November 30, 2017 - January 15, 2018 (46 days) Closed
We have made a decision to proceed with developing the Ontario voluntary carbon offsets program. Voluntary carbon offset credits are an additional mechanism to encourage greenhouse gas reductions (GHG) in Ontario beyond the coverage of the cap and trade program.
December 1, 2017 - January 22, 2018 (52 days) Closed
A new regulation will make tire producers environmentally and financially responsible for recovering resources and reducing waste associated with the tires they supply in Ontario. This will further reduce the amount of tires lost to disposal, benefit our environment and economy, and support our efforts to fight climate change.
January 10, 2018 - February 24, 2018 (45 days) Closed
The amendment to the regulation will provide options for milk producers to use containers that are widely accepted in recycling programs or are managed through a deposit return program. This will provide flexibility to milk producers while still protecting the environment.
A decision was made to proceed with the proposal as described in Environmental Registry posting #013-1669, which will provide an extension to the current regulation for forestry operations in managed Crown forests, include those species listed in 2017 in applicable regulations, and implement changes relating to safe harbour authorizations.
December 22, 2017 - February 20, 2018 (60 days) Closed
We have updated a regulation under the Clean Water Act to better protect drinking water sources to safeguard new and expanding municipal drinking water supplies, improve how source protection plans are kept up to date and update the list of drinking water threats.
We have adopted a new Technical Standard for mining sites to address air emissions and help protect communities who live close to these industrial sources. This is a sector-based compliance approach under the local air quality regulation.
September 15, 2017 - October 18, 2017 (33 days) Closed
Ontario has passed legislation to make it easier for businesses to grow and create more jobs. The Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 will reduce regulatory burdens and practices that cost businesses time and money, while protecting environmental and health standards and ensuring worker safety.
November 23, 2017 - January 8, 2018 (46 days) Closed
We have developed species-specific policies (government response statements) that outline the actions the government intends to lead and support in the protection and recovery of six species at risk in Ontario: Blunt-lobed Woodsia, Colicroot, False Hop Sedge, Scarlet Ammannia, Lowland Toothcup and Eastern Small-footed Myotis.
In collaboration with the government of Canada and many other partners, we have developed a Canada-Ontario Lake Erie Action Plan, which includes over 120 actions to reduce phosphorus loads to Lake Erie by 40 per cent.