Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations  (Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations Amending the Health of Animals Regulations and the Plant Protection Regulations)

Title or Working Title of the Regulatory Initiative

Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations Amending the Health of Animals Regulations and the Plant Protection Regulations)

Description of the Objective

Administrative monetary penalties are one of several enforcement options for CFIA to respond to non-compliance. The amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations would be updated to reflect changes being made to the Health of Animals Regulations and the Plant Protection Regulations to address issues raised by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.

Enabling Act

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

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

Regulatory Cooperation Efforts (domestic, international)

This initiative is a companion amendment to the Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations Amending the Health of Animals Regulations and the Plant Protection Regulations, below. Regulatory cooperation is not applicable in this context.

Public Consultation Opportunities

It is anticipated these amendments will be published as final in the Canada Gazette, Part II 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 2019 to 2021 update.

For more information

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