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O. Reg. 380/23: GENERAL

filed December 8, 2023 under Invasive Species Act, 2015, S.O. 2015, c. 22

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ontario regulation 380/23

made under the

Invasive Species Act, 2015

Made: December 7, 2023
Filed: December 8, 2023
Published on e-Laws: December 8, 2023
Published in The Ontario Gazette: December 23, 2023

Amending O. Reg. 354/16

(GENERAL)

1. Section 1 of Ontario Regulation 354/16 is amended by striking out “Tables 1, 2, 3, 3.1, 4 and 5” and substituting “Tables 1, 2, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4 and 5”.

2. The English version of subsection 9 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “to not apply” and substituting “do not apply”.

3. Paragraph 1 of subsection 9.1 (2) of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

1.  Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) of the genus Procambarus.

2.  Signal Crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) of the genus Pacifastacus.

3.  White River Crayfish (Procambarus acutus) of the genus Procambarus.

4. The Regulation is amended by adding the following section:

Transitional exemption — possession, transport of certain species

9.3 (1) Clause 7 (c) of the Act does not apply until January 1, 2026 to a person who possesses or transports a member of a prohibited invasive species listed in subsection (2) if the person possessed the member of the species on the day Ontario Regulation 380/23 came into force.

(2) Subsection (1) applies to the following prohibited invasive species:

1.  Red Shiner.

2.  Species in the genus Pacifastacus.

3.  Species in the genus Procambarus, except for Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) and Marbled Crayfish (Procambarus virginalis).

5. Table 1 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Table 1
Prohibited Invasive species — invertebrates

Item

Common Name

Scientific Name

1.

Common Yabby

Cherax destructor

2.

Crayfish

All species in the genus Pacifastacus and genus Procambarus

3.

Golden Mussel

Limnoperna fortunei

4.

Killer Shrimp

Dikerogammarus villosus

5.

New Zealand Mud Snail

Potamopyrgus antipodarum

 

6. Table 2 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following items:

 

3.1

Oxygen Weed

Lagarosiphon major

 

. . .  . .

 

6.

Watermoss

All species in the genus Salvinia

 

7. Table 3 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following items:

 

2.1

Eastern Mosquitofish

Gambusia holbrooki

 

. . . . .

 

3.0.1

Ide

Leuciscus idus

 

. . . . .

 

3.2

Red Shiner

Cyprinella lutrensis

 

. . . . .

 

7.1

Western Mosquitofish

Gambusia affinis

 

8. The Regulation is amended by adding the following table:

Table 3.2
Prohibited Invasive species — mammals

Item

Common Name

Scientific Name

1.

Nutria

Myocastor coypus

 

9. Table 4 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following items:

 

4.1

Eurasian Water-milfoil

Myriophyllum spicatum

 

. . . . .

 

5.1

Floating Primrose-willow

Ludwigia peploides

 

. . . . .

 

5.2

Flowering-rush

Butomus umbellatus

 

. . . . .

 

9.1

Tree-of-heaven

Ailanthus altissima

 

. . . . .

 

9.2

Water Fern

All species in the genus Azolla

 

Commencement

10. This Regulation comes into force on the later of January 1, 2024 and the day this Regulation is filed.

 

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