Pest Control Products Act (S.C. 2002, c. 28)

Act current to 2016-09-18 and last amended on 2006-06-28. Previous Versions

Review of Inspectors’ Requirements

Marginal note:Request for review
  •  (1) Subject to this section, a requirement in respect of which notice has been delivered under subsection 53(2), 57(3) or 59(3) shall be reviewed on the written request of the person to whom the notice was delivered.

  • Marginal note:Contents of and time for making request

    (2) A request under subsection (1) shall state the grounds for the request and the decision that is requested and must be delivered to the Minister within 10 days after the date on which the notice referred to in that subsection was delivered to the person who made the request.

  • Marginal note:Reviewer

    (3) A review requested under subsection (1) may be conducted by the inspector who delivered the notice or by any other inspector or official to whom the review is assigned.

  • Marginal note:Refusal when grounds already considered

    (4) A review requested under subsection (1) may be refused if the request does not comply with subsection (2) or if the grounds stated in the request were presented to and considered by the inspector before the notice was delivered.

  • Marginal note:Refusal in case of emergency

    (5) If the reasons in a notice referred to in subsection (1) include the existence of an emergency concerning risks to human health or safety or the environment, the reviewer may refuse to undertake the review until he or she is satisfied that there has been sufficient compliance with the requirement in the notice to address the emergency.

  • Marginal note:Refusal not affected by inspector’s prior knowledge of emergency

    (6) For the purposes of subsection (5), the reviewer may refuse to undertake the review no matter how long before delivery of the notice the inspector had known of the circumstances concerning the emergency.

  • Marginal note:Reasons for refusal

    (7) A refusal under subsection (4) or (5) shall be communicated in writing to the person who made the request, with reasons for the refusal.

  • Marginal note:Review initiated by inspector

    (8) An inspector who delivers a notice referred to in subsection (1), or any other inspector or official assigned to do so, may review the requirement included in the notice regardless of whether a request has been made under that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Conduct of review

    (9) A review referred to in subsection (1) or (8) shall be conducted in accordance with the regulations, if any.

  • Marginal note:Decision on completion of review

    (10) On completion of a review, the reviewer shall make a decision to confirm, amend, terminate or cancel the requirement.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (11) Written notice of the reviewer’s decision under subsection (10), with reasons, shall be delivered to the person who made the request or, if there was no request, to the person to whom the notice referred to in subsection (1) was, or could have been, delivered.

  • Marginal note:Delay in proceedings under section 61

    (12) An application shall not be made under section 61 in relation to a requirement until

    • (a) the expiry of the 10-day period referred to in subsection (2) without a review having been requested under subsection (1);

    • (b) a request for a review has been refused under subsection (4) or (5); or

    • (c) a review that has been requested under subsection (1) and has not been refused under subsection (4) or (5), or a review that has been undertaken under subsection (8), has been completed and action has been taken under subsection (10).

  • Marginal note:Effect of amendment

    (13) When the decision under subsection (10) is to amend a requirement, the notice of that decision under subsection (11) is deemed, for the purpose of section 61, to have been delivered under subsection 53(2), 57(3) or 59(3), as the case may be, and the amended requirement is subject to review under this section.

Court Orders

Marginal note:Application for court order

 If a person fails to comply with a requirement in respect of which notice has been delivered under subsection 53(2), 57(3) or 59(3), the Minister may apply to the Federal Court or any other court of competent jurisdiction for an order requiring the person to comply with the notice or authorizing an inspector to take any measures the court considers necessary to ensure compliance with the notice.

Delivery of Documents

Marginal note:Method of delivery
  •  (1) Notices or other documents required or authorized to be delivered under this Act may be delivered by certified or registered mail or any other method that provides proof of delivery.

  • Marginal note:Representative in Canada

    (2) An applicant for registration of a pest control product or a registrant, who does not reside in Canada, shall

    • (a) designate a representative who resides in Canada to whom correspondence and any notices or documents referred to in subsection (1) can be sent; and

    • (b) inform the Minister in writing of the designation.

  • Marginal note:Presumption

    (3) Any correspondence, notices or documents received by the representative designated under subsection (2) are deemed to have been received by the applicant or registrant who designated the representative.

  • Marginal note:Requirement to communicate through designated representative

    (4) The Minister may require an applicant or registrant referred to in subsection (2) to conduct any communications with the Minister through the designated representative of the applicant or registrant.

  • Marginal note:Refusal of communications

    (5) Despite any other provision of this Act, the Minister may refuse to receive or act on any communication that is not made in compliance with a requirement made by the Minister under subsection (4).

  • Marginal note:Statutory Instruments Act does not apply

    (6) For greater certainty, the Statutory Instruments Act does not apply in respect of notices or other documents delivered under this Act.

Fees, Charges and Costs

Marginal note:Recovery of fees

 Her Majesty in right of Canada may recover any fee or charge that applies in relation to the administration of this Act or the regulations.

Marginal note:Charges and costs for inspections, etc.
  •  (1) Her Majesty in right of Canada may recover from any person referred to in subsection (2) any charges under this Act and any costs incurred by Her Majesty in relation to the administration of this Act or the regulations, including

    • (a) the inspection, treatment, testing or analysis of a place, pest control product or other thing or the storage, removal, disposal or return of a pest control product or other thing, required or authorized by this Act or the regulations;

    • (b) the seizure, detention, forfeiture or disposal of a pest control product or other thing under this Act or the regulations; and

    • (c) any enforcement or risk-control measures taken by the Minister or an inspector under this Act or the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Persons liable

    (2) The following persons are jointly and severally liable or solidarily liable for the charges and costs relating to an action or measure referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) in the case of an action or measure in respect of a place, the owner and the occupier of that place; and

    • (b) in the case of an action or measure in respect of a pest control product or other thing, the owner of that product or thing and the person who, immediately before the action or measure was taken, had the possession, care or control of that pest control product or thing.

Limitation on Liability

Marginal note:Her Majesty not liable

 If a person must, by or under this Act or the regulations, do anything or permit an inspector to do anything, Her Majesty in right of Canada is not liable for any costs, loss or damage resulting from the compliance or to pay any fee, rent or other charge for what is done, provided, maintained or permitted.

Compensation for Use of Information

Marginal note:Agreements to determine compensation
  •  (1) The Minister shall determine the terms and conditions of agreements to be entered into by applicants and registrants for the purposes of determining compensation payable for the right to use or rely on information provided by registrants to the Minister under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Negotiation and arbitration

    (2) An agreement referred to in subsection (1) shall be entered into, and provide for the determination of compensation payable through negotiation and binding arbitration, in accordance with the regulations made under paragraph 67(1)(h).

  • Marginal note:Commercial Arbitration Act applies

    (3) Subject to this section, the Commercial Arbitration Act applies to an arbitration for the purposes of this section and the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4) Subsection 5(2) of the Commercial Arbitration Act does not apply to an arbitration referred to in subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (5) Regulations made by the Minister of Justice under section 9 of the Commercial Arbitration Act apply to an arbitration referred to in subsection (3) unless the parties otherwise agree.

 
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