Regulations amending the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Animal transportation violations)

Title or Working Title of the Regulatory Initiative

Regulations amending the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Animal transportation violations)

Description of the Objective

Proposed amendments to Part XII (Transportation of animals) of the Health of Animals Regulations require that amendments be made to Schedule I, Part I, Division 2 of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations to address animal transportation violations.

The objective of this proposed amendment is to enable the continued issuance of administrative monetary penalties for violations of the provisions of Part XII of the HAR by persons designated by the CFIA. Protecting animal welfare is important to the social, economic, and physical well-being of Canadians. Administrative monetary penalties are one of several enforcement options for the CFIA to respond to non-compliance.

These amendments would also address several outstanding concerns identified by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations. These concerns pertain to the clarity of certain provisions within Part I of the Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations,and whether certain provisions are authorized by the regulation-making authorities contained in the Act. Items 5, 6, and 40 of Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 4 respecting violations of the Plant Protection Regulations will be repealed. In addition, an amendment is included that will align Schedule I, Part 2, Division 1 of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations with the wording of section 7 of the Plant Protection Act.

Enabling Act

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Indication of Business Impacts

There are no expected business impacts. There are no direct costs as a result of the regulatory amendment.

Public Consultation Opportunities

It is anticipated these proposed amendments will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part II in Spring 2018.

Departmental Contact

Legislation@inspection.gc.ca

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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