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Enhancing Elevator Safety and Availability Under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000.

Proposal by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to implement unproclaimed provisions in the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 and put forward regulatory changes in the elevating devices sector.
Comments Due Date:  August 4, 2020

Proposal to implement administrative penalties under the Consumer Protection Act, 2002

Draft regulations setting out which provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 and its regulations could result in an administrative penalty, the amounts of the administrative penalties that could be imposed, and other aspects of proposed administrative penalties. These regulations could be made only if Bill 159, the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, is passed.
Comments Due Date:  August 4, 2020

Proposal to make various regulatory changes under the Ticket Sales Act, 2017

Draft regulations to create an exemption from certain disclosure requirements on ticket batches, set rules for ticket transferability and the provision of paper tickets upon request, and update the Act's administrative penalty regime. These proposed changes, if approved, would come into force with the proclamation of amendments made under the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures), 2019 and proposed amendments under Bill 159, the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, if passed.
Comments Due Date:  August 4, 2020

Regulating Alkaline Hydrolysis and Other Alternative Methods of Disposing of Human Remains under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002: Consultation Paper

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking public input to inform potential proposals for legislative and regulatory changes that would establish a regulatory framework more tailored to licensing of providers of alkaline hydrolysis and possibly other emerging alternative technologies (e.g., composting) for disposing of human remains.
Comments Due Date:  August 4, 2020

Updating Ontario's Water Quantity Management Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes for managing water takings to protect the long-term sustainability of surface water and groundwater and to ensure these important resources are responsibly managed and safeguarded now and for future generations.
Comments Due Date:  August 2, 2020

Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Proposed Amendment 1 to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Comments Due Date:  July 31, 2020

Proposed regulation amendments to simplify the procedure for registering amendment to a Phased Condominium

Proposed regulation amendments to simplify the procedure for registering amendment to a Phased Condominium - see "Summary of Proposal" to be posted in the public registry
Comments Due Date:  July 31, 2020

College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO)

The CMRITO is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 866/93 (Registration) made under the Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology Act, 2017
Comments Due Date:  July 27, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 112/11 Designated Drugs and Standards of Practice made under the Optometry Act, 1991

The College of Optometrists of Ontario (College) is proposing regulatory amendments to its drug regulation by replacing its current list of drugs with categories of drugs from which optometrists may prescribe within the optometric scope of practice.
Comments Due Date:  July 27, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 202/94 (General) made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991

Description: The Ontario College of Pharmacists is proposing regulatory amendments to allow pharmacists to: 1. Administer the influenza vaccine to children as young as 2 years old; 2. Renew prescriptions in quantities of up to a year's supply; and 3. Administer certain substances by injection and/or inhalation for purposes that are in addition to patient education and demonstration.
Comments Due Date:  July 27, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 203/94 (General) made under the Chiropody Act, 1991

The College of Chiropodists of Ontario (College) is proposing regulatory amendments to enable a flexible approach to prescribing drugs by replacing its current list of drugs with categories of drugs from which chiropodists and podiatrists can prescribe within their scope of practice. The College is also proposing to expand the list of controlled drugs and substances that members may prescribe and the list of substances that members may administer by injection into the foot.
Comments Due Date:  July 27, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 884/93 (Designated Drugs) made under the Midwifery Act, 1991

The College of Midwives of Ontario (College) is proposing regulatory amendments to enable a flexible approach to prescribing drugs by replacing its current list of drugs with categories of drugs from which midwives can prescribe. The College is also proposing to specify categories of controlled drugs and substances that midwives may prescribe, categories of drugs that midwives may administer by suppository, and categories of substances that midwives may administer by injection or inhalation.
Comments Due Date:  July 27, 2020

Proposals to reduce wildlife management regulatory burden  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to regulations under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 (FWCA). These proposals would streamline requirements for fur dealers, enable persons to hold both a trapping and fur dealers licence, simplify the process for airports to remove deer and elk in protection of property and public safety, and enable the use of firearms at night for dispatch of trapped furbearing mammals by licensed trappers.
Comments Due Date:  July 24, 2020

Digital health interoperability - proposed amendments to O. Reg. 329/04

The proposed regulation would make amendments to the PHIPA Regulation relating to interoperability specifications that pertain to digital health assets.
Comments Due Date:  July 22, 2020

School Zones Time of Day reduced Speed Limit Signs amendment to HTA Regulation 615, Signs

The government is proposing a regulatory amendment to Highway Traffic Act, O. Reg. 615, Signs to improve traffic control and enforceability of speeding infractions on municipal roads. The proposed amendments address a request by municipalities to include new signs in regulation to enable the enforcement of speeding offences in school zones with a reduced speed limit.
Comments Due Date:  July 21, 2020

