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Seeds Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1400)

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Regulations are current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2020-04-23. Previous Versions

PART IIIVariety Registration (continued)

Cancellation of Registration

 The Registrar must cancel the registration of a variety if

  • (a) the variety has demonstrated susceptibility to disease or such inferior quality as to have an adverse effect on Canadian agriculture and the food system;

  • (b) the variety has demonstrated significant levels of contamination such that the genetic purity of the variety has been jeopardized;

  • (c) the variety has been altered in such a manner that it differs from the representative reference sample;

  • (d) the variety or its progeny may be detrimental to human or animal health and safety or the environment;

  • (e) false or misleading information was submitted in support of the application for registration;

  • (f) the variety name became a registered trademark in respect of that variety after registration;

  • (g) the variety has been altered in such a manner as to convert it to a variety that is registered under a different name;

  • (h) the variety has been found to be indistinguishable from another variety that was or currently is registered in Canada;

  • (i) the variety is no longer subject to the variety registration requirements; or

  • (j) the registrant has requested the cancellation of the registration of the variety.

  • SOR/86-849, s. 8
  • SOR/96-252, s. 3
  • SOR/2009-186, s. 7
  • SOR/2014-114, s. 3
  •  (1) The Registrar must not cancel the registration of a variety unless the Registrar sends a notice, by registered mail, to the registrant giving the reasons for the cancellation and advising that the registrant may make representations concerning the cancellation to the Registrar in accordance with this section.

  • (1.1) Subsection (1) does not apply if the registrant has requested the cancellation of the variety.

  • (2) The notice referred to in subsection (1) is deemed to be received by the registrant on the seventh day after the day on which the notice is mailed.

  • (3) A registrant who receives a notice referred to in subsection (1) may, within 30 days after the day on which the notice is received, make written representations to the Registrar concerning the cancellation.

  • (4) The procedure set out in subsections 73(3) to (9) applies in respect of the review of the representations made under subsection (3), with such modifications as the circumstances require.

  • (5) If, on conclusion of the review of the representations made under subsection (3), the Registrar determines that the registration must be cancelled, the cancellation is effective on the seventh day after the day on which the notice of that determination is mailed to the registrant.

  • SOR/86-849, s. 8
  • SOR/96-252, s. 3
  • SOR/2014-114, s. 4
  •  (1) The Registrar must reinstate the registration of a variety if the former registrant makes a written request to reinstate the registration and the Registrar determines that the reasons for cancelling the registration are no longer valid.

  • (2) A former registrant who makes a request to reinstate a registration is not required to submit the information referred to in section 67.

  • SOR/86-849, s. 8
  • SOR/96-252, s. 3
  • SOR/2014-114, s. 5

Change of a Variety Name

 The registrant shall apply to the Registrar where the registrant wishes to change a variety name of a variety registered under this Part.

  • SOR/86-849, s. 8
  • SOR/96-252, s. 3

PART IVRegistration of Establishments that Prepare Seed and the Licensing of Operators

Interpretation

 In this Part,

approved conditioner

approved conditioner means an establishment that prepares seed of pedigreed status and in respect of which a registration as an approved conditioner is in force; (conditionneur agréé)

authorized importer

authorized importer means an establishment that prepares imported seed and in respect of which a registration as an authorized importer is in force; (importateur autorisé)

bulk

bulk, with respect to seed, means not packaged in a fastened container; (en vrac)

bulk storage facility

bulk storage facility means an establishment that stores in bulk seed graded with a Canada pedigreed grade name and in respect of which a registration as a bulk storage facility is in force; (installation d’entreposage en vrac)

registrant

registrant means a person who applies for and is granted registration in respect of an establishment; (détenteur d’agrément)

Registrar

Registrar means the person designated by the President to register establishments and licence operators. (registraire)

  • SOR/86-849, s. 8
  • SOR/96-252, s. 3
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 87

Application

 This Part does not apply in respect of seed potatoes.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 3

Registration of an Establishment

  •  (1) An application for the registration of an establishment as an approved conditioner, an authorized importer or a bulk storage facility shall be made in writing

    • (a) to a conformity verification body; or

    • (b) to the Registrar, if there is no conformity verification body.

  • (2) When making an application under paragraph (1)(b), the applicant shall include the applicable fee set out in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 3
  • SOR/97-534, s. 5
  • SOR/2000-183, s. 43
  • SOR/2001-93, s. 5

 If an application is made under section 80 for the registration of an establishment as an approved conditioner, the establishment has the documents referred to in subsection 86(1) and the equipment referred to in subsection 86(2) and either a conformity verification body recommends the registration or, if there is no conformity verification body, the applicant pays the applicable fee set out in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice, the Registrar shall

  • (a) register the establishment, for a period ending December 31 of the year in respect of which the application is made, as an approved conditioner by entering the name of the establishment in the Agency’s Register of Seed Establishments and by assigning a registration number to the establishment; and

  • (b) issue a Certificate of Registration in respect of the establishment.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 3
  • SOR/97-292, s. 39
  • SOR/97-534, s. 5
  • SOR/2000-183, s. 43
  • SOR/2001-93, s. 6

 If an application is made under section 80 for the registration of an establishment as an authorized importer, the establishment has the documents referred to in subsection 86(1) and the facilities referred to in subsection 86(3) and either a conformity verification body recommends the registration or, if there is no conformity verification body, the applicant pays the applicable fee set out in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice, the Registrar shall

  • (a) register the establishment, for a period ending December 31 of the year in respect of which the application is made, as an authorized importer by entering the name of the establishment in the Agency’s Register of Seed Establishments and by assigning a registration number to the establishment; and

  • (b) issue a Certificate of Registration in respect of the establishment.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 3
  • SOR/97-292, s. 40
  • SOR/97-534, s. 5
  • SOR/2000-183, s. 43
  • SOR/2001-93, s. 7

 If an application is made under section 80 for the registration of an establishment as a bulk storage facility, the establishment has the documents referred to in subsection 86(1) and the facilities referred to in subsection 86(3) and either a conformity verification body recommends the registration or, if there is no conformity verification body, the applicant pays the applicable fee set out in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice, the Registrar shall

  • (a) register the establishment, for a period ending December 31 of the year in respect of which the application is made, as a bulk storage facility by entering the name of the establishment in the Agency’s Register of Seed Establishments and by assigning a registration number to the establishment; and

  • (b) issue a Certificate of Registration in respect of the establishment.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 3
  • SOR/97-292, s. 41
  • SOR/97-534, s. 5
  • SOR/2000-183, s. 43
  • SOR/2001-93, s. 8
 
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