On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the National Energy Board (NEB) became the Canada Energy Regulator (CER). For further information please visit our Implementing the Canadian Energy Regulator Act information page
Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2019
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.
On August 28, 2019, the National Energy Board became the Canada Energy Regulator (CER). 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made under the National Energy Board Act remain in force under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act until they are repealed or others made in their stead, as per the Interpretation Act.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 that does not impact this reporting period.
All federal regulations that are administered by the CER that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2019 count is 4,563. The total June 30th 2014 baseline count is 1,298 and can be viewed on the 2014 Baseline count page.
Between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, the Pipeline Financial Requirements Regulations, and the associated web based Electronic Document Submission form, came into force resulting in an increase of 28 requirements. There were no other changes to regulations or associated schedules that affected the count of administrative requirements.
Minor updates to the web based Online Event Reporting System (OERS) resulted in a decrease of 4 requirements during this reporting period. 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 CER and the Transportation Safety Board (as applicable).
As a result, the total count of requirements has increased from 4,539 in 2018 to 4,563 in 2019.
|Title of the regulation||SOR Number||2019 Count|
|Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations||2013-138||0|
|Gas Pipeline Uniform Accounting Regulations||83-190||29|
|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 Onshore Pipeline Regulations||99-294||1,607|
|National Energy Board Order No. MO-62-69||C.R.C., c. 1055||0|
|National Energy Board Damage Prevention Regulations – Authorizations||2016-124||1|
|National Energy Board Damage Prevention Regulations – Obligations of Pipeline Companies||2016-133||275|
|National Energy Board Processing Plant Regulations||2003-39||1,662|
|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||28|
|Power Line Crossing Regulations||95-500||0|
|Toll Information Regulations||79-319||8|
|Energy Administration Act Sections 53 to 65 Non-application Order, 1986||86-1049||0|
Previous years’ counts for the National Energy Board are available upon request.
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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:
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