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Amending the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation to help restore municipal authority  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing regulation amendments to ensure that renewable energy approvals are only issued if confirmation of zoning approval is received from local municipal authorities. This will help restore municipal planning authority over the siting of renewable energy projects.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2019
 
Amendments to the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation (Ontario Regulation 359/09)  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing to amend the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation to change who is eligible for a renewable energy approval. The amendment would require a project developer to show there is demand for the electricity they will generate to get a renewable energy approval.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2019
 
New regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the proposed Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018 (Bill 34)  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing a regulation to address transition rules related to the restoration of municipal planning authority resulting from the Planning Act amendments under the proposed Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2019
 
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 274/18, Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines is proposing to amend O. Reg. 274/18 ("Siting Regulation"), which imposes siting restrictions on renewable energy generation facilities ("Projects"), as part of the transition to municipal planning authority resulting from the Planning Act amendments under the Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018.
Comments Due Date:  January 18, 2019
 
Consultation on the 2018 legislative review of the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006
Mr. Doug Downey, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, has been appointed to conduct the legislative review of the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006 (MBLAA). As part of the review, the government will consult with the public and stakeholders on finding efficiencies and reducing unnecessary regulatory burden, so that mortgage brokers can focus on helping their clients.
Comments Due Date:  January 11, 2019
 
Intent to Remove 24 Trades that are Prescribed for the Purposes of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009.
The Ministry is notifying the public of its intent to remove 24 trades prescribed under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009.
Comments Due Date:  January 10, 2019
 
Proposed amendments to Regulation 761 under the Milk Act
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission is proposing amendments to Regulation 761: Milk and Milk Products, under the Milk Act. The proposed amendments are intended to help reduce burden for existing dairy processors, new and expanding dairy processors, and small foodservice and retail operations.
Comments Due Date:  January 10, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to the Meat Regulation under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001
The Ministry is proposing regulatory changes that would reduce administrative burden, clarify requirements to provide more business opportunities and move to more outcome-based requirements.
Comments Due Date:  January 10, 2019
 
Proposal to establish a hunting season for double-crested cormorants in Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing to list the double-crested cormorant as a game bird, create a hunting season in Ontario for population management and make related changes. This proposal would be implemented through a series of regulatory and legislative amendments.
Comments Due Date:  January 3, 2019