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Legislative Updates – February 2018

 Federal 

Occupational Health & Safety

Aeronautics Act
Subsections 4.32(2) and 4.91(4) are replaced
December 12, 2017

Canada Shipping Act, 2001
Paragraph 40(1)(c) has been replaced
December 12, 2017

Environmental Legislation

Canada National Parks Act
Schedules 1 and 2 are amended
December 12, 2017

Canada Shipping Act, 2001
Paragraph 40(1)(c) has been replaced
December 12, 2017

Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations
New regulation under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act
December 19, 2017

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Various amendments
December 12, 2017

Guidelines for the Reduction of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Natural Gas-fuelled Stationary Combustion Turbines
New guideline under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
November 2017

Notice with respect to reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for 2017
New notice under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
December 30, 2017

Notice with respect to the substances in the National Pollutant
Release Inventory for 2018 and 2019
New notice under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
January 20, 2018

Canadian Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
New Act.
July 1, 2017

Energy Efficiency Act
Sections 20.1 and 20.2 are added
Section 26 has been repealed
July 1, 2017

 Alberta

Occupational Health & Safety

No Legislative Changes

Environmental Legislation

Beaver River Basin Water Authorization Act
New Act
December 15, 2017

 British Columbia

Occupational Health & Safety

Motor Vehicle Act Regulations
The definition of “CMVSS” in section 1 has been added
February 7, 2018

Environmental Legislation

Administrative Guidance 5 on Contaminated Sites: Approved
Professional Recommendations for Non-High Risk Sites Version 7.
November 2017

Protocol 27 for Contaminated Sites: Soil Leaching Tests for Use in Deriving Site-Specific Numerical Soil Standards Version 1.0.
New protocol under the Environmental Management Act
November 1, 2017

Technical Guidance 9 on Contaminated Sites: Chlorophenol Aquatic
Life Water Standards
Version 2
November 1, 2017

 Manitoba

Occupational Health & Safety

The Highway Traffic Act
Subsection 1(1) has been amended
February 28, 2018

Environmental Legislation

The Efficiency Manitoba Act
New Act
January 25, 2018 with exceptions
Section 42 in force June 2, 2017
Sections 37, 44 and 49 not yet in force.

 New Brunswick

Occupational Health & Safety

Public Health Act
Numerous amendments
February 1, 2018

Reporting and Diseases Regulation
Sections 2 and 11 are amended
Subsection 12(2) has been replaced
February 1, 2018

Environmental Legislation

Clean Water Act
Subsection 3(2) and paragraph 13.1(3)(a) are amended
Subsection 13.1(1) has been replaced
February 1, 2018

Wellfield Protected Area Designation Order – Clean Water Act.
Paragraphs 5(q) and 6(1)(j) of Schedule B are amended
February 1, 2018

Protected Natural Areas Act
Paragraphs 13(b) and 18(3)(b) are amended
February 1, 2018

Public Health Act
Numerous amendments
February 1, 2018

Unsightly Premises Act
Section 1, and subsections 18(1)-(3) are amended
Sections 4-11, 19 and 20 are repealed
January 1, 2018

 Newfoundland and Labrador

Occupational Health & Safety

No Legislative Changes

Environmental Legislation

No Legislative Changes

 Northwest Territories

Occupational Health & Safety

Firefighters Code of Practice
New code of practice under the Safety Act
January 4, 2018

Workers’ Compensation General Regulations
Subsection 4(3), and subparagraphs 6(1)(a)(i)-(iii) are amended
January 15, 2018

Environmental Legislation

No Legislative Changes

 Nova Scotia

Occupational Health & Safety

No Legislative Changes

Environmental Legislation

No Legislative Changes

 Nunavut

Occupational Health & Safety

Firefighters Code of Practice
New code of practice under the Safety Act
December 21, 2017

Environmental Legislation

None of it

 Ontario

Occupational Health & Safety

Municipal Act, 2001
The Table to section 11 has been replaced
November 14, 2017

Environmental Legislation

Mining Act
Section 38 and the heading immediately before it are replaced
Sections 38.1-38.6 are added
February 8, 2018

Municipal Act, 2001
The Table to section 11 has been replaced
November 14, 2017

Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016
Subsection 43(8) has been replaced
November 14, 2017

 Prince Edward Island

Occupational Health & Safety

No Legislative Changes

Environmental Legislation

Excavation Pits Regulations
New regulation replaces the 1990 version
February 1, 2018

 Quebec

Occupational Health & Safety

Financing Regulation
Schedules 1-4 and 7 are replaced
January 1, 2018

Labour Standards Act
Section 39.0.1 has been amended
December 7, 2017

Environmental Legislation

2017 Schedule of Contributions for “Newspapers”
New regulation under the Environment Quality Act
December 28, 2017

 Saskatchewan

Occupational Health & Safety

No Legislative Changes

Environmental Legislation

The Ministry of the Economy Regulations, 2014.
Repealed
February 5, 2018

The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Act
New Act
January 1, 2018

The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (General and Electricity Producer) Regulations
New regulation under The Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Act
January 1, 2018

The SaskEnergy Regulations
Part III has been repealed.
Part III.1, dealing with municipal surcharge, has been added
The Appendix has been amended
April 1, 2017

 Yukon

Occupational Health & Safety

Assessment Classification of Industries
Latest version.
January 1, 2018

Assessment Rates
Latest version
January 1, 2018

Environmental Legislation

Designated Materials Regulation.
Schedule A has been replaced
February 1, 2018

Prohibition of Entry on Certain Lands (Peel Watershed Planning Region) Order
Section 3 has been amended
Section 5 has been repealed
December 8, 2017

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