Regulation - LGIC

New regulation for vehicle emissions

Regulation Number(s):
Regulation O. Reg. 361/98: Motor Vehicles under the Environmental Protection Act. R.S.O 1990. c. E.
R.R.O Regulation 628: Vehicle Permits under the Highway Traffic Act. R.S.O 1990. c. H. 8
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Environmental Protection Act
Summary of Proposal:
A new regulation is being proposed that will clarify and strengthen on-road vehicle emissions requirements and will set out rules around the testing of emissions from heavy diesel commercial motor vehicles.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
A costing analysis was carried out by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks with the support of tools provided by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. It was found that the financial impacts of the proposed regulatory changes (both the test fee and administrative costs) will impact the MUSH sector (municipalities, universities, school boards, hospitals) at an estimated cost of $236,000 in 2020; and $118,000 in the first six months of 2021. The analysis indicates negligible impacts to businesses in the regulated community.

In April 2019, when the Drive Clean light vehicle program was cancelled, there was an estimated savings of $40 million. Both business and the MUSH sector would have benefited from the cancelling of the light vehicle program through the removal of administrative costs associated with having their vehicles tested in the Drive Clean Program. Costs to the MUSH sector may also be reduced through continuing the option to allow municipalities to conduct fleet self testing and avoiding the market rate test fee.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
October 9, 2019
Comments Due Date:
November 23, 2019