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Pest Control Products Regulations (SOR/2006-124)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2023-12-04. Previous Versions

Product Classes

Marginal note:Designation

 The following are the classes of pest control products:

  • (a) “DOMESTIC”, if the pest control product is to be distributed primarily to the general public for personal use in or around their homes;

  • (b) “COMMERCIAL”, if the pest control product is to be distributed for use in commercial activities that are specified on the label;

  • (c) “RESTRICTED”, if the pest control product is one for which the Minister, out of concern for its health or environmental risks, has set out additional information to be shown on the label concerning essential conditions respecting the display, distribution or limitations on use of, or qualifications of persons who may use, the product; and

  • (d) “MANUFACTURING”, if the pest control product is to be used only in the manufacture of a pest control product or a product regulated under the Feeds Act or the Fertilizers Act.

Methods of Electronic Delivery

Marginal note:Electronic delivery

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 62(1) of the Act, notices or other documents required or authorized to be delivered under the Act may be delivered electronically through the website of the Government of Canada or by another means of electronic communication.

  • Marginal note:Deemed time of delivery

    (2) A notice or other document that is delivered electronically is considered to have been delivered

    • (a) if it was delivered through that website, on the earlier of

      • (i) the date of its delivery as indicated through that website, and

      • (ii) the date of its delivery as indicated by a means of automatic electronic communication generated by that website; and

    • (b) if it was delivered using another means of electronic communication, on the date that is indicated as the day of its delivery by the other means.

  • Marginal note:Setting aside deemed time of delivery

    (3) A deemed time of delivery of a notice or other document may be set aside on the basis of any metadata or data from any other tracking system that relates to the notice or other document.

Application for Registration

Marginal note:Contents

  •  (1) An application to register or amend the registration of a pest control product must include all of the following information:

    • (a) the applicant’s name, address and signature or, if the application is made by a representative of the applicant, both the representative’s and applicant’s name and address and the representative’s signature;

    • (b) the name and address of

      • (i) each place of manufacture of the pest control product, if it is or contains a microbial agent, and

      • (ii) each place of production and formulation of the pest control product, in any other case;

    • (c) the product name referred to in paragraph 26(1)(a);

    • (d) the product type referred to in paragraph 26(1)(b);

    • (e) the product’s physical form referred to in paragraph 26(1)(c);

    • (f) the registration number referred to in paragraph 26(1)(i), if there is one;

    • (g) in the case of

      • (i) a chemical pest control product that is an active ingredient, its chemical name, common chemical name and CAS registry number, its percentage of the total weight of the product in which it is contained, the name of each contaminant and other impurity that it contains, and the percentage of total weight of each contaminant and impurity,

      • (ii) a chemical pest control product other than an active ingredient, the chemical name, common chemical name and CAS registry number of each active ingredient in the product, each active ingredient’s percentage of the total weight of the product, and the registration number of each active ingredient or other pest control product used to manufacture the product, and

      • (iii) any other pest control product, any characteristics that are relevant to its health or environmental risks or value;

    • (h) in the case of a pest control product that contains one or more formulants, the name of each formulant, its CAS registry number if any, its percentage of the total weight of the product and its purpose in the product;

    • (i) the size, type and specifications of the package in which the pest control product is to be distributed; and

    • (j) the statement described in paragraph 26(1)(h).

  • Marginal note:Electronic copy of label

    (2) The applicant must include an electronic copy of the proposed label with every application to register a pest control product and with any application to amend the registration of a pest control product that would result in a change to the label.

  • Marginal note:Certification

    (3) The applicant must include with every application to register or amend the registration of a pest control product a statement signed by the applicant certifying that the information in the application is accurate and complete.

Marginal note:Records

  •  (1) An applicant referred to in subsection 6(1) or a registrant referred to in subsection 16(1) must keep records of

    • (a) in the case of a pest control product other than one that is or contains a microbial agent, the address of each place of manufacture of a pest control product, other than a place of production or formulation; and

    • (b) in the case of a pest control product that contains one or more formulants, the name and address of the supplier of each formulant.

