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Fisheries Act paragraphs 34.4(2)(b) and 35(2)(b) authorizations (non-emergency situations)Footnote 1

Service standards:

Performance target:

For each service above, the target for achieving the corresponding standard is set at 100 percent of the time.

Performance information:

Performance information
Standards Target 2017 2018 2019*
Assessment of applications for paragraphs 34.4(2)(b) and 35(2)(b) Fisheries Act authorizations to determine if each application meets the prescribed requirements set out in the Authorizations Concerning Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Regulations: notify the applicant if the application is complete, incomplete or inadequate within 60 calendar days of receipt of the application. 100% 99% 100% 97%
Issuance/Refusal of paragraphs 34.4(2)(b) and 35(2)(b) Fisheries Act authorizations: issuance/refusal of authorization within 90 calendar days from the date of notification that the application is complete. 100% 100% 100% 99%

*2019-20 is a split year legislatively, as the amended Fisheries Act came into force on August 28, 2019

Applying for a Fisheries Act paragraphs 34.4(2)(b) and 35(2)(b) authorization:

Application forms for Fisheries Act paragraphs 34.4(2)(b) and 35(2)(b) Authorizations, along with additional information, can be found at the Apply for project authorization web page.

If, after you have reviewed the information at the above-noted website and you still have questions about whether your project requires DFO authorization, you can contact your regional Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program Office.

Service feedback:

Any feedback on these service standards should be directed to (FPP-PPP@DFO-MPO.GC.CA).

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