Amendments to the Canada Grain Regulations (Licensing exemptions)

Title or working title of the regulatory initiative:

Amendments to the Canada Grain Regulations (Licensing exemptions)

Description of the objective:

Plans are being considered to determine the continuation of certain licensing exemptions in order to safeguard the interests of producers and strengthen the grain quality assurance system.

Indication of business impacts:

There may be business impacts. The “One-for-One” Rule and/or the Small Business Lens may apply.

Public consultation opportunities:

Initial consultations with grain producers, feed mills, licensed grain companies and industry stakeholders took place from February 9 to April 9, 2015. Public consultation was facilitated through the publication of the licensing feed mills proposal on the Canadian Grain Commission web site. A summary of stakeholder feedback and next steps is available.

Subsequent online and face-to-face stakeholder consultations with grain producers, licensed grain companies, feed mills, agents, and producer railway car loading facilities were held from April 19, to August 31, 2016. A summary of stakeholder feedback is available. Further consultations could take place through pre-publication in the Canada Gazette, Part I that may be in the 2017 to 2019 planning period.

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians web sites.

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