Archived: Administrative Burden Baseline 2016: Environment and Climate Change Canada

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 that are administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2016 count is 11,500. The total June 30, 2014 baseline count was 9,985.

Title of the regulation SOR # 2016 Count
Antarctic Environmental Protection Regulations
2003-363
246
2-Butoxyethanol Regulations
2006-347
50
Asbestos Mines and Mills Release Regulation
1990-341
101
Benzene in Gasoline Regulations
1997-493
192
Chlor-Alkali Mercury Release Regulations
1990-130
71
Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations
2009-162
100
Contaminated Fuel Regulations
1991-486
16
Environmental Emergency Regulations
2003-307
139
Export and Import of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulations
2005-149
1264
Export of Substances on the Export Control List Regulations
2013-088
100
Federal Halocarbon Regulations, 2003
2003-289
132
Fuels Information Regulations, No. 1
c. 407
76
Gasoline Regulations
1990-247
12
Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations
2013-024
 273
Interprovincial Movement of Hazardous Waste Regulations
2002-301
235
Marine Spark-Ignition Engine, Vessel and Off-Road Recreational Vehicle Emission Regulations
2011-010
182
Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations
2016-151
1625
New Substances Fees Regulations
2002-374
4
New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers)
2005-247
1047
New Substances Notification Regulations (Organisms)
2005-248
320
Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations
2005-032
195
Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations
2003-355
120
On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations
2003-002
 306
Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations
2016-137
536
Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations
2010-201
 254
PCB Regulations
2008-273
162
PCB Waste Export Regulations, 1996
1997-109
6
Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and its Salts and Certain Other Compounds Regulations
2008-178
44
Concentration of Phosphorus in Certain Cleaning Products Regulations
1989-501
18
Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2012
2012-285
209
Pulp and Paper Mill Defoamer and Wood Chip Regulations
1992-26
52
Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent Chlorinated Dioxins and Furans Regulations
1992-267
34
Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-Fired Generation of Electricity Regulations
2012-167
31
Disposal at Sea Permit Application Regulations
2014-177
260
Renewable Fuels Regulations
2010-189
825
Secondary Lead Smelter Release Regulations
1991-155
63
Solvent Degreasing Regulations
2003-283
187
Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations
2008-197
121
Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations
2002-254
178
Sulphur in Gasoline Regulations
1999-236
 303
Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations
2003-079
152
Tributyltetradecylphosphonium Chloride (TTPC) Regulations
2000-066
5
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings Regulations
2009-264
66
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations
2009-197
73
Chlor-Alkali Mercury Liquid Effluent Regulations
c. 811
214
Meat and Poultry Products Plant Liquid Effluent Regulations
c. 818
45
Metal Mining Effluent Regulations
2002-222
518
Petroleum Refinery Liquid Effluent Regulations
c. 828
19
Potato Processing Plant Liquid Effluent Regulations
c. 829
17
Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations
1992-269
165
Products Containing Mercury Regulations
2014-254
71
Disposal at Sea Regulations
2001-275
41
International River Improvements Regulations
c. 982
25
Total count:
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11,500

For additional information

Previous years’ counts for ECCC are available upon request.

Please contact:

Ronald Boyd
Environment and Climate Change Canada
351 St Joseph Blvd
819-420-7812
ec.affairesreglementaires-regulatoryaffairs.ec@canada.ca

For more information:

Government-wide Administrative Burden Baseline counts
Government-wide Forward Regulatory Plans
The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.

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