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Proposed Implementation of an Ultra-Low Overnight Electricity Price Plan for Regulated Price Plan Consumers  (source: Environmental Registry)

Proposed amendments to O. Reg. 95/05 under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 would, if approved, require the Ontario Energy Board to set rates for a new price plan to encourage consumers to shift electricity use to overnight periods. Distributors would be required to permit consumers to choose between all available price plans.
Comments Due Date:  September 24, 2022

Proposal to amend O.Reg. 509/18 under the Electricity Act, 1998 ("Efficiency Regulation")  (source: Environmental Registry)

We are proposing changes to 18 products in Ontario's product energy efficiency regulation to increase harmonization with other jurisdictions. These changes would update efficiency requirements for 5 products, make editorial changes to scope and/or test methods for 13 products and make other administrative updates.
Comments Due Date:  September 24, 2022

Proposal for Amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 565: Public Pools

The Ministry of Health is proposing amendments to R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 565: Public Pools ("Regulation") under the Health Protection and Promotion Act to exempt public spas that are operated in conjunction with an individual dwelling unit or suite of a hotel for the exclusive use of its occupants, if caution signage is posted indicating to use at your own risk and that the spa is not subject to the Regulation.
Comments Due Date:  September 23, 2022

Development of a Clean Energy Credit Registry

The Ministry of Energy is seeking public input on a proposal to introduce a clean energy credit (CEC) registry and associated processes to support the creation, recognition, tracking and retirement of voluntarily purchased CECs within the province.
Comments Due Date:  September 16, 2022

Cross-Boundary Service Integration: Amendments to the City of Toronto Act, 2006

The Ministry of Transportation is proposing to amend the City of Toronto Act, 2006, which would enable more seamless transit services across the Toronto municipal boundaries by enabling agreements between the TTC and other municipal transit systems. This is an important step towards a fully integrated and optimized regional transit system, and the goal of transit cost and time savings for riders. Fragmented transit fare structures and transfers at municipal borders can make transit trips less convenient and more expensive. The Province is working with municipalities and transit agencies to improve rider experience and build back ridership as Ontario recovers from COVID-19.
Comments Due Date:  September 12, 2022

Proposed amendments to wine standards rules contained in regulation under the Vintners Quality Alliance Act, 1999.

The ministry is looking for input to make the following changes to the current wine standards rules by: • Adding the Pecorino 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. • Listing the Sémillon grape variety in the table of requirements in Appendix A under Ontario Regulation 406/00 and lower the minimum brix required from 18.0 º Brix to 17.0 º Brix.
Comments Due Date:  September 1, 2022