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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 initiative, to provide a count of the requirements in federal regulations that impose an administrative burden on business. 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 count is based on the Regulations administered and enforced by the CFIA as at June 30, 2014. CFIA's total Administrative Burden Baseline count for 2014 is 10,989 and can be viewed on the June 30, 2014 Baseline Count page.

Note that the June 30, 2014 Baseline Count page will remain posted in the future, reflecting the CFIA's initial baseline count of requirements which impose administrative burden on business. The information will be updated and reported publicly every year following, allowing for year to year comparisons.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2014 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 2014 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 63
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 2014 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 2014 Count
Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations C.R.C., c. 417 0
Feeds Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2014 Count
Feeds Regulations, 1983 SOR/83-593 216
Fertilizers Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2014 Count
Fertilizers Regulations C.R.C., c. 666 288
Fish Inspection Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2014 Count
Fish Inspection Regulations C.R.C., c. 802 1832

Food and Drugs Act (as it relates to food)

Health of Animals Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2014 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 1348
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 2014 Count
Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990 SOR/90-288 4973
Plant Breeders' Rights Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2014 Count
Plant Breeders' Rights Regulations SOR/91-594 209
Plant Protection Act
Title of the Regulation SOR/CRC/SI Number 2014 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/95-212 102
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 2014 Count
Seeds Regulations C.R.C., c. 1400 747
Weed Seeds Order, 2005 SOR/2005-220 0
Total Count 10989

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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