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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
 
Highway Traffic Act - High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to amend the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane regulation to permit single occupant motorcycles to operate in HOV lanes.
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
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters), a Lieutenant Governor in Council Regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015
The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) is proposing amendments to the following regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (the "Act"): Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters). Consequential amendments to revoke supporting provisions in Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's Regulation will also be made.
Comments Due Date:  May 30, 2019
 
Proposed Amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General), a Minister's Regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015
The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) is proposing amendments to the following regulation made under the Ontario Immigration Act, 2015 (the "Act"): Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General). Consequential amendments to revoke supporting provisions in Ontario Regulation 421/17 (Approvals under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program and Other Matters), a Lieutenant Governor in Council Regulation will also be made.
Comments Due Date:  May 30, 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 O. Reg. 406/00
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00 under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999 - grape variety and non-vintage dated table wines
Comments Due Date:  May 23, 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
 
Request for Dissolution of Local Services Board of Dennis Township South
Draft a new Regulation ("Reg.") to dissolve the Local Services Board of Dennis Township South (the "LSB") as well as an amendment to R.R.O.1990, Reg. 737, to revoke Section 10 (to remove the LSB).
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