O. Reg. 360/09: ELECTRICITY PROJECTS


Published: 2009-09-23

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ontario regulation 360/09

made under the

Environmental assessment act

Made: September 8, 2009
Filed: September 23, 2009
Published on e-Laws: September 25, 2009
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: October 10, 2009


Amending O. Reg. 116/01

(Electricity Projects)

1. (1) The definition of “Environmental Screening Process” in subsection 1 (1) of Ontario Regulation 116/01 is amended by striking out “the screening process described in” and substituting “Part B of”.

(2) The definition of “hazardous waste” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Regulation 347 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990” at the end and substituting “Regulation 347 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (General — Waste Management) made under the Environmental Protection Act”.

(3) The definitions of “IMO-administered markets” and “IMO-controlled grid” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation are revoked.

(4) Subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following definitions:

“IESO-administered markets” has the same meaning as in the Electricity Act, 1998;

“IESO-controlled grid” has the same meaning as in the Electricity Act, 1998;

(5) The definition of “liquid industrial waste” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Regulation 347 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990” at the end and substituting “Regulation 347 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (General — Waste Management) made under the Environmental Protection Act”.

(6) The definition of “municipal waste” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Regulation 347 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990” and substituting “Regulation 347 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (General — Waste Management) made under the Environmental Protection Act”.

(7) The definition of “primary power source” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “based on the energy input” and substituting “based on the annual energy input”.

(8) Subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following definitions:

“renewable energy generation facility” has the same meaning as in the Electricity Act, 1998;

“renewable energy source” has the same meaning as in the Electricity Act, 1998;

(9) The definition of “woodwaste” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “Regulation 347 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990” at the end and substituting “Regulation 347 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (General — Waste Management) made under the Environmental Protection Act”.

(10) Subsection 1 (4) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “IMO-controlled” and substituting “IESO-controlled”.

(11) Subsection 1 (5) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “with a generation facility” and substituting “with a generation facility or a renewable energy generation facility that is not described in paragraph 3 of subsection 3 (1)”.

2. (1) Subclause 2 (b) (ii) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “IMO-administered” and substituting “IESO-administered”.

(2) Section 2 of the Regulation is amended by striking out “or” at the end of subclause (b) (ii), by adding “or” at the end of clause (c) and by adding the following clause:

(d) a renewable energy generation facility.

(3) Section 2 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:

(2) Despite clause (1) (d), this Regulation applies to a renewable energy generation facility in respect of an undertaking that is designated under this Regulation if,

(a) on a day before the day that subsection 4 (1) of Schedule G to the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 comes into force,

(i) the proponent was authorized under Part II or II.1 of the Act to proceed with the undertaking,

(ii) a notice of completion was issued or published by the proponent in respect of the undertaking and the proponent of the undertaking entered into a power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority in respect of the supply of renewable energy from the undertaking, or

(iii) a statement of completion was filed with the Director of the Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch in respect of the undertaking and all of the approvals, permits and other instruments mentioned in subsection 47.3 (1) of the Environmental Protection Act that are required to construct, install, operate or use the facility have been obtained;

(b) the facility uses water power as its primary power source;

(c) the facility has a name plate capacity of less than or equal to 500 kW and on an annual basis, less than 90 per cent of the electricity generated at the facility is generated from a renewable energy source;

(d) the facility has a name plate capacity of greater than 500 kW and on an annual basis, less than 95 per cent of the electricity generated at the facility is generated from a renewable energy source; or

(e) the facility consists of the changing, expanding or retiring of a renewable energy generation facility mentioned in clause (a), (b), (c) or (d).

3. Clause 3 (4) (c) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the procedure set out in”.

4. Subsection 4 (4) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the procedure set out in”.

5. The Regulation is amended by adding the following sections:

4.1 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), sections 3 and 4 do not affect the application of the Act to an undertaking by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Ontario or by a public body or public bodies or by a municipality or municipalities.

(2) Subsections 3 (4), (5) and (6) apply, with necessary modifications, to an undertaking by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Ontario or by a public body or public bodies or by a municipality or municipalities, if the undertaking would be designated under section 3 as an undertaking to which the Act applies were it not an undertaking by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Ontario or by a public body or public bodies or by a municipality or municipalities.

(3) Subsections 4 (4), (5) and (6) apply, with necessary modifications, to an undertaking by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Ontario or by a public body or public bodies or by a municipality or municipalities, if the undertaking would be designated under section 4 as an undertaking to which the Act applies were it not an undertaking by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Ontario or by a public body or public bodies or by a municipality or municipalities.

(4) Clause 5 (2) (a) of Regulation 334 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 (General) made under the Act does not apply to an undertaking by a municipality or municipalities, if the undertaking would be designated under section 3 or 4 of this Regulation as an undertaking to which the Act applies were it not an undertaking by a municipality or municipalities. 

(5) If an undertaking is designated under another regulation made under the Act as an undertaking to which the Act applies and is also designated under section 3 or 4 as an undertaking to which the Act applies, subsections 3 (4), (5) and (6) and 4 (4), (5) and (6) apply to the undertaking unless the undertaking is exempt from subsection 5 (1) of the Act under another regulation made under the Act.

4.2 Despite any provision of the Act or this Regulation, Part II of the Act does not apply to an undertaking in respect of a generation facility, transmission line, transmission station or distribution station by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Ontario or by a public body or public bodies or by a municipality or municipalities, unless, if the undertaking were not an undertaking by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Ontario or by a public body or public bodies or by a municipality or municipalities, the undertaking would be designated under section 3 or 4 as an undertaking to which the Act applies.

6. This Regulation comes into force on the later of the day subsection 4 (1) of Schedule G to the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 comes into force and the day this Regulation is filed.

 

 

 

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