Session and Workshop Presentations
CFR International Workshop on Risk Based Regulatory Delivery
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
|9:15 am - 10:45 am||
1. Setting the Tone
Drivers for developing risk based regulations.
Director of Regulatory Delivery
Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Graham leads the drive to improve the delivery of regulation in the UK. Working with business, national regulators and local authorities, Regulatory Delivery advises the Minister for Business to simplify the regulatory environment and improve outcomes for consumers and businesses. This includes responsibility for product safety and metrology and for the delivery of Primary Authority, the government’s flagship scheme to reduce costs for businesses while improving compliance. In addition, under Graham’s leadership, the team has developed work to improve the business environment overseas supporting UK export growth and development in growing economies.
Director, Regulatory Modernization Branch
Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, Government of Ontario
Anne Bermonte is the director of the Regulatory Modernization Branch at Open for Business in the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth of the Government of Ontario. In her current role, she is responsible for working with regulatory ministries and with Ontario businesses on transformational initiatives to reduce burdens on business such as the Red Tape Challenge, the Regulatory Centre of Excellence and the annual burden reduction bill. Prior to joining Open for Business, Anne worked as a senior leader in other provincial ministries, at the municipal level and in the private sector. Throughout her career, she has successfully lead a number of initiatives that have strengthened Ontario’s business climate.
2. The Process
Developing risk, outcome, and performance based regulations from a Canadian perspective.
Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer of Regulatory Affairs Branch
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Jason Cameron became Vice-President and Chief Communications Officer, Regulatory Affairs Branch, on May 31, 2013, where he leads the CNSC's strategic policy, communications and regulatory framework initiatives. He has dedicated the past two decades of his career to nuclear issues, regulatory policy and international relations.
He joined the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada (the CNSC’'s predecessor) in 1998 as a Safeguards Officer. Over the next 15 years, he assumed progressively senior roles including Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Management Committee, Head of Evaluation, and – most recently – Director General of Strategic Planning. In this capacity, he led the CNSC's planning and reporting processes and managed the coordination of intergovernmental, international and Aboriginal relations.
Before joining the Government of Canada, he was a Visiting Information Officer with the World Nuclear Association (then known as the Uranium Institute), based in London, England. Here, he was responsible for analyzing the impact of strengthened import/export controls on the international nuclear industry.
He completed his post-graduate Master’s degree in international relations and his Bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Calgary.
Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Nathan Fahey is a public policy manager within the Public Safety Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. Nathan is leading a large-scale renewal of the regulations under the Technical Standards and Safety Act. This work includes the latest best practices in stakeholder engagement and effective regulatory practices such as risk-based decision making.
Nathan has a Masters in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Dalhousie University’s Nova Scotia Agricultural College.
Corporate Risk Officer
Ontario Ministry of Labour
Sujoy Dey, Ph.D. is the Corporate Risk Officer for Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) and leads system-wide risk assessment and management initiatives across high-risk hazard sectors like construction, agriculture, forestry and mining. Before joining MOL in 2012, he was the Senior Risk Manager, Safe Drinking Water in the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.
Prior to joining the Ontario Public Service, he was the Manager for Johnson & Johnson’s Global Pharmaceutical R& D Program Management and Process Excellence functions based in New Jersey, USA. He has been a consultant for other private sectors in the USA, specializing in the management of risk and decision analysis under conditions of high business variability and operational uncertainties.
Sujoy has M.S. degrees in Organic Chemistry, Management, and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering. He is a certified risk management professional.
BC Oil and Gas Commission
Suzanne Mathews is an engineer in the Engineering Strategic and Technical Services branch of the BC Oil and Gas Commission. She worked with the development team for the Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation to implement a risk based approach to public safety requirements. In her current role, Suzanne is responsible for the assessment of proposed liquefied natural gas facility designs for regulatory compliance and for safety to support informed decisions. Currently, Suzanne is providing technical support for the development of a risk based Oil and Gas Processing Regulation.
Suzanne contributes to the development of Canadian National standards in two subject areas. During her current term as vice-chair of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – Production, Storage, and Handling Standard (CAN/CSA Z276-15), the technical committee has incorporated risk based siting requirements. Additionally, she is a technical committee member of the newly published Process Safety Management Standard (CAN/CSA Z767-17).
3. The Delivery
Innovative models for regulatory delivery.
