Administrative Burden Baseline: 2021

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 2021 count is 31,453, an decrease of 217 from last year's count of 31,670. The original baseline count was 29,694 on June 30, 2014.

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.

Title of the regulation SOR Number 2021 Update
Air Services Charges Regulations 1985-414 5
Airport Traffic Regulations c. 886 3
Ammonium Nitrate Storage Facilities Regulations c. 1145 50
Anhydrous Ammonia Bulk Storage Regulations c. 1146 82
Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations 2017-286 157
Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Regulations c. 354 8
Ballast Water Regulations 2021-120 2
Canadian Aviation Regulations 1996-433 7,353
Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 2011-318 313
Canadian Computer Reservation Systems (CRS) Regulations 1995-275 9
Canal Regulations c. 1564 27
Cargo, Fumigation and Tackle Regulations 2007-128 400
Charter Flights Airport Facilities Reservation Regulations 82-480 18
Chlorine Tank Car Unloading Facilities Regulations c. 1147 53
Collision Regulations c. 1416 4
Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations 2005-313 81
Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations 99-53 7
Towboat Crew Accommodation Regulations c. 1418 4
Domestic Ferries Security Regulations 2009-321 179
Eastern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations 89-99 36
Environmental Response Regulations 2008-275 70
Ferry Cable Regulations 86-1026 11
Fire and Boat Drills Regulations 2010-83 23
Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations c. 1486 290
Flammable Liquids Bulk Storage Regulations c. 1148 82
General Pilotage Regulations 2000-132 8
Government Airport Concession Operations Regulations 79-373 1
Grade Crossings Regulations 2014-275 80
Handling of Carloads of Explosives on Railway Trackage Regulations 79-15 31
Historic Canals Regulations 93-220 19
Hull Construction Regulations c. 1431 125
International Bridges and Tunnels Regulations 2009-17 41
Large Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations c. 1435 182
Life Saving Equipment Regulations c. 1436 65
Liquefied Petroleum Gases Bulk Storage Regulations c. 1152 77
Load Line Regulations 2007-99 8
Locomotive Emissions Regulations 2017-121 132
Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Vessels Regulations 2010-227 9
Marine Liability and Information Return Regulations 2016-307 27
Marine Machinery Regulations 90-264 921
Marine Personnel Regulations 2007-115 552
Marine Transportation Security Regulations 2004-144 1,387
Mining Near Lines of Railways Regulations 91-104 10
Motor Carrier Safety Fitness Certificate Regulations 2005-180 4
Motor Vehicle Restraint Systems and Booster Seats Safety Regulations 2010-90 148
Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations c. 1038 199
Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations 2013-198 164
Natural and Man-made Harbour Navigation and Use Regulations 2005-73 50
Navigation Safety Regulations 2020-216 11
Navigable Waters Bridges Regulations c. 1231 4
Navigable Waters Works Regulations c. 1232 6
Northern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations 2010-127 245
Notice of Railway Works Regulations 91-103 8
Passenger Rail Transportation Security Regulations 2020-222 5
Port Authorities Management Regulations 99-101 66
Port Authorities Operations Regulations 2000-55 46
Prevention and Control of Fires on Line Works Regulations 2016-317 55
Public Ports and Public Port Facilities Regulations 2001-154 82
Railway Company Pay Out of Excess Revenue for the Movement of Grain Regulations 2001-207 2
Railway Costing Regulations 80-310 18
Railway Employee Qualification Standards Regulations 87-150 14
Railway Operating Certificate Regulations 2014-258 111
Railway Safety Appliance Standards Regulations c. 1171 15
Railway Safety Management System Regulations, 2015 2015-26 179
Regulations Respecting Compulsory Insurance for Ships Carrying Passengers 2018-245 1
Response Organizations and Oil Handling Facilities Regulations 95-405 78
Sable Island Regulations c. 1465 1
Safe Containers Convention Regulations 82-1038 35
Safe Working Practices Regulations c. 1467 3
Safety Management Regulations 98-348 2
Seaway Property Regulations 2003-105 25
Ship Radio Inspection Fees Regulations c. 1472 1
Shipping Casualties Reporting Regulations 85-514 14
Ships' Elevator Regulations c. 1482 3
Small Vessel Regulations 2010-91 68
Special-purpose Vessels Regulations 2008-121 26
Steering Appliances and Equipment Regulations 83-810 3
Tackle Regulations c. 1494 2
Towboat Crew Accommodation Regulations c. 1498 17
Traffic on the Land Side of Airports Regulations 2006-102 4
Transport Control Regulations c. 1566 1
Transportation Information Regulations 96-334 15319
Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Rail Security Regulations 2019-113 108
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations 2001-286 724
Vessel Clearance Regulations 2007-125 20
Vessel Detention Orders Review Regulations 2007-127 2
Vessel Fire Safety Regulations 2017-14 36
Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations 2008-120 10
Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals Regulations 2012-69 486
Vessel Registration and Tonnage Regulations 2007-126 4
Vessel Safety Certificate Regulations 2021-135 21
Vessel Traffic Services Zones Regulations 89-98 56
Wire Crossings and Proximities Regulations c. 1195 9
Total count:   31,453

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Andrew Sun
A/Director, Departmental Regulatory Affairs
Multimodal and Road Safety Programs
Safety and Security Group
Transport Canada
330 Sparks Street,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N5
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Email: andrew.sun@tc.gc.ca

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