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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. Administrative burden includes planning, collecting, processing and reporting of information, and completing forms and retaining data required by the federal government to comply with a regulation. This includes filling out licence applications and forms, as well as finding and compiling data for audits and becoming familiar with information requirements.

Only those regulatory requirements imposing administrative burden are within scope of the Administrative Burden Baseline initiative. The findings reported below include consideration of documents (for examples, a manual or external standard) and forms incorporated by reference into the Regulations, if they impose administrative burden on business.

The Administrative Burden Baseline initiative complements the One-for-One Rule regulatory reform. The One-for-One Rule restricts the growth of administrative burden by ensuring that new administrative burden on business introduced by a regulatory change is offset by an equal decrease in administrative burden on business from existing regulations. It also controls the number of regulations by requiring the repeal of at least one existing regulation every time a new one imposing administrative burden on business is introduced. So, while the Administrative Burden Baseline initiative and the One-for-One Rule are both related to administrative burden, the purposes they each serve are different.

All federal regulations that are administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2015 count is 11,021. The total June 30th 2014 baseline count is 10,989.

Since the administrative burden baseline was established on June 30, 2014, ten amendments to regulations administered and enforced by the CFIA were completed as well as revision of numerous forms used by CFIA to collect data. The changes to these forms increased information requirements, hence a small increase from the 2014 count.

Administrative Burden Baseline Count as of June 30, 2015

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations SOR/2000-187 0
Canada Agricultural Products Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Dairy Products Regulations SOR/79-840 172
Egg Regulations C.R.C., c. 284 66
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations C.R.C., c. 285 35
Honey Regulations C.R.C., c. 287 87
Licensing and Arbitration Regulations SOR/84-432 215
Livestock and Poultry Carcass Grading Regulations SOR/92-541 78
Organic Products Regulations SOR/2009-176 15
Maple Products Regulations C.R.C., c. 289 34
Processed Egg Regulations C.R.C., c. 290 89
Processed Products Regulations C.R.C., c. 291 138
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Fees Notice N/A N/A
Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act (as it relates to food)
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations C.R.C., c. 417 0
Feeds Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Feeds Regulations, 1983 SOR/83-593 216
Fertilizers Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Fertilizers Regulations C.R.C., c. 666 278
Fish Inspection Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Fish Inspection Regulations C.R.C., c. 802 1830

Food and Drugs Act (as it relates to food)

Health of Animals Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Compensation for Certain Birds Destroyed in British Columbia (Avian Influenza) Regulations SOR/2004-150 0
Compensation for Destroyed Animals SOR/2000-233 0
Export Inspection & Certification Exemption Regulations SOR/91-3 0
Hatchery Regulations C.R.C., c. 1023 113
Hatchery Exclusion Regulations SOR/91-4 0
Health of Animals Regulations C.R.C., c. 296 1357
Honeybee Prohibition Regulations, 2004 SOR/2004-136 0
Reportable Diseases Regulations SOR/91-2 0
Revocation of Declaration: Repeal of the British Columbia Bluetongue Infected Place Order N/A N/A
Meat Inspection Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990 SOR/90-288 4974
Plant Breeders' Rights Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Plant Breeders' Rights Regulations SOR/91-594 209
Plant Protection Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Eggplants and Tomatoes Production (Central Saanich) Restriction Regulations SOR/82-448 0
Golden Nematode Order SOR/80-260 0
Introduced Forest Pest Compensation Regulations SOR/2004-113 40
Phytophthora Ramorum Compensation Regulations SOR/2007-135 27
Plant Protection Regulations SOR/95-212 121
Plum Pox Virus Compensation Regulations, 2004 SOR/2005-131 67
Potato Production and Sale (Central Saanich) Restriction Regulations SOR/82-186 0
Potato Wart Compensation Regulations, 2003 SOR/2004-211 113
Seeds Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2015 Count
Seeds Regulations C.R.C., c. 1400 747
Weed Seeds Order, 2005 SOR/2005-220 0
Total Count 11,021

Contact Information

Please contact:

Danielle H. Caron
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
1400 Merivale Road, Tower 1, Floor 4, Room 433
613-773-5375
legislation@inspection.gc.ca

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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