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|Program Activity||Fee Type1||Fee-setting Authority||Date Last Modified||2009-10||Planning Years|
|Food Safety and Nutrition Risk||R||CFIA Act||1998||30,001||31,203||229,137||2010-11||31,243||285,685|
|Zoonotic Risks||R||CFIA Act||1998||0||31||92,106||2010-11||0||87,963|
|Animal Health Risks and Production Systems||R||CFIA Act||1998||2,153||2,397||88,507||2010-11||2,400||84,527|
|Plant Health Risks and Production Systems||R||CFIA Act||1998||3,796||3,862||99,229||2010-11||3,867||94,767|
|Biodiversity Protection||R||CFIA Act||1998||350||448||10,544||2010-11||449||10,070|
|Integrated Regulatory Framework||R||CFIA Act||1998||0||80||11,768||2010-11||0||11,239|
|Domestic and International Market Access||R||CFIA Act||1998||17,266||15,350||35,832||2010-11||13,186||34,221|
|Internal Services||R||CFIA Act||1998||0||78||155,925||2010-11||0||148,910|
|Internal Services||O||Access to Information Act||1992||8||11||1,053||2010-11||11||1,005|
|Sub-Total||Access to Information Act||8||11||1,053||2010-11||11||1,005|
1. R=Regulating. O=Other products and services.
2. The full cost of the user fees' activites includes all direct and indirect expenditures. The full cost also includes services provided without charge by other government departments.
3. The figures are taken from the reference levels established by the Annual Reference Level Updated (ARLU) and the estimated amounts of services provided without charge by other government departments.
"A moratorium on increasing or adding new user fees was imposed when the Agency was created, due to industry concerns that the Agency would increase user fees to balance its budget rather than look for efficiencies. Because new fees could not be created, and existing fees could not be increased, the Agency has not consulted with stakeholders regarding service standards, and has not systematically measured performance over the last 15 years. By 2008, user fees recovered less than 9% of the cost of providing services. The moratorium was lifted in August 2009, and work began on reviewing and modernizing user fees and service standards in priority areas. During user fee modernization, the Agency must adhere to the User Fees Act, which came into force in 2004. The Act requires that the proposed services, service standards, and user fees and other information be presented to stakeholders for comment and subsequently submitted to both Houses of Parliament for review. The process from initial consultations to implementing the new fees via the CFIA Act is expected to take at least 1.5 years, at which time the Agency would begin performance measurement and reporting on service standards (expected summer 2011 for initial priority areas)."
|2009-2010 CFIA’s Performance Report on External Fees|
|External Fee||Service Standard||Performance Results||Stakeholder Consultation|
|Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the Access to Information Act (ATIA)||Response provided within 30 days following receipt of request; response time may be extended pursuant to Section 9 of the ATIA. Notice of extension to be sent within 30 days of receipt of request.||Of the 340 requests completed under the ATIA last fiscal year, 118 (35%) were completed under 30 days; 39 (11%) were completed in 31 to 60 days; 57 (17%) were completed in 61 to 120 days; and 126 (37%) were completed 121 or over.||The service standard is established by the ATIA and the Access to Information Regulations. Consultations with stakeholders were undertaken by the Department of Justice and the Treasury Board Secretariat for amendments done in 1986 and 1992.|
|Destination Inspection Service1 (fresh fruits and vegetables) http://www.inspection.gc.ca/ english/fssa/frefra/dis/dise.shtml||Goal is to achieve inspector response to 80% of the inspection requests within eight hours and 100% of requests within 24 hours by 2011.||National results: 77.64% within 8 hours and 87.24% within 24 hours.||Service standards were established for Destination Inspection Service, in consultation with Industry.|
|Veterinary Biologics Program Service Standards (The service standards refer to VBS calendar days, unless specified otherwise)||The Veterinary Biologics Section made significant progress in eliminating backlogs, and is now meeting service standards for all key indicators, with very few exceptions.||To address stakeholders' concerns about capacity and timeliness of the regulatory approval process for animal health products, the CFIA Veterinary Biologics Section has participated in the Canadian Animal Health Products Regulatory Advisory Committee (CAHPRAC) since 2008 in collaboration with Health Canada's Veterinary Drugs Directorate.|
|Dossier Review (new submission, change in product formulation or change in label claim)||Met|
