Forward Regulatory Plan 2019-2021: Regulations amending the Pest Control Products Regulations (Product exemptions and pest control product devices)

Title of Regulatory Initiative

Regulations amending the Pest Control Products Regulations (Product exemptions and pest control product devices)

Enabling Act

Pest Control Products Act

Description

The proposed regulatory amendments would exempt certain classes of pest control devices and products from the registration requirements under the Pest Control Products Act.

This regulatory initiative was identified by Health Canada in the Agri-food and Aquaculture Sector Regulatory Review Roadmap.

This regulatory initiative is associated with Health Canada’s stock review plan.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

Since the proposed amendments relate to regulatory requirements for products to be sold Canada only no regulatory cooperation efforts were necessary.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

The proposed regulatory amendments would increase predictability for businesses to determine whether their devices must be registered, and reflect current marketplace needs.

A reduction in administrative burden is also expected as a number of products of low or well-characterized risk would be exempt from the registration requirements under the Act.

Consultations

Pre-consultations in advance of Canada Gazette, Part I were undertaken on Dec 13, 2018.

Canadians will have the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed regulatory amendments during the Canada Gazette, Part l public comment period, which is expected to take place in winter/spring 2020 and last 75 days.

The publication of the final amendments in the Canada Gazette, Part II is expected to take place in winter/spring 2020/2021.

Further information

Additional information can be requested from the Departmental contact.

Departmental contact information

Jordan Hancey
Director
Policy and Regulatory Affairs Division
Pest Management Regulatory Agency
Health Canada

Telephone: 613-736-3914
Email: jordan.hancey@canada.ca

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

May 27, 2019

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