Current Proposals

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Proposed Revision to Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Leave to Construct Cost Threshold for Hydrocarbon Pipelines  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to increase the cost threshold for hydrocarbon pipelines that require Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approval through its Leave to Construct process from $2 million to $10 million. This proposal would support Ontario's commitment to regulatory burden reduction and providing a reliable and cost-effective energy supply.
Posting Date:  January 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  January 29, 2021 –  April 29, 2021

Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 161/99 (Definitions and Exemptions) under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 to exempt certain electricity transmission projects from Section 92 (Leave to Construct) approval  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 161/99 to exempt certain electricity transmission projects that are not expected to have a significant ratepayer impact from the requirement to obtain Section 92 (electricity Leave to Construct) approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). This will remove a regulatory hurdle for project proponents.
Posting Date:  January 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  January 29, 2021 –  April 29, 2021

Amendment of O. Regulation 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)

Ministry of Health proposing an amendment to name Ontario Health as a "Prescribed Person" (i.e. a Prescribed Registry) in respect of its planned operation of the Cardiac and Vascular Services Registry, replacing CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth currently identified in the regulation under its former name, "Cardiac Care Network".) Cardiac Care Network would be removed and Ontario Health would be designated as operator of the Cardiac and Vascular Services Registry.
Posting Date:  February 21, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 21, 2021 –  April 21, 2021

Proposed Amendments to O. Reg. 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 Related to Required Local Eligibility Rules, set out in Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act, 2020

The ministry is proposing to amend O. Reg. 367/11 under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to require Service Managers to have local eligibility rules on household income limits and asset limits for RGI assistance.
Posting Date:  February 16, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 16, 2021 –  April 19, 2021

Authorized Requester Program Legislation and Regulations

The Ministry of Transportation has successfully introduced legislative changes to section 205 of the Highway Traffic Act that allows for the disclosure of a driver's personal information to Authorized Requesters under agreement, through the Authorized Requester Program. The Ministry is now proposing to move forward with introducing regulations that were prescribed under the amending legislation.
Posting Date:  March 3, 2021
Open for Comments:  March 3, 2021 –  April 17, 2021

A Model for Internet Gaming in Ontario

The government released a discussion paper to help inform the development of a new online market for internet gaming (iGaming) in Ontario that is both competitive and protects consumers.
Posting Date:  March 3, 2021
Open for Comments:  March 3, 2021 –  April 16, 2021

Phase 2 of the Natural Gas Expansion Program  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to extend the Natural Gas Expansion Program, a program that provides financial support to help natural gas companies expand natural gas distribution in communities that are not currently connected to the natural gas system. We are doing this to help make energy more affordable for rural, northern, and Indigenous communities in Ontario.
Posting Date:  February 22, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 22, 2021 –  April 8, 2021

College of Denturists of Ontario (CDO) and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) Registration Regulations

The CDO is proposing to revoke and replace Ontario Regulation 833/93 (Registration) made under the Denturism Act, 1991, and the RCDSO is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 205/94 (General) made under the Dentistry Act, 1991 related to the suspension, revocation and reinstatement of a certificate of registration and general housekeeping.
Posting Date:  February 19, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 19, 2021 –  April 5, 2021

Proposed new regulation under the Insurance Act with respect to Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) exemption orders under section 15.1 of the Act.

Proposed new regulation under the Insurance Act with respect to Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) exemption orders under section 15.1 of the Act.
Posting Date:  February 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 11, 2021 –  April 2, 2021

Alternative Financial Services: High-Cost Credit Consultation Paper

Consultation paper seeking feedback on establishing new protections for users of alternative financial services (AFS)
Posting Date:  January 29, 2021
Open for Comments:  January 29, 2021 –  March 30, 2021

Amending the Distribution Rate Protection Regulation

This proposed regulatory amendment would amend Ontario Regulation 198/17 (Distribution Rate-Protected Residential Consumers) to reduce pressures on program costs.
Posting Date:  February 12, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 12, 2021 –  March 30, 2021

Amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 239/13 to remove the 10-day registry waiting period for existing shore land erosion control structures

Regulatory proposal to amend the Public Land Act Ontario Regulation 239/13 to reduce the waiting period from 10 to zero days between registration and commencement for the maintenance, repair or replacement of existing shore land erosion control structures that meet the rules in regulation and are registered with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Posting Date:  February 12, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 12, 2021 –  March 29, 2021

Proposed amendments to Regulation 664 (Automobile Insurance) under the Insurance Act regarding an insured's election not to recover damages from their insurer under the Direct Compensation - Property Damage (DCPD) coverage.

Proposed amendments to Regulation 664 (Automobile Insurance) under the Insurance Act regarding an insured's election not to recover damages from their insurer under the Direct Compensation - Property Damage (DCPD) coverage.
Posting Date:  February 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 11, 2021 –  March 29, 2021

Proposal to amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 161/17 to allow wood storage yards to occupy Crown lands as a free use

Proposal to amend Public Lands Act Ontario Regulation 161/17 to allow wood storage yards to occupy Crown lands as a free use.
Posting Date:  February 12, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 12, 2021 –  March 29, 2021

Amendments to regulations under the Insurance Act and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act regarding the delivery of automobile insurance notices and other automobile insurance documents.

