Moving Pesticide Licensing From Paper-Based to Electronic Service Delivery
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Pesticides Act; Environmental Protection Act
Summary of Decision:
We made changes to modernize the pesticides licensing program and this allows us to provide online service delivery. This will make the program more efficient and transparent and will ensure protection of human health and the environment.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
A costing analysis was carried out by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in conjunction with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, and it was found that the total administrative cost savings associated with bringing the pesticide licence application process from paper-based to electronic service delivery would be approximately $177,900 annually.
January 15, 2018
Summary of Proposal:
In order to bring these changes into effect, amendments are required to O. Reg. 63/09: General, and O. Reg. 228/07: Service of Documents, both under the Pesticides Act, R.S.O. 1990. Additionally, two new regulations are required: a Minister's Fees Regulation under Pesticides Act, R.S.O. 1990 and an Information Publishing Regulation under the Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990.
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September 4, 2018