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Amendments to Various Regulations to Support the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act
The Ministry of Health is proposing regulation amendments to O. Reg. 107/96 (Controlled Acts) made under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and Regulation 543 (X-Ray Safety Code) under the Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act, 1990 and is also proposing a regulation revoking O. Reg. 226/03 made under Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act (MRITA). These changes will align the regulations with the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act (MRITA) once it is proclaimed.
Comments Due Date:  October 10, 2019
 
Amendments to O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)
Add Ontario Health to the list of entities in s. 18 of the regulation Add Ontario Health in respect of the Ontario Cancer Screening Registry to the list of persons in s. 13 of the regulation Put into place administrative, technical and physical safeguards, practices and procedures; and provide that all of the obligations that apply to eHO under section 6.2 of the PHIPA Regulation apply to Ontario Health Extend the revocation date of the EHR HINP Provisions of the PHIPA Regulation
Comments Due Date:  October 7, 2019
 
Education Development Charges and Notice by School Boards Prior to Acquiring Land: Proposed Regulations
Proposed changes to Ontario Regulation 20/98 (Education Development Charges - General) and a proposed new regulation related to notices by school boards prior to acquiring or expropriating land.
Comments Due Date:  October 7, 2019
 
Enabling New Models of Care for Select 9-1-1 Patients
MOHLTC is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 257/00 under the Ambulance Act and Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act to enable new models of care for select 9-1-1 patients other than transport to the emergency department. Amendments will include LGIC regulations that will allow ambulance services to provide patients with alternatives to care other than transport to the emergency department, and Minister regulations that set out fees for different types of ambulance services.
Comments Due Date:  October 6, 2019
 
Enhancing Municipal Road Safety through Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE)
On May 30, 2017, Ontario passed Bill 65, The Safer School Zones Act, 2017, to improve road safety by allowing municipalities to use ASE camera systems to enforce speeding offences in school zones and community safety zones on roads with a speed limit under 80km/h and allowing municipalities to enrol in a Red Light Camera (RLC) program, through a streamlined process, that makes regulatory approval easier. The Ministry is soliciting public comment on this proposed regulatory framework
Comments Due Date:  October 3, 2019
 
Regulatory proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998
Proposed amendments to regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998 to delegate the administration of certain forms under the Condominium Act, 1998 to the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO), subject to approval of the Minister of Government and Consumer Services. These proposed regulatory amendments under the Condominium Act, 1998, if approved, are proposed to come into force on January 1, 2020 with respect to 17 forms and July 1, 2020 with respect to 2 forms.
Comments Due Date:  September 30, 2019
 
Proposed Regulations under the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007
Proposed Regulations to be made under the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007
Comments Due Date:  September 28, 2019
 
Proposed changes to moose management as part of the Moose Management Review  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing changes to improve how moose are managed, how moose tag quotas are developed, and how tags are distributed to provincially licensed moose hunters
Comments Due Date:  September 26, 2019
 
Proposed changes to wolf and coyote hunting regulations in Northern Ontario  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing changes to wolf and coyote hunting regulations in Northern Ontario to address recommendations from the Big Game Management Advisory Committee and hunter concerns about the impacts of wolf predation on moose
Comments Due Date:  September 26, 2019
 
Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 778 (General) under the Ministry of Correctional Services Act, 1990
This proposal describes the Ministry of the Solicitor General's proposal for amendments to regulation under the Ministry of Correctional Services Act, 1990, related to: 1. Independent reviews of segregation placements; 2. Duration of disciplinary segregation; and 3. Parole consideration when inmates have waived their right to a parole hearing.
Comments Due Date:  September 24, 2019
 
Consultation on the Driver Care Plan reforms of the: 1. Catastrophic Impairment Default Benefit Limit; and 2. Care, Not Cash Default.
The Ministry of Finance is seeking public input on proposed reforms that would implement key aspects of the Driver Care Plan that are included in the Putting Drivers First blueprint announced in the 2019 Ontario Budget. These reforms would ensure that consumers have enough auto insurance coverage to protect themselves and their families in the event of an auto accident and that injured claimants receive faster access to treatment and care.
Comments Due Date:  September 17, 2019
 
