O. Reg. 360/13: BUILDING CODE

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Published: 2013-12-20

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ONTARIO REGULATION 360/13

made under the

BUILDING CODE ACT, 1992

Made: December 11, 2013
Filed: December 20, 2013
Published on e-Laws: December 20, 2013
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: January 4, 2014


Amending O. Reg. 332/12

(BUILDING CODE)

1. Subsection 2.2.1. of Division C of Ontario Regulation 332/12 is amended by adding the following Article:

2.2.1.5. Application Fee

(1) The fee on an application to the Building Code Commission under subsection 24 (1.1) of the Act is,

(a) $170, for 2014, and

(b) the amount determined in accordance with Sentences (2) and (3) rounded to the nearest dollar, for 2015 and subsequent calendar years.

(2) On and after January 1, 2015, the fee for a calendar year is the fee for the previous calendar year adjusted by the percentage change from year to year in the Consumer Price Index for Ontario (All-Items) as reported monthly by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act (Canada), averaged over the 12-month period that ends on March 31 of the previous calendar year, rounded to the first decimal point.

(3) Despite Sentence (2), if the percentage change results in a negative amount, the fee for a calendar year shall remain at the same level as the previous calendar year.

2. (1) The heading to Subsection 2.4.1. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

2.4.1. Minister’s Rulings — Innovative Materials, Systems or Building Designs

(2) The heading to Article 2.4.1.1. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

2.4.1.1. Designated Materials Evaluation Bodies

(3) Subsection 2.4.1. of Division C of the Regulation is amended by adding the following Article:

2.4.1.2. Fee

(1) The fee on a request for a ruling under clause 29 (1) (a) of the Act is,

(a) $560, for 2014, and

(b) the amount determined in accordance with Sentences (2) and (3) rounded to the nearest dollar, for 2015 and subsequent calendar years.

(2) On and after January 1, 2015, the fee for a calendar year is the fee for the previous calendar year adjusted by the percentage change from year to year in the Consumer Price Index for Ontario (All-Items) as reported monthly by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act (Canada), averaged over the 12-month period that ends on March 31 of the previous calendar year, rounded to the first decimal point.

(3) Despite Sentence (2), if the percentage change results in a negative amount, the fee for a calendar year shall remain at the same level as the previous calendar year.

3. The heading to Subsection 2.4.2. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

2.4.2. Minister’s Rulings — Alternative Materials, Systems or Building Designs

4. Sentences 3.1.7.1.(2) and (3) of Division C of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(2) The fee payable for an application to take an examination that is part of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.1.2.1.(1)(a), 3.1.3.1.(1)(a) or (b) or 3.1.4.1.(1)(a) is $150.

5. Section 3.1. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Section 3.1. Qualifications for Chief Building Officials and Inspectors

3.1.1. Scope and Definition

3.1.1.1. Scope

(1) Except as provided in Sentence (2), this Section prescribes, for the purposes of subsections 15.11 (1), (2) and (3) of the Act,

(a) the qualifications that a person must satisfy to be appointed and to remain appointed as,

(i) a chief building official under the Act, or

(ii) an inspector who has the same powers and duties as a chief building official in relation to plumbing,

(b) the qualifications that a person must satisfy to be appointed and to remain appointed as,

(i) an inspector who has the same powers and duties as a chief building official in relation to sewage systems, or

(ii) an inspector whose duties include plans review or inspection of sewage systems under the Act, and

(c) the qualifications that a person must satisfy to be appointed and to remain appointed as an inspector under the Act, other than an inspector described in Subclause (a)(ii) or (b)(i) or (ii).

(2) The qualification requirements for chief building officials and inspectors in Sentence (1) do not apply to plans review and inspection of,

(a) site services including,

(i) surface drainage, and

(ii) plumbing located underground either outside a building or under a building,

(b) construction of a factory-built house certified to CSA A277, “Procedure for Factory Certification of Buildings”,

(c) construction of a mobile home conforming to CSA Z240 MH Series, “Manufactured Homes”,

(d) construction of a park model trailer conforming to CAN/CSA-Z241 Series, “Park Model Trailers”, or

(e) signs.

3.1.1.2. Definition

(1) In this Section,

“registered” means registered under Sentence 3.1.2.2.(1), 3.1.3.2.(1) or 3.1.4.2.(1), as applicable.

3.1.2. Chief Building Officials

3.1.2.1. Qualifications

(1) The following are prescribed as qualifications for a person to be appointed and to remain appointed under the Act as a chief building official or as an inspector who has the same powers and duties as a chief building official in relation to sewage systems or plumbing:

(a) the person must be registered with the director.

