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.

While regulating the nuclear industry, the CNSC imposes requirements on licensees and licence applicants to ensure the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment. The CNSC will never compromise safety.

All CNSC-administered federal regulations with requirements on business are identified in the table below.  The total baseline count as of June 30, 2014, was 8,169. Between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016, the CNSC's total count of administrative requirements did not change. As a result, the June 30, 2016 updated count is the same as the June 30, 2014 baseline count.

Title of regulation SOR Number 2016 count
General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations 2000-202 96
Radiation Protection Regulation 2000-203 55
Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations 2000-204 125
Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations 2000-205 3,284
Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations 2000-206 170
Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations 2000-207 3,650
Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015 2015-145 124
Nuclear Security Regulations 2000-209 41
Nuclear Non-proliferation Import and Export Control Regulations 2000-210 556
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Rules of Procedure 2000-211 68
Total count   8,169

Previous years' counts for the CNSC are available upon request.

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