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filed May 2, 2014 under Environmental Assessment Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.18

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ontario regulation 130/14

made under the

Environmental Assessment Act

Made: April 30, 2014
Filed: May 2, 2014
Published on e-Laws: May 5, 2014
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: May 17, 2014

Amending O. Reg. 116/01


1. The definition of “biomass” in subsection 1 (1) of Ontario Regulation 116/01 is revoked and the following substituted:

“biomass” means, except in clause 2 (2) (e),

(a) peat,

(b) wood, other than woodwaste, or

(c) organic materials that are grown or harvested for the purpose of being burned to generate electricity;

2. Subsection 2 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “or” at the end of clause (d) and striking out clause (e) and substituting the following:

(e) the facility,

(i) changes or was changed from a generation facility that uses or used coal as its primary power source, and

(ii) has a name plate capacity of greater than 500 kW and on an annual basis, generates at least 95 per cent of its electricity from biomass within the meaning of Ontario Regulation 160/99 (Definitions and Exemptions) made under the Electricity Act, 1998; or

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


3. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.