Proposed changes to the AgriInsurance Program - Contract of Insurance and Appeals

The ministry is proposing amendments to regulations under the Agricultural Products Insurance Act, 1996 (APIA) to improve the client experience, reduce paperwork burden and improve fairness of the appeals process for the 14,000 AgriInsurance customers. Specifically, amendments are being proposed that, if approved, would enable AgriCorp to reduce the amount of paperwork farmers must review or complete, and ensure that farmers enrolled in the program have adequate time to prepare and file appeals.
Comments Due Date:  July 16, 2020

Amendment of Regulation O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) to Enable Proclamation of Part V.1 of PHIPA

The Ministry of Health is proceeding with posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA for public consultation in the period May 26 to July 10, 2020. The proposed amendments to O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under PHIPA (the PHIPA Regulation) fall under two categories and would allow amendments to existing regulation and create the regulatory provisions to enable PHIPA Part V.1 to be proclaimed in force.
Comments Due Date:  July 10, 2020

Amendment of Regulation O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA)

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation for public consultation from June 19 to July 4, 2020 for a 14-day consultation period as permitted under PHIPA ss 74(4). The proposed amendment to O. Reg. 329/04 (General) under PHIPA would allow ICES and Ontario Health to disclose personal health information to the MOH at the request of the Minister of Health. This information is needed to enable the Health Data Platform, announced by the government on April 12, 2020.
Comments Due Date:  July 4, 2020

Proposed Amendment to O. Reg. 53/05 (Payments under Section 78.1 of the Act), made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

Proposed amendments to O. Reg 53/05 that would 1) Set Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) hydroelectric rate for 2022-26 at the 2021 rate, and 2) Require OPG establish a deferral account where it would track incurred costs associated with the shutdown of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station.
Comments Due Date:  June 22, 2020

Proposed regulations to support proclamation of schedules, 6, 7 and 8 of the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 and the proclamation of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

Proposed regulations to support proclamation of schedules, 6, 7 and 8 of the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 and the proclamation of the Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, 2010
Comments Due Date:  June 22, 2020

Proposed regulations to support proclamation of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010

Proposed regulations to support proclamation of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (ONCA), including: 1. General Regulation related to technical matters; and 2. Corporations Sole Regulation to prescribe provisions that apply to corporations sole (i.e. a corporation constituted in a single person who, in right of some office or function, has corporate status).
Comments Due Date:  June 22, 2020

Regulation 569 (Reports) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7.

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 569 (Reports) under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). The Ministry of Health is soliciting feedback on the proposed amendments.
Comments Due Date:  June 21, 2020

Proposed amendment to a regulation under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 relating to forest operations in Crown forests  (source: Environmental Registry)

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Ontario is proposing to extend the temporary approach for forestry operations conducted in Crown forests under the Endangered Species Act for an additional year. This will help avoid additional regulatory burden and economic strain on the forestry sector while a long-term approach is finalized.
Comments Due Date:  June 18, 2020

Proposal to identify and protect a corridor of land for future electricity infrastructure in the Greater Toronto Area  (source: Environmental Registry)

We want to identify and preserve a corridor of land in the Northwest Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for future electricity transmission infrastructure so we can support growth in Halton, Peel and York region.
Comments Due Date:  June 7, 2020

Highway Traffic Act - HOV Lanes Regulatory Amendment

The Ministry of Transportation approved an amendment to the Highway Traffic Act, Ontario Regulation 620/05 - High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (HOV) for the purpose of allowing single-occupant licensed taxicabs and airport limousines in provincial HOV lanes, on a permanent basis. The amendment to O. Reg. 620/05 - High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes came into force on June 22, 2020.
Comments Due Date:  June 3, 2020

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 ("ministry") is proposing amendments to Regulation 682 (Laboratories), Regulation 552 (General) and the SOB-LS under Regulation 552, to support implementation of Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) as new screening tests under the Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO) program.
Comments Due Date:  May 31, 2020

Proposed Amendment to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation 316/03.

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation to allow for additional off-road vehicles on-road.
Comments Due Date:  May 26, 2020

Proposed Amendment to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation 340/94: DRIVERS' LICENCES

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to Ontario Highway Traffic Act Regulation to enhance Ontario's motorcycle licencing regime for three-wheeled motorcycles.
Comments Due Date:  May 26, 2020

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Highway Traffic Act to develop a regulatory framework that would allow for evidence from a school bus camera to be introduced in court without the need for a witness.

