Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2022

The Administrative Burden Baseline provides Canadians with a clear metric of the total number of requirements in federal regulations and associated forms that impose administrative burden on business. This baseline count contributes to the openness and transparency of the federal regulatory system. Administrative burden includes planning, collecting, processing and reporting of information, completing forms and retaining data required by the federal government to comply with a regulation.

All federal regulations administered by the Agriculture and Agri-Food Portfolio that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2022 count is 1,539. The total June 30, 2014 baseline count was 1,972.

Between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, the Agriculture and Agri-Food Portfolio's total count of administrative burden requirements was reduced by 255. A long term IT strategy implemented by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency that included the development of an on-line application process for managing all authorizations issued by the Agency was responsible for the reduction. Furthermore, the Canadian Grain Commission combined capacity and gross fields together. The reduction was as a result of digitization of forms, rather than regulatory changes.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Title of the regulation Statutory Order and Regulation Number 2022 Count
Agricultural Marketing Programs Regulations SOR/99-295 13
Canadian Agricultural Loans Regulations SOR/99-122 109
Livestock Pedigree Associations Winding-up Regulations SOR/80-182 6
Wheat and Barley Research, Market Development and Technical Assistance Regulations SOR/2012-152 5
Total count for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada: 133
Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency
Title of the regulation Statutory Order and Regulation Number 2022 Count
Pari-Mutuel Betting Supervision Regulations SOR/91-365 304
Racing Products Transfer and Loan Regulations SOR/85-730 1
Total count for Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency: 305
Canadian Grain Commission
Title of the regulation Statutory Order and Regulation Number 2022 Count
Canada Grain Regulations C.R.C., c. 889 1,050
Total count for Canadian Grain Commission: 1,050
Canadian Dairy Commission
Title of the regulation Statutory Order and Regulation Number 2022 Count
Dairy Products Marketing Regulations SOR/94-466 2
European Economic Community Aged Cheddar Cheese Export Regulations SOR/91-84 2
Total count for Canadian Dairy Commission: 4
Farm Products Council of Canada
Title of the regulation Statutory Order and Regulation Number 2022 Count
Agencies' Orders and Regulations Approval Order C.R.C., c. 648 2
Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency Proclamation SOR/2002-48 6
National Farm Products Marketing Council General Rules of Procedure SOR/82-641 39
Total count for Farm Products Council of Canada: 47

Total 2022 Count for the Agriculture and Agri-Food Portfolio: 1,539

Previous years' counts for the Agriculture and Agri-Food Portfolio are available upon request.

Contact

Agriculture and Agri-Food Portfolio
aafc.regulation-reglementation.aac@agr.gc.ca

For more information

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