(2) A registration shall be in a form established by the director.

(3) A person who was qualified on December 31, 2014 under Sentence 3.1.2.1.(1), as it read on that date, is deemed to have the qualification set out in Sentence (1) until the earlier of,

(a) the day the person is registered under Sentence 3.1.2.2.(1), and

(b) March 31, 2015.

3.1.2.2. Registration and Renewal of a Registration

(1) Subject to Article 3.1.5.7., the director may register an applicant, or renew a registration, if,

(a) the applicant or registered person has successfully completed the examination program administered or authorized by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing relating to the person’s knowledge of the Act and this Code and the powers and duties of chief building officials,

(b) the applicant or registered person also has the qualification set out in Sentence 3.1.4.1.(1), in the case of an applicant or registered person who, under subsection 22 (2) of the Act, will also exercise any of the powers or perform any of the duties of an inspector,

(c) the application is complete, and

(d) all fees required under Article 3.1.5.3. are paid.

(2) For the purposes of a registration or a renewal of a registration, a person who was qualified on December 31, 2014 under Sentence 3.1.2.1.(1), as it read on that date, is deemed to have the qualifications set out in Clause (1)(a).

(3) If a person is given notice of a knowledge maintenance examination either after December 31, 2014 under Sentence 3.1.5.6.(1) or, on or before December 31, 2014, under Sentence 3.1.5.1.(2), as it read on that date, and does not successfully complete the knowledge maintenance examination referred in the notice by the end of the eighteenth month following the month in which the director gives notice of the knowledge maintenance examination to the person, Sentence (2) ceases to apply to the person at the end of that period.

3.1.3. Supervisors and Managers

3.1.3.1. Qualifications

(1) The following are prescribed as qualifications for a person to be appointed and to remain appointed under the Act as an inspector whose duties are solely the supervision or management of inspectors:

(a) the person must be registered with the director.

(2) A registration shall be in a form established by the director.

(3) A person who was qualified on December 31, 2014 under Sentence 3.1.3.1.(1), as it read on that date, is deemed to have the qualification set out in Sentence (1) until the earlier of,

(a) the day the person is registered under Sentence 3.1.3.2.(1), and

(b) March 31, 2015.

3.1.3.2. Registration and Renewal of a Registration

(1) Subject to Article 3.1.5.7., the director may register an applicant, or renew a registration, if,

(a) the applicant or registered person has successfully completed the examination program administered or authorized by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing relating to the person’s knowledge of the Act and this Code and the powers and duties of chief building officials,

(b) the applicant or registered person has successfully completed the examination program administered or authorized by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing relating to the person’s knowledge of the Act and this Code in any one category of qualification set out in Column 2 of Table 3.5.2.1.,

(c) the application is complete, and

(d) all fees required under Article 3.1.5.3. are paid.

(2) For the purposes of a registration or a renewal of a registration, a person who was qualified on December 31, 2014 under Sentence 3.1.3.1.(1), as it read on that date, is deemed to have the qualifications set out in Clauses (1)(a) and (b).

(3) If a person is given notice of a knowledge maintenance examination that relates to the subject matter of an examination program referred to in Clause (1)(a) or (b), as applicable, either after December 31, 2014 under Sentence 3.1.5.6.(1) or, on or before December 31, 2014, under Sentence 3.1.5.1.(2), as it read on that date, and does not successfully complete the knowledge maintenance examination referred in the notice by the end of the eighteenth month following the month in which the director gives notice of the knowledge maintenance examination to the person, Sentence (2) ceases to apply to the person at the end of that period with respect to the qualifications set out in Clause (1)(a) or (b), as applicable.

3.1.4. Inspectors

3.1.4.1. Qualifications

(1) Except as provided in Article 3.1.4.3. or 3.1.4.4., the following are prescribed as qualifications for a person to be appointed and to remain appointed under the Act as an inspector whose duties include plans review or inspection under the Act:

(a) the person must be registered with the director.

(2) A registration shall be in a form established by the director.

(3) A person who was qualified on December 31, 2014 under Sentence 3.1.4.1.(1) in a category of qualification set out in Column 2 of Table 3.5.2.1., as they read on that date, is deemed to be registered in the class of registration that corresponds to that category of qualification until the earlier of,

(a) the day the person is registered in that class of registration under Sentence 3.1.4.2.(1), and

(b) March 31, 2015.

