Administrative Burden Baseline: 2016

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.

All federal regulations that are administered by Public Services and Procurement Canada that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2016 count is 493.

Administrative Burden
Title of the regulation Statutory order and regulation number 2016 count
Controlled Goods Regulations 2001-32 493
Total count Not applicable 493

For 2014 and 2015, the Administrative Burden Baseline count for the Controlled Goods Regulations was 388. This figure was adjusted for 2016 to account for a form that was omitted from the initial baseline counting exercise. The form has 96 data fields, changing the baseline count from 388 to 484.

Between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, the department amended the Controlled Goods Regulations. As a result, the department’s total count of administrative burden requirements changed from 484 to 493; a net increase of nine. 

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Louis Lepage, Director
Public Services and Procurement Canada / Departmental Oversight Branch
2745 Iris Street – 3rd Floor
Ottawa ON  K1A 0S5

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