  • Marginal note:Retention

    (2) The applicant or the registrant must keep the records for five years after, as the case may be, the date of registration, its amendment or its renewal.

  • Marginal note:Change of information

    (3) If the information contained in the records changes, the applicant or registrant must update it but the previous records must be kept for five years after the day on which the update occurs.

  • Marginal note:Production of records

    (4) On request by the Minister, an inspector or an analyst, the applicant or registrant must provide any records to the Minister, the inspector or the analyst within the period specified in the request.

Marginal note:Stockholm Convention — evaluations not necessary

  •  (1) No evaluation under paragraph 7(3)(a) of the Act is necessary when

    • (a) the application is to register or amend the registration of a pest control product that is or contains an active ingredient that is listed as a chemical in Annex A (Elimination) or Annex B (Restriction) of the Stockholm Convention;

    • (b) the application pertains to a production or use of the active ingredient that is prohibited under the Convention;

    • (c) the amendment to the Convention that resulted in the listing has been ratified by Canada by the deposit of its instrument of ratification with the Secretary-General of the United Nations acting as the Depository of the Convention; and

    • (d) the proposed production or use of the active ingredient in the application:

      • (i) is not subject to a specific exemption, or acceptable purpose, notified by Canada under the Convention, as set out in the Register of Specific Exemptions, or a Register of Acceptable Purposes, established under that Convention, or

      • (ii) is not otherwise permitted under the Convention.

  • Marginal note:Denial of application

    (2) For the purpose of subsection 8(4) of the Act, the health or environmental risks of a pest control product described in subsection (1) are not acceptable.

Marginal note:Additional information required

 In addition to the information required by section 6, the applicant must provide the Minister with any other information that the Minister may require to evaluate the health and environmental risks and the value of the pest control product, including, if relevant to the product and its conditions or proposed conditions of registration, the results of scientific investigations respecting any of the following:

  • (a) the efficacy of the pest control product for its intended purpose;

  • (b) the risks posed by the pest control product and its derivatives to humans or animals that may be exposed to it, including when it is manufactured, handled, stored, transported or distributed or during or after its use or disposal, in accordance with its conditions or proposed conditions of registration;

  • (c) the effect of the pest control product and its derivatives on host organisms in connection with which it is intended to be used;

  • (d) the effect of the pest control product and its derivatives on representative species of organisms not targeted by its intended use;

  • (e) the degree of persistence, retention and movement of the pest control product and its derivatives in the environment, including the degree to which the pest control product and its derivatives may leach or dislodge from things treated with the product;

  • (f) methods of analysis for detecting the components and measuring the characteristics of the pest control product;

  • (g) methods of analysis for detecting and determining the amount of the pest control product and its derivatives in human food, animal feed and the environment when the product is used in accordance with its conditions or proposed conditions of registration;

  • (h) appropriate methods for detoxifying or neutralizing the pest control product in water, air or soil, or on any surface;

  • (i) appropriate methods for disposing of the pest control product and its empty packages;

  • (j) the stability of the pest control product under normal conditions of storage and display;

  • (k) the compatibility of the pest control product with other pest control products with which it is recommended to be, or is likely to be, mixed;

  • (l) the effect of mixing the pest control product or using it simultaneously with other pest control products on its value and the health and environmental risks associated with its use;

  • (m) the chemical and physical properties, or the species or strain and biological properties, of the pest control product, its composition, and specifications and processes for its manufacture, including quality control processes;

  • (n) the fate of the pest control product in humans or animals exposed to it, including the identity and quantity of all the major metabolites and other derivatives that result from its use;

  • (o) the residues of the pest control product and its derivatives that may remain in or on human food or animal feed after its use in accordance with its conditions or proposed conditions of registration;

  • (p) the risks posed to humans or animals exposed to the pest control product or its derivatives through their diet or drinking water when the product is used in accordance with its conditions or proposed conditions of registration;

  • (q) the effect of storing and processing, including post-market processing, human food or animal feed in relation to which the pest control product was used on the dissipation or degradation of the pest control product and any of its derivatives;

  • (r) the proposed maximum residue limits for the pest control product and its derivatives in or on human food; and

  • (s) the fate of the pest control product and its derivatives in subsequent crops of human food or animal feed.