3.1.4.2. Registration and Renewal of a Registration

(1) Subject to Article 3.1.5.7., the director may register an applicant, or renew a registration, in each class of registration applied for, if,

(a) the applicant or registered person has successfully completed the examination program administered or authorized by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing relating to the person’s knowledge of the Act and this Code in the category of qualification set out in Column 2 of Table 3.5.2.1. that corresponds to each class of registration set out in Column 1 of Table 3.5.2.1. for which application is made,

(b) the application is complete, and

(c) all fees required under Article 3.1.5.3. are paid.

(2) For the purposes of a registration or a renewal of a registration in a class of registration, a person who was qualified on December 31, 2014 under Sentence 3.1.4.1.(1) in a category of qualification set out in Column 2 of Table 3.5.2.1., as they read on that date, is deemed to have the qualifications set out in Clause (1)(a) in that category of qualification.

(3) If a person is given notice of a knowledge maintenance examination that relates to the subject matter of an examination program in the category of qualification either after December 31, 2014 under Sentence 3.1.5.6.(1) or, on or before December 31, 2014, under Sentence 3.1.5.1.(2), as it read on that date, and does not successfully complete the knowledge maintenance examination referred in the notice by the end of the eighteenth month following the month in which the director gives notice of the knowledge maintenance examination to the person, Sentence (2) ceases to apply to the person at the end of that period.

3.1.4.3. Qualifications for Intern Inspectors

(1) A person may be appointed or remain appointed under the Act as an intern inspector whose duties include supervised plans review or inspection under the Act, even if the person does not have the qualification set out in Article 3.1.4.1., provided the person is enrolled in an internship program approved by the Minister.

(2) An intern inspector who is exempt under Sentence (1) shall be supervised by an inspector or chief building official who is registered in the class of registration in respect of which the intern inspector will exercise the powers or perform the duties.

(3) An intern inspector who is exempt under Sentence (1) shall not,

(a) issue orders under the Act except orders under subsection 12 (2) or 13 (1) of the Act, or

(b) undertake a site inspection of a building related to a notice in respect of,

(i) substantial completion of footings and foundations prior to commencement of backfilling, or

(ii) completion of construction and installation of components required to permit the issuance of an occupancy permit under Sentence 1.3.3.1.(3) or to permit occupancy under Sentence 1.3.3.2.(1), if the building or part of the building to be occupied is not fully completed.

3.1.4.4. Qualifications for Maintenance Program Inspectors

(1) A person may be appointed or remain appointed under the Act as an inspector whose duties include maintenance inspections of sewage systems, even if the person does not have the qualification set out in Article 3.1.4.1. in respect of these duties.

(2) An inspector who is exempt under Sentence (1) is authorized to conduct maintenance inspections of sewage systems only if the following conditions are met:

(a) the person is supervised by an inspector or chief building official who is registered in the class of registration described in Column 1 of Item 10 of Table 3.5.2.1., and

(b) the person does not issue orders under the Act.

3.1.5. Qualifications — Chief Building Officials, Supervisors and Managers, and Inspectors

3.1.5.1. Application for Registration or Renewal of a Registration

(1) An application for registration or renewal of a registration shall be made to the director in a form established by the director.

(2) An application for renewal of a registration shall be made at least 60 days before the expiry of the registration to be renewed.

(3) An application for registration or renewal of a registration shall include an undertaking by the applicant or registered person to comply with the conditions set out in Article 3.1.5.5.

(4) An application for registration or renewal of a registration shall,

(a) set out the applicant’s or registered person’s name, residence address and residential mailing address, if different from the residence address,

(b) set out the name and address of every principal authority that has appointed the person as a chief building official or inspector under the Act, and

(c) contain evidence, provided by the applicant or registered person, that the applicant or registered person has the qualifications set out in Clauses 3.1.2.2.(1)(a) and (b), 3.1.3.2.(1)(a) and (b), or 3.1.4.2.(1)(a), as applicable.

3.1.5.2. Term

(1) A registration expires one year after it is issued but the director may, for the purposes of staggering the renewal dates of the registrations, issue the initial registration for a term of not less than 90 days and not more than 18 months.

3.1.5.3. Fees

(1) The fee payable for an application to take an examination that is part of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.1.2.2.(1)(a), 3.1.3.2.(1)(a) or (b) or 3.1.4.2.(1)(a) is $150.

(2) The fee for a registration or renewal of a registration is,

(a) $105, for 2015, and

(b) the amount determined in accordance with Sentences (3) and (4) rounded to the nearest dollar, for 2016 and subsequent calendar years.

(3) On and after January 1, 2016, the fee for a calendar year is the fee for the previous calendar year adjusted by the percentage change from year to year in the Consumer Price Index for Ontario (All-Items) as reported monthly by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act (Canada), averaged over the 12-month period that ends on March 31 of the previous calendar year, rounded to the first decimal point.

