Mandatory Incident Reporting for Registrants and Applicants

If you are a member of the public and wish to report a pesticide incident, please see the Pesticide Incident Reporting section.

In accordance with the Pest Control Products Incident Reporting Regulations, pesticide registrants and applicants are required to report to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) all incidents associated with their products. For details on the reporting requirements, such the type of incidents that must be reported and the time frames for reporting them, please refer to the Regulations and related Guidance Document below.

To report an incident to the PMRA, please use the electronic Incident Reporting Form provided below. The PMRA is also providing the XML Schema of its Incident Reporting Form for registrants who would prefer to render their Incident Reports from their proprietary systems. Please contact us to receive an electronic copy of the XML Schema.

Should you require further information please contact the Pest Management Information Service.

Incident Reporting Form

Examples of completed incident report forms can be found in the Pesticide Product Information Database of the Public Registry.

User Guide - Version 2.0

The User Guide provides the Registrants and Applicants the functional and technical information needed in order to complete the Incident Reporting Form and submit it to the PMRA.

To obtain an electronic copy of the document Incident Reporting Form User Guide - Version 2.0, as well as a consolidated list of changes that were made between Version 1.02 and 2.0 of the Form, please contact the Pest Management Information Service.

Guidance Document

The Guidance Document for the Pest Control Products Incident Reporting Regulations is intended to be used in conjunction with the Pest Control Products Incident Reporting Regulations (IRR). It is not to be considered a substitute for the IRR or a stand-alone document.

Guidance documents are meant to provide assistance to registrants and interested stakeholders on how to comply with governing statutes and regulations. Guidance documents also provide assistance to staff on how Health Canada mandates and objectives should be implemented in a manner that is fair, consistent and effective.

Guidance documents are administrative instruments not having force of law and, as such, allow for flexibility in approach. Alternate approaches to the principles and practices described in this document may be acceptable provided they are supported by adequate scientific justification. Alternate approaches should be discussed in advance with the relevant program area to avoid the possible finding that applicable statutory or regulatory requirements have not been met.

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