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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 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

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