Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2017

In its Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the Government committed to build on the efforts of the Paperwork Burden Reduction Initiative by requiring departments, through the Administrative Burden Baseline, to provide a count of the requirements in federal regulations that impose an administrative burden on business.

All federal regulations that are administered by Natural Resources Canada that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2017 count is 4432. The total June 30th 2014 baseline count is 4507.

Between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, the department’s total count of administrative burden requirements declined by 75 due to the removal of reporting requirements under the Energy Efficiency Regulations for certain products.

Baseline Count
Title of the regulation SOR Number 2017 Count
Newfoundland Offshore Area Oil and Gas Operations Regulations 88-347 4
Newfoundland Offshore Area Petroleum Diving Regulations 88-601 456
Newfoundland Offshore Area Petroleum Geophysical Operations Regulations 95-334 200
Newfoundland Offshore Area Registration Regulations 88-263 3
Newfoundland Offshore Certificate of Fitness Regulations 95-100 15
Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Drilling and Production Regulations 2009-316 138
Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Installations Regulations 95-104 19
Nova Scotia Offshore Area Petroleum Installations Regulations 95-191 19
Nova Scotia Offshore Area Petroleum Diving Regulations 95-189 456
Nova Scotia Offshore Area Petroleum Geophysical Operations Regulations 95-144 200
Nova Scotia Offshore Certificate of Fitness Regulations 95-187 15
Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Drilling and Production Regulations 2009-317 138
Canada Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Regulations 2009-315 139
Canada Oil and Gas Geophysical Operations Regulations 96-117 214
Canada Oil and Gas Installations Regulations 96-118 19
Canada Oil and Gas Operations Regulations 83-149 4
Frontier Lands Petroleum Royalty Regulations 92-26 16
Canadian Ownership and Control Determination Forms Order, 1985 85-846 25
Canadian Ownership and Control Determination Regulations, 1984 84-431 108
Energy Efficiency Regulations 94-651 330
Explosives Regulations, 2013 2013-211 1244
Export and Import of Rough Diamonds Regulations 2003-15 56
Timber Regulations, 1993 94-118 5
Northern Pipeline Notice of Objection Regulations 81-235 13
Canada Oil and Gas Certificate of Fitness Regulations 96-114 15
Northern Pipeline Socio-Economic and Environmental Terms and Conditions for Northern British Columbia SI-81-22 109
Canada Oil and Gas Diving Regulations 88-660 467
Oil Import Compensation Regulations No. 1, 1975 c.335 5
Total count   4432

Previous years’ counts for Natural Resources Canada are available upon request.

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