Kick Style Electric Scooter (e-scooters)
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment to inform the development of a regulatory and policy framework regarding the use of e-scooters.
Comments Due Date:  September 12, 2019
 
Draft Amendments to the Pension Benefits Act: Electronic Communications
Permit pension plan administrators to use electronic communications as the default method of communication (i.e., no consent required) when sending documents to members or former members, subject to certain conditions such as the ability for affected members to opt-out of electronic communications.
Comments Due Date:  August 27, 2019
 
Proposed changes to O. Reg. 82/98 under the Development Charges Act related to Schedule 3 of Bill 108 - More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019  (source: Environmental Registry)
A proposal to make changes to O. Reg. 82/98, under the Development Charge Act, 1997 related to Schedule 3 of the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  August 21, 2019
 
Proposed new regulation pertaining to the community benefits authority under the Planning Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
A proposal to make a new regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe matters related to the community benefits authority and make a consequential amendment to an existing regulation under the Act.
Comments Due Date:  August 21, 2019
 
Driver's Licence Check Service Fee
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to waive the current $2 legislated fee required to conduct a driver's licence check through its online Driver's Licence Check service and launch a free and improved service in fall 2019.
Comments Due Date:  August 19, 2019
 
Transitioning from Global Adjustment Refinancing to a More Transparent On-Bill Rebate
The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 363/16 (General), O. Reg. 364/16 (Invoicing Requirements) and O. Reg. 275/04 (Information on Invoices to Low-Volume Consumers of Electricity) as part of the transition to a new, transparent on-bill rebate to replace Global Adjustment Refinancing.
Comments Due Date:  August 16, 2019
 
Consultation on the proposed Combative Sports Act, 2019
The Combative Sports Act, 2019, if proclaimed, would establish a new legislative framework for amateur and professional combative sport in Ontario. It would improve health and safety conditions for athletes participating in professional and amateur combative sports, and ensure they have a safe environment to achieve excellence in their chosen sport.
Comments Due Date:  August 10, 2019
 
Employment Standards Act, 2000 - Overtime Averaging in Unionized Workplaces
The government is considering giving unionized parties the ability to negotiate an overtime averaging agreement in which the averaging period exceeds the existing limit of four weeks.
Comments Due Date:  August 5, 2019
 
Employment Standards Act, 2000 - Regulation 291/01 - Terms and Conditions of Employment in Defined Industries - Women's Coat and Suit Industry and Women's Dress and Sportswear Industry
The government is considering eliminating (revoking) Ontario Regulation 291/01 under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
Comments Due Date:  August 5, 2019
 
Proposed Regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017
Proposed Regulations under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017
Comments Due Date:  August 5, 2019
 
Proposed amendments to Direct Selling Rules and Enforcement Rules under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002
This consultation proposal is seeking input on amendments that would reduce burden and barriers for businesses that provide products and services when the consumer has initiated contact; level the playing field by increasing consumer protection to deter non-compliant businesses in the sector; and strengthen enforcement powers to target businesses that cause the most harm to consumers.
Comments Due Date:  July 29, 2019
 
Removing acetone reporting requirements  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing to end reporting on acetone for the 2019 reporting year and onwards by: 1. eliminating Ontario Regulation 127/01 - Airborne Contaminant Discharge Monitoring and Reporting made under the Environmental Protection Act, 1990, and 2. amending Ontario Regulation 455/09 made under the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009
Comments Due Date:  July 26, 2019
 
A proposal to amend various regulations under the Mining Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (the ministry) is proposing to amend regulations to ensure compliance with the most recent safety guidelines for dams, reduce possible burdens to clients when managing mining claims on the Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS), and to provide more flexibility in managing mining lands. The ministry is also proposing to revoke a regulation which is longer relevant.
Comments Due Date:  July 25, 2019
 
O. Reg. 525/97 (Exemption from Approval (Official Plan Amendments))
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 525/97 (Exemption from Approval (Official Plan Amendments)) under the Planning Act in order to exempt certain municipalities from the requirement to obtain the Minister's approval of official plan amendments.
Comments Due Date:  July 21, 2019
 
