Consultation on accessing confidential test data under pest control products regulations – proposed guidance document, Regulatory Proposal PRO2024-02

Current status: Open

Opened on 17 June 2024 and will close for consultation on 5 September 2024

The following is a consultation document that informs Canadians, regulated parties, Indigenous organizations, and other interested stakeholders and partners about how Health Canada is considering implementing the proposed regulations on public disclosure of confidential test data, titled "Regulations Amending the Pest Control Products Regulations (Strengthening the Regulation of Pest Control Products in Canada)" and pre-published in the Canada Gazette, Part I for consultation on 15 June 2024, available at the following link: Canada Gazette, Part I. Health Canada is seeking feedback on this proposed guidance document which will inform its finalization should the proposed regulations be adopted by the Governor in Council.

The purpose of this document is to provide the public with a description of the proposed policy and procedures for accessing confidential test data (CTD) under the proposed amendments to the Pest Control Products Regulations. The document explains what information could be accessed and when. It also provides guidance on how an application may be submitted to access CTD for research and reanalysis purposes, and a description of what may be expected under the proposed regulatory regime.

How to get involved

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) invites the public, stakeholders, and partners to submit written comments on the Regulatory Proposal PRO2024-02, Accessing confidential test data under pest control products regulations - proposed guidance document.

This consultation is available for comment for 80 calendar days from the date of publication, with a closure of the comment period on 5 September 2024. Open the "Consultation Document" link to access the document.

If you would like to comment, see the Pest Management Regulatory Agency Publications Section page for contact information. Please be sure to include the title of the consultation document on which you are commenting.

Reporting to Canadians

Health Canada will make the results of this consultation available on this website. The final version of the policy will be published on PMRA's Policies and Guidelines website.

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If you have any questions, contact the Pest Management Information Service.

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