Current Proposals

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Public Consultation - Modernizing Privacy in Ontario

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is consulting on proposals to improve privacy protection in Ontario.
Posting Date:  June 17, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 17, 2021 –  August 3, 2021

Nutrient Management Act Further Burden Reduction Opportunities  (source: Environmental Registry)

OMAFRA and MECP are proposing to remove the five-year expiry of the Agricultural Operation Planning (AOP) certificate currently required by O. Reg. 267/03 made under the Nutrient Management Act (NMA). The Ministries are also proposing housekeeping amendments to the Regulation and Nutrient Management Protocol to add clarity, simplify rules and streamline processes. These changes will reduce administrative burden, enhance compliance and provide a cost savings for farm businesses.
Posting Date:  June 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 15, 2021 –  July 30, 2021

Code of Conduct for OPP Governance Advisory Council under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Code of Conduct for OPP Governance Advisory Council under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Posting Date:  June 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 11, 2021 –  July 26, 2021

Responses to Active Attacker Incidents Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Responses to Active Attacker Incidents Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Posting Date:  June 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 11, 2021 –  July 26, 2021

Investigations Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Investigations Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Posting Date:  June 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 11, 2021 –  July 26, 2021

Proposal to Adjust the Eligibility for the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER)

Consultation regarding the definition of an eligible account under the OER.
Posting Date:  May 25, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 25, 2021 –  July 26, 2021

Alternative Provision of Policing Functions Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Alternative Provision of Policing Functions Regulation under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Posting Date:  June 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 11, 2021 –  July 26, 2021

The Ontario Police Arbitration and Adjudication Commission under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The Ontario Police Arbitration and Adjudication Commission under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Posting Date:  June 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 11, 2021 –  July 26, 2021

Regulatory and Policy Changes to Private, Non-Commercial Occupation and Use of Land in Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory and policy changes that would enable continued use of existing private recreation camps in provincial parks and conservation reserves, while maintaining ecological integrity
Posting Date:  June 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 11, 2021 –  July 26, 2021

High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes Pilot Expansion

Under the HOT Lanes Pilot expansion, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) plans to expand on the current HOT lanes located on the QEW, by utilizing existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on Highways 410 and 403 to HOT lanes. The HOT lanes permit price will remain unchanged.
Posting Date:  June 9, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 9, 2021 –  July 26, 2021

Code of Conduct for Police Service Board Members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Code of Conduct for Police Service Board Members under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Posting Date:  June 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 11, 2021 –  July 26, 2021

Code of Conduct for Police Officers under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

Code of Conduct for Police Officers under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Posting Date:  June 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 11, 2021 –  July 26, 2021

Proposed regulations under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019

Proposal for regulations under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 to modernize the legislative framework of beverage alcohol to make it easier for businesses and consumers to understand the rules, clearly separate the LCBO's operational function from the AGCO's regulatory function, reduce red tape, and increase flexibility for businesses to reflect the changing landscape of beverage alcohol.
Posting Date:  June 18, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 18, 2021 –  July 19, 2021

Proposed Fraud and Abuse Strategy for the Auto Insurance Sector.

Fraud and Abuse Strategy proposal, including possible supporting initiatives that require further public input.
Posting Date:  June 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 11, 2021 –  July 12, 2021

Proposed regulatory amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act to allow for vertical bulk tanks on farm (Milk Silos).

At the request of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products under the Milk Act to allow for the storage of milk in vertical bulk tanks on-farm. The proposed amendments would provide producers with greater flexibility in storing larger amounts of cow and goat milk on-farm without having to increase their building footprint, while maintaining food safety and quality requirements.
Posting Date:  May 28, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 28, 2021 –  July 12, 2021

Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for Intra-provincial Carriers

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for intra-provincial carriers. We are looking for your input in the proposed amendments to Regulation 555/06 Hours of Service (HoS) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). MTO is proposing an implementation date no sooner than June 12, 2022.
Posting Date:  May 28, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 28, 2021 –  July 12, 2021

Amendments to support transition and implementation of Ontario's Emissions Performance Standards program  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing additional amendments to further support industry's transition from the federal output-based pricing system (OBPS) to Ontario's emissions performance standards (EPS) program, as well as the administration and enforcement of the program, by clarifying certain compliance and reporting requirements.
Posting Date:  May 27, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 27, 2021 –  July 11, 2021

