Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation and Guideline
The Ministry of the Environment is seeking comments on a draft Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reporting regulation and guideline that would phase in requirements and support the implementation of a cap and trade program that can link to other GHG systems.
Farm Business Registration Membership Fee Increase
As a result of a request from Ontario’s two largest accredited farm organizations, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO), the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing to amend General, O. Reg. 723/93 to increase the Farm Business Registration fee from $150 per year to $195 per year, and to make other consequential amendments.
Moving Forward: A Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade System for Ontario
The Ontario government has developed a discussion paper to inform the development of a greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program for the province. This paper builds on an initial discussion paper released by the province in December 2008 and posted on the Environmental Registry for public comment.
Toxics Reduction Act, 2009
On April 7, 2009 Bill 167, the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 was introduced for first reading. If passed by the legislature, the Bill would help prevent pollution and protect human health and the environment by reducing the use and creation of toxic substances, and inform Ontarians about toxic substances.
Western Climate Initiative Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Proposal
The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) is proposing a broad cap-and-trade program to be part of the comprehensive regional efforts to reduce emissions of GHGs to achieve the WCI 2020 regional goal. Mandatory measurement and reporting is proposed to support the cap-and-trade program. These reporting requirements will be considered by Ontario in the development of Ontario's own cap-and-trade program.