(4) Despite Sentence (3), if the percentage change results in a negative amount, the fee for a calendar year shall remain at the same level as the previous calendar year.

3.1.5.4. Not Transferable

(1) A registration is not transferable.

3.1.5.5. Conditions

(1) The following are the conditions of a registration:

(a) the registered person shall, within 15 days after the event, notify the director in writing of any change in the information set out in Clause 3.1.5.1.(4)(a) or (b),

(b) in the case of a registered person who is given notice of a knowledge maintenance examination under Sentence 3.1.5.6.(1), the person shall successfully complete the knowledge maintenance examination referred to in the notice by the end of the eighteenth month following the month in which the director gives notice of the knowledge maintenance examination to the person, and

(c) in the case of an inspector registered under Sentence 3.1.4.2.(1), the person shall exercise his or her powers and perform his or her duties only in respect of the type of buildings described in Column 3 of Table 3.5.2.1. that correspond to the class or classes of registration held by the person.

3.1.5.6. Knowledge Maintenance

(1) The director shall give notice of a knowledge maintenance examination administered or authorized by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in respect of changes described in Sentence (2) that relate to the subject matter of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.1.2.2.(1)(a), 3.1.3.2.(1)(a) or (b) or 3.1.4.2.(1)(a), as applicable, to every person who, on December 31, 2013, has the qualifications set out in Sentence 3.1.2.1.(1), 3.1.3.1.(1) or 3.1.4.1.(1), as applicable, of Division C of Ontario Regulation 350/06 (Building Code) made under the Act.

(2) The changes referred to in Sentence (1) are changes made to the Act and Ontario Regulation 350/06 from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2013 and changes made at the time that regulation is replaced by this Code on January 1, 2014.

(3) The director may give the notice referred to in Sentence (1) by sending it by regular mail to the last address of the person that has been filed with the director.

3.1.5.7. Suspension, Revocation, Refusal to Register or Renew a Registration

(1) The director may, in the circumstances set out in Sentence (2),

(a) refuse to register an applicant or to renew a registration, or

(b) suspend or revoke a registration.

(2) The circumstances referred to in Sentence (1) are,

(a) the registered person is in breach of a condition of the registration,

(b) the registration was issued on the basis of mistaken, false or incorrect information,

(c) an order under subsection 69 (2) of the Provincial Offences Act is in effect directing that the registration of the person be suspended and that no registration be issued to that person until a fine is paid,

(d) the application is incomplete, or

(e) any fees required under Article 3.1.5.3. remain unpaid.

(3) If the director proposes to refuse to register or renew a registration or proposes to suspend or revoke a registration, the director shall serve a notice of the proposal, together with the reasons for it, on the applicant or registered person.

(4) A notice under Sentence (3) shall state that the applicant or registered person is entitled to a hearing before the Tribunal if the applicant or registered person, within 15 days after service of the notice referred to in Sentence (3), serves the director and the Tribunal with notice in writing requesting a hearing.

(5) If the applicant or registered person does not request a hearing by the Tribunal in accordance with Sentence (4), the director may carry out the proposal stated in the notice under Sentence (3).

(6) If the applicant or registered person requests a hearing before the Tribunal in accordance with Sentence (4), the Tribunal shall appoint a time for and hold a hearing and may by order direct the director to carry out the director’s proposal or refrain from carrying it out and to take such other action as the Tribunal considers the director ought to take in accordance with the Act and this Code, and for those purposes, the Tribunal may substitute its opinion for that of the director.

(7) The director, the applicant or registered person who requested the hearing, and such other persons as the Tribunal may specify, are parties to proceedings before the Tribunal.

(8) Sentences (3) to (7) do not apply and the director may cancel the registration of a registered person upon receipt of a request in writing for cancellation from the registered person in a form established by the director.

(9) If, within the time period set out in Sentence 3.1.5.1.(2), the registered person has applied for renewal of a registration and paid the fee required under Article 3.1.5.3., the registration is deemed to continue until the earlier of,

(a) the day the registration is renewed, and

(b) if the registered person is served with notice that the director proposes to refuse to renew the registration, the day the time for giving notice requesting a hearing expires or, if a hearing is held, the day the Tribunal makes its order.

3.1.6. Public Register

3.1.6.1. Public Register

(1) The director shall establish and maintain a register available to the public that lists every person who has the qualifications required by subsections 15.11 (1), (2) and (3) of the Act and has been appointed as a chief building official or inspector by a principal authority.

