A regulation is the manifestation of a legislative power conferred by Parliament on the executive branch of government.
The Statutory Instruments Act (R.S., 1985, C. S-22) defines the term regulations and establishes the basic legal process the federal government must follow when developing regulations:
"To be a regulation, an instrument must be:
Current CEPA regulations include the following:
Proposed CEPA regulations include the following:
Forward Regulatory Plan: This plan provides information on regulatory proposals that Environment Canada expects to bring forward over the next two years. It also identifies public consultation opportunities and a departmental contact point for each regulatory initiative.