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Proposed regulatory amendments to Ontario Regulation 267/03 under the Nutrient Management Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing changes to the General Regulation under the Nutrient Management Act to reduce administrative burden and provide more business opportunities for agricultural producers while protecting the environment and public interest. We are proposing to remove the automatic cessation of a nutrient management strategy after five years. We are also proposing to include low risk manures from non-farm grazing animals as Category 1 Non-Agricultural Source Material.
Comments Due Date:  February 22, 2019
 
Proposed changes to fee waiver and court fee regulations (O. Reg. 332/16; O. Reg. 417/95; O. Reg. 293/92; O. Reg. 2/05) under the Administration of Justice Act
The Ministry of the Attorney General is proposing amendments to court fee and fee waiver provisions set out in regulations under the Administration of Justice Act.
Comments Due Date:  February 13, 2019
 
Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 Regulation
The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 268/18 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA, 2017). The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments.
Comments Due Date:  February 11, 2019
 
Service Plates and Trailers
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits), under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to permit the use of a trailer loaded with goods to display a Service Plate in specified scenarios.
Comments Due Date:  February 1, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act
Proposed amendments to redesign OHIP+ to focus benefits on children and youth aged 24 years and under who do not have private insurance
Comments Due Date:  January 31, 2019
 
Potential Amendments to the Ontario Regulation 79/10 made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 if Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2018, passes
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is considering amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (General) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, and changes to associated ministry practices, as they pertain to public consultations, temporary emergency licences and short-term authorizations.
Comments Due Date:  January 28, 2019
 
New Regulation under the Planning Act for Open-for-Business Planning Tool  (source: Environmental Registry)
The government is proposing to make changes to the Planning Act to create a new economic development tool, the open-for-business planning by-law. The tool would be available to all local municipalities, if certain prescribed criteria are met, to ensure they can act quickly to attract businesses seeking development sites.
Comments Due Date:  January 20, 2019
 
Planning and reporting changes under the toxics reduction program and Ontario Regulation 455/09.  (source: Environmental Registry)
We propose to no longer require facilities with existing toxics reduction plans to review those plans, and exempt certain facilities from all future planning and reporting obligations. This will remove unnecessary duplication with the federal program and reduce burden for industry.
Comments Due Date:  January 20, 2019
 
Repeal the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and all associated regulations by December 31, 2021.  (source: Environmental Registry)
We propose to repeal the Toxics Reduction Act on December 31, 2021. This will remove unnecessary duplication with the federal program and reduce burden for industry by not having to comply with duplicative programs.
Comments Due Date:  January 20, 2019
 
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