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Forward Regulatory Plan: 2021 to 2023
Amendments to the CFIA Fees Notice (Part 5 - Fertilizer service descriptions)

Description of the objective

The modernized Fertilizers Regulations, which were published in October 2020, require that CFIA be notified and approve changes being made to a registered product only if they impact the identity of the product, its safety or its use (registration amendments). Other changes can be made without notifying the agency, which significantly reduces burden on regulated parties and CFIA.

The current fertilizer service descriptions and their associated fees are not prescribed in the regulations; rather they are housed in the CFIA Fees Notice. These descriptions are very restrictive and thus not aligned with the intent of the modernized Fertilizers Regulations.

Amendments to the service descriptions (not the actual fees) will be made to reflect burden reductions offered by the regulatory amendments. They will also repeal fees associated with efficacy reviews and remove the concept of temporary registrations. They will also repeal fees associated with efficacy reviews and remove the concept of temporary registrations, as these services are no longer offered by CFIA.

Enabling act

Canadian Food Inspection Act

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

Impacts were assessed as part of the Fertilizer Modernization initiative. Therefore, no further business impacts or direct costs are expected as a result of these amendments.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic, international)

Regulatory cooperation is not applicable in this context.

Public consultation opportunities

A public consultation was held during the modernization of the Fertilizers Regulations. Further consultation may be required for this initiative ahead of the final publication in Canada Gazette, Part I, which is anticipated for fall 2021.

Departmental contact

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the FRP

This initiative was first included in the 2021 to 2023 update.

For more information

Consult CFIA's acts and regulations web page for:

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

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