Regulation - LGIC

Amendments to the Wells Regulation

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Ontario Water Resources Act
Summary of Decision:
We've made amendments to the Wells Regulation to reduce administrative burden for the well construction industry, while maintaining protections for the environment, human health and public safety, and consumers.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
We don't anticipate there will be an increase in burden to businesses. Overall, the proposed changes will reduce current administrative burden by:
• clarifying requirements
• providing more flexibility to well contractors in the choice of materials used for casings
• aligning insurance requirements to what is available in the marketplace for well contractors

Minimal administrative costs may be incurred to account for time needed by well contractors and well technicians to read and understand the regulatory changes, should they be approved.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
October 28, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
We're proposing changes to the Wells Regulation that would make it easier for the well construction industry to operate in Ontario by reducing administrative burden, clarifying requirements and providing more flexibility in the choice of well casing materials, while maintaining protections for the environment, human health and safety, and consumers.
Contact Address:
Environmental Policy Branch
40 St. Clair Avenue West, 10th floor
Toronto, ON
M4V 1M2
Effective Date:
January 1, 2020