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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation and Guideline  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 6, 2009

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.
Comments Due Date:  November 2, 2009

Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 - Insurance Requirements for Propane Facilities

Proposed approach to insurance requirements for propane faciltiies
Comments Due Date:  October 30, 2009

Stewardship – Leadership – Accountability. Managing Ontario’s Water Resources for Future Generations  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of the policy proposal is to seek public input on implementation of the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement as well as the second phase of the water charges program.
Comments Due Date:  October 4, 2009

Athletics Control Act - Draft Regulatory Amendments to the General Regulation (R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 52)

The Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services has identified boxing rules and regulations under the Athletics Control Act that require updating in order to ensure that Ontario's professional boxing regulation (the "Regulation") is in line with the best practices from across North America.
Comments Due Date:  September 14, 2009

Moving Forward: A Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade System for Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2009

Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading), 2009  (source: Environmental Registry)

On May 27, 2009, the Ontario government introduced Bill 185, the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading), 2009, that if passed, would support Ontario’s ability to develop a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases that can be integrated with other systems.
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2009

Proposed Ministry of the Environment Regulations to Implement the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 and the proposed content of the new regulations represent a key pillar in supporting the development of Ontario’s green economy. The proposed approach is based on sound science and will improve the environmental approval process for renewable energy projects, which will be protective of human health and the environment.
Comments Due Date:  July 24, 2009

The Future of Electric Bicycles (“e-bikes”) in Ontario.

The Ministry of Transportation is gathering information and opinions prior to proposing a regulation to deal with e-bikes upon expiry of the current three-year pilot.
Comments Due Date:  July 9, 2009

Consolidation of livestock and poultry carcass grading

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing to consolidate five livestock and poultry carcass grading regulations under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001 (FSQA).
Comments Due Date:  May 16, 2009

Toxics Reduction Act, 2009  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Comments Due Date:  May 7, 2009

Enhancing Ontario’s Child Car Seat Requirements

MTO is proposing to amend the current child car seat regulations to permit the use of federally-approved child restraint systems specifically designed for children with special needs.
Comments Due Date:  April 1, 2009

Pension Benefits Act: Draft Regulation Respecting Locked-in Accounts

The amending regulation would implement the 2008 Budget commitment to provide all seniors receiving income from Ontario locked-in accounts with greater flexibility and enhanced access to their locked-in funds.
Comments Due Date:  February 13, 2009

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 153/04, Brownfields Records of Site Condition  (source: Environmental Registry)

The purpose of this posting is to inform the public and stakeholders about the regulatory amendments to the Brownfields regulation, Ontario Regulation 153/04
Comments Due Date:  February 10, 2009

Western Climate Initiative Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Proposal  (source: Environmental Registry)

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.
Comments Due Date:  January 20, 2009

Proposal for Regulations Pertaining to Bill 85: Ontario Photo Card Act 2008

Proposal for Regulations
Comments Due Date:  January 5, 2009