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Regulations under the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020

Regulations to support the Modernizing Ontario for People and Businesses Act, 2020
Comments Due Date:  November 23, 2020

Changes to Ontario's Net Metering Regulation to Support Community-Based Energy Systems  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing amendments to Ontario's net metering regulation that allow for demonstration of community net metering projects. Building on the current net metering framework, community net metering would support the development of innovative projects such as net-zero communities using distributed energy resources.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2020

Regulatory proposal for province-wide implementation of Green Button  (source: Environmental Registry)

The government is considering proposing a regulation to require electricity and natural gas distributors to implement Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Connect My Data (CMD).
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2020

Exempting dams from requiring a permit to take water  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to remove the need for certain types of dams to obtain a permit to take water. The construction and alteration of dams will continue to be regulated under existing provincial regulatory requirements and approval processes so that we can continue to protect lakes, rivers and waterways in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2020

Extending grandfathering for infrastructure projects and providing additional flexibility for excess soil reuse  (source: Environmental Registry)

As a result of COVID-19-related delays to infrastructure projects and to support reuse of excess soil, we are proposing amendments to the Excess Soil Regulation and other regulations so that technical assessments are not repeated, delayed projects can proceed, and soil can be managed more flexibly while protecting human health and the environment.
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2020

Improving Access to Exceptional Access Program Drugs for Ontarians Living Near Manitoba and Quebec Borders

A proposed new Minister's regulation to make Quebec and Manitoba physicians and nurses who have the authority to prescribe drugs "authorized prescribers" for the purposes of Ontario's Exceptional Access Program.
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2020

Proposal to Amend Ontario Regulation 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training)

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing to amend O. Reg. 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training) to recognize alternative methods of fall protection training.
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2020

Proposal to end nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide emissions trading

We are proposing to end the nitrogen oxide (NOx) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions trading program in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2020

Proposal to require municipal support for new or increased bottled water takings  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Ontario Water Resources Act that would require water bottling companies to have the support of their local host municipality for a new or increased groundwater taking in their community.
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2020

Proposed amendments to regulations made under the Environmental Protection Act and Ontario Water Resources Act to make modifications to Environmental Activity and Sector Registry requirements and exemptions for low risk short-term water taking activities  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing regulatory changes under the Environmental Protection Act and Ontario Water Resources Act to streamline permissions for certain low risk short-term water taking activities. The proposed regulatory amendments would reduce regulatory burden while ensuring that human health and the environment are protected.
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2020

Proposed changes to licensing of low-risk research facilities culturing fish  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 664/98 to exempt low-risk research facilities culturing fish from requiring an aquaculture licence.
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2020

Proposed Regulatory Amendments under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014

Amendments to Ontario Regulation 137/15 (General) and Ontario Regulation 138/15 (Funding, Cost Sharing and Financial Assistance)
Comments Due Date:  November 20, 2020

Amendments to O. Reg 275/94 (General) made under the Nursing Act, 1991 made by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is proposing amendments that would allow individuals holding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree awarded by an approved publicly-funded college to apply to be a registered nurse in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  November 18, 2020

Prescribing CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth) as an organization under subsection 40(2) of the Connecting Care Act, 2019 for the purposes of subsection 40(1) under that Act.

The Ministry is proposing to prescribe CorHealth Ontario (CorHealth) as an organization under subsection 40(2) of the CCA for the purposes of subsection 40(1) of that Act.
Comments Due Date:  November 16, 2020

Updating regulations under the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993 (FRFOFA), which establishes the Farm Business Registration Program (FBR Program), to support electronic delivery of the Farm Business Registration program, reduce administrative burden for farmers, and provide flexibility due to COVID-19.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing to implement amendments made to the FRFOFA by the Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, 2019, the Better For People, Smarter For Business Act, 2019, and the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2020. The amendments will reduce administrative burden and enable online delivery of the Farm Business Registration Program. Changes also provide temporary relief for farm businesses whose income was negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Comments Due Date:  November 16, 2020

Proposed Project List for comprehensive environmental assessments under the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA)  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is seeking input on a proposed list of projects which will be subject to the comprehensive environmental assessment requirements in Part II.3 of the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) and will be designated in a regulation as Part II.3 projects.
Comments Due Date:  November 10, 2020

A proposal to amend regulations under the Mining Act (the "Act") regarding the closure plan amendment 45-day service standard.  (source: Environmental Registry)

Changes are being proposed to the following regulations to update cross-referencing and to change language to maintain consistency with the Act. These changes will allow for the amendments to the Act to be proclaimed. • O. Reg 240/00 (under the Mining Act) • O. Reg 308/12 (under the Mining Act) • O. Reg 681/94 (under the Environmental Bill of Rights) • O. Reg 242/08 (under the Endangered Species Act)
Comments Due Date:  November 6, 2020

New Regulation under the Special Investigations Unit Act regarding communication about a SIU Investigation

The SIU Act generally prohibits the sharing of information respecting an ongoing SIU investigation or inquiry by police. The new SIU Act will allow a police service to disclose that the SIU Director has been notified of an incident involving a police officer and is conducting an investigation/inquiry. The proposed regulation would allow the Niagara Parks Police and the Legislative Protective Service to also disclose such information.
Comments Due Date:  November 5, 2020

Proposed Regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act  (source: Environmental Registry)

A proposal to make a new regulation under the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA) associated with amendments made through the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 (Bill 108). The proposed regulation would provide improved provincial direction on how to use the Act, clearer rules and tools for decision making, and support consistency in the appeals process.
Comments Due Date:  November 5, 2020

Hazardous Waste Digital Reporting Service Modernization  (source: Environmental Registry)

As the last step towards transitioning hazardous waste digital reporting services to the Authority, we are now seeking your feedback on the proposed regulatory changes.
Comments Due Date:  November 2, 2020

Hazardous Waste Fee Exemption Framework  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to draft a new regulation under RRCEA that would: 1) Maintain the current fee exemptions for certain hazardous waste management activities by moving them from Regulation 347 to a new regulation to be made under the RRCEA 2) Move over and adjust other related sections within Regulation 347 in order to update and clarify language
Comments Due Date:  November 2, 2020

Allowing for early release of rental vehicles impounded for seven days

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is considering regulatory amendments to grant police the discretion to release rental vehicles impounded for seven days before the impound period has expired, under certain circumstances.
Comments Due Date:  November 1, 2020

Dealer Plate on a Light Duty Commercial vehicle for Private Use that is "loaded with goods"

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to the Ontario Regulation 628: Vehicle Permits.
Comments Due Date:  November 1, 2020