Moving Pesticide Licensing Program From Paper-Based to Digital
• Amendments to the Pesticides Act and Environmental Protection Act to transition the pesticide licensing program from paper-based to online service delivery. Licences would be issued automatically online if prescribed requirements are met, and certain information about pesticide licences would be made publically available.
Proposed Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017
• The proposed Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Bill, 2017 is the second annual burden reduction bill.
• The first annual burden reduction bill, Bill 27, was introduced in September 2016 and passed March 2017.
• The objective of this annual legislation is to reduce regulatory burdens and practices that cost businesses time and money, while protecting environmental and health standards and enhancing worker safety.
Drive Clean-Remote On-Board Diagnostic Testing ProgramRegulatory Amendments
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 361/98 (Motor Vehicles), made under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA). If approved, the regulatory amendments would enable emissions testing using remote on-board diagnostics (OBD) technologies. Additionally, minor housekeeping changes are being proposed to ensure that the regulation is up-to-date.