Current Proposals

 
10th Year Review of Ontario's Endangered Species Act: Discussion Paper  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario government is currently undertaking a review of the Endangered Species Act to improve protections for species at risk, consider modern and innovative approaches to achieve positive outcomes for species at risk, as well as to look for ways to streamline approvals and provide clarity to support economic development.
Comments Due Date:  March 4, 2019
 
Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are seeking feedback on a Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 to address policies seen as potential barriers to the development of housing, job creation and business attraction. This proposal is linked to three others.
Comments Due Date:  February 28, 2019
 
Proposed regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 267/03 under the Nutrient Management Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing changes to the General Regulation under the Nutrient Management Act to reduce administrative burden and provide more business opportunities for agricultural producers while protecting the environment and public interest. We are proposing to remove the automatic cessation of a nutrient management strategy after five years. We are also proposing to include low risk manures from non-farm grazing animals as Category 1 Non-Agricultural Source Material.
Comments Due Date:  February 22, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act
Proposed amendments to redesign OHIP+ to focus benefits on children and youth aged 24 years and under who do not have private insurance
Comments Due Date:  January 31, 2019
 
Potential Amendments to the Ontario Regulation 79/10 made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 if Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018, passes
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is considering amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (General) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, and changes to associated ministry practices, as they pertain to public consultations, temporary emergency licences and short-term authorizations.
Comments Due Date:  January 28, 2019
 
Repeal the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and all associated regulations by December 31, 2021.  (source: Environmental Registry)
We propose to repeal the Toxics Reduction Act on December 31, 2021. This will remove unnecessary duplication with the federal program and reduce burden for industry by not having to comply with duplicative programs.
Comments Due Date:  January 20, 2019
 
Planning and reporting changes under the toxics reduction program and Ontario Regulation 455/09.  (source: Environmental Registry)
We propose to no longer require facilities with existing toxics reduction plans to review those plans, and exempt certain facilities from all future planning and reporting obligations. This will remove unnecessary duplication with the federal program and reduce burden for industry.
Comments Due Date:  January 20, 2019
 
New Regulation under the Planning Act for Open-for-Business Planning Tool  (source: Environmental Registry)
The government is proposing to make changes to the Planning Act to create a new economic development tool, the open-for-business planning by-law. The tool would be available to all local municipalities, if certain prescribed criteria are met, to ensure they can act quickly to attract businesses seeking development sites.
Comments Due Date:  January 20, 2019