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to allow for school bus camera evidence to be introduced in court without the need for a witness.
Comments Due Date:  May 26, 2020

Proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 244/97 and the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Provincial Standards under the Aggregate Resources Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

Changes are being proposed to Ontario Regulation 244/97 and the Aggregate Resources of Ontario Provincial Standards under the Aggregate Resources Act.
Comments Due Date:  May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Relief from Additional Co-Payment

To help alleviate the unintended cost impact to ODB program recipients due to measures taken by government in response to COVID-19, the Ministry of Health is proposing to amend O. Reg. 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to ensure recipients are not paying additional co-payments as a result of government's 30-day supply limit recommendation. The cost of the additional co-payments would be shared between the government and dispensers through proposed amendments to dispensing fee rules.
Comments Due Date:  May 2, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Response: Relief from Trillium Drug Program Deductible

To help alleviate the cost impact to Trillium Drug Program (TDP) households as a result of loss of income, the Ministry of Health is proposing to extend the in-year deductible reassessment to include significant income changes that occur in the latter half of the TDP benefit year. This would allow households to use their 2020 income information for the determination of their deductible in the current 2019/20 benefit year (from May 1st until July 31st, 2020).
Comments Due Date:  May 2, 2020

Early Access to Land for Environmental Studies on Transmission Projects  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to give the Ontario Energy Board the authority to grant, under specific circumstances, earlier access to land to electricity transmission project proponents for the purpose of conducting preliminary environmental studies prior to applying for Leave to Construct.
Comments Due Date:  April 30, 2020

Pre-Start Health and Safety Reviews in Factories

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is reviewing the current pre-start health and safety review requirements, also known as pre-start review (PSR) requirements.
Comments Due Date:  April 30, 2020

Regulations under the Planning Act Regarding Municipal Empowerment - North

Regulations under the Planning Act Regarding Municipal Empowerment
Comments Due Date:  April 30, 2020

Amendments to Turkey Levies Regulation: Ontario Regulation 68/98: LEVIES OR CHARGES - TURKEY of the Commodity Board and Marketing Agencies Act (CBMAA)

Amend regulation to: 1. Allow for a temporary 1.25 cent/kg turkey marketing levy on both turkey producers and processors so they may jointly fund a national marketing program. 2. Align the prescribed maximum levy amount with the current amount collected from turkey producers to fund a national agency 3. Change "Ontario Turkey Producers' Marketing Board" to "Turkey Farmers of Ontario".
Comments Due Date:  April 20, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Matters Pertaining to Community Benefits Authority Under the Planning Act, the Development Charges Act, and the Building Code Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposed Regulatory Matters Pertaining to Community Benefits Authority Under the Planning Act, the Development Charges Act, and the Building Code Act
Comments Due Date:  April 20, 2020

Transitioning to the Ontario Energy Board's new governance structure

This proposed regulation would amend Ontario Regulation 328/03 (general regulation) and address a number of transitional matters as the OEB moves to a new governance structure
Comments Due Date:  April 20, 2020

Safety Inspections - Mobile Cranes and Concrete Pumps

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is proposing amendments to Regulation 611 (Safety Inspections) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) related to mobile cranes and concrete pumps.
Comments Due Date:  April 15, 2020

Amendments to O. Reg. 306/09 (Tobacco - Plan) and O. Reg. 208/09 (Tobacco- Powers of the Local Board) under the Farm Products Marketing Act

At the request of the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers' Marketing Board, the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission (Commission) is proposing amendments to O. Reg. 306/09 (Tobacco - Plan) and O. Reg. 208/09 (Tobacco- Powers of the Local Board) under the Farm Products Marketing Act.
Comments Due Date:  April 14, 2020

Modernizing the Legislative Framework for Home and Community Care

The government introduced the Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020 on February 25. If passed by the Ontario legislature, the ministry is proposing regulations under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 and other statues to support the provision of home and community care services and continue subrogation provisions. Eventually, the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 would be repealed and its regulations revoked.
Comments Due Date:  April 14, 2020

Regulation under the Burden Reduction Reporting Act, 2014

Proposal to make a regulation that would shift the publication date of the annual burden reduction report from June 30 to September 30.
Comments Due Date:  April 14, 2020

Proposed regulation made under Ontario Regulation 332/12 (Building Code) made under the Building Code Act, 1992  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposed regulation made under Ontario Regulation 332/12 (Building Code) made under the Building Code Act, 1992
Comments Due Date:  April 3, 2020

Aligning Ontario's rules for determining brand reference prices with the national approach

The Ministry of Health (ministry) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) that, if approved, would align Ontario's rules for determining brand reference prices with the national approach used by the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA).
Comments Due Date:  March 31, 2020

