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Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians (Regulation 570/05)

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has approved amendments to two regulations under the Electricity Act, 1998, Part VIII.

The Ministry has amended the Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians regulation (Regulation 570/05). The housekeeping amendments to the licensing regulation remove out-dated references, such as references to provisional licences which are no longer valid, correct reference errors in the regulation, clarify existing requirements, align with other regulators’ requirements, and align language in the regulation with the language found in the Electricity Act. These regulatory changes will come into effect on January 1, 2018. To view the updated regulation (incl. amendments), please visit the Government of Ontario’s elaws website.

For background information on the consultation process, please visit the Ontario Government’s Regulatory Registry.

Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation 22/04

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) has approved amendments to the Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation 22/04 reporting requirements of serious electrical incidents by Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) to ESA and proposed changes to the definition of worker, investigation assistance, and force majeure.  MGCS has also taken this opportunity to make updates to ensure the regulation reference existing standards that LDCs are currently following.

To view the updated regulation (incl. amendments), please visit the Government of Ontario’s elaws website. These regulatory changes will come into effect on October 1, 2017.

n 2016, ESA held working groups and a public consultation to identify the impact of requirements for LDCs to report serious electrical incidents involving distribution assets.  The amendments reflect the outcomes of our consultation process with LDCs. All working group and consultation materials can be found below. ESA has also discussed the amendments to reference current standards at the Utility Advisory Council (UAC).  All UAC meeting minutes can be found on our website.

For background information on the consultation process, please visit the Ontario Government’s Regulatory Registry.

 

For further information, please see the following FAQ links:

Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians (Regulation 570/05) 

Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation 22/04

 

Completed Consultations

 

Consultation Date
2017 Wiring Fee Adjustment  July 2016
Exploring an Amendment to the Electrical Distribution Safety Regulation July 2016
Five-Year Licensing Renewal January 2016
Public Electrical Safety Awareness Survey November 2015
2016 Wiring Fee Adjustment June 2015
Public Electrical Safety Measure on LDC Scorecard March 2015 
Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) 26th Edition March 2015
2015 Wiring Fee Adjustment July 2014
Harm Reduction Strategy 2.0 August 2014
2013/2014 Changes to Wiring Services Fees and Licensing Fees October 2012    
Proposed changes to Rule 2-005 - 2012  August 2011
Proposed Ontario Technical Amendments - 2012 August 2011