Proposed Regulation to be made under the Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Act, 2019
The purpose of the proposed regulation is to prescribe the notice (i.e., Federal Carbon Tax Transparency Sticker) to be obtained by gasoline retailers in Ontario and affixed to each retail gasoline pump. The stickers would be provided free of charge and sent by mail to retail outlets. Additional stickers would also be obtainable through a government website.
Comments Due Date:  July 9, 2019
 
Amending Regulation 54 of the Beef Cattle Marketing Act to increase licence fees collected by the Beef Farmers of Ontario.
At the request of the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) and with the support of their members, OMAFRA is proposing an amendment to Regulation 54 (Licence Fees) of the Beef Cattle Marketing Act. This change would increase the fee on beef cattle sold within Ontario and internationally by $1.50, from $3 to $4.50. The licence fee is collected and used by the BFO to fund activities such as marketing, promotion and research.
Comments Due Date:  July 8, 2019
 
Amendments to Simplify the Rent-Geared-to-Income Calculation in Social Housing
The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Rent-geared-to-income assistance is administered locally by 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) designated under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to manage social housing programs across the province.
Comments Due Date:  July 1, 2019
 
Proposed Amendment to the Housing Services Act, 2011 to Support Community Safety
The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Rent-geared-to-income assistance is administered locally by 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) designated under the Housing Services Act, 2011 to manage social housing programs across the province.
Comments Due Date:  July 1, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to the Housing Services Act, 2011 Related to Social Housing Waiting Lists
The Housing Services Act, 2011 establishes the legislative framework for social housing in Ontario. Under this Act, 47 Service Managers (municipalities and district social services administration boards) are required to administer waiting lists for access to rent-geared-to-income assistance in social housing in their service area, in compliance with detailed rules.
Comments Due Date:  July 1, 2019
 
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 429/04 (Adjustments under Section 25.33 of the Act) under the Electricity Act, 1998 to ensure accurate and appropriate cost recovery of Global Adjustment.
Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 429/04 (Adjustments under Section 25.33 of the Act) under the Electricity Act, 1998 to ensure accurate and appropriate cost recovery of Global Adjustment.
Comments Due Date:  June 30, 2019
 
Regulations for Recycling of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and Batteries under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing regulations that will make producers of electronics and batteries environmentally accountable and financially responsible for the waste generated from products they supply into Ontario. The regulations will set requirements for collection, management and consumer education, as well as incenting waste reduction activities.
Comments Due Date:  June 23, 2019
 
The Enhanced Driver's Licence
The Enhanced Driver's Licence (EDL) was established under Ontario's Photo Card Act combining the physical plastic Ontario driver's licence card with proof of citizenship to allow Ontarians to cross between the Canadian and United States borders by land and/or water. The expected uptake for Ontario's EDL program has not come to realization due to more dynamic and cost-effective federal programs such as NEXUS, FAST and ePassport. As a result, Ontario is considering eliminating the program.
Comments Due Date:  June 23, 2019
 
Driver and Vehicle Fees
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing a minimal two per cent fee increases, beginning July 1, 2019 and continuing for five years, that will allow for the move towards greater cost recovery of government services. The proposed fee increases will support the government's fiscal objectives, particularly in the reduction of the deficit while encouraging the recovery of increasing costs and inflationary pressures.
Comments Due Date:  June 17, 2019
 
Excess Soil Management Regulatory Proposal
The proposal would clarify responsibility for managing excess soil and conditions for reuse of excess soil. This would help to ensure that excess soil is properly characterized and relocated to an appropriate reuse site. All comments received on the previous proposal were considered as part of the decision making process on this revised proposal.
Comments Due Date:  June 17, 2019
 
Proposal to reduce the minimum distance requirement for placement of bait from rights of way and trails for black bear hunting  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing to reduce the minimum distance requirement for placement of bait from rights of way for public vehicular traffic and marked and maintained recreational trails for black bear hunting from 200 metres to 30 metres.
Comments Due Date:  June 17, 2019
 
