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Legislative Updates – January 2018

Occupational Health & Safety

Alberta

Occupational Health and Safety Act

R.S.A 2000, c. O-2. Clause 1(d), sections 6 and 7, and subsection 40.1(2) have been repealed. Subsections 40.1(1) and (3) have been amended. Subsection 40.1(3.1) has been added

December 15, 2017

Occupational Health and Safety Act

S.A 2017, c. O-2.1. New Act. Sections 38, 39, 93, 94, 96 and 97

December 15, 2017

Workers’ Compensation Act

Various amendments

January 1, 2018

Drivers’ Hours of Service Regulation

Section 22 has been amended

November 22, 2017

Workers’ Compensation Act

Various amendments

January 1, 2018

Medical Panels Regulation

Section 13 has been amended

December 18, 2017

British Columbia

Workers Compensation Act

Various amendments to dollar amounts

January 1, 2018

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Section 4.43.1, dealing with storage racks, has been added

January 1, 2018

Federal

Human Pathogens and Toxins Act

Schedules 2-4 have been amended

December 27, 2017

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Numerous amendments

December 13, 2017

Manitoba

The Fires Prevention and Emergency Response Act

Section 31 and clause 46(1)(j) have been repealed

January 1, 2018

The Highway Traffic Act

Subsection 1(1) has been amended

Sections 213.1 and 213.2, dealing with cannabis, have been added

December 1, 2017

Traffic Control Devices Order

Sections 65.28-65.30 of the Schedule have been added

December 21, 2017

Adjustment in Compensation Regulation

Latest version

January 2, 2018

New Brunswick

Fire Prevention Act

Section 1, paragraphs 4(3)(h) and (3.1)(b), and sections 27 and 29.2 have been amended

Subsections 21(2) and 26(2) have been replaced

January 1, 2018

Firefighters’ Compensation Act

The definition of “rural community” in section 1 has been added

January 1, 2018

Motor Vehicle Act

The definitions of “local authority” and “urban district” in section 1 have been replaced

January 1, 2018

Public Health Act

Section 1 and paragraph 58(1)(c) have been amended

January 1, 2018

Workers’ Compensation Act

The definition of “municipality” in section 1 has been replaced

January 1, 2018

Newfoundland and Labrador

Fire Protection Services Regulations

Subparagraph 3(1)(b)(ii) has been replaced

December 13, 2017

Northwest Territories

Nothing New

Nova Scotia

Nothing New

Nunavut

Nothing New

Ontario

General Regulation under the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015

Subsections 4(2)-(3), 9(3) and 11(3) have been revoked

January 1, 2018

Occupational Health and Safety Act

The definition of “worker” in subsection 1(1) has been amended

January 1, 2018

Control of Exposure to Biological or Chemical Agents Regulation

Sections 1 and 7.1 , and Table 1 have been amended

January 1, 2018

Designated Substances Regulation

Table 1 has been amended

January 1, 2018

Industrial Establishments Regulation

Subsection 138(1) has been amended

January 1, 2018

General Regulation under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act

Subsections 12(2) -(3), 15(4) and 17(4) have been revoked

January 1, 2018

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997

Various amendments

January 1, 2018

General Regulation under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997

Section 15 has been replaced

Section 15.1 has been added

Classes G and I of Schedule 1 have been amended

January 1, 2018

Prince Edward Island

Highway Traffic Act

Clause 1(k.03) has been repealed

Clauses 1(k.21) and (k.22) have been added

Subsection 140(3) has been amended

December 23, 2017

Pesticides Control Act

Clause 22(q.1) has been added

December 23, 2017

Quebec

Applicable percentages for the purposes of levying the assessment on employers personally liable for the payment of benefits for 2018

New regulation under the Industrial Accidents and Occupational Disease Act

January 1, 2018

Implementation of the provisions relating to industrial accidents and occupational diseases contained in the First Amendment to the Agreement on Social Security between the Gouvernement du Québec and the Government of the French Republic signed at Paris on 17 December 2003 Regulation

New regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

December 1, 2017

Saskatchewan

The Fire Safety Regulations

Clause 2(1)(b) , section 3 and Appendix A have been replaced

January 1, 2018

The Mandatory Testing and Disclosure (Bodily Substances) Act

Clauses 2(f) and (p) , and subsection 7(1) have been repealed

Clause 2(m.1) and subsection 5(6) have been added

Clause 5(5)(a) has been replaced

Subsections 6(1) and 17(1) have been amended

December 4, 2017

The Public Health Act, 1994

Clause 2(1)(dd.1) has been added

Clause 2(1)(hh.1) has been repealed

Clauses 6(1)(a) and 31.1(1)(b) , and sub-subclause 19.1(1)(b)(i)(C) have been amended

