O. Reg. 456/17: GENERAL
filed November 28, 2017 under Mining Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.14Skip to content
ontario regulation 456/17
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Made: November 22, 2017
Filed: November 28, 2017
Published on e-Laws: November 28, 2017
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: December 16, 2017
Amending O. Reg. 45/11
1. The heading before section 1 and section 1 of Ontario Regulation 45/11 are revoked and the following substituted:
1. (1) For the purposes of the definition of “provincial grid” in subsection 1 (1) of the Act, the prescribed digital representation of the province of Ontario is the digital representation of the Province, created in accordance with subsection (2), that appears on the mining lands administration system at any point in time and that,
(a) shows every part of the Province covered by a grid of unique cells made of lines that are a distance of 15 seconds apart in latitude and 22.5 seconds apart in longitude; and
(b) has as one of the grid’s intersection points the point situated at 52° latitude and 88° longitude.
(2) The digital representation of the Province referred to in subsection (1) is created based on the horizontal geodetic reference system known as the North American Datum 1983, Canadian Spatial Reference System realization, Epoch 2010.0, (NAD83—CSRS) that is itself based upon the reference ellipsoid using the Geodetic Reference System 1980 (GRS 80).
(3) For greater certainty, any area beyond the boundaries of the province of Ontario that appears within a unique cell shown on the digital representation referred to in subsection (1) is not part of the provincial grid.
2. The heading before section 7 and sections 7, 8 and 9 of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:
Mining Claims Registry
Claim holder information
7. For the purposes of clause 7 (2) (c) of the Act, the mining claims registry shall include the following information about each claim holder:
2. Mailing address.
3. Other contact information provided for business purposes, including the following:
i. Email address.
ii. Telephone number.
4. Client number issued by the Ministry.
Access to non-electronic documents
8. (1) For the purposes of subsection 7 (4.2) of the Act, if the Minister has directed under subsection 7 (3) of the Act that certain instruments or documents be maintained as part of the mining claims registry in a non-electronic form, those instruments or documents shall be made available to the public at the Provincial Recording Office during normal business hours.
(2) Public access to a document or instrument mentioned in subsection (1) may be limited by the Provincial Recording Office to the extent that is necessary in order to protect the document or instrument due to its condition or format, which limitations may include requiring the document or instrument to be handled in a particular manner, permitting access to copies instead of originals or requiring that a request be made in advance to allow for preparation of the document or instrument.
Deletion, correction and amendment of mining claim registry
9. (1) For the purposes of clause 8 (1) (a) of the Act, a recorder may delete, correct or amend entries in the mining claims registry, including entries on mining claim abstracts, if the recorder has discovered or has been provided with documents or information, which in the recorder’s opinion indicate that the mining claims registry is not accurate or up to date.
(2) The extent of the deletion, correction or amendment shall not exceed what is necessary to make the mining claims registry accurate and up to date and may include correcting typographical, data entry and administrative errors and deleting entries that are obsolete.
3. Paragraph 2 of subsection 9.4 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the terms and conditions of the bulk sample permission” and substituting “the conditions imposed by the Minister under subsection 52 (2) of the Act”.
4. The heading before section 10 and sections 10 and 11 of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:
Mining Act Awareness Program
10. For the purposes of sections 19 and 21 of the Act, the prescribed Mining Act awareness program is the Ministry’s online educational program referred to as the Mining Act Awareness Program, as it appears on the mining lands administration system at any point in time.
5. The Regulation is amended by adding the following heading before section 12:
Mining Rights - Section 35.1 of the Act
6. Section 13 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:
13. If the Minister has issued an order opening the mining rights for mining claim registration under subsection 35.1 (5) or (11) of the Act, the mining rights shall be opened as follows:
1. The Minister shall notify the applicant when the order has been issued.
2. The order shall be posted in the mining lands administration system in a prominent, publicly accessible location.
3. The lands described in the order shall be open for prospecting, mining claim registration, sale and lease as of the day on which the order is posted in the mining lands administration system.
Survey of Mining Claims
Mining claim surveys
13.1 The prescribed methods and procedures to be followed in the surveying of mining claims for the purposes of subsection 95 (2) of the Act are the methods and procedures for the surveying of Crown lands set out in the document prepared by the Office of the Surveyor General, entitled “Instructions Governing Ontario Crown Land Surveys and Plans” and available on the Government of Ontario website, as that document may be amended from time to time.
Notices and Forms
Manner of giving notice
13.2 (1) Except if otherwise provided for in the Act or the regulations, any notice required to be given to a person under the Act or the regulations shall be given in the following manner:
1. If the person to whom the notice is to be given is a registered user of the mining lands administration system, by posting written notice to the area of the system designated for posting information to the attention of the registered user.
2. If the person to whom the notice is to be given is not a registered user of the mining lands administration system, by sending written notice,
i. to the person’s email address by electronic transmission, if such an address has been provided to the Ministry, or
ii. to the person’s address for service or mailing address by regular mail, if such an address has been provided to the Ministry.
3. If neither paragraph 1 nor 2 applies, by sending written notice,
i. to the last known email address or mailing address for the person as indicated in the mining lands administration system, either by electronic transmission or regular mail, as the case may be, or
ii. to an email address or mailing address that has been used by the person in communications with the Ministry, either by electronic transmission or regular mail, as the case may be.
(2) A notice given under the Act in accordance with subsection (1) is deemed to have been received as follows:
1. If the notice is posted on the mining lands administration system, at the time it is posted.
2. If the notice is sent by electronic transmission, on the next business day after it was sent.
3. If the notice is sent by regular mail, on the fifth day after the day of mailing.
7. Sections 14.1, 14.2 and 14.3 of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:
Publishing of defaulters’ list
14.1 For the purposes of subsection 197 (2) of the Act, the Deputy Minister shall cause the second notice of default in the payment of mining land tax to be published in one issue of The Ontario Gazette and posted in the mining lands administration system in a prominent, publicly accessible location.
Notice requiring hearing
14.2 For the purposes of subsection 152 (2) of the Act, the prescribed notice is the notice served using Form 5, Notice to Require Hearing, that is available on the Government of Ontario website, as that form may be amended from time to time.
8. (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Regulation comes into force on the later of January 9, 2018 and the day it is filed.
(2) Sections 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 come into force on April 10, 2018.