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Health of Animals Regulations

Version of section 120.5 from 2020-04-23 to 2021-03-23:

  •  (1) The Minister may issue a permit for the release of a veterinary biologic under section 160 where the Minister, in addition to being satisfied that the proposed release meets the criteria set out in subsection 160(1.1), is satisfied that, to the best of the Minister’s knowledge and belief, the proposed release is unlikely to pose a risk of harm to the environment or to human or animal health.

  • (2) In evaluating the risk of harm to the environment and to human and animal health for the purposes of subsection (1), the Minister shall

    • (a) consider such matters as

      • (i) the effects of the proposed release on the environment and on human and animal health, and

      • (ii) the magnitude of the exposure to the environment of the veterinary biologic involved in the proposed release; and

    • (b) assess whether the veterinary biologic will enter or may enter the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions

      • (i) having or that may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or on human or animal health,

      • (ii) constituting or that may constitute a danger to the environment on which human or animal life depends, or

      • (iii) constituting or that may constitute a danger in Canada to human or animal life or health.

  • (3) In addition to the conditions referred to in paragraph 160(2)(b), a permit for the release of a veterinary biologic shall contain such conditions as the Minister considers advisable to prevent harm to the environment or to human or animal health.

  • (4) In addition to any of the reasons set out in any of paragraphs 160(3)(a) to (c), the Minister may cancel or suspend a permit for the release of a veterinary biologic if the Minister has reason to believe that failure to do so could result in harm to the environment or to human or animal health.

  • SOR/97-8, s. 2
  • SOR/2002-438, s. 18(F)
  • SOR/2018-79, s. 4(F)
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