Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2023

The Administrative Burden Baseline (ABB) 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.

As there were no regulatory changes that affected the existing count of administrative burden requirements in any of the Public Health Agency of Canada's (PHAC) regulations or changes to forms or schedules attached to or associated with the regulations, the baseline count of remains unchanged for 2023.

All federal regulations administered by PHAC that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total ABB count for PHAC is 189. The total count on June 30th, 2014 (the baseline count) was 42. Between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, PHAC's total count of administrative burden requirements changed as a result of the coming into force of the Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations (HPTR) and the repeal of the Human Pathogen Importation Regulations.

Administrative Burden Baseline Count for 2023:

Department of Health Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2023 Count
Potable Water on Board Trains, Vessels, Aircraft and Buses Regulations SOR/2016-43 18
Human Pathogens and Toxins Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2023 Count
Human Pathogen and Toxins Regulations SOR/2015-44 171

Total Count: 189

Previous years' counts for any of the PHAC Regulations are available upon request.

Contact information

Please contact:

Office of Regulatory Affairs
Public Health Agency of Canada
100 Colonnade Road
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

For more information

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

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