ESA Regulations & Procedures For Reviews and Appeals
This section has information about the laws and Rules of Procedure that will help you dispute an ESA Order or Notice. The new Rules and Procedures for Reviews and Appeals took effect April 1,2023. The Rules of Procedure apply to all Director’s Reviews, Director’s Hearings and Appeals to the Review Panel.
Rules of Procedure for Reviews and Appeals (English)
Règles de procédure en matière de révision et d’appel (Français)
The Act and Regulations
The Electricity Act sets out ESA’s responsibility for regulating the safe use of electricity and equipment in Ontario. This includes enforcing the Ontario Electrical Safety Code and appointing inspectors.
This Act sets the legal framework for ESA’s operation as an Administrative Authority.
Safety and Consumer Statutes Administration Act, 1996
This Act establishes the rules that govern procedures and rule-making by tribunals.
Statutory Powers Procedure Act
Electrical Distribution Safety
This Regulation ensures that generation, transmission, and distribution facilities are subject to required minimum safety standards and a defined compliance process. The Regulation applies to design, construction, and maintenance of electrical distribution systems owned by licensed distributors.
Electrical Safety Authority
This Regulation names ESA as the sole administrative authority for the purposes of Part VIII under the Electricity Act, 1998 and its regulations.
Electrical Safety Code
The Canadian Electrical Code with specific Ontario amendments is referred to as the Ontario Electrical Safety Code. The Code is a technical document that outlines the standards for electrical installations.
Reviews/Appeals of ESA Orders & Appeal of Director’s Decision on Licenses
This Regulation sets the rules for reviews and appeals of ESA Orders or Notices of Proposal. The Reviews and Appeals process is described here (include link to the landing page).
Electrical Product Safety
This Regulation gives ESA greater ability to promote the safety of electrical products and equipment sold and used in Ontario.
Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians
This Regulation sets out the requirements for licensing Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians in Ontario.
Administrative Penalty Regulation
This Regulation sets out when and how ESA can issue administrative penalties for non-compliant action(s).