  • SOR/2014-24, s. 6

Marginal note:Additional information — affidavit and contents

  •  (1) When, in the context of an application for registration or to amend a registration, the Minister considers additional information under paragraph 7(6)(b) of the Act that is not publicly available, the applicant must be given access to that information by the Minister for the purpose of making representations under that paragraph with respect to the information, if the applicant submits to the Minister an affidavit made under oath or a statutory declaration under the Canada Evidence Act made before a commissioner for oaths or for taking affidavits that

    • (a) identifies the information to which access is being requested;

    • (b) acknowledges that the access is given only for the purpose of enabling the applicant to make representations to the Minister with respect to the information;

    • (c) states that the applicant will not use the information or make it available to any person for any other purpose; and

    • (d) states that the information and any copies of it will be returned to the Minister when the stated purpose has been achieved.

  • Marginal note:Copying or other use

    (2) The applicant to whom access to additional information is given under subsection (1) must not use the information or provide it to any person for any purpose other than to make representations under paragraph 7(6)(b) of the Act with respect to the information.

  • Marginal note:Return of information

    (3) Additional information to which access is given under subsection (1) and any copies of it must be returned to the Minister by the applicant immediately after they have made their representations with respect to the information.

  • SOR/2014-24, s. 7

Marginal note:Reference in Register

 For the purpose of subsection 42(4) of the Act, evaluation reports that are placed in the Register under paragraph 42(2)(f) of the Act must include a reference to information placed in the Register under paragraph 42(2)(e) of the Act.

Marginal note:Samples on request

 On application to register or amend the registration of a pest control product, the applicant must, if requested by the Minister, provide the Minister with a sample of

  • (a) the pest control product;

  • (b) the technical grade of its active ingredient; and

  • (c) the laboratory standard of its active ingredient.

Marginal note:Registration certificate

 When a pest control product is registered or a registration is amended under section 8 of the Act, the Minister must issue a registration certificate that bears the registration number of the pest control product and sets out any conditions of registration specified by the Minister.

Validity Period

Marginal note:Maximum validity period

 The validity period of a registration of a pest control product must end no later than December 31 in the fifth year after the year in which the product is registered.

  • SOR/2017-91, s. 3

 [Repealed, SOR/2017-91, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2017-91, s. 4]

Renewal of Registration

Marginal note:Five-year periods

  •  (1) The registration of a pest control product may be renewed, on application by the registrant to the Minister, for additional periods of not more than five years each.

  • Marginal note:Renewal applications

    (2) An application to renew the registration of a pest control product must be accompanied by the following:

    • (a) the information required by subsection 6(1);

    • (b) the statement required by subsection 6(3);

    • (c) the information required by section 8;

    • (d) if sections 17.05 to 17.11 apply, whichever of the following documents is applicable:

      • (i) a document that establishes that, as of the date the application is made, a negotiated settlement between the registrant and the data holder has been reached or an arbitral award has been made in respect of the test data and the data holder has not provided a letter of access referred to in section 17.1 to the registrant, or

      • (ii) a copy of the letter of access referred to in section 17.1; and

    • (e) if sections 17.12 to 17.17 apply, whichever of the following documents is applicable:

      • (i) a document that establishes that, as of the date the application is made,

        • (A) the registrant and data holder are negotiating the compensation payable in respect of the test data,

        • (B) the determination of the compensation payable in respect of the test data has been submitted to binding arbitration and an arbitral award has not been made, or

        • (C) a negotiated settlement between the registrant and the data holder has been reached or an arbitral award has been made in respect of the test data and the data holder has not provided a letter of access referred to in section 17.17 to the registrant, or

      • (ii) a copy of the letter of access referred to in section 17.17.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation — data holder and test data

    (2.1) In subsection (2), data holder and test data have the same meanings as in section 17.01.

  • Marginal note:Request — labels

    (3) The registrant must, if requested by the Minister, provide the Minister with an electronic copy of the approved label and two hard copies of the marketplace label.

 

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