Approved Regulatory Proposals

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Removal of Highways 412 and 418 as Toll Highways (Highway 407 East Act, 2012)

The Ministry of Transportation has made a legislative change to permanently remove tolls from Highways 412 and 418 effective June 1, 2023. Consequential to the legislative change, the Ministry has passed a regulation that will set tolls to zero effective April 5, 2022 until May 31, 2023.
Effective Date:  February 18, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 628

Amendment to Vehicle Permits
Effective Date:  February 25, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 735

Local Roads Boards Act
Effective Date:  February 8, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 734

Local Roads Boards Act
Effective Date:  February 8, 2022

Amendment to Regulation 619

Speed limits
Effective Date:  February 25, 2022

New Ontario Regulation

Toll Free Period
Effective Date:  February 18, 2022

Reducing sulphur dioxide emissions from Ontario's petroleum facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a regulation to reduce sulphur dioxide air emissions from petroleum facilities in southern Ontario. These changes would help align the industry with other jurisdictions.
Effective Date:  February 25, 2022

Proposal to establish new fall wild turkey hunting seasons in Wildlife Management Units 60, 63, 69, 70, 74, 75 and 86  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to open new fall wild turkey hunting seasons in Wildlife Management Units 60, 63, 69, 70, 74, 75 and 86 beginning in October 2022.
Effective Date:  February 23, 2022

Proposed Regulatory Amendment to Reg. 543 s.3 (2): X-Ray Safety Code for adopting updated requirements for shielding methodology under the Healing Arts and Radiation Protection Act (HARPA)

Amend HARPA Reg 543 section 3 (2) to replace compliance with Health Canada's Safety Code 20A with the most recent Safety Code 35 for shielding methodology.
Effective Date:  February 25, 2022

Regulatory amendments related to retaining proceeds from the sale of samples taken from unpatented mining claims  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to amend O. Reg. 45/11 to set out the conditions that are required for mining claim holders to sell the end product of a bulk sample and recover associated costs, without first obtaining the minister's permission: a "permit by rule" approach. This will allow previous amendments to the Mining Act to come into force.
Effective Date:  February 1, 2022

A proposed amendment to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 relating to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

Regulatory amendment that would require employers seeking an approval of a NOC 7511 (transport truck drivers) employment position under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills stream to demonstrate that they are registered with Ontario's Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) system and have a Carrier Safety Rating (CSR) of Excellent, Satisfactory or Satisfactory-Unaudited in order for their application to be approved.
Effective Date:  February 1, 2022

Establishing a public registry for mining and exploratory licences of occupation information  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF) is proposing to amend the Mining Act to establish a public registry for mining and exploratory licences of occupation. The registry would be accessible through the Mining Lands Administrative System (MLAS) allowing for easier access to the information held by the ministry.
Effective Date:  February 1, 2022

Proposed regulatory amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products and Regulation 753: Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking under the Milk Act.

As part of the Ontario government's Open for Business Action Plan, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products and Regulation 753: Grades, Standards, Designations, Classes, Packing and Marking under the Milk Act to help reduce burden and costs for dairy processors and to stimulate economic growth in the sector while maintaining strong health and safety standards.
Effective Date:  February 9, 2022