(2) The register referred to in Sentence (1) shall contain the following information with respect to each registered person:

(a) the name of the registered person,

(b) any identifying number assigned by the director to the registered person,

(c) the name and address of each principal authority that has appointed the registered person as a chief building official or inspector, and

(d) the classes of registration of the registered person.

3.1.7. Classes of Registration and Categories of Qualifications

3.1.7.1. Classes and Categories

(1) Table 3.5.2.1. contains the classes of registration and categories of qualifications for the purposes of this Section.

6. Article 3.2.2.2. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

3.2.2.2. Other Designers

(1) Every person who carries out design activities must have the qualification set out in Sentence 3.2.5.1.(1), if the person is not required to have the qualification set out in Sentence 3.2.4.1.(1).

7. Subsection 3.2.3. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

3.2.3. Definition

3.2.3.1. Definition

(1) “Registered” means,

(a) in Subsection 3.2.4., registered under Sentence 3.2.4.2.(1), and

(b) in Subsection 3.2.5., registered under Sentence 3.2.5.2.(1).

8. Sentence 3.2.4.3.(7) of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(7) An application for registration or renewal of a registration shall contain evidence, provided by the applicant or registered person in such form and in such detail as may be required by the director, that the applicant or registered person is covered by the insurance required under Subsection 3.6.2. during the term of the registration applied for.

9. Sentences 3.2.4.5.(4), (5) and (6) of Division C of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(4) The fee payable for an application to take an examination that is part of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.2.4.2.(1)(a) or (b) is $150.

10. Article 3.2.4.5. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

3.2.4.5. Fees

(1) The fee payable for an application to take an examination that is part of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.2.4.2.(1)(a) or (b) is $150.

(2) The fee for a registration is,

(a) $165, for 2015, and

(b) the amount determined in accordance with Sentences (5) and (6) rounded to the nearest dollar, for 2016 and subsequent calendar years.

(3) The fee for the addition of a new class of registration is,

(a) $35, for 2015, and

(b) the amount determined in accordance with Sentences (5) and (6) rounded to the nearest dollar, for 2016 and subsequent calendar years.

(4) The fee for renewal of a registration is,

(a) $125, for 2015, and

(b) the amount determined in accordance with Sentences (5) and (6) rounded to the nearest dollar, for 2016 and subsequent calendar years.

(5) On and after January 1, 2016, the fee for a calendar year is the fee for the previous calendar year adjusted by the percentage change from year to year in the Consumer Price Index for Ontario (All-Items) as reported monthly by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act (Canada), averaged over the 12-month period that ends on March 31 of the previous calendar year, rounded to the first decimal point.

(6) Despite Sentence (5), if the percentage change results in a negative amount, the fee for a calendar year shall remain at the same level as the previous calendar year.

11. Clause 3.2.4.7.(1)(d) of Division C of the Regulation is amended by striking out “notice of a knowledge maintenance exam” in the portion before Subclause (i) and substituting “notice of a knowledge maintenance examination”.

12. Sentences 3.2.5.4.(2) and (3) of Division C of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(2) The fee payable for an application to take an examination that is part of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.2.5.1.(1)(a) is $150.

13. Subsections 3.2.5. and 3.2.6. of Division C of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

3.2.5. Qualifications — Other Designers

3.2.5.1. General

(1) Except as provided in Sentence (3), a person who carries out design activities but is not required under Sentence 3.2.4.1.(1) to be registered with the director under Sentence 3.2.4.2.(1) must have the following qualification:

(a) the person must be registered with the director under Sentence 3.2.5.2.(1).

(2) A registration shall be in a form established by the director.

(3) A person is exempt from the requirement to comply with the qualification in Sentence (1), if his or her design activities relate only to,

(a) design activities in respect of which a person described in Clause 3.2.4.7.(1)(c) or who has the qualification required under Sentence (1) will review and take responsibility,

(b) construction of,

(i) a detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse or row house owned by the person and containing not more than two dwelling units in each house, or

(ii) an ancillary building that serves a building described in Subclause (i),

(c) construction of a farm building that,

(i) is of low human occupancy,

(ii) is 2 storeys or less in building height, and

(iii) has a building area of less than 600 m2,

(d) a sewage system to be constructed by that person and,

(i) the person is registered under Article 3.3.3.2., or

(ii) the sewage system is owned by the person,

(e) construction of tents described in Sentence 3.14.1.2.(2) of Division B,

(f) construction of signs,

(g) construction of site services including,

(i) surface drainage, and

(ii) plumbing located underground, either outside a building or under a building,

(h) construction of pre-engineered elements of a building, if the design of the elements is carried out by a person competent in the specific discipline appropriate to the circumstances,

(i) construction of appliances, equipment and similar incidental components of a building,

(j) construction of an ancillary building,

(i) that serves a detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse or row house if the house contains not more than two dwelling units, and

(ii) that has a building area of not more than 55 m2, or

(k) construction of a building for which a permit under section 8 of the Act is applied for or issued before January 1, 2006 and for which construction is commenced within six months after the permit is issued.

