Approved Regulatory Proposals

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Administrative amendments to regulations under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993  (source: Environmental Registry)

We have made administrative amendments to regulations 73/94 and 681/94 under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 (EBR) to ensure the continued application of the EBR.
Effective Date:  November 7, 2022

Proposed legislative amendments to the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 under the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022

Proposed legislative amendments have been introduced that would enhance governance requirements related to Ontario One Call, which would also align with certain powers the Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery has with respect to the administrative authorities the ministry has oversight of.
Effective Date:  November 28, 2022

Proposed Changes to the Ontario Heritage Act and its regulations: the Proposed More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022  (source: Environmental Registry)

A proposal to make legislative and regulatory amendments to the Ontario Heritage Act to help remove barriers to housing development by updating how heritage properties are identified and conserved by municipalities and the Province of Ontario.
Effective Date:  November 28, 2022

Enabling Air Ambulance Mixed-Crew Configuration under O.Reg. 257/00 of the Ambulance Act, 1990

O. Reg. 257/00 prescribes qualifications for air & land ambulance service delivery, including standards for equipment, patient care, & composition of crews that respond to calls. Currently only persons who meet qualifications of flight paramedic may provide patient care on an air ambulance. A flight paramedic shall have the qualifications of a paramedic. Ministry proposes to amend regulation to allow air ambulance crews to include nurses, physicians, & respiratory therapists along with paramedics. Air ambulance service operators would have staffing flexibility required to perform increasing interfacility transfers while meeting growing demand for urgent air ambulance resources.
Effective Date:  November 4, 2022

Proposed Extension of Municipal Contributions Allocation Formula

Ontario Regulation 446/04 apportions the municipal share of Metrolinx's GO Transit's growth capital costs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) amongst the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel and York, and the Cities of Toronto and Hamilton. The apportionment formula in Ontario Regulation 446/04 is set to expire on December 31, 2022. Accordingly, an amendment to this Regulation is proposed to extend the expiry date of the formula for another three years, until December 31, 2025 Annual municipal contributions towards GO rail and bus capital costs resulting from population growth support investments across GO's regional transit network and ensure continued service excellence.
Effective Date:  November 25, 2022

Proposed Extension of Municipal GO Transit Development Charge By-Laws

The proposed Regulatory amendment, if approved, would extend the expiry date that enables the municipalities of Toronto, Hamilton and the Regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and York to impose development charge by-laws towards Metrolinx's GO Transit's growth capital costs to December 31, 2025. Since 2001 the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) municipalities of Hamilton and the Regions of Durham, Halton, Peel and York have had development charge by-laws to support annual contributions towards GO rail and bus capital costs resulting from population growth. Funds collected under this regulation are remitted directly to Metrolinx.
Effective Date:  November 25, 2022

Geologic Carbon Storage in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking feedback on a discussion paper exploring possible legislative changes to remove barriers to the storage of carbon dioxide, which would enable the creation of a regulatory framework to govern this and other new technologies.
Effective Date:  November 23, 2022

Proposed Regulatory Amendments under the Mandatory Blood Testing Act (MBTA) and the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act (LSCCLA)

Legislative amendments to the MBTA were introduced in 2019 as part of Bill 68, Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019 but are not yet in force. The Ministry of Health intends to proclaim these changes into force effective July 1, 2022. To support these legislative amendments, the Ministry is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 449 07 (General) under MBTA and complementary regulatory amendments under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act.
Effective Date:  November 25, 2022

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 271/91 (Gasoline Volatility) to simplify reporting requirements  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is reducing unnecessary administrative requirements on the petroleum industry by proposing changes that would simplify the Gasoline Volatility regulation while aligning our gasoline volatility reporting requirements with national timelines for switching from winter-grade gasoline to summer-grade gasoline.
Effective Date:  November 25, 2022