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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

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

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

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

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 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