Administrative Burden Baseline Count and Annual Updates (2019)

In its Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the Government committed to build on the efforts of the Paperwork Burden Reduction Initiative by requiring departments and agencies, through the Administrative Burden Baseline, to provide a count of the requirements in federal regulations that impose an administrative burden on business.


During this reporting period – July 1st 2018 to June 30th 2019 – the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) registered the following four sets of regulations as part of its Regulatory Modernization Initiative (RMI):

  • Phase 1 – the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (see RIAS for details);
  • Phase 2 – the Air Transportation Regulations (see RIAS for details);
  • Phase 3 – the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (see RIAS for details)and,
  • Phase 4 – the Rail-Related Regulations (see RIAS for details).

Only Phase 4 – the Rail-Related Regulations – had a coming into force date falling within this reporting period . Footnote 1 However, since the regulations did not result in any administrative burden impacts on business, they do not impact this assessment.


All federal regulations that are administered by the CTA with requirements imposing administrative burden on business during the reporting period are identified below. The total June 30th 2019 count is 545. The total June 30th 2014 baseline count is 545.

The CTA’s total count of administrative burden requirements during the reporting period remained unchanged. There were no regulatory changes that affected the existing count of administrative burden requirements in any of the CTA’s regulations.

Title of Regulation SOR Number 2019 Count
Total   545
Air Transportation Regulations SOR 88-58 498
Personnel Training for the Assistance of Persons with Disabilities Regulations SOR 94-42 18
Railway Third Party Liability Insurance Coverage Regulations SOR 96-337 15
Railway Traffic and Passenger Tariffs Regulations SOR 96-338 11
Railway Company Pay Out of Excess Revenue for the Movement of Grain Regulations SOR 2001-207 1
The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. Regulations SOR 98-568 1
The Seaway International Bridge Corporation, Ltd. Regulations SOR 98-569 1

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

CTA Contact

Allan Burnside
Senior Director
Analysis Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Transportation Agency
Phone #: 819-962-3310

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

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and the Consulting with Canadians websites.

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