December 4, 2017

The Saskatchewan Employment Act

Subclause 6-82(b)(i) has been amended December 4, 2017

Clause 2-46(2)(a) has been amended

Section 2-56.1 and clause 2-99(j.1) have been added

Clause 2-99(d) and subsection 9-9(5) have been replaced

December 7, 2017

The Tobacco Control Act

Clauses 8(b) and (d) , and sub-subclause 11(3)(a)(i)(A) have been amended

Clause 8(f) has been replaced

December 4, 2017

Yukon

Nothing New

 

Environmental

 

Alberta

Agricultural Operation Practices Act

Section 4 has been amended

December 15, 2017

Security Management Regulation

Section 4 has been repealed

November 21, 2017

An Act to Cap Regulated Electricity Rates

Section 3 , clause 6(1)(c) and subclause 6(1)(d)(iii).

January 1, 2018

Administrative Penalty Regulation under the Climate Change and Emissions Management Act

Section 5 has been amended

The Schedule has been amended

January 1, 2018

Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation

New regulation under the Climate Change and Emissions Management Act

January 1, 2018

Climate Change and Emissions Management Fund Administration Regulation

Section 15 has been amended

December 18, 2017

Specified Gas Reporting Regulation

Section 11 has been amended

Section 3 and clause 9(a) have been amended

January 1, 2018

Climate Leadership Regulation

Clause 1(1)(gg) has been amended

Clause 1(1)(hh) has been repealed

Subsection 11(1) has been replaced

January 1, 2018

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

Clause 146(p) and the Schedule of Activities have been amended

Clause 220(b) has been replaced

December 15, 2017

Hydro and Electric Energy Regulation

Section 22 has been amended

November 30, 2017

Oil and Gas Conservation Rules

Sections 1.020 and 18.015 have been amended

Part 1.3 , dealing with eligibility to hold licences or approvals, has been added

December 4, 2017

Pipeline Rules

Clause 1(1)(h.1) and section 2.1 have been added

December 4, 2017

Water (Ministerial) Regulation

Section 76 has been amended

November 29, 2017

Water (Offences and Penalties) Regulation

Section 7 has been amended

November 21, 2017

Weed Control Act

Subsection 21(6) has been repealed

December 15, 2017

British Columbia

Administrative Guidance 22 on Contaminated Sites: Application of Wildlands Land Use

Version 1

New administrative guidance under the Environmental Management Act

Protocol 6 for Contaminated Sites: Eligibility of Applications for Review by Approved Professionals

Version 10.0

November 1, 2017

Protocol 10 for Contaminated Sites: Hardness Dependent Site-Specific Freshwater Standards for Zinc

Version 2.0

November 1, 2017

Technical Guidance 3 on Contaminated Sites: Environmental Quality Standards

Version 2

November 1, 2017

Water Sustainability Fees, Rentals and Charges Tariff Regulation

Table 3 of Schedule 1 has been amended

December 13, 2017

Water Sustainability Regulation

Section 34.1 , dealing with mine drainage works, has been added

Subsections 55(3) and 56(2) have been amended

December 13, 2017

Federal

Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulations

Repealed

December 19, 2017

Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations

Schedules 1 -4, 6 and 8 have been amended

December 1, 2017

Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations

Paragraph 7(1)(h) has been added

Subsections 7(2) -(3), and section 66 have been replaced

Paragraph 96(1)(d) has been amended

December 19, 2017

Microbeads in Toiletries Regulations

New regulation under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

January 1, 2018

Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012

Subsection 9(3) has been replaced

Schedule 2 has been amended

November 24, 2017

Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement ( Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 ) Designation Regulations

Item 29 of the schedule has been added

January 1, 2018

Metal Mining Effluent Regulations

Item 37 of Schedule 2 has been added

December 8, 2017

Nuclear Liability and Compensation Regulations

Item 1 of the schedule has been amended

December 19, 2017

Critical Habitat of the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) St. Lawrence Estuary Population Order

New Order under the Species at Risk Act

December 4, 2017

Critical Habitat of the Eastern Sand Darter (Ammocrypta pellucida) Ontario Populations Order

New Order under the Species at Risk Act

December 4, 2017

Critical Habitat of the North Atlantic Right Whale ( Eubalaena glacialis ) Order

New Order under the Species at Risk Act

December 4, 2017

Critical Habitat of the Northern Abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) Order

New Order under the Species at Risk Act

December 4, 2017

Critical Habitat of the Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Cottus sp.) Eastslope Populations Order

New Order under the Species at Risk Act

December 4, 2017

Critical Habitat of the Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus) Order

New Order under the Species at Risk Act

December 4, 2017

Order Acknowledging Receipt of the Assessments Done Pursuant to Subsection 23(1) of the Act

