Forward Regulatory Plan: Environment and Climate Change Canada

A forward regulatory plan is a publicly available list, with descriptions, of planned or anticipated regulatory changes (regulatory initiatives) that Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) intends to propose or finalize within a 2-year period. The plan may also include regulatory initiatives that are planned to come forward over a longer time frame.

Some of the initiatives in this plan may be associated with ECCC’s multi-year plan to review its existing regulations (stock review plan).

Forward Regulatory Plans are intended to help Canadians, including businesses, Indigenous peoples and trading partners plan for:

The Forward Regulatory Plan briefly describes each regulatory initiative and includes information such as:

The Forward Regulatory Plan will be updated over time to reflect, for example:

Consult ECCC’s acts and regulations for:

For more information

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

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