Proposed amendments to Regulation 552 (General) under the Health Insurance Act, the Schedule of Benefits for Laboratory Services (SOB-LS) under Regulation 552 and Regulation 682 (Laboratories) under the Laboratory and Specimen Collection Centre Licensing Act.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (ministry) is proposing amendments to Regulation 682 (Laboratories), Regulation 552 (General) and the SOB-LS under Regulation 552 to support implementation of Permanent Hearing Loss Risk as a new screening test under the Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) program.
Comments Due Date:  June 17, 2019
 
Refund Administrative Fees under the Highway Traffic Act
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Regulation 628 (Vehicle Permits), under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) by repealing the administrative fee applied to refunds. This proposal ensures that customers receive the full refund amount they are entitled to and will also support the introduction of point-of-sale refunds to payment cards for unused licence plate validation fees when a licence plate is returned.
Comments Due Date:  June 15, 2019
 
Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 440 (Vegetables for Processing-Marketing) and R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 441 (Vegetables for Processing-Plan) under the Farm Products Marketing Act
The Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to Regulation 440 to enable direct negotiation and contracting between tomato producers and processors. The Commission is also proposing amendments to Regulation 441 to allow for broader producer participation in selecting directors to the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers' marketing board.
Comments Due Date:  June 3, 2019
 
Amend the Highway Traffic Act Regulation 615, Signs, to Include New Signs for Traffic Control Purposes
The government is proposing a regulatory amendment to Highway Traffic Act, O. Reg. 615, Signs to improve traffic control and enforceability. The proposed amendments address a request by municipalities to include two new signs in regulation to assist in traffic control and enforcement efforts.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Charter Bus Registration Alignment-International Registration Plan (IRP)
The current International Registration Plan (IRP) Agreement was updated in January 2016 making it mandatory for charter buses to register under IRP. A regulatory amendment is required to align the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) with the IRP to remove the existing exemption for Charter Bus registration in the current regulation.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Enforcement of Small US Commercial Vehicles with No Permits for travel in Ontario
A regulatory amendment is required to amend the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to allow small US commercial trucks that do not meet requirements for registration under the International Registration Plan (IRP) to be exempt from requiring permanent or temporary Ontario registration. A small truck that does not meet IRP requirements may be required to purchase trip permits. Registration for these vehicles would be consistent with those being reciprocally applied to Ontario vehicles in the US.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation 596 s.10(1) to change the current motorcycle handlebar requirements to permit handlebars that are at the top of the operator's shoulders or lower while seated.
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation 596 s.10 (1) to remove Ontario's motorcycle handlebar height restriction.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 413/05, Vehicle Weights and Dimensions - For Safe, Productive, Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles.
The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 413/05 under the Highway Traffic Act.
Comments Due Date:  June 1, 2019
 
Environmental Compliance Approval in Respect of Sewage Works Regulation
We are proposing a new regulation to streamline approval requirements for constructing sewage works that the municipality may eventually own. Prescribed persons, such as developers, would be able to construct works under the municipality's Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), if specific conditions are met, instead of obtaining a separate ECA.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2019
 
Holding polluters accountable by enhancing Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks' enforcement tools  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing to address excess soil management in Ontario. This includes proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act to strengthen enforcement tools available to front-line provincial officers to ensure clean air, water and land for Ontarians. The proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act would enable administrative penalties for a broad range of environmental violations and modernize the process to seize vehicle plates when serious environmental violations occur.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2019
 
Enhancing Ontario's Stunt Driving Law in Support of Raised Speed Limits
On May 10th, 2019, the Ontario Government announced that it would be exploring new ways to improve traffic flow and safety on provincial highways by introducing three speed limit pilots on select highways. Under this initiative, three sections of highways are planned as pilot locations in Southern Ontario where the highway speed will be posted at 110 km/h starting in mid-September. As a result, MTO is proposing to amend the current definition of "stunt" under Ontario Regulation 455/07.
Comments Due Date:  May 26, 2019
 
Establishing Efficient Pharmacy Reimbursement Policies
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing amendments to the regulation under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act that, if approved, would change pharmacy reimbursement rules related to drug markup and professional services provided to residents of Long-Term Care Homes to establish a smarter, more efficient and fiscally responsible system to deliver publicly-funded health benefits.
Comments Due Date:  May 24, 2019
 
