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Amendments to the Introduced Forest Pest Compensation Regulations
The FAQs below are meant to provide Canadians and businesses with general information about changes to Introduced Forest Pest Compensation Regulations that came into effect on April 19, 2016. On that date, the regulations also formally became known as the Asian Long-horned Beetle Compensation Regulations.
What is the purpose of this regulation?
This regulation will allow compensation to be provided to property owners whose tree(s) have been ordered removed by the CFIA between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2019 to control and eliminate the Asian longhorned beetle (ALHB).
The amendments also make the regulations consistent with the CFIA's current strategy to manage the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle (BSLB).
What are the key elements of this regulation?
Property owners may receive a CFIA Notice to Dispose for trees known to host ALHB until March 31, 2019 and may submit their compensation claims for removing those trees no later than December 31, 2020.
To apply to the CFIA for compensation, property owners must have:
- received a "Notice to Dispose" issued by the CFIA between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2019, requiring the removal of one or more host trees on their property;
- had the host tree(s) removed; and
- purchased (a) non-host replacement tree(s) and planted it (them) on the same property.
The regulation also repeals subsections 2(2) and 2(3) of the Introduced Forest Pest Compensation Regulations to no longer include eradication and its related compensation as a pest management strategy for EAB and BSLB.
How does this regulation affect Canadian businesses?
All property owners within the ALHB regulated area, including businesses, must comply with movement restrictions of wood and wood products. Compensation may encourage the public to report signs of the ALHB. Failure to eradicate ALHB could have devastating effects on Canada's forests, and related industries, including the Canadian hardwood market.
What is the timeline for implementation?
The regulations came into force April 19, 2016.
Where can I get more information?
For more information on this regulation and/or the ALHB please visit the CFIA website.
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