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Forward Regulatory Plan 2017 to 2019

Environmental Enforcement

Proposed Regulatory Initiatives


Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations

Enabling Act

Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Description

The proposed regulations would implement an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) regime under the Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act for various statutes administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada by designating the provisions of the statutes and their regulations that could be enforced by means of an AMP and specifying the method of calculating the amount of an AMP.

The overall impacts are minimal, as the AMPs regime does not create new obligations or prohibitions, and only those parties committing violations would be impacted.

Indication of business impact

There are no expected business impacts.

Consultation

The proposed regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a 60-day comment period on April 9, 2016.

Target date for publication of the final regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II is fall 2017.

Communication of the changes will be a part of normal compliance promotion activities with key stakeholder groups.

Contact

Sara Neamtz
Acting Executive Director, Legislative Governance
Telephone: 819-420-7890
Fax: 819-420-7391
Email: sara.neamtz@canada.ca

Designation of Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Canada Wildlife Act) Regulations

Enabling Act

Canada Wildlife Act

Description

The proposed regulations are required to implement the fine regime introduced by the Environmental Enforcement Act.  They designate the provisions of the Wildlife Area Regulations that, if contravened, would subject the offender to minimum fines and to increased maximum fines upon conviction.

The proposed regulations will be of interest to any sectors that conduct activities impacting wildlife areas. The overall impacts will be minimal, however, as the proposed regulations would only apply to those parties that breach the applicable rules.

Indication of business impact

There are no expected business impacts.

Consultation

Environment and Climate Change Canada published the proposed regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a 30-day comment period on December 15, 2012.

Given the lapse of time, the proposed regulations were republished in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a 60-day comment period on April 9, 2016.

Target date for publication of the final regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II is fall 2017.

Communication of the changes will be part of normal compliance promotion activities with key stakeholder groups.

Contact

Sara Neamtz
Acting Executive Director, Legislative Governance
Telephone: 819-420-7890
Fax: 819-420-7391
Email: sara.neamtz@canada.ca

Designation of Regulatory Provisions for Purposes of Enforcement (Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994) Regulations

Enabling Act

Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994

Description

The proposed regulations are required to implement the fine regime introduced by the Environmental Enforcement Act.  They designate the provisions of the Migratory Birds Regulations and the Migratory Bird Sanctuaries Regulations that, if contravened, would subject the offender to minimum fines and to increased maximum fines upon conviction.

The proposed regulations will be of interest to any sectors that conduct activities impacting migratory birds or migratory bird sanctuaries.  The overall impacts will be minimal, however, as the regulations would only apply to those parties that breach the applicable rules.

Indication of business impact

There are no expected business impacts.

Consultation

The proposed regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a 30-day comment period on December 15, 2012.

Given the lapse of time, the proposed regulations were republished in the Canada Gazette, Part I for a 60-day comment period on April 9, 2016.

Target date for publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II is fall 2017.

Communication of the changes will be part of normal compliance promotion activities with key stakeholder groups.

Contact

Sara Neamtz
Acting Executive Director, Legislative Governance
Telephone: 819-420-7890
Fax: 819-420-7391
Email: sara.neamtz@canada.ca

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