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Legislative Updates – April 2018

Federal

Occupational Health & Safety

Radiation Emitting Devices Regulations
Paragraphs 4(c)-(d) of Part VII of Schedule II have been replaced
April 4, 2018

Environmental Legislation

Interim Protocol for the Use of Southern B.C
Anchorages
New protocol under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001
February 8, 2018

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Item 134 of Schedule 1 has been amended
April 4, 2018

Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations
Various amendments
April 16, 2018

Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999) Designation Regulations
Item 11 of the schedule has been amended
April 16, 2018

National Energy Board Act
Paragraph 78(3)(b) has been replaced
Paragraph 78(3)(b.1) has been added
March 29, 2018

Pest Control Products Fees and Charges Regulations
Section 6 in effect April 1, 2018

Pest Control Products Regulations
Paragraph 3(1)(f) has been replaced
Schedule 1 has been amended
April 18, 2018

 

Alberta

Occupational Health & Safety

Food Regulation
Section 55 has been amended
March 29, 2018

Work Camps Regulation
Section 16 has been amended
March 29, 2018

Workers’ Compensation Act
Clauses 1(1)(e.1) and 24.1(1)(b.1), subsections 24(8) and 24.1(7.1), and section 24.3 have been added
Subsections 24(6), 24(7) and 24.1(7), and section 24.2 have been replaced
April 1, 2018

Environmental Legislation

Quantification Protocol for Direct Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Arising from Changes in Forest Harvesting Practices
Withdrawn
Per memorandum dated April 6, 2018

Quantification Protocol for the Conversion of Drilling Rigs from Diesel-Electric to High-line Electricity Sources
Withdrawn
Per memorandum dated April 6, 2018

Oil and Gas Conservation Rules
Subsection 16.530(1) has been amended
March 2, 2018

Traffic Safety Act
Various amendments
April 9, 2018

Directive for Water Licensing of Hydraulic Fracturing Projects – Area of Use Approach
New directive under the Water Act
February 22, 2018

 

British Columbia

Occupational Health & Safety

Local Services Act
Paragraph 8(2)(b) has been amended
February 21, 2018

Petroleum and Natural Gas Act
Paragraphs 133(2)(i.1), (j.1) and (z) have been added
March 15, 2018

Environmental Legislation

Carbon Tax Act
Subsections 32(1.1) and 37(1.2) have been added, and subsections 37(3)-(4) have been amended, deemed in force February 18, 2014
Subsections 37(1.2) and (2.1) have been amended, deemed in force May 19, 2016.

Permit and Approval Fees and Charges Regulation
Title changed from Permit Fees Regulation
Various amendments
April 1, 2018

Waste Discharge Regulation
Sections 4, 9 and 10 have been amended
Schedule 3 has been replaced
April 1, 2018

Wood Residue Burner and Incinerator Regulation
Section 1 and subsection 2(8) have been amended
April 1, 2018

Oil and Gas Activities Act
Various amendments
March 20, 2018

Oil and Gas Activities Act General Regulation
Section 7.1, dealing with authorization requirements, has been added
Sections 8 and 21 have been amended
March 20, 2018

Petroleum and Natural Gas Act
Sections 73.1 and 122.1, and paragraphs 133(2)(i.1), (j.1) and (z) have been added
Paragraph 74(1)(b), and subsections 122(1)-(2) have been amended
March 15, 2018

 

Manitoba

Occupational Health & Safety

The Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Act
Subsections 1(1) and 3(3), and section 4 have been amended
Clause 9(1)(a.4) has been added
April 1, 2018

Non-Smokers Health Protection and Vapour Products Regulation
Section 5.1, dealing with cannabis use in certain group living facilities, has been added
April 1, 2018

Environmental Legislation

The Forest Health Protection Act
Section 27 has been repealed
Section 27.1, dealing with arborist certification requirement, has been added
Clause 33(m) has been replaced
April 1, 2018

The Manitoba East Side Road Authority Act
Repealed
March 31, 2018

 

New Brunswick

Occupational Health & Safety

Motor Vehicle Act
Various amendments
March 16, 2018

Environmental Legislation

Establishment of Protected Natural Areas Regulation – Protected Natural Areas Act
Schedule II-28.1 has been replaced
March 28, 2018

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Occupational Health & Safety

Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Act
Subsection 74(2) has been replaced
Subsection 74.1(2) has been repealed
April 1, 2018

Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Regulations
Subsection 17(1) has been replaced
April 1, 2018

Environmental Legislation

No Legislative Changes

 

Northwest Territories

Occupational Health & Safety

No Legislative Changes

Environmental Legislation

Commissioners Land Regulations
Schedule A has been replaced
April 1, 2018

Northwest Territories Land Use Regulations
Paragraph 7(g) has been amended
Schedules A and B have been replaced
April 1, 2018

Northwest Territories Lands Regulations
The Schedule has been replaced
April 1, 2018

Quarrying Regulations
Schedules A and B have been replaced
April 1, 2018

 

Nova Scotia

Occupational Health & Safety

Fire Safety Act
Subsections 20(1) and (2) have been amended
April 1, 2018

Labour Standards Code
Clause 2(d) has been amended
April 1, 2018

Motor Carrier Act
Clause 2(j) has been amended
April 1, 2018

Smoke-free Places Act
Clause 5(1)(o) has been amended
April 1, 2018

Technical Safety Standards Regulations
The table in section 6 has been replaced
March 6, 2018

