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Seeds Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1400)

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Regulations are current to 2020-03-05 and last amended on 2019-01-15. Previous Versions

PART IVRegistration of Establishments that Prepare Seed and the Licensing of Operators (continued)

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

 [Repealed, SOR/2001-93, s. 9]

 Unless the registration of an establishment is suspended or cancelled under section 87 or 88, and subject to section 92, the Registrar shall renew the registration of every establishment annually, on the recommendation of a conformity verification body or, if there is no conformity verification body, on payment by the establishment, before January 1 of the year in respect of which the registration is to be renewed, of the applicable renewal 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. 10
  •  (1) If a conformity verification body refuses to make a recommendation to the Registrar that an establishment be registered as an approved conditioner under section 81, as an authorized importer under section 81.1 or as a bulk storage facility under section 82, or that the establishment’s registration be renewed under section 84, the conformity verification body shall send a notice of that decision to the applicant by registered mail, giving the reasons for the decision and advising that the applicant may request that the Registrar review the decision. The conformity verification body shall also send a copy of the notice, including the reasons, to the Registrar.

  • (2) The applicant may, within 30 days after the day on which the notice is received, make a written request to the Registrar for a review of the decision.

  • (3) The request shall include the reason why the applicant believes that the Registrar should review the decision and may include or be accompanied by any documentation or information that the applicant considers appropriate. The request shall also include the applicable fee set out in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice.

  • (4) On receipt of the request, the Registrar shall review the decision.

  • (5) The review shall be conducted as informally and expeditiously as possible and in such a way as to permit the applicant to present the applicant’s case and to reply to any evidence, but shall not include oral representations unless the Registrar determines that they are necessary.

  • (6) If the Registrar finds that the conformity verification body should have recommended that the establishment be registered as an approved conditioner, an authorized importer or a bulk storage facility, or that the establishment’s registration be renewed, the Registrar shall register the establishment or renew its registration, as the case may be, as if the recommendation had been made.

  • (7) The Registrar shall send a notice of the Registrar’s decision and the reasons for it to the applicant by registered mail.

  • SOR/2001-93, s. 10

 The operator of a registered establishment shall post in a conspicuous place in the registered establishment the Certificate of Registration issued under section 81, 81.1, 82 or 83 for the period during which the certificate remains in force.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 3

Conditions Respecting Registered Establishments

  •  (1) Every operator of a registered establishment shall keep at the establishment

    • (a) up-to-date copies of the Seeds Act, these Regulations and all other written material that the Agency delivers to the establishment from time to time; and

    • (b) a list that identifies

      • (i) the measures and documentation required to ensure that the establishment is in compliance with the requirements of these Regulations,

      • (ii) the persons who, where applicable, handle, store, sample, test, process, grade, label and document all seed in the establishment, and

      • (iii) the operators of the establishment.

  • (2) Every approved conditioner shall have

    • (a) processing equipment of such construction and design that it may be properly cleaned between the processing of successive seed lots so as to eliminate residues and prevent contamination; and

    • (b) equipment for drawing representative samples of seed.

  • (3) Every bulk storage facility and every authorized importer shall have adequate storage facilities to enable the identification and maintain the identity of different seed lots and to prevent cross-contamination.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 3
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 88
  • SOR/2015-55, s. 15

Suspension and Cancellation of Registration

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2) and section 89, the Registrar shall suspend the registration of an establishment where

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

    • (b) the establishment does not comply with a provision of the Act, the Seeds Act or these Regulations; or

    • (c) the applicable fee set out in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice for a service provided to that establishment has not been paid.

  • (2) The Registrar shall not suspend the registration of an establishment where, before the registrant is heard pursuant to paragraph 89(b), the registrant takes corrective measures and an inspector verifies that those measures have been taken.

  • SOR/96-252, s. 3
  • SOR/96-273, s. 2
  • SOR/2007-223, s. 23
 
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