Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 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 the National Energy Board that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2016 count is 4,012. The total June 30th 2014 baseline count is 1,298 and can be viewed on the 2014 Baseline count page.
Through the updates to the NEB’s regulations for damage prevention, there were two new, two amended, and two repealed NEB regulations during the 2016 reporting period. These changes have modernized the regulations and provide regulatory clarity and certainty to companies and third parties regarding the responsibilities they have with respect to protecting pipelines. While regulating the energy industry, the NEB imposes requirements to ensure that activities are done safely, and in a way that protects the environment and the public.
Please note that 2,690 requirements that should have been part of the 2015 count are now included in this update. When the web-based Online Reporting System (OERS) replaced the paper forms attached to, or associated with, the regulations in 2015, the updated requirements were not counted. 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 NEB and the Transportation Safety Board (as applicable).
As a result the count of requirements has increased from 1,298 in 2014 to 4,012 in 2016.
|Title of the regulation||SOR Number||2016 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||1,423|
|National Energy Board Order No. MO-62-69||C.R.C., c. 1055||0|
|National Energy Board Pipeline Crossing Regulations, Part I
|National Energy Board Pipeline Crossing Regulations, Part II
|National Energy Board Damage Prevention Regulations – Authorizations||2016-124||1|
|National Energy Board Damage Prevention Regulations – Obligations of Pipeline Companies||2016-133||129|
|National Energy Board Processing Plant Regulations||2003-39||1,469|
|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|
|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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For more information
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada–United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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