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)

Enabling Act

Pest Control Products Act


Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Pest Control Products Regulations to:

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.

Further information

Additional information may be requested from the departmental contact.

Departmental contact information

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

Telephone: 613-302-3886

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

April 2021

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