Industrial Conservation Initiative Cryptocurrency Mining Exclusion
The Ministry of Energy (ENERGY) is proposing regulatory amendments to O. Reg. 429/04, the regulation that sets out rules for allocating Global Adjustment (GA) costs to electricity customers and participating in the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI).
The proposed amendments are intended to prohibit facilities that mine cryprotocurrency from participating in ICI.
Proposal for an Administrative Penalties Regulation under the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021
As part of our ongoing commitment to the deployment of designated broadband projects under the Building Broadband Faster Act, 2021, we are strengthening enforcement tools to hold regulated parties who contravene the legislation accountable for non-compliance.
The government is proposing a regulation to further define the application of administrative penalties under the BBFA. These penalties are intended to encourage compliance with requirements under the BBFA to expedite the delivery of broadband projects of provincial significance.
Proposed Personal Protective Equipment Supply and Production Act, 2022 included in the Proposed Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing new legislation titled the Personal Protective Equipment Supply and Production Act, 2022 that seeks to ensure that Ontario's public services, and especially its critical frontline workers providing essential services, have supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and critical supplies and equipment (CSE) maintained through a centralized resilient supply chain.
The Personal Protective Equipment Supply and Production Act, 2022, is included in the proposed Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022.
Speed Limit Initiative
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to modernize the highway network and plans to increase the posted speed limit to 110 km/h on appropriate provincial highways with current posted speed limit of 100 km/h, subject to public safety considerations.
MTO is planning to commence implementation in Spring 2022, beginning with sections that have been carefully selected for their ability to safely accommodate an increased posted speed limit of 110 km/h. This initial phase is planned to be followed by broader speed limit increase at appropriate sections of provincial highways in summer 2023 and beyond, after careful review and subject to public safety considerations.