Regulations amending the Hatchery Regulations, Health of Animals Regulations, and Hatchery Exclusion Regulations

Title or Working Title of the Regulatory Initiative

Regulations amending the Hatchery Regulations, Health of Animals Regulations, and Hatchery Exclusion Regulations

Description of the Objective

These proposed amendments to the Hatchery Regulations would replace the Hatchery Regulations and Hatchery Exclusion Regulations while consolidating the requirements for operating licensed poultry hatchery establishments in Canada into a single regulation under the Health of Animals Act. The regulatory proposal would result in a more outcome-based regulatory framework that would allow the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and hatchery sector to keep pace with advances in science and technology and enable appropriate monitoring and controls for current and future pathogens of concern. In addition to clarifying definitions, the regulatory proposal would establish national requirements for licensed hatcheries that would include developing and maintaining preventive control plans.

Enabling Act

Health of Animals Act

Indication of Business Impacts

There would be business impacts. The "One-for-One" Rule and the Small Business Lens would apply.

Public Consultation Opportunities

These proposed amendments will be pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I in Winter 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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