|1. Review initial submission and prepare response||1) Response time 4 months maximum Average response time is 3 months||Met||To address stakeholder concerns, a phased review system is in place which allows for submission review and response while information and data are pending.|
|2. Review supplemental data and prepare response||2) Response time 6 weeks maximum Average response time is 4 weeks||Met|
|3. Review initial submission and prepare response||3) Response time 4 months maximum Average response time is 3 months||Met||To address stakeholder concerns about timely availability of US manufactured products, a concurrent review system was introduced to allow for submission review and response while US licensure is being finalized.|
|4. Review supplemental data and prepare response||4) Response time 6 weeks maximum Average response time is 4 weeks||Met|
|Manufacturers from other countries|
|5. Review initial submission and prepare response||5) Response time 6 months maximum Average response time is 4 months||Met|
|6. Review supplemental data and prepare response||6) Response time 6 weeks maximum Average response time is 4 weeks||Met|
|7. Each master cell line||7) Response time 4 months maximum Average response time is 3 months||Met|
|8. Each master seed culture||8) Response time 4 months maximum Average response time is 3 months||Met|
|9. Each pre-licensing serial tested, to a maximum of three||9) Response time is maximum 4 months Average response time is 3 months||Met|
|10. Canadian manufacturers||10) Annual Average is annual.||Met|
|11. Canadian importers||11) Minimum every 3 years Average is every three years||Met|
|12. American manufacturers||12) Minimum every 3 years Average is every three years||Met||For facilities which are inspected annually and licensed by the US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), VBS may inspect when the product is first licensed in Canada. Subsequent inspections will be arranged as necessary. VBS may request copies of inspection reports from USDA-APHIS.|
|13. Other non-Canadian manufacturers||13) Minimum every 4 years Average is every four years||Met||For facilities which are inspected regularly for Good Manufacturing Practices, VBS may inspect when the product is first licensed in Canada. Subsequent inspections will be arranged as necessary.|
|14. Issuance of Permits, Licenses and Export Certificates||14) Response time maximum 2 weeks Average response time is 2 weeks.||Met|
|15. If not tested||15) Response time maximum 5 days Average response time is 2–3 days.||Met|
|16. If tested||16) Response time maximum 35 days Average response time is 2 weeks.||
Due to test scheduling and set up requirements, the average response time has consistently approached the maximum response time of 35 days.
|17. Label Review and Approval||17) Response time maximum 4 weeks Average response time is 2 weeks.||
|18. Advertising Review and Approval||18) Response time maximum 4 weeks Average response time is 2 weeks.||
|To address stakeholder concerns, VBS is no longer reviewing and approving advertising.|
|19. Protocol Review for Efficacy/Safety Studies||19) Response time maximum 45 days Average response time is 30 days.||
|20. Production Outline Revisions||20) Response time maximum 4 weeks Average response time is 2 weeks.||
|21. Suspected Adverse Reactions||21) Response time maximum 4 weeks Average response time is 2 weeks.||
|Application for Feed Registration and Ingredient Approval
i) Timeliness: For 90 percent or more of the applications received
|(a) Feed Section screens applications within ten days of receiving it.||
|(b) For products requiring a review of efficacy data, a preliminary review is conducted within 10 days of the screening date, and the results of the review are communicated to the applicant.||
|(c) Animal Feed Division conducts efficacy, livestock, human and environmental safety reviews and responds to applicant within 90 days.||
28.6% of applications were completed within 90 days.
|To address stakeholders concerns about capacity and timeliness of the regulatory approval process, the CFIA is working through the Canadian Animal Health Products Regulatory Advisory Committee (CAHPRAC).|
|(d) The laboratory does a desk review of proposed method of analysis within 4 weeks of receiving it. If laboratory testing is required, it will be done within 12 weeks of receiving a suitable method and test samples depending on availability of specialized equipment.||
|(a) The Feeds Regulations are consistently interpreted and applied in registration/approval decisions.||
|(b) Information is openly exchanged between clients and evaluation specialists.||
|(c) Analytical methods are evaluated for specificity, selectivity, reliability and accuracy, using internationally standardized method validation procedures.||
1 The reporting period is April 1, 2009 to Feb. 28, 2010