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Global Adjustment Deferral initiative

The Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (ENDM) is proposing regulatory amendments that would provide for the recovery throughout 2021 of approximately $333 million of certain electricity generation costs that were not charged to non-Regulated Price Plan (RPP) consumers as a consequence of the government's Global Adjustment (GA) Deferral initiative, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on commercial and industrial consumers in Ontario.
Comments Due Date:  November 30, 2020

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

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

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

Proposal to end nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide emissions trading | Environmental Registry of Ontario

We have decided to end the nitrogen oxide and sulphur dioxide (NOx and SO2) emissions trading program, by revoking O. Reg. 397/01 and O. Reg. 194/05 made under the Environmental Protection Act (the Regulations). The Program is no longer an effective tool to address emissions of these contaminants from regulated sectors in its current form.
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

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

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

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

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