Administrative Burden Baseline Count

Administrative Burden Baseline

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.

All federal regulations that are administered by the Impact Assessment Agency that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total September 30, 2019 baseline count is 206.

The Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations is the only regulation under the Impact Assessment Act that imposes administrative burdens. The Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations prescribe a number of elements that enable the new impact assessment system to function and enhance clarity, transparency and predictability in the process.

This regulation is expected to be beneficial overall to proponents, Indigenous communities, stakeholders and the Canadian public. The main benefits result from the added predictability for the process, the new guidelines and plans the Agency is required to deliver, and from the initial Project Description submitted by proponents.

Title of the regulation SOR Number 2019 Count
Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations SOR/2019-283 206
Total count 206


Stephanie Lane
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin Street, 22nd floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 0H3
Tel.:613 948 1364

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

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