Amendments to regulations under the Insurance Act and the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act regarding the delivery of automobile insurance notices and other automobile insurance documents, including the delivery by an automobile insurer of a notice of termination of an automobile insurance contract to an insured by electronic means if the insured consents to delivery by electronic means.
Posting Date:  February 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 11, 2021 –  March 29, 2021

Proposed producer responsibility regulation for Hazardous and Special Products (HSP)  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are seeking input on our proposed draft regulation for hazardous and special products (HSP), under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, that would require producers of hazardous and special products, such as paints, pesticides, solvents, oil filters, antifreeze and pressurized containers, to collect, manage or promote the recycling or proper disposal of these products at end-of-life.
Posting Date:  February 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 11, 2021 –  March 28, 2021

Working at Heights Training Standards Five-Year Review

This consultation is part of a commitment made by Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) to review the Working at Heights training program and provider standards every five years. The intent of the review is to ensure the CPO's Working at Heights training standards remain effective, and will allow the continued delivery of high-quality working at heights training that saves lives.
Posting Date:  January 25, 2021
Open for Comments:  January 25, 2021 –  March 25, 2021

Regulatory Amendments to O. Reg. 367/07, Term of Licences and O. Reg: 368/07, Registration Requirements for Business Entities

Regulatory Amendments to O. Reg. 367/07, Term of Licences and O. Reg: 368/07, Registration Requirements for Business Entities
Posting Date:  February 16, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 16, 2021 –  March 18, 2021

Consultation regarding proposed amendment to O. Reg. 131/16 (Sexual Violence at Colleges and Universities)

O. Reg. 131/16 supports the requirements under the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act, 1990 by setting out further requirements relating to the sexual violence policies of publicly-assisted colleges and universities. The proposed regulatory amendments are intended to enhance institutions' sexual violence policies and to ensure students receive information about sexual violence prevention and are informed about resources and supports.
Posting Date:  January 27, 2021
Open for Comments:  January 27, 2021 –  March 15, 2021

The Consumer Reporting Act - Proposals Under Consideration for Providing Access to Security Freezes, Credit Scores and Reports

Consultation paper with proposals under consideration that are intended to improve and clarify the Consumer Reporting Act.
Posting Date:  February 10, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 10, 2021 –  March 15, 2021

Proposed Amendments to O.Reg. 79/10, Long-Term Care Homes Act, for Enhancing Cooling Requirements in Long-Term Care Homes

Ministry of Long-Term Care considering regulatory amendments to enhance cooling requirements in long-term care homes to improve safety & comfort of residents. Proposal includes requirement for air conditioning or equivalent mechanical cooling systems in designated cooling areas & refined regulatory approach to clarify requirements for licensees to better protect residents from hot weather-related concerns. Residents would be protected from unacceptably high temperatures.
Posting Date:  February 11, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 11, 2021 –  March 15, 2021

Consultation regarding proposed amendment to O. Reg. 415/06 (General) under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 related to sexual violence policies.

O. Reg. 415/06 supports the requirements under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 by setting out further requirements relating to the sexual violence policies of private career colleges. The proposed regulatory amendments are intended to enhance institution's sexual violence policies and to ensure students receive information about sexual violence prevention and are informed about resources and supports
Posting Date:  January 27, 2021
Open for Comments:  January 27, 2021 –  March 15, 2021

Police Record Checks Reform Act, Exemptions Proposal

This proposal describes the specific types of screening that are being considered for exemption from the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015. If approved, police record checks conducted for these types of screening would not have to follow certain requirements, which are set out in the regulation
Posting Date:  February 10, 2021
Open for Comments:  February 10, 2021 –  March 12, 2021

Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Pre-Start Health and Review Requirements for Factories

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing amendments to pre-start health and safety review requirements, also known as pre-start review (PSR) requirements, in section 7 of the Industrial Establishments regulation (Regulation 851) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Posting Date:  January 21, 2021
Open for Comments:  January 21, 2021 –  March 11, 2021

First Aid Modernization Consultation

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing to transfer the responsibility of workplace first aid from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) to MLTSD.
Posting Date:  January 8, 2021
Open for Comments:  January 8, 2021 –  March 11, 2021

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposal to amend R.R.O 1990, Reg. 18 - General under the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act (ATDIA).

As part of government's plan to create a more competitive business environment, OMAFRA is proposing to eliminate fees of $50 or less in Reg. 18. The proposal will save businesses the cost of the fees and the administrative cost associated with the issuing of cheques. Public protection oversight will not be reduced as a result of these changes. Businesses that were required to be licensed before would still need to be licensed. OMAFRA will also retain the legal authority to conduct inspections.
Posting Date:  January 22, 2021
Open for Comments:  January 22, 2021 –  March 8, 2021