Forward Regulatory Plan 2023-2025: Regulations Amending the Pest Control Products Regulations (Research)
Title of Regulatory Initiative
Regulations Amending the Pest Control Products Regulations (Research)
Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Pest Control Products Regulations to:
- Expand the scope of the provisions to include all research involving pest control products (thereby allowing a greater range of research to be permitted);
- Streamline and clarify certain aspects of the research provisions; and
- Add exemptions for research involving microbial agents.
This regulatory initiative is part of HC’s comprehensive review of the Pest Control Products Regulations.
This regulatory initiative is associated with Health Canada’s Regulatory Stock Review Plan.
Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)
This initiative is not part of a formal regulatory cooperation work plan.
Potential impacts on people in Canada, including businesses
Some regulatory changes are expected to reduce administrative burden on regulated parties (e.g., adding exemptions for research involving microbial agents); however, some regulatory changes are expected to increase administrative burden. Overall, a reduction in administrative burden is anticipated
Industry consultations on the proposed amendments to the research provisions took place fall 2022 and lasted 45 days.
People in Canada will have the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed regulatory amendments during the Canada Gazette, Part I public comment period, which is expected to take place in spring 2024.
Health Canada plans to publish the amended regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II in fall 2024.
Additional information may be requested from the departmental contact.
Departmental contact information
Policy and Regulatory Affairs Division
Pest Management Regulatory Agency
Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan
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