Technical Amendments to Regulations to the Gasoline Tax Act and Fuel Tax Act
The proposal would:
• Amend the interest rate calculation that applies to interjurisdictional carriers under Ontario's fuel and gasoline tax regulations to align with Ontario's obligations under the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA); and
• Remove a reference in the gasoline tax regulations to a document defining natural gas that was never published by the Canadian General Standards Board.
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.
Proposed updates to the regulation of development for the protection of people and property from natural hazards in Ontario
A decision was made to move ahead with proclaiming provisions of the Conservation Authorities Act and to make associated regulatory changes to support streamlined, timely and consistent conservation authority permitting decisions and ensure permit decisions are focused on natural hazard considerations. These changes come into effect on April 1, 2024.
Please read the decision notice 019-2927 - Proposed updates to the regulation of development for the protection of people and property from natural hazards in Ontario on the Environmental Registry for additional information on the changes made.
Proposed Changes to Ontario Regulation 299/19: Additional Residential Units
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.
Amendments to Certain Requirements under the Excess Soil Regulation
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.
Proposed Updates to the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System
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.
Emissions Performance Standards program regulatory amendments for the 2023-2030 period
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.
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.
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.
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Lodging Regulation
The Ministry of Education (EDU) is seeking community input on the proposed elements of a new regulation that would update standards for how residences at the English and French Provincial and Demonstration schools should operate. The new regulation would impact Provincial Schools for the Deaf, Blind and Deafblind as well as Demonstration Schools operated by EDU and the Centre Jules-Léger Consortium (CJLC) respectively.
Hazardous Waste Fee Exemption Framework
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