Current Proposals

Posted Date  Comments Due Date 
Proposed Project List for comprehensive environmental assessments under the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is seeking input on a proposed list of projects which will be subject to the comprehensive environmental assessment requirements in Part II.3 of the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) and will be designated in a regulation as Part II.3 projects.
Posting Date:  September 14, 2020
Open for Comments:  September 14, 2020 –  November 10, 2020

A proposal to amend regulations under the Mining Act (the "Act") regarding the closure plan amendment 45-day service standard.  (source: Environmental Registry)

Changes are being proposed to the following regulations to update cross-referencing and to change language to maintain consistency with the Act. These changes will allow for the amendments to the Act to be proclaimed. • O. Reg 240/00 (under the Mining Act) • O. Reg 308/12 (under the Mining Act) • O. Reg 681/94 (under the Environmental Bill of Rights) • O. Reg 242/08 (under the Endangered Species Act)
Posting Date:  September 22, 2020
Open for Comments:  September 22, 2020 –  November 6, 2020

Proposed Regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

A proposal to make a new regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) associated with amendments made through the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108). The proposed regulation would provide improved provincial direction on how to use the Act, clearer rules and tools for decision making, and support consistency in the appeals process.
Posting Date:  September 21, 2020
Open for Comments:  September 21, 2020 –  November 5, 2020

Hazardous Waste Digital Reporting Service Modernization  (source: Environmental Registry)

As the last step towards transitioning hazardous waste digital reporting services to the Authority, we are now seeking your feedback on the proposed regulatory changes.
Posting Date:  September 18, 2020
Open for Comments:  September 18, 2020 –  November 2, 2020

Hazardous Waste Fee Exemption Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)

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
Posting Date:  September 18, 2020
Open for Comments:  September 18, 2020 –  November 2, 2020

Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) and Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters) made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (Act).

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing amendments to the following regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015: • Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) • Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters)
Posting Date:  September 8, 2020
Open for Comments:  September 8, 2020 –  October 23, 2020

Proposed Regulations Under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017, to Support the Overhaul of Ontario's New Home Warranty and Protection Program

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing regulations under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017. The proposed regulations, if passed, would support the establishment of a new regulator for new home builders and vendors.
Posting Date:  September 18, 2020
Open for Comments:  September 18, 2020 –  October 19, 2020

Proposed Regulations to Support the Overhaul of Ontario's New Home Warranty and Protection Program

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing regulations under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. These proposed regulations must be in place before the proposed future regulator of new home builders and vendors can begin operations by February 2021. We are also seeking input to support the creation of a future regulation that could make it easier for a homeowner to submit a warranty claim to Tarion by clarifying the evidence required by a claimant.
Posting Date:  September 18, 2020
Open for Comments:  September 18, 2020 –  October 19, 2020

Consultation on Topics Related to Future Changes to Tarion

Tarion is seeking public input on several proposed regulatory changes to support the implementation of changes made to the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act as a result of the passage of the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020. Changes would also support the proposed designation of a regulatory authority under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017.
Posting Date:  September 18, 2020
Open for Comments:  September 18, 2020 –  October 19, 2020

Amendments to O. Reg. 316/03 Regarding Off-Road Vehicle Access on Municipal Highways

The proposed amendments will complement statutory changes to the Highway Traffic Act and will allow all approved types of off-road vehicles to operate on municipal roads, except where restricted or prohibited by by-law, in certain municipalities.
Posting Date:  September 15, 2020
Open for Comments:  September 15, 2020 –  October 16, 2020

Public Consultation - Reforming Privacy in Ontario's Private Sector

To continue the mandate of digital innovation, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) is seeking to address the gaps in the Ontario's legislative privacy framework, and to establish comprehensive, up-to-date rules that will protect privacy rights and increase confidence in digital services.
Posting Date:  August 13, 2020
Open for Comments:  August 13, 2020 –  October 16, 2020

Consultation on proposed Minister's Regulation under the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020.

The Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act, 2020 ["Act"] aims to better protect agri-food workers, farm animals, livestock transporters, and the province's food supply from risks caused by trespassers. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs ["the Ministry"] would like to consult on a supporting Minister's Regulation required before the Act can be fully operational.
Posting Date:  August 31, 2020
Open for Comments:  August 31, 2020 –  October 15, 2020

Proposal to expand the live capture of wild raptors (birds of prey) by licensed falconers  (source: Environmental Registry)

Falconry is regulated under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 (FWCA) and regulations made under the Act. Ontario falconers are required to successfully complete an apprentice program and obtain a licence to be able to hunt with native Ontario raptors. There are approximately 200 licensed falconers in Ontario. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is proposing to expand the live capture of wild raptors by licensed falconers.
Posting Date:  August 24, 2020
Open for Comments:  August 24, 2020 –  October 8, 2020

Proposed consequential amendments to Regulations under the Food Safety and Quality Act, Beef Cattle Marketing Act, Nutrient Management Act and Livestock Community Sales Act.

As a result of the implementation of the federal Safe Food for Canadians Act and regulations, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) proposes to update provincial regulations to reflect the new federal regulatory scheme, where it is referenced in OMAFRA regulations.
Posting Date:  August 24, 2020
Open for Comments:  August 24, 2020 –  October 8, 2020

Amending Electricity Bills to include a new on-bill message to enhance transparency for customers

This proposed regulatory amendment would amend Ontario Regulation 275/04 (Information on Invoices to Certain Classes of Consumers of Electricity) to include a new on-bill message referring consumers to the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines' website for information about rate mitigation programs.
Posting Date:  September 4, 2020
Open for Comments:  September 4, 2020 –  October 5, 2020

Proposed regulation amendment to establish a Local Forest Management Corporation for the Temagami Forest Management Unit under the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act, 2011  (source: Environmental Registry)

This proposal seeks approval to establish a second Local Forest Management Corporation (LFMC) in Ontario, to be referred to as Temagami Forest Management Corporation (TFMC), through regulation amendment under the Ontario Forest Tenure Modernization Act, 2011 (OFTMA). The Temagami LFMC would hold a Sustainable Forest Licence and carry out forest management responsibilities on the Temagami Forest.
Posting Date:  August 21, 2020
Open for Comments:  August 21, 2020 –  October 5, 2020

Proposal to extend the current moratorium on water bottling permits

We are proposing to extend the current moratorium on new or increased permits to take groundwater to produce bottled water for up to 6 months, April 1, 2021. This extension would give us time to thoroughly review and consider feedback received, and further engage on how we can implement our proposed enhancements to Ontario's water taking program
Posting Date:  August 28, 2020
Open for Comments:  August 28, 2020 –  September 27, 2020