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Environmental Activity and Sector Registry Technical Discussion Paper for Plant and Production Processes with Air and Noise Emissions  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry is seeking input on a technical discussion paper as a first step in considering the inclusion of select plant and production processes with air and noise emissions in the EASR. The proposal would require persons engaging in eligible activities that meet specified environmental requirements to register their activities in the EASR rather than apply for a traditional ECA under section 9 of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).
Comments Due Date:  August 29, 2016

Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario

An AGCO-led initiative that is focused on identifying and moving forward with common sense changes to the regulatory rules and procedures that govern horse racing in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  August 26, 2016

Revised Pilot Framework for Electric Low-Speed Vehicles

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment to inform its development of a revised pilot framework to allow the operation of electric low-speed vehicles on certain roads in Ontario. A pilot project would enable the ministry to establish rules, monitor and safely evaluate the pilot.
Comments Due Date:  August 23, 2016

Regulations under the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act, 2015

On May 28, 2015, the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act, 2015 ("PRPP Act") received Royal Assent. The Jobs for Today and Tomorrow Act (Budget Measures), 2016 amended the PRPP Act to further facilitate harmonization with other jurisdictions and ensure the efficient operation of pooled registered pension plans ("PRPPs"). These draft regulations will complete the legal framework for the establishment and administration of PRPPs in Ontario and enable the PRPP Act to be proclaimed.
Comments Due Date:  August 19, 2016

Amendment to Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to repeal provisions related to refunds

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to repeal provisions in Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits) relating to the issuance of refunds for remaining validation on a returned licence plate. The proposal will affect licence plate holders of regular vehicles (including one time fees for trailers, off-road vehicles, and municipal fire trucks). Commercial motor vehicles will not be affected. Certain exceptions to allow for refunds are proposed to be retained by policy
Comments Due Date:  August 17, 2016

Ministry of Labour Proposes to Mandate Construction Hazard Awareness Training

The Ministry of Labour is consulting on a proposal to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act to mandate hazard awareness training for construction workers.
Comments Due Date:  August 12, 2016

Proposed amendments to Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing - Marketing) under the Farm Products Marketing Act to remove the provisions establishing negotiating agencies and to add provisions establishing an industry advisory committee.

Through Regulation 440, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) delegates powers to the local board and provides for the establishment of negotiating agencies to determine matters such as minimum prices and terms and conditions of sale of regulated vegetables. The Commission is proposing to amend Regulation 440 to remove the provisions establishing negotiating agencies and to add provisions establishing an industry advisory committee.
Comments Due Date:  August 12, 2016