Current Proposals

Posted Date  Comments Due Date 
Proposed Amendment to O. Reg. 53/05 (Payments under Section 78.1 of the Act), made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

Proposed amendments to O. Reg 53/05 that would 1) Set Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) hydroelectric rate for 2022-26 at the 2021 rate, and 2) Require OPG establish a deferral account where it would track incurred costs associated with the shutdown of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.
Posting Date:  March 23, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 23, 2020 –  May 22, 2020

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 244/97 and the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Provincial Standards under the Aggregate Resources Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

Changes are being proposed to Ontario Regulation 244/97 and the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Provincial Standards under the Aggregate Resources Act.
Posting Date:  February 12, 2020
Open for Comments:  February 12, 2020 –  May 15, 2020

Proposal to identify and protect a corridor of land for future electricity infrastructure in the Greater Toronto Area  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to identify and preserve a corridor of land in the Northwest Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for future electricity transmission infrastructure so we can support growth in Halton, Peel and York region.
Posting Date:  March 24, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 24, 2020 –  May 7, 2020

Regulations under the Planning Act Regarding Municipal Empowerment - North

Regulations under the Planning Act Regarding Municipal Empowerment
Posting Date:  March 16, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 16, 2020 –  April 30, 2020

Early Access to Land for Environmental Studies on Transmission Projects  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to give the Ontario Energy Board the authority to grant, under specific circumstances, earlier access to land to electricity transmission project proponents for the purpose of conducting preliminary environmental studies prior to applying for Leave to Construct.
Posting Date:  March 2, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 2, 2020 –  April 30, 2020

Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews in Factories

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is reviewing the current pre-start health and safety review requirements, also known as pre-start review (PSR) requirements.
Posting Date:  February 3, 2020
Open for Comments:  February 3, 2020 –  April 30, 2020

Proposal to implement administrative penalties under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002

Draft regulations setting out which provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 and its regulations could result in an administrative penalty, the amounts of the administrative penalties that could be imposed, and other aspects of proposed administrative penalties. These regulations could be made only if Bill 159, the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, is passed.
Posting Date:  March 9, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 9, 2020 –  April 23, 2020

Transitioning to the Ontario Energy Board's new governance structure

This proposed regulation would amend Ontario Regulation 328/03 (general regulation) and address a number of transitional matters as the OEB moves to a new governance structure
Posting Date:  March 5, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 5, 2020 –  April 20, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Matters Pertaining to Community Benefits Authority Under the Planning Act, the Development Charges Act, and the Building Code Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposed Regulatory Matters Pertaining to Community Benefits Authority Under the Planning Act, the Development Charges Act, and the Building Code Act
Posting Date:  March 2, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 2, 2020 –  April 20, 2020

Amendments to Turkey Levies Regulation: Ontario Regulation 68/98: LEVIES OR CHARGES - TURKEY of the Commodity Board and Marketing Agencies Act (CBMAA)

Amend regulation to: 1. Allow for a temporary 1.25 cent/kg turkey marketing levy on both turkey producers and processors so they may jointly fund a national marketing program. 2. Align the prescribed maximum levy amount with the current amount collected from turkey producers to fund a national agency 3. Change "Ontario Turkey Producers' Marketing Board" to "Turkey Farmers of Ontario".
Posting Date:  March 5, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 5, 2020 –  April 20, 2020

Proposal to make various regulatory changes under the Ticket Sales Act, 2017

Draft regulations to create an exemption from certain disclosure requirements on ticket batches, set rules for ticket transferability and the provision of paper tickets upon request, and update the Act's administrative penalty regime. These proposed changes, if approved, would come into force with the proclamation of amendments made under the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 and proposed amendments under Bill 159, the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, if passed.
Posting Date:  March 6, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 6, 2020 –  April 20, 2020

Regulating Alkaline Hydrolysis and Other Alternative Methods of Disposing of Human Remains under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002: Consultation Paper

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking public input to inform potential proposals for legislative and regulatory changes that would establish a regulatory framework more tailored to licensing of providers of alkaline hydrolysis and possibly other emerging alternative technologies (e.g., composting) for disposing of human remains.
Posting Date:  March 3, 2020
Open for Comments:  March 3, 2020 –  April 17, 2020

Safety Inspections - Mobile Cranes and Concrete Pumps

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing amendments to Regulation 611 (Safety Inspections) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) related to mobile cranes and concrete pumps.
Posting Date:  April 1, 2020
Open for Comments:  April 1, 2020 –  April 15, 2020

Regulation under the Burden Reduction Reporting Act, 2014

Proposal to make a regulation that would shift the publication date of the annual burden reduction report from June 30 to September 30.
Posting Date:  February 28, 2020
Open for Comments:  February 28, 2020 –  April 14, 2020

Modernizing the Legislative Framework for Home and Community Care

The government introduced the Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020 on February 25. If passed by the Ontario legislature, the ministry is proposing regulations under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 and other statues to support the provision of home and community care services and continue subrogation provisions. Eventually, the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 would be repealed and its regulations revoked.
Posting Date:  February 25, 2020
Open for Comments:  February 25, 2020 –  April 14, 2020

Amendments to O. Reg. 306/09 (Tobacco - Plan) and O. Reg. 208/09 (Tobacco- Powers of the Local Board) under the Farm Products Marketing Act

At the request of the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers' Marketing Board, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 306/09 (Tobacco - Plan) and O. Reg. 208/09 (Tobacco- Powers of the Local Board) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Posting Date:  February 28, 2020
Open for Comments:  February 28, 2020 –  April 14, 2020