Proposed amendments to the effective date of changes to allow Private Label Products to be funded under the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Program and Designated as Interchangeable Products on the ODB Formulary

The Ministry of Health (ministry) is proposing to change the effective date of the regulatory amendments made to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and Regulation 935 under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act (DIDFA) that would allow private label products (PLPs) to be designated as listed drug products under the ODBA and as interchangeable products under DIDFA (the "PLP changes"), from July 1, 2020 to April 1, 2020.
Comments Due Date:  March 31, 2020

Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017; Ontario Regulation 268/18

The following summary outlines proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 268/18 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 relating to the sale, display and promotion of vapour products. The ministry is soliciting feedback on the proposed regulatory amendments.
Comments Due Date:  March 29, 2020

Proposal for a new regulation: Ontario Regulation made under the Connecting Care Act, 2019 - Engagement with the Francophone Community under section 44 of the Act

The Ministry of Health is proposing a new regulation under section 44 of the Connecting Care Act, 2019 (CCA) concerning engagement with the Francophone community. The proposed regulation would specify French language health planning entities and set out the duties of Ontario Health in engaging and collaborating with the French language health planning entities.
Comments Due Date:  March 16, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 267/03 - General) under the Nutrient Management Act to Support On-Farm Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Facilities  (source: Environmental Registry)

The province is proposing amendments to the General Regulation (O. Reg. 267/03 - General) under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 (NMA) to expand the regulatory framework for on-farm Regulated Mixed Anaerobic Digestion Facilities.
Comments Due Date:  March 13, 2020

Consultation on topics under the Condominium Act, 1998

In December 2019 the government announced changes under the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) in conjunction with the introduction of the Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2020, and committed to consulting with stakeholders and the public on further topics under the Condo Act.
Comments Due Date:  March 10, 2020

Potential for Cannabis Consumption Establishments and/or Cannabis Special Occasion Permits

As part of Ontario's transition to an open market, the government would like your feedback on the potential implementation of additional cannabis business opportunities in the future, including: 1. facilitating the sale of cannabis for consumption in establishments like lounges and cafés (cannabis consumption establishments); and, 2. cannabis special occasion permits.
Comments Due Date:  March 10, 2020

Interim Enhancements to the (Tarion) Customer Service Standard

In 2003, Tarion implemented the Customer Service Standard (CSS) after seeking stakeholder feedback in a comprehensive, multi-year consultation. Please note that this proposal seeks to implement interim measures to enhance consumer protection by improving homeowners' ability to seek assistance from Tarion in the short-term, while we develop longer-term and more significant enhancements to the CSS.
Comments Due Date:  March 6, 2020

Proposal to amend Ontario Regulation 454/96 (Construction) to provide an alternative optional rules in regulation approach to repairing existing low hazard wetland dams.  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 454/96 (Construction).
Comments Due Date:  February 3, 2020

Proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998

Proposal to proclaim into force a new section 117 of the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) and to amend two regulations under the Condo Act to: 1.Expand the scope of disputes that can be heard by the Condominium Authority Tribunal. 2. Prescribe nuisances, annoyances and disruptions that are to be prohibited on condominium properties or any assets of a condominium corporation.
Comments Due Date:  January 31, 2020

Individual Pension Plans and Designated Plans

We are consulting on a proposal to exempt certain individual pension plans (IPPs) and designated plans (DPs) from the Pension Benefits Act.
Comments Due Date:  January 23, 2020

Greener Gasoline and Greener Diesel - Director's Directions  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are seeking feedback on draft guidance to help fuel suppliers comply with O. Reg. 535/05 (Greener Gasoline) and O. Reg. 97/14 (Greener Diesel - Renewable Fuel Content Requirements for Petroleum Diesel Fuel), including instructions and directions on how to carry out compliance calculations for bio-based content in regular gasoline and diesel fuel.
Comments Due Date:  January 15, 2020

Amendment to the Record of Site Condition (Brownfields) Regulation related to the Requirement to Sample Ground Water  (source: Environmental Registry)

Ontario is proposing changes to O. Reg. 153/04 that would provide flexibility for a qualified person (a licensed professional engineer or geoscientist) to exercise professional judgement regarding the need for ground water testing where there is no soil and under key conditions.
Comments Due Date:  January 13, 2020

Solutions to enable small-volume vehicle manufacturing in Ontario

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on a new voluntary regulatory framework to allow manufacturers seeking to produce and sell vehicles in Ontario in low volumes to substitute engineering analysis, including virtual destructive testing, for some physical destructive tests set out in the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Comments Due Date:  January 13, 2020