Amendments to the Canada Grain Regulations – Housekeeping amendments to improve clarity and transparency (Miscellaneous Amendment Regulation)
The proposal to repeal Schedule 4 and incorporate updated documents by reference is administrative in nature and includes minor amendments to improve clarity and transparency for stakeholders and to streamline the regulations.
The proposed amendments support the Canadian Grain Commission’s commitment to modernize the regulatory framework under the Canada Grain Act to keep pace with the evolving grain sector with the aim to enhance flexibility, improve efficiency and responsiveness, reduce inconsistencies and foster innovation.
Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses
The proposed regulatory amendments are expected to have a positive impact on business. Repealing Schedule 4 and incorporating by reference updated documents will ensure mandatory forms reflect operational needs and include only mandatory content.
Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)
Given the nature of these amendments, stakeholder reaction is expected to be minimal and positive. The Canadian Grain Commission plans to contact all licensees directly to notify them of the proposed amendments. Public consultations via pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part l are not required.
Regulatory amendments are targeted to come into force on August 1, 2021. Additional information can be requested from the Canadian Grain Commission.
The date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan
April 28, 2021
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