(4) A person who was qualified on December 31, 2014 under Sentence 3.2.5.1.(1) in a category of qualification set out in Column 2 of Table 3.5.2.1., as they read on that date, is deemed to be registered in the class of registration that corresponds to that category of qualification until the earlier of,

(a) the day the person is registered in that class of registration under Sentence 3.2.5.2.(1), and

(b) March 31, 2015.

3.2.5.2. Registration and Renewal of a Registration

(1) Subject to Article 3.2.5.8., the director may register an applicant, or renew a registration, in each class of registration applied for, if,

(a) the applicant or registered person has successfully completed the examination program administered or authorized by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing relating to the person’s knowledge of the Act and this Code in the category of qualification set out in Column 2 of Table 3.5.2.1. that corresponds to each class of registration set out in Column 1 of Table 3.5.2.1. for which application is made.

(b) the application is complete, and

(c) all fees required under Article 3.2.5.5. are paid.

(2) For the purposes of a registration or a renewal of a registration in a class of registration, a person who was qualified on December 31, 2014 under Clauses 3.2.5.1.(1)(a) and (b) in a category of qualification set out in Column 2 of Table 3.5.2.1., as they read on that date, is deemed to have the qualifications set out in Clause (1)(a) in that category of qualification.

(3) If a person is given notice of a knowledge maintenance examination that relates to the subject matter of an examination program in the category of qualification either after December 31, 2014 under Sentence 3.2.5.7.(1) or, on or before December 31, 2014, under Sentence 3.2.5.2.(2), as it read on that date, and does not successfully complete the knowledge maintenance examination referred in the notice by the end of the eighteenth month following the month in which the director gives notice of the knowledge maintenance examination to the person, Sentence (2) ceases to apply to the person at the end of that period.

3.2.5.3. Application for Registration or Renewal of a Registration

(1) An application for registration or renewal of a registration shall be made to the director in a form established by the director.

(2) An application for renewal of a registration shall be made at least 60 days before the expiry of the registration to be renewed.

(3) An application for registration or renewal of a registration shall include an undertaking by the applicant or registered person to comply with the conditions set out in Article 3.2.5.6.

(4) An application for registration or renewal of a registration shall,

(a) set out the applicant’s or registered person’s name, residence address and residential mailing address, if different from the residence address, and

(b) contain evidence, provided by the applicant or registered person, that the applicant or registered person has the qualifications set out in Clause 3.2.5.2.(1)(a).

3.2.5.4. Term

(1) A registration expires one year after it is issued but the director may, for the purposes of staggering the renewal dates of the registrations, issue the initial registration for a term of not less than 90 days and not more than 18 months.

3.2.5.5. Fees

(1) The fee payable for an application to take an examination that is part of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.2.5.2.(1)(a) is $150.

(2) The fee for a registration or renewal of a registration is,

(a) $105, for 2015, and

(b) the amount determined in accordance with Sentences (3) and (4) rounded to the nearest dollar, for 2016 and subsequent calendar years.

(3) On and after January 1, 2016, the fee for a calendar year is the fee for the previous calendar year adjusted by the percentage change from year to year in the Consumer Price Index for Ontario (All-Items) as reported monthly by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act (Canada), averaged over the 12-month period that ends on March 31 of the previous calendar year, rounded to the first decimal point.

(4) Despite Sentence (3), if the percentage change results in a negative amount, the fee for a calendar year shall remain at the same level as the previous calendar year.

3.2.5.6. Conditions

(1) The following are the conditions of a registration:

(a) the registered person shall carry out design activities only in respect of the type of buildings described in Column 3 of Table 3.5.2.1. that correspond to the class or classes of registration held by the registered person,

(b) in the case of a registered person who is given notice of a knowledge maintenance examination under Sentence 3.2.5.7.(1), the person shall successfully complete the knowledge maintenance examination referred to in the notice by the end of the eighteenth month following the month in which the director gives notice of the knowledge maintenance examination to the person,

(c) the registered person shall, within 15 days after the event, notify the director in writing of any change in the information set out in Clause 3.2.5.3.(4)(a),

(d) the registered person shall include the following information on any document respecting design activities that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for and that is submitted to a chief building official or registered code agency in the circumstances set out in subsection 15.11 (5) of the Act:

(i) the person’s name and any identifying number assigned to the person by the director in respect of the person’s registration,

(ii) a statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities, and

(iii) the person’s signature.

