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Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct Towards Students and Ryerson University Name Change

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities is proposing legislative amendments that would, if passed: • enable publicly assisted colleges and universities, and private career colleges to strengthen their response to sexual violence on campus and support student survivors of sexual violence, particularly in cases of faculty and staff sexual misconduct towards students • change the name of Ryerson University to "Toronto Metropolitan University" • change the size and composition of Ryerson University/Toronto Metropolitan University's senate to add the Deputy Provost and Vice-Provosts and to expand the number of elected members from 51 to 62 members.
Comments Due Date:  November 30, 2022

Draft Fisheries Management Zone 15 Management Plan  (source: Environmental Registry)

In co-operation with the Fisheries Management Zone (FMZ) 15 Advisory Council, the ministry has developed a Draft Fisheries Management Plan for FMZ 15. The draft plan outlines the status of fisheries, sets objectives, and provides direction for the management of recreational fisheries and aquatic resources.
Comments Due Date:  November 28, 2022

Review of Ontario Regulation 783/20 (General) (Regulation), made under the Farm Registration and Farm Organizations Funding Act, 1993, S.O. 1993, c. 21 (FRFOFA), to finalize regulatory improvements aimed at reducing administrative burden and supporting program delivery.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is proposing to make amendments to the Regulation, which guides the delivery of the Farm Business Registration (FBR) program, as well as sets out the process by which Accredited Farm Organizations (AFOs) are accredited and a francophone organization is determined to be eligible to receive special funding under the FRFOFA. The proposed amendments will: 1) focus on making changes to the eligibility criteria that a francophone organization must meet to be eligible to receive special funding; and 2) examine whether the administrative fee that AgriCorp charges per application to the AFOs to administer the FBR program needs to be changed.
Comments Due Date:  November 28, 2022

Proposed Updates to the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System  (source: Environmental Registry)

In support of Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan 3.0 and the government's commitment to support the construction of 1.5 million new housing units over the next ten years, the province is proposing updates the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System that would remove duplicate requirements and streamline the evaluation process.
Comments Due Date:  November 24, 2022

Legislative and regulatory proposals affecting conservation authorities to support the Housing Supply Action Plan 3.0  (source: Environmental Registry)

Legislative and regulation changes under the Conservation Authorities Act to streamline processes, provide clarity and certainty for development, and focus on conservation authorities' natural hazards mandate.
Comments Due Date:  November 24, 2022

Establishing a flexible approach to setting the prescribed electronic format to enable electronic access to personal health information

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA. The public is invited to provide comments between September 24, 2022 and November 22, 2022. Under the proposed regulation, if patients make an access request for their personal health information in electronic format, Health Information Custodians would be required to provide such access in either (i) an electronic format specified by Ontario Health (OH), subject to prior Minister approval, and posted on OH's website, or (ii) another electronic format that is agreed to by the health information custodian (HIC) and the individual.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2022

Proposed date changes by which certain health records in the provincial Electronic Health Record become available for individual access by digital means through Ontario Health

The Ministry of Health is posting a notice of a proposed regulation under PHIPA. The public is invited to provide comments between September 24, 2022 and November 22, 2022. The proposed regulation would change the dates when Ontario Health would be required to act as if it were a health information custodian under s. 51(5) of PHIPA, once in force, and enable individual access through digital means to certain health records in the provincial Electronic Health Record (EHR): the Ontario Laboratories Information System, Digital Health Drug Repository, the Diagnostic Imaging-Common Service; and the Acute and Community Clinical Data Repository.
Comments Due Date:  November 22, 2022

Amending Regulation 16 of the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act

A proposed amendment to Regulation 16 of the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act would reduce the minimum number of members needed for Agricultural and Horticultural Societies to qualify for an annual grant from the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 2022

Consultation on an Administrative Penalties Regime for Ontario One Call

The Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022 received Royal Assent on April 14, 2022. Among other things, the Act amends the Ontario Underground Infrastructure Notification System Act, 2012 to improve Ontario One Call's compliance tools by providing Ontario One Call with the authority to issue administrative penalties against non-compliant members and excavators in the industry for specified contraventions. The ministry is consulting on details of a regulatory framework that would implement the administrative penalties regime.
Comments Due Date:  November 21, 2022

Amendments to the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017 to support the proclamation of administrative monetary penalties

The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery is proposing new Minister's regulations to support the proclamation of provisions governing administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) under the New Home Construction and Licensing Act, 2017 (Licensing Act). The proposed regulations aim to enhance the Home Construction Regulatory Authority's (HCRA's) enforcement powers and ensure adherence to the requirements and rules currently set out under the Licensing Act and its regulations, among other things.
Comments Due Date:  November 14, 2022

Tarion Seeks Input On Proposed Regulation Changes

Tarion is seeking public input on several potential regulatory changes to build a more transparent, fair, and accountable new home warranty and protection program. Together, the changes Tarion is seeking input on is part of an effort to support homeowners, increase consumer confidence, and create a stronger new home warranty and protection program for all Ontarians.
Comments Due Date:  November 14, 2022

Proposed Amendment to O. Reg. 53/05 (Payments under Section 78.1 of the Act), made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

The Ministry of Energy is proposing to amend Ontario Regulation 53/05 to establish a variance account to track the additional revenues and costs associated with operating Pickering Nuclear Generating Station for the additional period, subject to the approval of CNSC. The OEB would conduct a prudency review of the account balance and determine its disposition in a future rate-setting period.
Comments Due Date:  November 14, 2022

Updates to the Registration Guidance Manual for Generators of Liquid Industrial and Hazardous Waste  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing updates to the Registration Guidance Manual for Generators of Liquid Industrial and Hazardous Waste, to support the regulated community in complying with hazardous waste management rules and requirements. Updates being proposed are focused to align with regulatory changes that take effect January 1, 2023.
Comments Due Date:  November 12, 2022

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 316/07 under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006 to create Alfred Bog Provincial Park  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing to create a new non-operating provincial park east of Ottawa, regulated under the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act, 2006. Creating this park will provide greater protection to an ecologically important and sensitive area.
Comments Due Date:  November 6, 2022

New Assessment Work Policies - Work Types, Costs and Allocations  (source: Environmental Registry)

The Ministry of Mines (MINES) wants to provide information on assessment work requirements. The three Assessment Work policies will provide claim holders and decision makers direction on: (i) eligible costs; (ii) work types; and (iii) how to allocate and distribute credits and make payment in place of credits.
Comments Due Date:  November 6, 2022

Proposal to create a regulation on the active offer for French language services

The Government of Ontario is proposing to proceed with a new regulation to prescribe measures for the purpose of paragraph 1 of subsection 5(1.1) of the French Language Services Act
Comments Due Date:  November 4, 2022