Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations

Title or Working Title of the Regulatory Initiative

Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations

Description of the Objective

Amendments to the Health of Animals Act introduced through the 2012 Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act enabled the establishment of flexible, geographically defined zones for purposes of eradicating foreign animal diseases or controlling diseases that have become established in certain parts of Canada that could impact the animal sector.

As a result of the 2012 amendments to the Health of Animals Act, amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations are needed toupdate the references to provisions of the Act to allow the Minister to grant compensation for costs of disposal where an animal is destroyed under section 27.6 of the Act, for example, during a disease response.

Without the amendments to the Compensation for Destroyed Animals Regulations, compensation could not be paid to owners in control zones where the animal is ordered disposed. Compensation is an important part of the CFIA's effort to control or eradicate animal diseases that threaten Canada's livestock population and assists in promoting compliance by reducing the economic impact. Compensation is designed to encourage owners to report disease at the earliest signs, thereby preventing or reducing the spread of disease.

Enabling Act

Health of Animals Act

Indication of Business Impacts

There are no expected business impacts. Disease control or eradication measures are currently undertaken when a foreign animal disease enters Canada or a regulated disease is detected within Canada. Due to the consequential nature of the amendments, the proposal would not increase compliance or administrative burden or costs on small business.

Public Consultation Opportunities

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

Departmental Contact

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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