3.2.5.7. Knowledge Maintenance

(1) The director shall give notice of a knowledge maintenance examination administered or authorized by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in respect of changes described in Sentence (2) that relate to the subject matter of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.2.5.2.(1)(a) to every person who, on December 31, 2013, has the qualifications set out in Clauses 3.2.5.1.(1)(a) and (b) of Division C of Ontario Regulation 350/06 (Building Code) made under the Act.

(2) The changes referred to in Sentence (1) are changes made to the Act and Ontario Regulation 350/06 from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 2013 and changes made at the time that regulation is replaced by this Code on January 1, 2014.

(3) The director may give the notice referred to in Sentence (1) by sending it by regular mail to the last address of the person that has been filed with the director.

3.2.5.8. Suspension, Revocation, Refusal to Register or Renew a Registration

(1) The director may, in the circumstances set out in Sentence (2),

(a) refuse to register an applicant or to renew a registration, or

(b) suspend or revoke a registration.

(2) The circumstances referred to in Sentence (1) are,

(a) the registered person is in breach of a condition of the registration,

(b) the registration was issued on the basis of mistaken, false or incorrect information,

(c) an order under subsection 69 (2) of the Provincial Offences Act is in effect directing that the registration of the person be suspended and that no registration be issued to that person until a fine is paid,

(d) the application is incomplete, or

(e) any fees required under Article 3.2.5.5. remain unpaid.

(3) If the director proposes to refuse to register or renew a registration or proposes to suspend or revoke a registration, the director shall serve a notice of the proposal, together with the reasons for it, on the applicant or registered person.

(4) A notice under Sentence (3) shall state that the applicant or registered person is entitled to a hearing before the Tribunal if the applicant or registered person, within 15 days after service of the notice referred to in Sentence (3), serves the director and the Tribunal with notice in writing requesting a hearing.

(5) If the applicant or registered person does not request a hearing by the Tribunal in accordance with Sentence (4), the director may carry out the proposal stated in the notice under Sentence (3).

(6) If the applicant or registered person requests a hearing before the Tribunal in accordance with Sentence (4), the Tribunal shall appoint a time for and hold a hearing and may by order direct the director to carry out the director’s proposal or refrain from carrying it out and to take such other action as the Tribunal considers the director ought to take in accordance with the Act and this Code, and for those purposes, the Tribunal may substitute its opinion for that of the director.

(7) The director, the applicant or registered person who requested the hearing, and such other persons as the Tribunal may specify, are parties to proceedings before the Tribunal.

(8) Sentences (3) to (7) do not apply and the director may cancel the registration of a registered person upon receipt of a request in writing for cancellation from the registered person in a form established by the director.

(9) If, within the time period set out in Sentence 3.2.5.3.(2), the registered person has applied for renewal of a registration and paid the fee required under Article 3.2.5.5., the registration is deemed to continue until the earlier of,

(a) the day the registration is renewed, and

(b) if the registered person is served with notice that the director proposes to refuse to renew the registration, the day the time for giving notice requesting a hearing expires or, if a hearing is held, the day the Tribunal makes its order.

3.2.6. Public Register

3.2.6.1. Public Register

(1) The director shall establish and maintain a register available to the public that lists every person who has the qualifications required by clause 8 (2) (c) and subsection 15.11 (5) of the Act.

(2) The register referred to in Sentence (1) shall contain the following information with respect to every person registered under Sentence 3.2.4.2.(1):

(a) the name of the registered person,

(b) any identifying number assigned by the director to the registered person,

(c) the business address of the registered person,

(d) the classes of registration of the registered person,

(e) the names of the person or persons who will review and take responsibility for design activities carried out by the registered person in each class of registration, and

(f) any identifying number assigned by the director to the person or persons referred to in Clause (e).

(3) The register referred to in Sentence (1) shall contain the following information with respect to every person registered under Sentence 3.2.5.2.(1):

(a) the name of the registered person,

(b) any identifying number assigned by the director to the registered person, and

(c) the classes of registration of the registered person.

14. Article 3.3.3.4. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

3.3.3.4. Term

(1) A registration expires one year after the date of its issuance.

(2) Despite Sentence (1), a registration expires three years after the date of its issuance, if the application for registration or renewal of a registration is made before January 1, 2015.

15. Sentences 3.3.3.5.(2), (3) and (4) of Division C of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(2) The fee payable for an application to take an examination that is part of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.3.3.2.(1)(a) is $150.