Environmental Legislation

Anti-idling Act
Clause 2(c) has been amended
April 1, 2018

Standards for Quantification, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
New regulation under the Environment Act
February 15, 2018

Sand Lake Protected Water Area Designation
Repealed
March 13, 2018

Standards for Quantification, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
New standard under the Environment Act
February 2018

 

Nunavut

Occupational Health & Safety

No Legislative Changes

Environmental Legislation

No Legislative Changes

 

Ontario

Occupational Health & Safety

City of Toronto Act, 2006
Subsection 9(2) has been amended
April 3, 2018

Outdoor Fires Regulation
The Table to section 18, and subsections 19(2), 20(3), 21(3) and 22(3) have been amended
Subsection 23(8) has been replaced
April 1, 2018

Healing Arts Radiation Protection Act
Clause 6(1)(g) has been added
Subsection 6(2) has been replaced
Subsection 6(3) has been repealed
April 1, 2018

General Regulation under the Mandatory Blood Testing Act, 2006
Paragraph 1 of section 3 has been amended
April 30, 2018

Municipal Act, 2001
Subsections 6(2) and 474.14(1)-(3), and clauses 469(1)(a)-(b) have been amended
April 3, 2018

Construction Projects Regulation
Subsections 141.8(3)-(4), 338(2) and 395(2), and clauses 338(1)(a) and 352(1)(b) have been replaced
Subsections 352(4) and 395(5), and section 354 have been amended
Tables 1 and 2, and Form 1 have been revoked
March 2, 2018

Industrial Establishments Regulation
Various amendments
March 2, 2018

Mines and Mining Plants Regulation
Various amendments
March 2, 2018

X-Ray Safety Regulation
Various amendments
March 15, 2018

Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act
Subsections 1(1), 1(3) and 10.1(2)-(3), sections 8, 13 and 15, and clauses 14(a) and 19(1)(a) have been amended
April 1, 2018

Environmental Legislation

Aggregate Resources Act
Various amendments
April 1, 2018 and April 3, 2018
City of Toronto Act, 2006
Subsection 9(2) has been amended
April 3, 2018

Conservation Authorities Act
Subsections 27(8), (10), (12)-(14) have been amended
April 1, 2018

Consolidated Hearings Act
Section 1, subsections 4(1)-(2), (4) and (8), and the Schedule have been amended
April 3, 2018

Hearings Regulation
Subsections 7(2) and (4) have been replaced
The Table to section 8 has been amended
April 3, 2018

Mining Act
Various amendments
April 1, 2018 and April 10, 2018

Forms Regulation under the Mining Act
Revoked
April 10, 2018

General Regulation under the Mining Act
Sections 7-9, 10, 13, 14.1 and 14.2 have been replaced
Sections 11 and 14.3 have been revoked
The heading before section 12, and sections 13.1-13.2 have been added
April 10, 2018

Municipal Act, 2001
Subsections 6(2) and 474.14(1)-(3), and clauses 469(1)(a)-(b) have been amended
April 3, 2018

Ontario Water Resources Act
Various amendments
April 3, 2018

 

Prince Edward Island

Occupational Health & Safety

No Legislative Changes

Environmental Legislation

No Legislative Changes

 

Quebec

Occupational Health & Safety

Safety Code under the Building Act
Various amendments
April 7, 2018

Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases Act
Section 11 has been amended
April 1, 2018

Act to Ensure Safety in Guided Land Transport
New regulation under the Safety in Guided Land Transport Act
March 22, 2018

Environmental Legislation

Act to increase the number of zero-emission motor vehicles in Quebec to reduce greenhouse gas and other pollutant emissions
New regulation
January 11, 2018

Construction Code
Various amendments
April 7, 2018

Regulation respecting wildlife habits
Section 8 has been replaced
Sections 11, 14, 15, 23 and 24 have been amended
Sections 37-39 have been revoked
April 1, 2018

Environment Quality Act
Sections 1-3 have been amended
April 1, 2018

Environmental Impact Assessment and Review Applicable to a Part of the Northeastern Quebec Region
Section 2 has been amended
Section 4 has been replaced
March 23, 2018

Environmental Impact Assessment and Review of Certain Projects Regulation
New regulation under the Environment Quality Act
March 23, 2018

Environmental Impact Assessment and Review Regulation
Repealed
March 23, 2018

Ministerial Order concerning the fees payable under the Environment Quality Act
Sections 10-13 have been amended
Schedule I has been replaced
March 23, 2018

Private Waterworks and Sewer Services Regulation
New regulation under the Environment Quality Act
March 23, 2018

Protection Policy for Lakeshores, Riverbanks, Littoral Zones and Floodplains
Sections 2.2, 2.8, 3.2 and 6.1 have been amended
April 1, 2018

 

Saskatchewan

Occupational Health & Safety

No Legislative Changes

Environmental Legislation

The Wildfire Regulations
Subsections 6(6) and (7) have been replaced
March 31, 2018

 

Yukon

Occupational Health & Safety

No Legislative Changes

Environmental Legislation

No Legislative Changes

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