Director of Regulatory Delivery & Wales
Food Standards Agency
Nina joined the Food Standards Agency in 2014 as Director of Wales and is member of the Agency’s Executive Management Team. She has overseen the implementation and delivery of a new feed audit system for Wales and the one year review of the mandatory Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. In August 2015 she took responsibility for Regulatory. She is Senior Responsible Officer for the Regulating our Future Programme which is how the FSA will develop a new and sustainable model for food regulation.
Throughout her career Nina has held a number of posts across the Civil Service, mainly in operational delivery. Prior to her appointment to the Food Standards Agency in February 2014 she was Chief Operating Officer with the Animal Health & Veterinary Laboratories Agency where she oversaw the restructure of the operational delivery and developed a new animal disease outbreak management model for Great Britain.
Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority
|10:45 am - 11:00 am||
Networking Break Show Details
Coffee and tea will be provided.
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm||
Breakout Session #1- Risk Based Regulations & Regulatory Delivery Show Details
Breakout Session #1- Risk Based Regulations & Regulatory Delivery
Breakout Session #1 – Risk Based Regulations and Regulatory Delivery
1. What are the primary drivers for risk based regulations within your agency (government mandate/directive, burden reduction, resource allocation, disruptive technologies, response to incidents etc.)
2. What regulatory delivery models are currently being used (prescriptive/reactive compliance and enforcement inspections, risk based C&E, delegated/third-party, licensing/user fee based)? Were any of the presented/alternative models new/attractive to you, and if so, which ones and why?
3.What are the challenges with implementing risk based regulations (definitions/interpretations/standardization of risk approaches, knowledge/competency, stakeholder/public perceptions, costs, risk tolerability criteria etc.)?
|12:00 pm - 12:45 pm||
Lunch Show Details
Lunch will be provided. Please ensure that you notify the CFR of any allergies or food restrictions.
|1:15 pm - 2:15 pm||
1. Truth or Perception – The “Real” Risk Based Inspections; Case Studies
Director of Research
Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency, Government of Finland
Minna Päivinen is a Research Director with experience of working in safety research and government administration. She has long experience in safety research from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and Tampere University of Technology. Currently, she works for the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) in research and development with a special emphasis on innovatimanagement.
Her special interests are in risk management and development of risk-informed decision-making processes, as well as promoting and testing new and innovative ways to do surveillance tasks. Current issues in Tukes include: how to manage the challenges of the regulatory environment in the rapidly changing social, economical and technological fields, and how to continuously develop as a modern agency but at the same time keep up the fundamental trust and consistency.
Hazardous Materials Division, Office of Safety, US Federal Railroad Administration, US Department of Transportation
Dr. Raj is currently the General Engineer in the Hazardous Materials Division of the Office of Safety at the US Federal Railroad Administration - FRA (part of the US Department of Transportation). He has been at FRA for 5 years. Before joining FRA he headed a Safety and Risk Analysis consulting company in Boston for over 30 years.
At FRA, Dr. Raj has been involved in a number of projects related to the transportation of hazardous materials, development of field tests on tank cars carrying cryogenic, flammable liquids, developing scientific analysis to support regulations, instituting risk based hierarchy and optimization of inspections of tank car manufacturing/repair shops and shipper facilities. He is also working in several interagency task forces that are studying the safe handling, transportation and use of liquefied natural gas in all modes. Last but not the least he is managing several demonstration projects related to LNG and other alternative fuel uses in railroad operations.
Dr. Raj holds M.S. & Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University and MBA from Northeastern University. He is serving on the National Fire Protection Association and the UL Standards development panels, has taught graduate chemical engineering courses at MIT, Worcester Polytechnic and Texas A & M Universities. He has over 60 peer reviewed and journal published technical papers and has authored over 150 technical reports.
Chief Compliance Officer
Canadian Transportation Agency
Fred Gaspar is the Chief Compliance Officer for the Canadian Transportation Agency. In that capacity he is responsible for overseeing the development of the various licensing and economic regulatory functions that fall within the Agency's mandate. He also oversees their Compliance and Monitoring group, who are responsible for the enforcement activities at the Agency.
Fred has an extensive background in transportation policy and leadership across a number of modes.
Most recently he served in a number of capacities at the National Capital Commission, including as Director of Federal Transportation Coordination, where he lead a multi-governmental initiative to identify a new bridge crossing in the National Capital Region.
