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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We are seeking feedback on draft guidance to help fuel suppliers comply with O. Reg. 535/05 (Greener Gasoline) and O. Reg. 97/14 (Greener Diesel - Renewable Fuel Content Requirements for Petroleum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