Regulation Decision Notice: Proposed Amendments to O.Reg. 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals), which can be found here: http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTEwMDEy&statusId=MTY3NDU3&language=en
As a key pillar in supporting the development of Ontario’s green economy, the Ontariogovernment established O. Reg. 359/09 (Renewable Energy Approvals) under theEnvironmental Protection Act, on September 24, 2009. The regulation governs the approach to regulating renewable energy generation facilities based on transparency and clear, up-front provincial rules, while ensuring that the environment and human health are protected. Since the regulation came into force, certain provisions of the regulation have been identified as needing further clarity or detail to bring them in line with the original intent of the regulation. The Ministry has made amendments to the regulation to strengthen and clarify those provisions. The amending regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations as Ontario Regulation (O.Reg. 521/10) on December 20, 2010. The regulatory amendments come into force on January 1, 2011.