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).
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.
Nutrient Management Act Further Burden Reduction Opportunities
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.
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.
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.