He came to the NCC from InterVistas Consulting – one of Canada’s leading transportation consultancies – whom he served as Regional Vice President. Prior to that assignment he was the Vice President, Policy & Strategic Planning for the Air Transport Association of Canada and before that, as a Manager with Air Canada’s Government Affairs department.
Fred is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Planning and brings almost two decades of experience in transportation policy and regulatory affairs oversight.
He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor’s Degree in Canadian History and holds a Green Belt designation in Six Sigma process reform methodology.
Fred lives in Ottawa with his wife and daughter.
Medical Devices and Clinical Compliance, Health Canada
Mr. Marc Mes is the Director General of Medical Devices and Clinical Compliance Directorate with Health Canada. Mr. Mes is responsible managing the national compliance and enforcement program for medical devices, biologics, border centre operations and clinical trials. He also leads the planning, delivery (licensing and inspection) and compliance verification activities related to medical devices and biologics. Mr. Mes previously served as the Senior Director of Operational Support with the Canadian Coast Guard where he was responsible for the national operations for Coast Guard programs including icebreaking, search and rescue, environmental response, aids to navigation, marine communications and traffic services, waterways and maritime security.
Following a teaching career, Mr. Mes joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2002. In 2005, he joined Transport Canada as Chief, Marine Security Policy leading the development of the department’s national and international marine security files, and in 2008 was appointed the Director, Marine Security Operations, where his responsibilities included co-leading the creation of the Government of Canada’s Marine Event Response Protocol. Mr. Mes was also responsible for the development and delivery of marine security operations policies procedures and oversight program for the monitoring, certification, inspection and enforcement of ports, marine facilities and vessels within and entering Canadian waters.
Mr. Mes has also been actively engaged internationally at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in the G8, with the Organization of American States, and was the Chair of the Maritime Security Experts Sub-Group for APEC’s Transportation Working Group and the Co-Chair of a Correspondence Group for the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee’s Maritime Security Working Group.
2. Creating the Culture and Innovation Space for Risk Based Inspections- Recent Developments
Director of Safety & Risk, Policy & Innovation
Electrical Safety Authority of Ontario
Dr. Joel Moody is the Director of Safety Risk, Policy, and Innovation with the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). He leads a diverse group of scientists, engineers and analysts that provide leadership in regulatory best practice; compliance; public risk; harm reduction related to electrical safety. Prior to joining ESA in 2011, Joel used his experience and expertise in applying clinical and epidemiological principles to investigate and design prevention activities for environmental and occupational health, and chronic disease at local, national, and international levels.
Integrated Risk Management, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Alyssa is a strategy and risk leader with significant experience in the health sector and other areas of government as it relates to corporate strategy, risk management, compliance and analytics. Alyssa joined the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in October 2016 to lead its new Integrated Risk Management Directorate. She supports the Agency’s Chief Risk Executive in the effective application and implementation of risk management practices across and within all levels of risk managed by the CFIA. Alyssa has also played an integral role in CFIA communication and awareness building activities to promote a more risk-informed culture.
Alyssa worked previously at eHealth Saskatchewan from 2013 to fall 2016. As the Vice-President of Strategy, Quality and Risk Management, Alyssa oversaw enterprise risk management (including Privacy, Security and Patient Safety), corporate strategic services, legal and policy, information governance, analytics, and the delivery of Health Registry services, including Vital Statistics and Health Coverage. She also launched the open government initiative with the City of Regina. Alyssa has a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a major in Public Policy from the University of Regina and is a certified Information Privacy Professional. Alyssa is passionate about helping others. She served as a long-standing Board Member for Sofia House in Regina, a second stage housing program for victims of domestic violence.
Professor of Justice Systems
University of Oxford
Christopher Hodges is Professor of Justice Systems at the University of Oxford; a Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford; and Head of the Swiss Re/CMS Research Programme on Civil Justice Systems at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, where he has been since 2004.
He graduated from New College, Oxford in 1976, obtained his PhD from King’s College, London in 2003. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1979 and practised from 1977 to 2003 in major City of London law firms, on a pan-EU basis.
From 2011-2014 he was Erasmus Professor of the Fundamentals of Private Law at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He was Honorary Professor at the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, and Guest Professor at Wuhan University, China (2013 to 2016); Visiting Professor at Leuven University’s Global Law School Programme (2013) and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra (2014).
