Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations Amending the Health of Animals Regulations and the Plant Protection Regulations

Title or Working Title of the Regulatory Initiative

Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations Amending the Health of Animals Regulations and the Plant Protection Regulations

Description of the Objective

These amendments would address outstanding concerns from the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations respecting regulations made to the Plant Protection Act and Health of Animals Act. The most common issues identified by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations include, but are not limited to: lack of clarity, lack of enabling authority, misalignment between the English and French versions of the regulatory texts, and inconsistent use of terminology.

Enabling Act

Plant Protection Act and Health of Animals Act

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

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

Regulatory Cooperation Efforts (domestic, international)

This proposal addresses concerns from the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations; regulatory cooperation is not applicable in this context.

Public Consultation Opportunities

It is anticipated these amendments will be pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I in winter 2020.

Departmental Contact

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca

Date the Regulatory Initiative was first included in the FRP

This initiative was first included in the 2016 to 2018 mid-year update.

For more information

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