Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2023
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.
Please see the Government of Canada Administrative Baseline Burden page for more information.
All federal regulations administered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) that impose an administrative burden on business are identified below. In 2022, the total count was lowered by 190 with repeal and replacement of old regulations. The total 2023 count is 4208, which is a total net increase by 8 from the total 2022 count of 4200.
The total June 30, 2014 baseline count was 4507. Between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, NRCan’s total of administrative burden changed as results of the new requirements in the amendments to the Explosives Regulations, 2013 to and the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016.
The amendment to the Explosives Regulations, 2013 added 2 new reporting requirements for Tier 3 restricted components: Acetone, and Ammonium nitrate and Calcium ammonium nitrate in cold packs.
Amendment 17 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 added 6 new cold climate testing requirements for single package central heat pumps.
Previous years’ counts for Natural Resources Canada are available upon request.
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