New General Regulation under the Pesticides Act, 1990 to implement the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act, 2008.
Ontario Regulation 63/09
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Pesticides Act, R.S.O. 1990
Summary of Decision:
Ontario Regulation 63/09 under the Pesticides Act was filed on March 3, 2009. A decision was made to proceed with the proposed regulation with the following changes:
- The lists of products in each class have changed and will continue to be subject to change as newly registered products are classified for sale and use in Ontario, or as products are reclassified or declassified.
- The following excepted uses were revised for clarity and/or to address stakeholder concerns:
o Public Work
o Promotion of Public Health or Safety
o Arboriculture (formerly “Trees”)
o Natural Resources
o Other legislative requirements
o Specified Sports Fields
o Scientific Purposes
Further modifications were made to improve clarity and technical accuracy of the General Regulation.
November 19, 2008
Summary of Proposal:
The Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act, 2008 (formerly Bill 64), was passed in the Ontario Legislature on June 18, 2008. The Act amends the Pesticides Act to prohibit the use and sale of pesticides that may be used for cosmetic purposes. The Act takes a prudent approach to reduce potential risks, especially to the most vulnerable members of our society, associated with the cosmetic uses of pesticides. The ban is part of the government's toxics reduction plan in Ontario.
It is anticipated that the province-wide ban would take effect as early as spring 2009, once the regulation that makes the ban effective is in place. Once the ban comes into effect, it will take the place of existing by-laws, bringing consistency and transparency across the province and protecting Ontarians regardless of where they live.
Certain municipal by-laws could remain in operation if they are required under an Act and specified in regulation.
Senior Policy Advisor
Ministry of the Environment
Integrated Environmental Planning Division
Strategic Policy Branch
135 St. Clair Avenue West
Phone: (416) 314-5605
Fax: (416) 314-2976
April 22, 2009