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Statement of Environmental Values for the Ministry of Infrastructure

ERO number
013-2982
Notice type
Policy
Notice stage
Proposal Updated
Proposal posted
Comment period
May 8, 2018 - June 9, 2018 (31 days) Open

Proposal summary

We are proposing a Statement of Environmental Values to reflect the establishment of the Ministry of Infrastructure, the ministry mandate, consideration of climate change and to ensure that language used in the SEV is consistent with the language used in the Environmental Bill of Rights.

Proposed amendment of Ontario Regulation 389/10: (General), to be made under the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010

ERO number
013-1915
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
November 28, 2017 - January 18, 2018 (50 days) Closed

Decision summary

Amendments have been made to the consumer protection framework for electricity retailing to cover a new type of electricity retailer activity related to a new net metering ownership model.

Proposed new regulation to be made under the Electricity Act, 1998

ERO number
013-1916
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
November 28, 2017 - January 18, 2018 (50 days) Closed

Decision summary

A new regulation was made to ensure the appropriate siting of renewable energy generation facilities.

Proposed amendment of Ontario Regulation 541/05: Net metering, or a new regulation (to be determined), to be made under the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998

ERO number
013-1913
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
November 29, 2017 - January 19, 2018 (50 days) Closed

Decision summary

Amendments were made to enable third party ownership of net-metered renewable energy facilities, and to allow for virtual net metering demonstration projects selected by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to participate in an initiative designed for such projects. Standard disclosures for eligible generators have also been added.

New regulation and regulation amendments and withdrawals to support the modernization of the Mining Act

ERO number
013-1013
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
July 11, 2017 - August 26, 2017 (45 days) Closed

Decision summary

We proceeded with the conversion regulation which, as of April 10, 2018, the conversion date, converted all existing mining claims to new digital cell claims and boundary claims, and proceeded with the general regulation amendment and the revocation of the forms regulation as proposed.

New regulation and amendments to existing regulations to help transition to the new Mining Lands Administration System

ERO number
013-0300
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
April 24, 2017 - June 9, 2017 (45 days) Closed

Decision summary

A pre-conversion period was set that included a cessation of staking mining claims, the suspension of a number of transactions relating to mining claims and removed the requirement for claim holders to perform assessment work for a set time period.

Changing the process for registering and managing mining claims

ERO number
013-1387
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
September 6, 2017 - October 22, 2017 (45 days) Closed

Decision summary

We proceeded with our proposal for the new Assessment Work and Mining Claims Regulations. These revoked former regulations and set out new rules in dealing with mining claims and reporting assessment work. This reflects the changes made in Mining Act Modernization (MAM) Phase 3, and the new mining lands administration system (MLAS).

Proposed regulation under the Planning Act related to inclusionary zoning

ERO number
013-1977
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
December 18, 2017 - February 2, 2018 (45 days) Closed

Decision summary

To address the need for better affordable housing choices, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016 proposed amendments to the Planning Act that would enable municipalities to use inclusionary zoning through the land-use planning system. Based on input received on this proposal, matters were considered for regulatory proposals.

Proposed regulations under the Planning Act

ERO number
012-7617
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
May 18, 2016 - August 17, 2016 (90 days) Closed

Decision summary

To address the need for better affordable housing choices, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016 proposed amendments to the Planning Act that would enable municipalities to use inclusionary zoning through the land-use planning system. Based on input received on this proposal, matters were considered for regulatory proposals.

Schedule 4 of Bill 204 - The Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016

ERO number
012-7616
Notice type
Act
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
May 18, 2016 - August 17, 2016 (90 days) Closed

Decision summary

We've made changes that would help increase the supply of affordable housing by providing municipalities with an additional tool that they can use to address affordable housing needs.

Proposed modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the proposed methodology for land needs assessment for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

ERO number
013-2488
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
February 27, 2018 - March 30, 2018 (30 days) Closed

Decision summary

We are proposing a minor change to the transition regulation for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The change would support implementation of a standard method to calculate the amount of land needed for development until 2041, known as a land needs assessment. This will help municipalities to ensure land is used efficiently.

Proposed methodology for land needs assessment for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

ERO number
013-2016
Notice type
Policy
Notice stage
Decision Updated
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
December 19, 2017 - March 1, 2018 (71 days) Closed

Decision summary

Municipalities subject to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe are required to use a standard approach to calculate the amount of land needed to accommodate population and employment growth.

Review of mining lands policies

ERO number
013-2781
Notice type
Policy
Notice stage
Proposal
Proposal posted
Comment period
May 3, 2018 - June 3, 2018 (30 days) Open

Proposal summary

We are preparing to implement Phase 3 of the Mining Act Modernization (MAM), which includes the following: conversion of existing mining claims, online mining claim registration and a new mining lands administration system.

Proposed amendments to matters included in existing regulations under the Planning Act relating to the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)

ERO number
013-1790
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
December 7, 2017 - January 22, 2018 (45 days) Closed

Decision summary

A number of amending regulations under the Planning Act were filed on March 5, 2018 and came into force on April 3, 2018. The changes to the regulations facilitate implementation of legislative changes made by the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017.

Proposed new regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 (Bill 139)

ERO number
013-1788
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
December 7, 2017 - January 22, 2018 (45 days) Closed

Decision summary

An amending regulation under the Planning Act was filed on March 5, 2018 and came into force on April 3, 2018. The regulation sets out new transition rules to deal with certain planning matters in process when the land use planning changes made by the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 took effect.

Regulatory proposal for province-wide implementation of Green Button

ERO number
013-1874
Notice type
Regulation
Notice stage
Proposal Updated
Proposal posted
Comment period
November 29, 2017 - January 23, 2018 (54 days) Closed

Proposal summary

We're proposing a new regulation to require electricity and natural gas utilities to implement Green Button by July 1, 2020. Green Button is a data standard that gives energy customers easy access to their energy data and allows them to share their data with apps and software tools for analysis and to help find energy efficiency opportunities.

Food and organic waste framework

ERO number
013-1814
Notice type
Policy
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
November 16, 2017 - January 16, 2018 (60 days) Closed

Decision summary

Following consultations, we are releasing the Food and Organic Waste Framework to prevent and reduce food and organic waste, rescue surplus food, collect and recover food and organic waste and support beneficial end-uses. This will help the province build a circular economy and fight climate change.

New/updated screening levels for the Air Contaminants Benchmarks (ACB) list

ERO number
013-2207
Notice type
Policy
Notice stage
Decision
Decision posted
Proposal posted
Comment period
January 18, 2018 - March 5, 2018 (45 days) Closed

Decision summary

We have updated the Air Contaminants Benchmarks (ACB) list with new or updated screening levels for over 4,500 air contaminants.

Proposing a Statement of Environmental Values for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs

ERO number
013-2829
Notice type
Policy
Notice stage
Proposal
Proposal posted
Comment period
April 27, 2018 - June 27, 2018 (60 days) Open

Proposal summary

We are proposing a Statement of Environmental Values (SEV) to reflect the establishment of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs; changes to the ministry mandate; consideration of climate change; changes to the participation of Indigenous peoples; and to ensure that the language used in the SEV is consistent with the language used in the EBR.