The Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act (EVAMPA)

Consultations on the Administrative Monetary Penalties System

EVAMPA is created under the EEA, and authorizes an Administrative Monetary Penalty (or AMP) system that will apply to violations under 10 Acts: the Antarctic Environmental Protection Act; the Canada Water Act; the Canada Wildlife Act; the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Parts 7 and 9; the International River Improvements Act; the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994; the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act; the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act ; the Canada National Parks Act; and the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Act.

Under EVAMPA, Administrative Monetary Penalties may be issued for up to $5,000 for individuals and up to $25,000 for corporations.

Online public consultation

Environment Canada is conducting an online consultation between June 30 and September 9, 2011 on its regulatory proposal to implement the AMP system. Members of the public are invited to submit comments on the proposal within that timeframe.

The regulatory proposal describes the following components that will make up the AMP system:

  1. The scope of the AMP regime; and
  2. The method for determining the amount of an AMP

To provide your comments:

The Government of Canada is committed to providing the Canadian public and other stakeholders the opportunity to participate in the development of regulatory initiatives. You are invited to send your comments and supporting reasons on the regulatory proposal for the Administrative Monetary Penalties System under EVAMPA to Environment Canada by the end of the day September 9, 2011.

By E-mail:

By Fax: 819-952-9138

By Regular Mail:

Regulatory Proposal for the Administrative Monetary Penalties System under EVAMPA
Legislative and Regulatory Affairs,
Environment Canada
21st floor, 351 Boulevard St-Joseph,
Gatineau, QC, K1A 0H3

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