16. Article 3.3.3.5. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

3.3.3.5. Fees

(1) The fee payable for an application to take an examination that is part of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.3.3.2.(1)(a) is $150.

(2) The fee for a registration or renewal of a registration is,

(a) $105, for 2015, and

(b) the amount determined in accordance with Sentences (3) and (4) rounded to the nearest dollar, for 2016 and subsequent calendar years.

(3) On and after January 1, 2016, the fee for a calendar year is the fee for the previous calendar year adjusted by the percentage change from year to year in the Consumer Price Index for Ontario (All-Items) as reported monthly by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act (Canada), averaged over the 12-month period that ends on March 31 of the previous calendar year, rounded to the first decimal point.

(4) Despite Sentence (3), if the percentage change results in a negative amount, the fee for a calendar year shall remain at the same level as the previous calendar year.

17. Clause 3.3.3.7.(1)(b) of Division C of the Regulation is amended by striking out “notice of a knowledge maintenance exam” and substituting “notice of a knowledge maintenance examination”.

18. Sentence 3.4.3.3.(8) of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

(8) An application for registration or renewal of a registration shall contain evidence, provided by the applicant or registered person in such form and in such detail as may be required by the director, that the applicant or registered person is covered by the insurance required under Subsection 3.6.2. during the term of the registration applied for.

19. Sentences 3.4.3.5.(4), (5) and (6) of Division C of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

(4) The fee payable for an application to take an examination that is part of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.4.3.2.(1)(a), (b) or (c) is $150.

20. Article 3.4.3.5. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

3.4.3.5. Fees

(1) The fee payable for an application to take an examination that is part of an examination program referred to in Clause 3.4.3.2.(1)(a), (b) or (c) is $150.

(2) The fee for a registration is,

(a) $395, for 2015, and

(b) the amount determined in accordance with Sentences (5) and (6) rounded to the nearest dollar, for 2016 and subsequent calendar years.

(3) The fee for the addition of a new class of registration is,

(a) $65, for 2015, and

(b) the amount determined in accordance with Sentences (5) and (6) rounded to the nearest dollar, for 2016 and subsequent calendar years.

(4) The fee for renewal of a registration is,

(a) $290, for 2015, and

(b) the amount determined in accordance with Sentences (5) and (6) rounded to the nearest dollar, for 2016 and subsequent calendar years.

(5) On and after January 1, 2016, the fee for a calendar year is the fee for the previous calendar year adjusted by the percentage change from year to year in the Consumer Price Index for Ontario (All-Items) as reported monthly by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act (Canada), averaged over the 12-month period that ends on March 31 of the previous calendar year, rounded to the first decimal point.

(6) Despite Sentence (5), if the percentage change results in a negative amount, the fee for a calendar year shall remain at the same level as the previous calendar year.

21. Clause 3.4.3.7.(1)(c) of Division C of the Regulation is amended by striking out “notice of a knowledge maintenance exam” and substituting “notice of a knowledge maintenance examination”.

22. (1) Sentence 3.5.2.1.(1) of Division C of the Regulation is amended by striking out the portion before the Table and substituting the following:

3.5.2.1. Inspectors and Persons Who Carry out Design Activities

(1) Table 3.5.2.1. sets out the classes of registration and categories of qualifications for inspectors and persons who carry out design activities.

. . . . .

(2) The heading to Table 3.5.2.1. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Classes of Registration and Categories of Qualifications for Inspectors and Persons Who Carry out Design Activities(1) (2)

(3) The heading to Column 1 of Table 3.5.2.1. of Division C of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Classes of Registration for Inspectors and Persons Who Carry out Design Activities


(4) The heading to Column 2 of Table 3.5.2.1. of Division C of the Regulation is amended by striking out “3.2.5.1.(1)(a)” and substituting “3.2.5.2.(1)(a)”.

(5) The Notes to Table 3.5.2.1. of Division C of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

Notes to Table 3.5.2.1.:

(1) An inspector registered in one class of registration may carry out plans review and inspection in another class where to do so does not constitute a substantial part of the plans review or inspection on any project.

(2) A person registered in one class of registration may carry out design activities in another class where to do so does not constitute a substantial part of the design activities on any project.

23. Sentence 3.7.4.2.(2) of Division C of the Regulation is amended by striking out “notice of a knowledge maintenance exam” and substituting “notice of a knowledge maintenance examination”.

Commencement

24. (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Regulation comes into force on January 1, 2014.

(2) Sections 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 14, 16 and 20 and subsections 22 (1), (3), (4) and (5) come into force on January 1, 2015.