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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. The new limits come into effect on January 1, 2023.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Designation of Public Service Agencies: O. Reg. 551/22 amending O. Reg. 398/93

Designation of four new agencies and amendments to the designation of 19 existing designated agencies
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Amendments to O. Reg 746/21 (Licensing) under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 - Approval of Outdoor Temporary Extensions

Ontario has made amendments to O. Reg 746/21 under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 (LLCA) to grant municipalities and First Nations band councils, where applicable, authority to approve outdoor temporary extensions of Liquor Sales Licences (LSL). This authority could be used, for example, to allow an LSL to temporarily create a new outdoor patio or expand an existing outdoor patio.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Amendment to 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 introduce a new lawyer's certificate of service for proof of service.
Effective Date:  January 30, 2023

Amendment to O. Reg. 258/98 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of the Small Claims Court)

Amendments to O. Reg. 258/98 under the Courts of Justice Act (Rules of the Small Claims Court) to introduce a new lawyer or paralegal's certificate of service for proof of service.
Effective Date:  January 30, 2023

Proposed Changes to Ontario Regulation 299/19: Additional Residential Units  (source: Environmental Registry)

Changes are being proposed to Ontario Regulation 299/19: Additional Residential Units. These are consequential amendments resulting from changes to the Planning Act proposed through Bill 23 to make it easier to build new homes for Ontarians as part of the government's commitment to build 1.5 million homes over the next ten years.
Effective Date:  January 6, 2023

Amendments to Certain Requirements under the Excess Soil Regulation  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks is proposing to amend the Excess Soil Regulation, Ontario Regulation 406/19, to remove the reuse planning requirements, including registration, sampling and tracking, for excess soil moved from lower risk projects, and to enable larger temporary piles of soil for storage.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Review of Ontario Regulation 783/20 (General) (Regulation), made under the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993, S.O. 1993, c. 21 (FRFOFA), to finalize regulatory improvements aimed at reducing administrative burden and supporting program delivery.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing to make amendments to the Regulation, which guides the delivery of the Farm Business Registration (FBR) program, as well as sets out the process by which Accredited Farm Organizations (AFOs) are accredited and a francophone organization is determined to be eligible to receive special funding under the FRFOFA. The proposed amendments will: 1) focus on making changes to the eligibility criteria that a francophone organization must meet to be eligible to receive special funding; and 2) examine whether the administrative fee that AgriCorp charges per application to the AFOs to administer the FBR program needs to be changed.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Proposed Updates to the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System  (source: Environmental Registry)

In support of Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan 3.0 and the government's commitment to support the construction of 1.5 million new housing units over the next ten years, the province is proposing updates the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System that would remove duplicate requirements and streamline the evaluation process.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Amending Regulation 16 of the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act

A proposed amendment to Regulation 16 of the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act would reduce the minimum number of members needed for Agricultural and Horticultural Societies to qualify for an annual grant from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Emissions Performance Standards program regulatory amendments for the 2023-2030 period  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes to the Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) program for 2023-2030 to meet the benchmark set by the federal government. The EPS program will continue to be a fair, cost-effective program that reduces emissions and is flexible to the unique needs and circumstances of industry in Ontario, while supporting green economic growth.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Proposed regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 485/09: Grain - Marketing

The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing to amend O. Reg. 485 (Grain - Marketing), to revoke a provision that requires the members of the Grain Industry Advisory Committee (GIAC) to meet at least once per year and clarify the establishment of end dates for negotiated soybean agreements.
Effective Date:  January 24, 2023

Regulations under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) - Registration Barriers for Regulated Health Professionals

Regulations to implement amendments to the RHPA contained in Schedule 6 of Bill 106, Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022, should that Act be passed, by: 1. Defining Canadian work experience for the purpose of the legislation. 2. Prescribing acceptable language proficiency tests 3. Prescribe time limits for registration decisions. 4. Prescribing requirements for emergency class of certificates of registration.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 202/94 (General) made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991

The Ontario College of Pharmacists is proposing regulatory amendments to allow pharmacists to prescribe drugs to treat certain minor ailments.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act (TSSEA) Regulations

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing regulations to support the implementation of the TSSEA. We are looking for your input on the proposed regulations before the TSSEA comes into effect. If approved, the proposed requirements would be rolled out in three phases beginning January 1, 2023 and be fully implemented by January 2024. The Act is designed to provide provincial oversight of the towing and vehicle storage sectors. TSSEA requires tow truck drivers and tow and storage operators to hold a provincial certificate to operate.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Proposed amendments to the producer responsibility regulations for tires, batteries and electrical and electronic equipment made under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend three producer responsibility regulations made under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016. These changes would reduce and/or remove burden, correct market issues, increase transparency, align administrative and technical provisions between the regulations and remove outdated provisions.
Effective Date:  December 9, 2023

Prescribing a significant market disruption within the definition of "hazard" and updating the Appendices listing Immediately and Periodically Notifiable Hazards in O. Reg. 277/12 (Reporting of Hazards and Findings) under the Animal Health Act, 2009.  (source: Environmental Registry)

To support animal health and enhance preparedness, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing under the Animal Health Act, 2009: (a) a new regulation to prescribe that a provincial surplus of livestock or poultry due to a border-related disruption would be added to clause (c) of the definition of a "hazard"; and (b) amendments to the Appendices containing lists of Immediately Notifiable Hazards and Periodically Notifiable Hazards in O. Reg. 277/12.
Effective Date:  February 1, 2023

Administrative Penalties Regulation made under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing a regulation that would allow the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority to issue administrative penalties for not abiding by the provisions in the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 and its regulations.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Hazardous Waste Digital Reporting Service Modernization  (source: Environmental Registry)

As the last step towards transitioning hazardous waste digital reporting services to the Authority, we are now seeking your feedback on the proposed regulatory changes.
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023

Hazardous Waste Fee Exemption Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to draft a new regulation under RRCEA that would: 1) Maintain the current fee exemptions for certain hazardous waste management activities by moving them from Regulation 347 to a new regulation to be made under the RRCEA 2) Move over and adjust other related sections within Regulation 347 in order to update and clarify language
Effective Date:  January 1, 2023