The Administrative Burden Baseline provides Canadians with a clear metric on the total number of requirements in federal regulations and associated forms that impose administrative burden on business. This baseline contributes to the openness and transparency of the federal regulatory system.
All federal regulations administered by Transport Canada that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2015 count is 30,258. The total Monday, June 30, 2014 baseline count was 29,694.
Due to an error in the original 2014 baseline count, 215 requirements that should have been part of the original 2014 count are instead counted in this update. The error occurred because several amendments (to the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, the Marine Transportation Security Regulations, and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations) and one regulation (the Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations) were missed and their requirements were therefore not included in the baseline count.
Many of the administrative requirements placed on business are fully automated and can benefit industry by providing key information about the current transportation industry outlook. This information is also used by Transport Canada to develop evidence-based policies and regulations that support economic development as well as the safety, security, efficiency and sustainability of Canada’s transportation system.
Director, Regulatory Affairs Coordination
Multimodal Strategies and Program Integration
Safety and Security
330 Sparks Street,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N5
For more information
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada–United States Regulatory Cooperation Council