SI/2017-72

New Order under the Species at Risk Act

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Numerous amendments

December 13, 2017

Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act

Various amendments

December 14, 2017

Manitoba

Livestock Manure and Mortalities Management Regulation

Various amendments

January 1, 2018

New Brunswick

Clean Environment Act

Various amendments

January 1, 2018

Clean Water Act

Section 1 and subsection 14.11(1) have been amended

Paragraph 34(1)(d) has been replaced

January 1, 2018

Conservation Easements Act

Subsection 4(3) has been amended

Paragraph 5(c) has been replaced

Paragraph 5(d) has been repealed

January 1, 2018

Electricity Act

Various amendments

January 1, 2018

Marshland Infrastructure Maintenance Act

Section 15 has been replaced

January 1, 2018

Mining Act

Section 91 has been amended

December 20, 2017

General Regulation under the Motor Vehicle Act

The definition of “municipality” in section 2 has been replaced

January 1, 2018

Geophysical Exploration Regulation

The definition of “municipality” in section 2 has been replaced

January 1, 2018

Pipeline Act, 2005

Section 1 , subsections 6(1) -(2) and 9(2) -(3), and paragraph 78(1)(j) have been amended

Subsection 9(1) has been replaced

January 1, 2018

Public Health Act

Section 1 and paragraph 58(1)(c) have been amended

January 1, 2018

Regional Service Delivery Act

Various amendments

January 1, 2018

General Regulation – Regional Service Delivery Act

Various amendments

January 1, 2018

Newfoundland & Labrador

Nothing New

Northwest Territories

Land Withdrawal Order (Dehcho Region)

Section 4 has been replaced

December 30, 2017

Nova Scotia

Nothing New

Nunavut

Nothing New

Ontario

General Regulation under the Aggregate Resources Act

Clauses 2(1)(a) -(b), and subsection 4(3) have been amended

Subsections 2(2) -(3) have been revoked

Section 2.1 and subsection 4(1.1) have been added

Subsection 4(1) has been replaced

January 1, 2018

Quantification, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulation

Various amendments

January 1, 2018

Service of Documents Regulation

New regulation under the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act, 2016

January 1, 2018

The Cap and Trade Program Regulation

Subsections 40(5) , 42(4) , 65(3) -(4), 67(4) and 69(8) have been revoked

Sections 10.1 and 10.2 have been added

January 1, 2018

Conservation Authorities Act

Various amendments

December 12, 2017

General Regulation under the Crown Forest Sustainability Act, 1994

Section 28 has been replaced

January 1, 2018

Energy and Water Efficiency – Appliances and Products Regulation

Various amendments

January 1, 2018

Construction Regulation under the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act

Subsection 2(1.1) has been added

Section 3 has been replaced

January 1, 2018

Mining Act

Various amendments

January 9, 2018

General Regulation under the Mining Act

Section 1 has been replaced

Subsection 9.4(1) has been amended

January 9, 2018

Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards Regulation

Item 3 of Schedule 2 has been amended

January 1, 2018

Administrative Penalties Regulation under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016

New regulation

November 3, 2017

Prince Edward Island

Environmental Protection Act

Clause 1(m) has been replaced

December 23, 2017

Highway Traffic Act

Clause 1(k.21) has been added

December 23, 2017

Pesticides Control Act

Clause 22(q.1) has been added

December 23, 2017

Quebec

Conservation and Development of Wildlife Act

Section 5 has been amended

January 29, 2018

Cap-and-Trade System for Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowances Regulation

Numerous amendments

November 29, 2017

Determination of annual caps on greenhouse gas emission units relating to the cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances for the 2021-2030 period

New Order under the Environment Quality Act

November 29, 2017

Mandatory Reporting of Certain Emissions of Contaminants into the Atmosphere Regulation

Various amendments

January 1, 2018

Saskatchewan

The Used Petroleum and Antifreeze Products Collection Regulations

Repealed

January 1, 2018

The Provincial Lands (Agriculture) Regulations

Subsections 2-2(4) -(6) have been added

Subsection 3-8(1) has been replaced

December 14, 2017

The Public Health Act, 1994

Clause 2(1)(dd.1) has been added

Clause 2(1)(hh.1) has been repealed

Clauses 6(1)(a) and 31.1(1)(b) , and sub-subclause 19.1(1)(b)(i)(C) have been amended

Yukon

Protocol No. 1: Site-Specific Numerical Standards

Latest version

December 20, 2017

Protocol No. 3: Soil Sampling Procedures at Contaminated Sites

Latest version

December 20, 2017

Protocol No. 5: Petroleum Hydrocarbon Analytical Methods and Standards

Latest version

December 20, 2017

Protocol No. 7: Groundwater Monitoring Well Installation, Sampling, and Decommissioning

Latest version

December 20, 2017

Protocol No. 11: Sampling Procedures for Land Treatment Facilities

Latest version

December 20, 2017

Protocol No. 12: Risk Assessment Methods

Latest version

December 20, 2017

 

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