Current Proposals

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Consultation on Improving Health and Safety Requirements relating to Tower Cranes

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing to modernize and clarify existing requirements relating to the use of tower cranes set out in the Construction Projects Regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) and O. Reg. 420/21: Notices and Reports Under Sections 51 to 53/1 of the Act - Fatalities, Critical Injuries, Occupational Illnesses and Other Incidents under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
Posting Date:  July 14, 2021
Open for Comments:  July 14, 2021 –  September 13, 2021

Harmonization of Head Protection Requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is proposing to harmonize head protection requirements for Ontario workplaces that fall under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, while continuing to protect worker health and safety.
Posting Date:  July 9, 2021
Open for Comments:  July 9, 2021 –  September 10, 2021

Proposal to Amend Ontario Regulation 213/91 - Construction Projects to Modernize the Notice of Project Requirements

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing to modernize the Notice of Project (NOP) requirement under O. Reg. 213/91- Construction Projects by potentially replacing the $50,000 monetary threshold with an expanded list of hazard-based triggers in order to continue to identify high-risk construction projects and protect the heath and safety of construction workers.
Posting Date:  July 9, 2021
Open for Comments:  July 9, 2021 –  September 10, 2021

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 826 to add the Pleasant View Survey lands in the Niagara Escarpment Plan area in the City of Hamilton to the area of development control  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 826 under the Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act to add the Pleasant View Survey to the area of development Control.
Posting Date:  July 23, 2021
Open for Comments:  July 23, 2021 –  September 6, 2021

Updating environmental assessment requirements for transmission lines  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to update the thresholds that determine the type of environmental assessment process required for establishing a transmission line.
Posting Date:  July 5, 2021
Open for Comments:  July 5, 2021 –  September 3, 2021

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 –  September 3, 2021

Proposed Change to Ontario Regulation 328/03 - 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:  July 16, 2021
Open for Comments:  July 16, 2021 –  August 30, 2021

Draft amendments to 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 draft amendments to Ontario Regulation 161/99 that are intended to exempt electricity transmission projects that are not expected to have a ratepayer impact from the requirement to obtain Section 92 (electricity Leave to Construct) approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).
Posting Date:  July 13, 2021
Open for Comments:  July 13, 2021 –  August 27, 2021

Proposed complementary and consequential changes to Minister's regulations under the Planning Act

Bill 276 - the Supporting Recovery and Competitiveness Act, 2021, was introduced on April 15, 2021 and received Royal Assent on June 3, 2021. Once proclaimed, Schedule 24 to Bill 276 will make policy changes to the Planning Act related to control of the division of land (i.e. subdivision control, plans of subdivision, consents and validations), as well as other housekeeping or consequential changes.
Posting Date:  July 9, 2021
Open for Comments:  July 9, 2021 –  August 23, 2021

Centre Jules-Léger Consortium Meetings Regulation

Proposed new regulation respecting meeting requirements for the Centre Jules-Léger Consortium (CJLC).
Posting Date:  July 9, 2021
Open for Comments:  July 9, 2021 –  August 23, 2021

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Insurance Fund Surplus Distribution Model Consultation

The Government is seeking input on a surplus distribution model for the WSIB's Insurance Fund.
Posting Date:  July 15, 2021
Open for Comments:  July 15, 2021 –  August 10, 2021

Consultation: Potential Changes to the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 and/or its Regulations

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking input on a number of proposals for potential changes to the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 and/or its regulations to address concerns raised by bereavement sector stakeholders and recommendations made by the Auditor General as part of her 2020 Annual Report, which included a value-for-money audit of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.
Posting Date:  June 25, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 25, 2021 –  August 9, 2021

Empowering the Town of Parry Sound to make decisions on certain matters under the Planning Act

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to amend regulations under the Planning Act to empower the Town of Parry Sound in relation to two areas of land-use planning authority.
Posting Date:  June 24, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 24, 2021 –  August 8, 2021

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Investigation Services

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment regarding its commitment to explore options on how to improve the integrity of Ontario's Assigned VIN Program.
Posting Date:  June 24, 2021
Open for Comments:  June 24, 2021 –  August 8, 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

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

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 –  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

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

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

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

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

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 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