Administrative Burden Baseline - 2015

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.

Title of the regulation SOR Number 2015 Count
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 Pollution Prevention Regulations c. 353 22
Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Regulations c. 354 8
Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations 2011-237 83
Canadian Aviation Regulations 1996-433 7068
Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 2011-318 271
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 69
Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations 99-53 7
Crew Accommodation Regulations c. 1418 4
Details of Maps, Plans, Profiles, Drawings, Specifications and Books of Reference Regulations 80-482 23
Domestic Ferries Security Regulations 2009-321 179
Eastern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations 89-99 36
Ferry Cable Regulations 86-1026 11
Fire and Boat Drills Regulations 2010-83 23
Fire Detection and Extinguishing Equipment Regulations c. 1422 35
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
Heating and Power Boilers Regulations c. 1151 100
Historic Canals Regulations 93-220 19
Hull Construction Regulations c. 1431 125
Hull Inspection Regulations c. 1432 88
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
Long-Range Identification and Tracking of Vessels Regulations 2010-227 9
Marine Liability Regulations 2002-307 1
Marine Machinery Regulations 90-264 921
Marine Personnel Regulations 2007-115 553
Marine Transportation Security Regulations 2004-144 1387
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 66
Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations c. 1038 95
Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations 2013-198 68
Natural and Man-made Harbour Navigation and Use Regulations 2005-73 50
Navigable Waters Bridges Regulations c. 1231 4
Navigable Waters Works Regulations c. 1232 6
Navigation Safety Regulations 2005-134 2
Northern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations 2010-127 245
Notice of Railway Works Regulations 91-103 8
Port Authorities Management Regulations 99-101 66
Port Authorities Operations Regulations 2000-55 46
Public Ports and Public Port Facilities Regulations 2001-154 82
Railway Abandonment Regulations c. 1382 3
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
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
Ship Station (Radio) Technical Regulations, 1999 2000-265 41
Shipping Casualties Reporting Regulations 85-514 14
Ships' Elevator Regulations c. 1482 3
Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations c. 1486 290
Small Vessel Regulations 2010-91 69
Special-purpose Vessels Regulations 2008-121 26
St. Clair and Detroit River Navigation Safety Regulations 84-335 5
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 15245
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations 2001-286 430
Vessel Certificates Regulations 2007-31 5
Vessel Clearance Regulations 2007-125 20
Vessel Detention Orders Review Regulations 2007-127 2
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 Traffic Services Zones Regulations 89-98 56
Voyage Data Recorder Regulations 2011-203 9
Wire Crossings and Proximities Regulations c. 1195 9
Total count:   30258

Contact 
Lorraine Pelot
Director, Regulatory Affairs Coordination
Multimodal Strategies and Program Integration
Safety and Security
Transport Canada
330 Sparks Street,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N5
Canada
Tel: 613-949-3815
Email: lorraine.pelot@tc.gc.ca

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