Administrative Burden Baseline Count and Annual Updates (2022)

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 Footnote 1 on business.


The Administrative Burden count for the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) increased in 2022 during the period of July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022. This is as a result of the Accessible Transportation Planning and Reporting Regulations (ATPRR) which came into force in December 2021.


All federal regulations that are administered by the CTA with requirements imposing administrative burden on business during the reporting period are identified below.

The CTA’s total count of administrative burden requirements during the reporting period has increased from 458 on June 30, 2021 to 482 on June 30, 2022. This increase in administrative burden over the reporting period is due to the ATPRR. The original ABB count, dated back to the June 30, 2014 baseline count, was 545.

Title of Regulation SOR Number 2022 Count
Air Transportation Regulations SOR 88-58 385
Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities SOR 2019-244 26
Accessible Transportation Planning and Reporting Regulations SOR 2021-243 24
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
Total   482

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

Contact Information

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

For more information

Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans

The The Cabinet Directive on Regulation

The Federal Regulatory Management and Modernization

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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