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Monthly Highlights - July 2011

Highlights for July 2011

Legislative Assembly information updated to July 31, 2011)

  1. Legislation: Legislative Assembly; Regulations; New Proclamations .

  1. Governance and Administration: Templates to Report 2010 Municipal Performance Measure Program Results to the Public; New Regulations.

  1. Finance and Taxation: Regulatory Proposals; New Regulations; Regulations.

  1. Planning and Development: New Notices; Notices; New Regulatory Proposals; New Official Plan Notices; New Regulations; Regulations.

  1. Services to People: Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Housing Announce a New Framework for Affordable Housing; 2012 Rent Increase Guideline; New Regulations; Regulations.

  1. Environment – Water: Ontario Leading North America - Clean, Safe, Reliable Drinking Water; Blue W; Regulations.

  1. Environment – Other: New Website Offers One Window into YOUR Environment; Ontario Municipal Adaptation Training Program; New Notices; Notices; New Regulations; Regulations.

  1. Energy: New Notices; New Regulations.

  1. Other Notes: Ontario Expanding Infrastructure Loan Program; Upcoming Events.

  1. Legislation

  • Legislative Assembly. The 2nd Session of the 39th Parliament began on March 08, 2010 and adjourned from June 3 to September 13; and from December 9, 2010 to February 22, 2011; and prorogued on June 1, 2011 (see Parliamentary Calendars on the Debates & Proceedings page of the website).

For a list of current bills which may be of interest to the municipal sector, see Selected Bills.

  • Regulations filed. A number of regulations which may be of interest to the municipal sector were filed in July; see Selected Regulations – July 2011. Many of these regulations are also listed under the various headings below. Regulations with a bilingual title have an official French version in addition to the official English version.

For a listing of regulations filed throughout 2011 which may be of interest to the municipal sector, see Selected Regulations 2011 to July 31

  • Proclamations. The following are listed in the July 2, 2011 issue of the Ontario Gazette:
  • NEW button small - English Strong Communities Through Affordable Housing Act, 2011 – naming January 1, 2012 as the day on which the following provisions of the Strong Communities through Affordable Housing Act, 2011, c. 6, come into force:

1. Sections 1 to 21, sections 23 to 167, 169 to 184 and 186 to 188 of

Schedule 1 to the Act, being the Housing Services Act, 2011.

2. Sections 2 to 6 of Schedule 2, which amend the Planning Act.

  • NEW button small - English Open for Business Act, 2010 -, naming July 1, 2011 as the day on which the following provisions of Schedule 1 to the Open for Business Act, 2010, c. 16, come into force:

1. Section 4, which amends the Livestock, Poultry and Honey Bee

Protection Act.

2. Subsection 6 (1), which amends the Ministry of Agriculture, Food

and Rural Affairs Act.

  1. Governance and Administration

  • NEW button small - English Templates to Report 2010 Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP) Results to the Public
  • R
  • egulations. See:
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 332/11 filed on June 30, 2011 under the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009, amending O. Reg. 505/10 (Monitors for Non-Governmental Regulatory Authorities)

  1. Finance and Taxation

  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 339/11 filed July 21, 2011 under the Municipal Act, 2001, amending O. Reg. 385/98 ((Tax matters – Transition Ratios and Average Transition Ratios)
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 338/11 filed on July 21, 2011 under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, amending O. Reg. 121/07 (Traditional Municipal Taxes, Limits And Collection)
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 337/11 filed July 21, 2011 under the Municipal Act, 2001, amending O. Reg. 73/03 (Tax Matters -- Special Tax Rates And Limits, 2003 And Later Years)
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 336/11 filed on July 21, 2011 under the Pension Benefits Act, amending O. Reg. 909 (General)
  • O.Reg. 289/11 filed on June 24, 2011 under the Municipal Act, 2001, amending O. Reg. 403/02 (Debt and Financial Obligation Limits)

  1. Planning and Development

  • Notices:
  • NEW button small - English Information Notice – Title: Proposed land use planning process to reduce overlaps of recommended protected areas and pre-existing mining lands. Ministry: Ministry of Natural Resources. See Information Notice XB05E4002 on the Environmental Registry.
  • NEW button small - English Policy Proposal Notice – Title: Land Use Planning for All Provincial Unregulated Crown Lands and Waters in Wawa District. Ministry: Ministry of Natural Resources. See Policy Proposal Notice PB06E2025 on the Environmental Registry.
  • Regulation Decision Notice – Title: Proposed new regulation to modify the definition of an "area of settlement" under the Planning Act. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Regulation Decision Notice RF06E0012 on the Environmental Registry.

  • Regulatory Proposals:

Instrument Proposal Notices

  • NEW button small - English Proponent: Township of Pelee. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Proposal Notice 011-4210 on the Environmental Registry.
  • NEW button small - English Proponent: City of Windsor. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Proposal Notice 011-4222 on the Environmental Registry.

Instrument Decision Notices

  • NEW button small - English Proponent: Township of Prince. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Decision Notice 011-1503 on the Environmental Registry.
  • NEW button small - English Proponent: Village of Burk’s Falls. Instrument Type: Approval of an Official Plan. Ministry: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. See Instrument Decision Notice 011-2392 on the Environmental Registry.

