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Forward Regulatory Plan: 2021 to 2023
Amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (miscellaneous amendment regulations) – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations

Description of the objective

Administrative monetary penalties are one of several enforcement options for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to respond to non-compliance. The amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations would be updated to reflect changes being made to the Health of Animals Regulations and the Plant Protection Regulations to address issues raised by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations (SJCSR). One proposed amendment is consequential to the Plant Protection Act amendments published on November 27, 2015. One proposed amendment is repealing an item under the Safe Food for Canadians Act.

Enabling act

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

There are no business impacts or direct costs expected as a result of the regulatory amendment.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic, international)

This initiative is a companion amendment to the Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations Amending the Health of Animals Regulations, the Plant Protection Regulations and the Seeds Regulations. Regulatory cooperation is not applicable in this context.

Public consultation opportunities

It is anticipated these amendments will be published as final in the Canada Gazette, Part II in fall 2021.

Departmental contact

cfia.legislation-legislation.acia@canada.ca

Date the regulatory initiative was first included in the FRP

This initiative was first included in the 2019 to 2021 update.

For more information

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