Implementing a Health Network System Processing Fee
MOHLTC is proposing amendments to the regulation under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act that, if approved, would change pharmacy reimbursement rules to introduce an administration fee for the processing and payment of drug claims and establish a smarter, more efficient and fiscally responsible approach to deliver publicly-funded health benefits. The proposed regulatory amendments are conditional on the introduction and passage of certain legislative amendments relating to ODBA.
Comments Due Date:  May 24, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 related to High Acuity Priority Access Beds.
MOHLTC is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 79/10 (the Regulation) under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (the Act) with regards to High Acuity Priority Access Beds. The proposed amendments to the Regulation would aim to facilitate more timely placement to long-term care for applicants with complex care needs by allowing the designation of High Acuity Priority Access Beds. If approved, the proposed amendments would come into force on July 1, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  May 22, 2019
 
Focusing conservation authority development permits on the protection of people and property
We are proposing a regulation that outlines how conservation authorities permit development and other activities for impacts to natural hazards and public safety. The proposed regulation will make rules for development in hazardous areas more consistent to support faster, more predictable and less costly approvals.
Comments Due Date:  May 21, 2019
 
O. Reg 285/01: When Work Deemed to be Performed, Exemptions and Special Rules made under the Employment Standards Act, 2000.
The government is proposing to amend O. Reg 285/01 to define "wilderness guide", exempt these employees from certain employment standards and provide special minimum wage rates for these employees.
Comments Due Date:  May 21, 2019
 
Proposed Regulatory Amendments under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and the Education Act
Amendments to Ontario Regulation 137/15 (General), Ontario Regulation 138/15 (Funding, Cost Sharing and Financial Assistance), and Ontario Regulation 221/11 (Extended Day and Third Party Programs)
Comments Due Date:  May 19, 2019
 
Proposal in support of the province's review of the Far North Act  (source: Environmental Registry)
In support of the province's review of the Far North Act announced in the Fall Economic Statement, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has been reviewing the Far North Act with a view to reducing red tape and restrictions on important economic development projects in the Far North including the Ring of Fire, all-season roads and electrical transmission projects for communities. As a result of the review, the Ministry is proposing to repeal the Far North Act.
Comments Due Date:  May 10, 2019
 
Permitting the Payment of Variable Benefits from Defined Contribution (DC) Pension Plans
Currently, plan members who belong to a pension plan that provides defined contribution (DC) benefits must transfer their money to a financial institution to start receiving retirement income. The variable benefit provisions in the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) would permit, but would not require, an administrator to offer Life Income Fund (LIF)-like payments directly from the plan through the establishment of a variable benefit account.
Comments Due Date:  May 3, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 193/18 Concerning the Purchase of Pension Benefits from an Insurance Company
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 193/18 Concerning the Purchase of Pension Benefits from an Insurance Company
Comments Due Date:  May 3, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to General Regulation 334 under the Environmental Assessment Act to Support the Efficient Disposal of Government Property.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing to amend Regulation 334 to exempt the disposition or severance of property from the Environmental Assessment Act requirements and to reflect these proposed changes in the Public Work Class Environmental Assessment.
Comments Due Date:  May 2, 2019
 
Proposed Amendment to Ontario Regulation 552 under the Health Insurance Act
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is proposing an amendment to Regulation 552 of the Health Insurance Act to end the Out-of-Country Travellers Program. In addition, amendments are being proposed to remove all references to osteopathy that are found under the regulation because osteopathy has not been recognized as a regulated health profession since 2004.
Comments Due Date:  April 30, 2019
 
Temporary Stairs Regulatory Amendment Proposal
The Ministry of Labour (the ministry) is proposing to clarify existing requirements for temporary stairs (s. 75-77) as set out in the Construction Projects regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). O. Reg. 213/91 sets out requirements that protect the health and safety of Ontarians who work in the construction sector.
Comments Due Date:  April 25, 2019
 
Discussion Paper on Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are seeking public feedback on the Reducing Litter and Waste in Our Communities: Discussion Paper, which expands upon commitments in Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. The paper poses questions that will help guide future decision-making to divert more waste from landfill.
Comments Due Date:  April 20, 2019
 
