Pesticide Compliance and Enforcement Annual Reports

Health Canada delivers promotion, monitoring, and enforcement activities under the National Pesticides Compliance Program (NPCP). Its mission is to help protect the health and environment of Canadians by enforcing compliance with the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA) and its Regulations. Its vision is to strive for excellence in pesticide compliance.

This section provides summaries, by fiscal year, of activities delivered by the NPCP. This information was made available as part of Health Canada's recent initiatives under the Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework.

2017-2018

Approximately 253 compliance outreach activities were delivered. These activities included presentations, meetings, exhibit booths at tradeshows, and other activities such as providing publications for mail-outs and contributing to association newsletters. A total of 933 inspections and interviews were completed in 7 National Pesticide Compliance Program (NPCP) sectors. Inspection activities included the monitoring of compliance with the PCPA among agricultural and industrial pesticide users, registrants, manufacturers and retailers. A total of 428 soil, plant tissue, wipe, formulation and other samples were analysed by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency's laboratory. Thirty-two Notices of Violation and 21 Compliance Orders were issued, and 775 other enforcement responses were issued in response to observed non-compliance.

To obtain more information, you may also consult the Pesticide Compliance and Enforcement Report for 2017-2018 or the Pest Management Regulatory Agency Report for 2017-2018.

2016-2017

Approximately 159 compliance promotion activities were delivered. These activities included promotion of the safe use of pesticides by following label directions and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by commercial and agricultural users, consultations with school boards about pest control practices, promoting pollinator protection, and outreach to customs brokers. A total of 1067 inspections and interviews were completed in 26 National Pesticide Compliance Program (NPCP) priority areas. Inspection activities included the monitoring of compliance with the PCPA among agricultural and industrial pesticide users, registrants, manufacturers and vendors. A total of 321 soil, plant tissue, wipe, formulation and other samples were analysed by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency's laboratory. Twenty-two Notices of Violation and twelve Compliance Orders were issued, and 836 other enforcement actions were taken in response to observed non-compliance.

To obtain more information, you may also consult the Pesticide Compliance and Enforcement Report for 2016-2017 or the Pest Management Regulatory Agency Report for 2016-2017.

2015-2016

Approximately 200 compliance promotion activities were delivered. These activities included promotion of pollinator protection, safe use of pesticides by following label directions and use of proper personal protection equipment (PPE) by commercial and agricultural users, and municipal pool chemical sanitation. A total of 1774 monitoring and surveillance inspections were completed under the oversight of 14 compliance verification and inspection programs. Inspection activities included the monitoring of compliance with the PCPA among agricultural and industrial pesticide users, registrants, manufacturers and vendors. Approximately 486 samples were analyzed by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency's laboratory. Twenty-seven Notices of Violation and three Compliance Orders were issued, and around 1775 other enforcement actions were taken in response to observed non-compliance.

To obtain more information, you may also consult the Pesticide Compliance and Enforcement Report for 2015-2016 or the Pest Management Regulatory Agency Report for 2015-2016.

2014-2015

Approximately 230 compliance promotion activities were delivered. These activities included the follow-up on bee mortality reports, promotion of the proper use of personal protective equipment and education of the safe use of endosulfan. Around 1400 compliance monitoring activities were completed under the oversight of 15 programs. Inspection activities included the monitoring of pesticide import, retail sale, industrial and agricultural use (fruiting and cucurbit vegetables, Saskatoon berry growers, 2% Liquid Strychnine concentrate and aquaculture). Approximately 630 samples were analyzed by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency's laboratory. Seventeen Notices of Violation and 4 Compliance Orders were issued, and around 1600 other enforcement actions were taken in response to observed non-compliance.

To obtain more information, you may also consult the Pesticide Compliance and Enforcement Report for 2014-2015 or the Pest Management Regulatory Agency Annual Report for 2014-2015.

2013-2014

Approximately 600 compliance promotion activities were delivered. These activities included the follow-up on bee mortality reports, promotion of the proper use of personal protective equipment and the communication of label changes to endosulfan products. There was an increase in compliance promotion activities from previous years due to high levels of bee mortality. Around 1000 compliance monitoring activities were completed under the oversight of 14 programs. Inspection activities included the monitoring of pesticide import, retail sale, industrial and agricultural use (leafy vegetables, aquaculture and soil fumigation). Approximately 275 samples were analyzed by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency's laboratory. Six Notices of Violation and one Compliance Order were issued, and around 1550 other enforcement actions were taken in response to observed non-compliance.

To obtain more information, you may consult the Pest Management Regulatory Agency Annual Report for 2013-2014.

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