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00

The ministry is looking for input to make a change to the current wine standards rules by adding the Glera grape variety to the list of authorized grapes used for wine produced in Ontario and eligible for approval by Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario, Ontario's Wine Appellation Authority.
Posting Date:  May 25, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 25, 2021 –  July 9, 2021

Health Information Custodian Status for the Ministry of Health Funded First Nation and Urban Indigenous Home and Community Care Service Providers

The purpose of the amendment is to ensure that First Nations and urban Indigenous organizations that are funded directly by the ministry to provide home and community care to Indigenous communities across the province will continue to be Health Information Custodians (HICs) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 after the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 (HCCSA) is repealed at a date to be determined.
Posting Date:  May 10, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 10, 2021 –  July 6, 2021

York Region Wastewater Act, 2021  (source: Environmental Registry)

An act to put on hold the Environmental Assessment application for the Upper York Sewage Solution.
Posting Date:  June 21, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 21, 2021 –  July 4, 2021

Land Use Compatibility Guideline  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing an updated Land Use Compatibility Guideline to help municipalities and planning authorities plan sensitive land uses and major facilities. This will help to avoid or minimize and mitigate potential adverse effects from odour, noise, dust and other contaminants.
Posting Date:  May 4, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 4, 2021 –  July 3, 2021

Guideline to address odour mixtures in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is proposing guidance on how the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and the regulated community can anticipate, prevent and address odour issues that could be of concern to local residences.
Posting Date:  May 4, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 4, 2021 –  July 3, 2021

Empowering the Municipality of Shuniah to make decisions on certain applications under the Planning Act

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing to amend regulations under the Planning Act to empower the Municipality of Shuniah in relation to three areas of land use planning authority
Posting Date:  May 19, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 19, 2021 –  July 3, 2021

Proposed amendments to drinking water operator and water quality analyst certification regulation to address impacts of emergencies  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes that would give the ministry and drinking water systems the tools they need to act quickly to help ensure the province's drinking water is protected during an emergency, such as providing systems with temporary staffing options, and operators with temporary relief from training and certification requirements.
Posting Date:  May 18, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 18, 2021 –  July 2, 2021

Proposed amendments to wastewater operator licensing regulation to address impacts of emergencies  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes that would give the ministry and owners and operators of wastewater facilities the tools they need to act quickly to ensure waterways in Ontario are protected during an emergency, such as providing wastewater facility owners with temporary staffing options and extending operator licences.
Posting Date:  May 18, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 18, 2021 –  July 2, 2021

Occupational Health Consultation

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is consulting on new or revised occupational exposure limits (OELs) based on the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) recommendations for 2018 and 2019, in addition to other proposals.
Posting Date:  April 22, 2021
Open for Comments:  April 22, 2021 –  July 2, 2021

Phase 2 Regulations - Updated Code of Ethics Regulation - Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020

On March 4, 2020, the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA, 2020) received Royal Assent. TRESA, 2020 amends the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is continuing the process of consulting on the regulations required to bring these legislative changes into force. This posting is for purposes of consulting on a proposed updated Code of Ethics regulation under REBBA.
Posting Date:  June 1, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 1, 2021 –  July 2, 2021

Amendment to O. Reg 386/99 to Enable Delivery of Home Care by Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario

The government is proposing to amend O.Reg. 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 (HCCSA) to enable the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to deliver home care services in the same manner as the Home and Community Care Support Services: Champlain to this client population in the Champlain region in the same framework that applies to Home and Community Care Support Services: Champlain.
Posting Date:  June 4, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 4, 2021 –  June 28, 2021

Regulatory Proposals (Phase 1) under the Conservation Authorities Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing new regulations to focus conservation authorities on their core mandate by prescribing mandatory programs and services they must provide, give municipalities greater control over what conservation authority programs and services they will fund, consolidate "Conservation Areas" regulations and to require community advisory boards.
Posting Date:  May 13, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 13, 2021 –  June 27, 2021

Regulatory Proposals (Phase 1) under the Conservation Authorities Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing new regulations to focus conservation authorities on their core mandate by prescribing mandatory programs and services they must provide, give municipalities greater control over what conservation authority programs and services they will fund, consolidate "Conservation Areas" regulations and to require community advisory boards.
Posting Date:  May 13, 2021
Open for Comments:  May 13, 2021 –  June 27, 2021

Provincial and Demonstration Schools Residence 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.
Posting Date:  June 9, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 9, 2021 –  June 23, 2021