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The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is pleased to inform members that they have finalized and are implementing regulatory changes that will make it safer and easier for industry to reuse more excess soil locally and to redevelop brownfield properties.
They have clarified rules that will reduce construction costs associated with managing and transporting excess soil, limiting the amount of soil being sent to landfill and lowering greenhouse gas emissions from the sector, while continuing to ensure strong protection of human health and the environment.
This regulation supports delivery of actions in Ontario's "Made-In-Ontario" Environment Plan including reduced barriers to redevelop brownfields, clear soil reuse rules and improved enforcement of illegal dumping of excess soil. It will:
Over the summer, the provincial government sought feedback on proposed changes to the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). The government is consulting on proposed changes to the Provincial Policy Statement to support the government's Housing Supply Action Plan and other land use planning related priorities. The government is proposing policy changes to:
On February 19, Chief Government Whip and MPP Lorne Coe introduced Bill 70, the Registered Professional Planners Act, 2019 in the Legislature. In addition to its introduction, Bill 70 has passed First Reading.
On Thursday, February 28, MPP Coe introduced Bill 70 for Second Reading and it received unanimous consent from the Legislature. The bill has now been referred to the Committee of General Government. Members interested in reading the Hansard transcript from Thursday's session can visit the Ontario Legislature website, or members can view the debate below.
Members should continue to visit OPPI's Legislative Corner webpage for more information and updates as they become available.
Included in these submissions are references to previous OPPI submissions. Members will be able to click on the links embedded within the letters to access these documents.
For more information on these and previous OPPI submissions, please visit our Policy Submissions webpage.
The Ontario Government is updating legislative regulations related to the planning profession, and they need your feedback.
Many of the regulations being reviewed and open for comment directly impact the work you do each day. It is vital for Queen’s Park to hear from you, the Registered Professional Planner community, to better inform decision-makers and make a continued effort to provide the knowledge, expertise and skill you offer.
Below are links to the regulations related to the legislation listed above that will have an impact to the planning profession moving forward, and that are open for public comment. Members are being asked to provide their feedback directly to each related Ministry on the legislation you would like to comment on.
Please see the specific legislation and regulations for review, and the deadline to submit your input.