Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2022

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 Canada Energy Regulator that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2022 count is 5,167 . The total June 30th 2014 baseline count is 1,298 and can be viewed on the 2014 Baseline count page.

On August 28, 2019, the National Energy Board became the Canada Energy Regulator . Regulations made under the National Energy Board Act remain in force under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act until they are repealed or others made in their stead, as per the Interpretation Act. Updates to regulations are being implemented through a phased approach.

Between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, no regulations were amended.

During the reporting period, updates made to the web based Online Event Reporting System (OERS) resulted in a decrease of 14 requirements. The OERS is an interactive reporting system that provides companies with greater clarity and efficiency in reporting and provides a single window for reporting of events to the Canada Energy Regulator and the Transportation Safety Board (as applicable).

As a result, the total count of requirements has decreased from 5,181 in 2021 to 5,167 in 2022.

Total Baseline Count
Title of the regulation SOR Number 2022 Count

Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations

2013-138

0

Canadian Energy Regulator Onshore Pipeline Regulations

99-294

1,611

Canadian Energy Regulator Pipeline Damage Prevention Regulations – Authorizations

2016-124

1

Canadian Energy Regulator Pipeline Damage Prevention Regulations –  Obligations of Pipeline Companies

2016-133

834

Canadian Energy Regulator Processing Plant Regulations

2003-39

1,676

Circumstances for Excluding Periods from Time Limits Regulations

2019-348

0

Gas Pipeline Uniform Accounting Regulations

83-190

29

International and Interprovincial Power Line Damage Prevention Regulations – Authorizations

2019-347

0

International and Interprovincial Power Line Damage Prevention Regulations – Obligations of Holders of Permits and Certificates

2020-49

23

National Energy Board Act Part VI (Oil and Gas) Regulations

96-244

304

National Energy Board Cost Recovery Regulations

91-7

10

National Energy Board Electricity Regulations

97-130

251

National Energy Board Export and Import Reporting Regulations

95-563

134

National Energy Board Order No. MO-62-69

C.R.C., c. 1055

0

National Energy Board Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1995

95-208

117

National Energy Board Substituted Service Regulations

83-191

9

Oil Pipeline Uniform Accounting Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1058

25

Oil Product Designation Regulations

88-216

0

Pipeline Arbitration Committee Procedure Rules, 1986

86-787

103

Pipeline Financial Requirements Regulations

2018-142

32

Power Line Crossing Regulations [Repealed]

95-500

0

Toll Information Regulations

79-319

8

Transitional Regulations for the Purpose of the National Energy Board Cost Recovery Regulations

2019-300

0

Energy Administration Act Sections 53 to 65 Non-application Order, 1986

86-1049

0

Total count

5,167

Previous years’ counts for the Canada Energy Regulator and National Energy Board are available upon request.

Contact:

Jenni Low
Canada Energy Regulator
210-517 10 Ave SW
Calgary AB  T2R 0A8
Email: jenni.low@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-607-3857
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

Consult the Canada Energy Regulator’s Acts and Regulations web page for:

  • a list of acts and regulations administered by the Canada Energy Regulator
  • further information on the Canada Energy Regulator’s implementation of government-wide regulatory management initiatives

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

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