Consultation on Proposed Regulation under Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018
On March 7 2018, Ontario enacted Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, as well as amendments to the Education Act. This legislation establishes mandatory requirements for the prevention, detection and management of concussions in amateur competitive sports. Many of the detailed requirements to implement the provisions in the Act will be provided in regulation. The government is seeking public input on the proposed regulation under Rowan's Law.
Comments Due Date:  April 18, 2019
 
Notice of Project Threshold Increase - Automobile Manufacturing Plants
Clause 6(1)(a) of Construction Projects regulation (O. Reg. 213/91) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), requires constructors to provide a notice of project (NOP) to the ministry where the total cost of labour and materials of a project is expected to exceed $50,000. The ministry is proposing to increase the NOP threshold to $250,000 for construction projects taking place at automobile manufacturing plants.
Comments Due Date:  April 16, 2019
 
Working At Heights Training Exemption for Automobile Manufacturing Plant Employers
The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires employers to ensure that workers on construction projects successfully complete an approved working at heights training (WAH) program (s. 6-10). This proposal would create an exemption from WAH training requirements for workers employed by automobile manufacturers on construction projects at an automobile manufacturing plant.
Comments Due Date:  April 16, 2019
 
Proposed Pay Transparency Reporting Requirements
The purpose of this paper is to seek feedback on proposed pay transparency reporting requirements, which would require certain employers to report on differences in compensation between men and women and on workforce composition with respect to gender.
Comments Due Date:  April 5, 2019
 
Increasing Renewable Content in Fuels  (source: Environmental Registry)
We are proposing to increase the renewable content (e.g. ethanol) in gasoline to 15% as early as 2025 through amendments to Ontario fuel regulations, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions without increasing the price at the pump.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2019
 
Hydro One Annual Compensation Disclosure
The government is proposing to pass a regulation under the Hydro One Accountability Act, 2018 (the Act), which would, if approved, prescribe certain requirements with respect to the Hydro One Limited annual compensation disclosure provisions under the Act.
Comments Due Date:  March 23, 2019
 
Consultation on the review of the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002
The Ontario government is considering making changes to the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002. This legislation governs real estate brokerages, brokers and salespersons, setting the rules for how they conduct business and interact with consumers. The real estate sector and business practices have changed significantly since the act was passed. The ministry has heard from both consumers and real estate registrants that it is time to update the act and its regulations.
Comments Due Date:  March 15, 2019
 
Amending Evidence of Validation Exemption in Regulation 628
This regulatory change will improve online licence plate renewals by extending the time that receipts can be used as evidence that licence plates were renewed until the sticker is provided to the plate owner in the mail.
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 2019
 
Amendments to O.Reg 473/07 ("Licences for Driving Instructors and Driving Schools")
Amendments to O.Reg 473/07 are being proposed to enable Beginner Driver Education (BDE) approved driving schools the option to provide digital delivery of all or some of the classroom portion of the BDE program, provided that other ministry requirements are met (e.g., approved curriculum).
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 2019
 
Driver Licence Electronic Validation
The ministry of transportation is seeking to amend O.Reg 340/94("Drivers' Licences"), made under the Highway Traffic Act, to online driver's licence renewal.
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 2019
 
Proposed Repeal of the Livestock Medicines Act and Replacement with Streamlined Regulation under the Animal Health Act, 2009 to continue the sale of designated livestock medicines in licensed Livestock Medicines Outlets
To protect animal health and ensure livestock farmers have ongoing access to designated livestock medicines, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is proposing to replace the existing Livestock Medicines Act and Regulation 730 with a new streamlined regulation under the Animal Health Act, 2009. If approved, proclamations and the new regulation would be effective July 1, 2019.
Comments Due Date:  March 8, 2019
 
10th Year Review of Ontario's Endangered Species Act: Discussion Paper  (source: Environmental Registry)
The Ontario government is currently undertaking a review of the Endangered Species Act to improve protections for species at risk, consider modern and innovative approaches to achieve positive outcomes for species at risk, as well as to look for ways to streamline approvals and provide clarity to support economic development.
Comments Due Date:  March 4, 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
 
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
 
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