Nutrient Management Act Further Burden Reduction Opportunities
OMAFRA and MECP are proposing to remove the five-year expiry of the Agricultural Operation Planning (AOP) certificate currently required by O. Reg. 267/03 made under the Nutrient Management Act (NMA). The Ministries are also proposing housekeeping amendments to the Regulation and Nutrient Management Protocol to add clarity, simplify rules and streamline processes. These changes will reduce administrative burden, enhance compliance and provide a cost savings for farm businesses.
High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes Pilot Expansion
Under the HOT Lanes Pilot expansion, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) plans to expand on the current HOT lanes located on the QEW, by utilizing existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes on Highways 410 and 403 to HOT lanes. The HOT lanes permit price will remain unchanged.
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Residence Regulation
The Ministry of Education (EDU) is seeking community input on the proposed elements of a new regulation that would update standards for how residences at the English and French Provincial and Demonstration schools should operate. The new regulation would impact Provincial Schools for the Deaf, Blind and Deafblind as well as Demonstration Schools operated by EDU and the Centre Jules-Léger Consortium (CJLC) respectively.
Proposed regulations under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019
Proposal for regulations under the Liquor Licence and Control Act, 2019 to modernize the legislative framework of beverage alcohol to make it easier for businesses and consumers to understand the rules, clearly separate the LCBO's operational function from the AGCO's regulatory function, reduce red tape, and increase flexibility for businesses to reflect the changing landscape of beverage alcohol.
Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for Intra-provincial Carriers
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for intra-provincial carriers. We are looking for your input in the proposed amendments to Regulation 555/06 Hours of Service (HoS) under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
MTO is proposing an implementation date no sooner than June 12, 2022.
Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 406/00
The ministry is looking for input to make a change to the current wine standards rules by adding the Glera grape variety to the list of authorized grapes used for wine produced in Ontario and eligible for approval by Vintners Quality Alliance Ontario, Ontario's Wine Appellation Authority.
Land Use Compatibility Guideline
We are proposing an updated Land Use Compatibility Guideline to help municipalities and planning authorities plan sensitive land uses and major facilities. This will help to avoid or minimize and mitigate potential adverse effects from odour, noise, dust and other contaminants.
Guideline to address odour mixtures in Ontario
Ontario is proposing guidance on how the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and the regulated community can anticipate, prevent and address odour issues that could be of concern to local residences.
Phase 2 Regulations - Updated Code of Ethics Regulation - Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020
On March 4, 2020, the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA, 2020) received Royal Assent. TRESA, 2020 amends the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA).
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is continuing the process of consulting on the regulations required to bring these legislative changes into force. This posting is for purposes of consulting on a proposed updated Code of Ethics regulation under REBBA.
Occupational Health Consultation
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) is consulting on new or revised occupational exposure limits (OELs) based on the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) recommendations for 2018 and 2019, in addition to other proposals.