Vol. 149, No. 7 — April 8, 2015
SOR/2015-72 March 27, 2015
FARM INCOME PROTECTION ACT
Regulations Repealing Certain Regulations Made Under the Farm Income Protection Act (Miscellaneous Program)
P.C. 2015-343 March 26, 2015
His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, pursuant to subsection 18(1) of the Farm Income Protection Act (see footnote a), makes the annexed Regulations Repealing Certain Regulations Made Under the Farm Income Protection Act (Miscellaneous Program).
REGULATIONS REPEALING CERTAIN REGULATIONS MADE UNDER THE FARM INCOME PROTECTION ACT (MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAM)
1. The following Regulations are repealed:
- (a) the Apricot Stabilization Regulations, 1977 (see footnote 1);
- (b) the Beef Calf Stabilization Regulations (see footnote 2);
- (c) the Apple Stabilization 1977 Regulations (see footnote 3);
- (d) the Barley Stabilization Regulations, 1977-78 (see footnote 4);
- (e) the Apple Stabilization Regulations, 1980 (see footnote 5);
- (f) the Apricot Stabilization Regulations, 1982 (see footnote 6);
- (g) the Apple Stabilization Regulations, 1982-83 (see footnote 7);
- (h) the Apple Stabilization Regulations, 1983 and 1984 (see footnote 8);
- (i) the 1985 Potatoes Stabilization Regulations (see footnote 9); and
- (j) the Barley 1987 Period Stabilization Regulations (see footnote 10).
COMING INTO FORCE
2. These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.
REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT
(This statement is not part of the Regulations.)
Spent regulations create regulatory clutter in the regulatory stock. Repealing the 10 spent regulations would reduce the regulatory clutter for industry and allow the removal of the titles from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) and the Department of Justice’s external Web sites, thus reducing stakeholder confusion of what regulations are applicable.
Regulations under the Farm Income Protection Act (FIPA) are promulgated as the need arises to support the producer insurance program authorized under the Act. The regulations that are being repealed are for specific named crops or commodities within a specified, limited time frame. The purpose of the regulations was to set the conditions for payments for the identified commodity (e.g. potatoes, apples, apricots) within a specified time under the insurance program. These are regulations for which the time frame has passed and are therefore spent. These regulations therefore have no current application. These regulations were promulgated under the original authority of the Agricultural Stabilization Act and later by the FIPA, which superseded the Agricultural Stabilization Act in 1991.
The objective of this proposal is to repeal 10 spent regulations under the FIPA to simplify and streamline the regulatory base for industry.
Ten regulations will be repealed under the FIPA that were originally promulgated under its predecessor legislation, the Agricultural Stabilization Act.
The Agricultural Stabilization Act has since been superseded by the Farm Income Protection Act (April 11, 1991) and these existing regulations were migrated under the authority of the new Act. The purpose of these regulations was to set out the conditions (i.e. base price, prescribed percentage and/or payments) for stabilization of the named commodity in the stated year under the farm income protection program authorized by the FIPA. These regulations have no current application since their specific time frame has lapsed. The spent regulations which are being repealed are
- 1) the 1985 Potatoes Stabilization Regulations (SOR/87-731);
- 2) the Apple Stabilization 1977 Regulations (SOR/79-143);
- 3) the Apple Stabilization Regulations, 1980 (SOR/81-1034);
- 4) the Apple Stabilization Regulations, 1982-83 (SOR/84-21);
- 5) the Apple Stabilization Regulations, 1983 and 1984 (SOR/87-287);
- 6) the Apricot Stabilization Regulations, 1977 (SOR/78-168);
- 7) the Apricot Stabilization Regulations, 1982 (SOR/83-607);
- 8) the Barley 1987 Period Stabilization Regulations (SOR/89-133);
- 9) the Barley Stabilization Regulations, 1977-78 (SOR/79-542); and
- 10) the Beef Calf Stabilization Regulations (SOR/78-204).
The “One-for-One” Rule does apply to this proposal as there are 10 regulatory titles that are being repealed, however there is no change in administrative costs or burden to business as the repealed regulations are spent.
Small business lens
The small business lens does not apply to this proposal, as there are no costs to small business.
As these regulations are spent and no longer have any application, there are no costs related to this proposal and potential benefits relate to good regulatory housekeeping.
Implementation, enforcement and service standards
Already inactive, these spent regulations will cease to exist on the day on which the repeal is registered. Their removal has streamlined AAFC’s regulatory base. This will not affect AAFC’s current enforcement activities.
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