His research covers all EU regulatory and dispute resolution systems, aiming to devise an effective, integrated and balanced civil justice and regulatory model for European states. His books include Ethical Business Practice & Regulation (with Ruth Steinholtz, forthcoming), Redress Schemes for Personal Injuries (with Sonia Macleod, forthcoming), Law and Corporate Behaviour: Integrating Theories of Regulation and Enforcement (Hart, 2015), Consumer ADR in Europe (with Benöhr and Creutzfeldt, Hart, 2012), The Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation (Hart, 2010), The Reform of Class and Representative Actions in European Legal Systems: A New Approach to Collective Redress in Europe (Hart, 2008), European Regulation of Consumer Product Safety (Oxford, 2005), Multi-Party Actions (Oxford, 2001), and European Product Liability (1993).
His advice is sought by the European Commission, European Parliament, numerous governments, regulatory authorities, ombudsmen, multinational businesses and consumer associations across the world. In 2017 he has given major speeches at UNCTAD, OECD, the US-EU Mentor group, and the Centre for Information Policy.
He is a Board Member of the UK Research Integrity Office, and of the Foundation for Law Justice and Society. He is co-coordinator of the pan-EU Civil Justice Systems Project, and the Stanford-Oxford Global Class Actions Project. He has a special interest in health systems, and has chaired various committees in the sector, including the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee for England and an international committee of regulatory authorities and businesses on regulatory strategy in the medical devices sector.
|2:15 pm - 2:30 pm||
Networking Break Show Details
Coffee and tea will be provided.
|2:30 pm - 3:15 pm||
Breakout Session #2 – Risk Based Licensing, Inspections, Oversight and Enforcement – Challenges, Successes and Innovations Show Details
Breakout Session #2 – Risk Based Licensing, Inspections, Oversight and Enforcement – Challenges, Successes and Innovations
Breakout Session #2 – Risk Based Licensing, Inspections, Oversight and Enforcement – Challenges, Successes and Innovations
1. What are the drivers for risk based oversight (inspections and enforcement) within your department (resource allocation, response to incidents, regulatory/policy changes or mandates, voluntary best practice, no drivers etc.)?
2. What are the delivery methods? (Evidence /expert judgment, quantitative/qualitative, automated/manual, third-party/in-house etc.). What are the challenges? (Data, acceptance/culture, licensing/locations, public perceptions, incidents etc.)
3. Are you considering any innovative approaches/alternatives? (use of smart technology/AI, behavioral science, integrated inspections, coordination with other agencies, incentives/fines, delegation of inspections, “no inspections”, inspector/inspections in ‘2025’)
4. What should be the priorities for CFR’s newly launched Community of Practice to support departments for risk based regulatory delivery? (Establishing standards of practice, building and sharing knowledge repositories, conducting cross-departmental pilots on innovative tools/methods, organizing risk workshops, developing international networks)
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||
Closing Statements Show Details
Assistant Deputy Minister, Transformation
Natasha Rascanin is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Transformation at Transport Canada where she leads the Oceans Protection Plan and Departmental Modernization initiatives. From 2014 to 2016, she was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs. In the past, Natasha held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Operations at Infrastructure Canada which she joined in December 2011. From March 2013 to March 2014, she held concurrent additional responsibilities as interim Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Infrastructure Canada.
Prior to joining Infrastructure Canada, Ms. Rascanin was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Operations at the Privy Council Office (May 2008 to December 2011).
From 2006 to 2008, she served as the Corporate Secretary with the Canada Border Services Agency. In that capacity, she was responsible for international and Canada‑U.S. relations for the Agency, as well as a number of key corporate functions including Cabinet and Parliamentary liaison.
Ms. Rascanin worked at Finance Canada from 1996 to 2006 in various senior capacities in the areas of financial sector policy, federal–provincial relations and economic development. Ms. Rascanin started her public service career in 1988 with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, where she was responsible for a large variety of projects within the Auditor General’s mandate, focussing on financial management control reviews and treasury risk management. In particular, she led elements of financial audits of Canada’s largest Crown corporations, as well as of the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations, based in Paris, France.
Ms. Rascanin is a Chartered Professional Accountant / Charted Accountant, and holds degrees in Commerce and Cellular and Microbial Biology from the University of Calgary.