Administrative Amendments to Ontario Regulations 73/94 and 681/94 made under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993
Summary of Decision:
Ontario Regulation 235/13 amending Ontario Regulation (O.Reg.) 73/94 (General) and O.Reg. 234/13 amending O.Reg. 681/94 (Classification of Proposals for Instruments) under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 were filed on August 15, 2013.
The amendments to O. Reg. 73/94 (General) add a French version of the regulation; update the names of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment; prescribe the Ministry of Rural Affairs for the purposes of preparing a Statement of Environmental Values, posting environmentally significant acts and policies on the Environmental Registry for a minimum public comment period of 30 days, and Applications for Review; update references to the current Building Code to refer to the new Building Code (coming into force January 1, 2014); update references to the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000; and remove references to the repealed Sustainable Water and Sewage Systems Act, 2002.
The amendments to O. Reg. 681/94 (Instrument Classification) change responsibility for the Crown Forest Sustainability Act from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to the to the Ministry of Natural Resources; ensure consistency in terms used in reference to subsection 39 (3) or (4) of O. Reg. 419/05 made under the Environmental Protection Act; update references to terms under the current Public Lands Act; remove references to repealed sections of the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act; update references to repealed sections of the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act; and update references to the current Building Code to refer to the new Building Code (coming into force January 1, 2014).
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of the Environment is making regulatory amendments that are administrative in nature and are intended to keep up to date the names, responsibilities, and legislation of the ministries that are subject to the requirements of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993.
Environmental Bill of Rights Office
40 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12
August 15, 2013