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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

Proposed regulations for how the Environmental Assessment process will apply to four priority transit projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulations to modify the existing environmental assessment process for four priority transit projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The regulations will help get transit constructed quickly, economically and transparently while maintaining environmental oversight.
Comments Due Date:  March 19, 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

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: Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General)
Comments Due Date:  March 2, 2020

Proposed amendments to Regulation 334 (General) under the Environmental Assessment Act to remove regulatory duplication of forest management requirements in Ontario.  (source: Environmental Registry)

See Environmental Registry Proposal Notice (#019-0961)
Comments Due Date:  February 18, 2020

Proposed revisions to Ontario's Independent Forest Audit Regulation under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry is proposing changes to Ontario Regulation 160/04, Independent Forest Audits to provide flexibility for selecting and scheduling management units for audit.
Comments Due Date:  February 18, 2020

Proposed revisions to the Forest Manuals regulated under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to revise the Forest Management Planning Manual (FMPM), Forest Information Manual (FIM), Forest Operations and Silviculture Manual (FOSM) and Scaling Manual (SM). The changes would modernize and streamline requirements, and reduce workload, time and costs in the preparation and implementation of Forest Management Plans.
Comments Due Date:  February 18, 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

Proposal to amend O.Reg. 509/18 (Energy and Water Efficiency - Appliances and Products) under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("Efficiency Regulation")  (source: Environmental Registry)

The proposal, if approved, would increase minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and harmonize Ontario's efficiency standards for nine products with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and increase MEPS for one product to align with Ontario Building Code (OBC) minimum requirements.
Comments Due Date:  January 17, 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