regulatory amendments to improve the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)'s Entrepreneur stream
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposed producer responsibility regulation for Hazardous and Special Products (HSP)  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

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
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposal to amend R.R.O 1990, Reg. 18 - General under the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act (ATDIA).

As part of government's plan to create a more competitive business environment, OMAFRA is proposing to eliminate fees of $50 or less in Reg. 18. The proposal will save businesses the cost of the fees and the administrative cost associated with the issuing of cheques. Public protection oversight will not be reduced as a result of these changes. Businesses that were required to be licensed before would still need to be licensed. OMAFRA will also retain the legal authority to conduct inspections.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Improvements to Ontario's New Home Warranty and Protection Program (ONHWPA Phase 2)

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposed regulation changes under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. These changes would 1) address matters relating to a simplified warranty claims process; 2) establish a mediation process for warranty claim disputes; and 3) specify duties of the ombudsperson (the New Home Ombuds) that include a focus on helping consumers.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposal to Modernize Regulatory Requirements for Part VII - Notices under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing to streamline the prescribed written reporting requirements into a single regulation that would apply to all workplaces covered under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposed amendments to regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and the Environmental Assessment Act for combined heat and power systems that use natural gas or wood biomass as fuel  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposal would align approval requirements with the level of risk. We are proposing to amend regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and the Environmental Assessment Act to streamline permissions for combined heat and power systems or power only systems.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposed amendments to regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and Ontario Water Resources Act to make modifications to Environmental Activity and Sector Registry requirements and exemptions for low risk short-term water taking activities  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes under the Environmental Protection Act and Ontario Water Resources Act to streamline permissions for certain low risk short-term water taking activities. The proposed regulatory amendments would reduce regulatory burden while ensuring that human health and the environment are protected.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Draft Regulations to Support the Transfer of Regulatory Authority for Syndicated Mortgage Investments

The Ministry of Finance is posting for consultation, draft regulations under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act (MBLAA) to support the transfer of regulatory authority for non-qualified syndicated mortgage investments sold to non-permitted clients from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 267/03 - General) under the Nutrient Management Act to Support On-Farm Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)

The province is proposing amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 267/03 - General) under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 (NMA) to expand the regulatory framework for on-farm Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Facilities.
Effective Date:  July 1, 2021