The Ministry has used EBR section 30(1) of the EBR to post notice of this Exception as the environmentally significant aspects of the proposal have already been considered in a process of public participation under the EBR or any other Act that was substantially equivalent to the process required under the EBR.
The ministry is posting this notice pursuant to section 30(2) of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) which requires notice of the use of the exception in section 30(1).
A notice of proposal for the regulation that repeals the Cap and Trade Program regulation (O.Reg. 144/16) and prohibits trading of allowances and credits was not posted on the Environmental Registry pursuant to the exception in section 30 of the EBR.
This is because the Minister was of the opinion that the recent Ontario election was a process of public participation that was substantially equivalent to the process required under the EBR and that the environmentally significant aspects of the regulation were considered during that process because the government made a clear election platform commitment to end the cap and trade program.