  • Regulations. See:
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 335/11 filed on July 8, 2011 under the Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation Act, 2011, amending O. Reg. 210/11 (General)

  1. Services to People (Social Services, Housing, Health and Safety) 

  • Regulations. See:
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 349/11 filed July 22, 2011 under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, amending O. Reg. 222/98 (General)
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 348/11 filed on July 22, 2011 under the Ontario Works Act, 1997, amending O. Reg. 135/98 (Administration And Cost Sharing)
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 347/11 filed on July 22, 2011 under the Ontario Works Act, 1997, amending O. Reg. 134/98 (General)
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 343/11 filed on July 21, 2011 under the Education Act, amending O. Reg. 221/11 (Extended Day And Third Party Programs)
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 341/11 filed on July 21, 2011 under the Education Act, amending O. Reg. 221/11 (Extended Day And Third Party Programs)
  • O.Reg. 306/11 filed on June 24, 2011 under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, amending O. Reg. 79/10 (General)
  • O.Reg. 192/11 filed on June 3, 2011 under the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005, amending O. Reg. 429/07 (Accessibility Standards for Customer Service)
  • O.Reg. 191/11 filed on June 3, 2011 under the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005, (Integrated Accessibility Standards)

  1. Environment – Water

  • Blue W is a non-profit organization that aims to provide Canadians with free access to tap water. Municipal buildings and private businesses wishing to participate will display a Blue W decal in their window. This means the business welcomes people to come in to freely fill their re-usable water bottles with municipal tap water.

  • Regulations. See:
  • O.Reg. 267/11 filed June 14, 2011 under the Clean Water Act, 2006, amending O. Reg. 287/07 (General)
  • O.Reg. 265/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008, amending O. Reg. 219/09 (General)
  • O.Reg. 236/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Ontario Water Resources Act, amending O. Reg. 129/04 (Licensing of Sewage Works Operators)

  1. Environment – Other

  • NEW button small - English Ontario Municipal Adaptation Training Program. As part of the Ontario Regional Adaptation Collaborative (ORAC), the Clean Air Partnership is delivering an Intensive Municipal Adaptation Training in climate change adaptation planning for municipal officials in Ontario.

  • Notices:
  • NEW button small - English Policy Decision Notice – Title: Draft Plain Language Guides for Phase One and Phase Two Environmental Site Assessments Under Ontario Regulation 153/04, Records of Site Condition. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Policy Decision Notice 011-2919 on the Environmental Registry.
  • Regulation Decision Notice – Title: Proposed Regulatory Amendments as a Result of Changes to the Environmental Protection Act and Ontario Water Resources Act, as Amended by the Open for Business Act, 2010. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Regulation Decision Notice 011-2776 on the Environmental Registry.

 

  • Regulations. See:

  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 355/11 filed on July 22, 2011 under the Environmental Assessment Act, amending O. Reg. 231/08 (Transit Projects And Greater Toronto Transportation Authority Undertakings)
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 354/11 filed on July 22, 2011 under the Environmental Protection Act, amending O. Reg. 282/11 (Air Pollution - Local Air Quality)
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 330/11 filed on June 28, 2011 under the Livestock, Poultry and Honey Bee Protection Act, revoking R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 731 (Application For Payment Of A Grant)
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 329/11 filed on June 28, 2011 under the Livestock, Poultry and Honey Bee Protection Act, (Compensation Rates For Damage To Livestock Or Poultry)
  • O.Reg. 269/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Environmental Protection Act, amending O. Reg. 153/04 (Records of Site Condition - Part XV.1 of the Act)
  • O.Reg. 268/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Environmental Protection Act, amending O. Reg. 232/98 (Landfilling Sites)
  • O.Reg. 261/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993, amending O. Reg. 681/94 (Classification of Proposals for Instruments)
  • O.Reg. 251/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Environmental Protection Act, amending O. Reg. 101/94 (Recycling and Composting of Municipal Waste)
  • O.Reg. 250/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Environmental Assessment Act, amending O. Reg. 101/07 (Waste Management Projects)
  • O.Reg. 247/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Environmental Protection Act, amending O. Reg. 206/97 (Waste Disposal Sites and Waste Management Systems Subject to Approval under or Exempt from the Environmental Assessment Act)
  • O.Reg. 237/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Environmental Protection Act, amending O. Reg. 298/02 (Municipalities, Secured Creditors, Receivers, Trustees in Bankruptcy and Fiduciaries -- Part XV.2 of the Act)
  • O.Reg. 234/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Environmental Protection Act, amending Reg. 347 of R.R.O. 1990 (General - Waste Management)
  • O.Reg. 230/11 filed on June 14, 2011 under the Environmental Protection Act, amending O. Reg. 103/94 (Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Source Separation Programs)

  1. Energy

  • Notices:
  • NEW button small - English Policy Proposal Notice – Title: Renewable Energy Approval (REA) Aboriginal Consultation Guide. Ministry: Ministry of the Environment. See Policy Proposal Notice 011-3698 on the Environmental Registry.

  • Regulations. See:
  • NEW button small - English O.Reg. 334/11 filed on July 7, 2011 under the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit Act, 2010, amending O. Reg. 495/10 (General)

  1. Other Notes

  • Upcoming Events:
  • 2011 AMO Conference – The annual conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario will run from August 21 to 24, 2011 in London.
  • 2011 AFMO conference – The annual conference of The Association of Francophone Municipalities of Ontario will run from September 14 to 16, 2011 in the Village of Casselman.
  • 2011 MFOA Conference – the annual conference of the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association will run from September 21 to 23, 2011 at the Blue Mountain Resort.