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Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2023

The Administrative Burden Baseline (ABB) 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. The CNSC’s 2023 ABB count is 6,630 which comprises of 5,597 administrative requirements set out in 159 forms and 1,033 administrative requirements set out in regulations.

Title of Regulation SOR Number 2023 Count
General Nuclear Safety and Control Regulations 2000-202 96
Radiation Protection Regulations 2000-203 55
Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations 2000-204 439
Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations 2000-205 2,612
Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations 2000-206 170
Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations 2000-207 2,460
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 2000-210 565
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Rules of Procedure 2000-211 68
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission By-laws 2000-212 0
Nuclear Safety Commission Cost Recovery Fees Regulations 2003-212 0
Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) 2013-139 0
Total count 6,630

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

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To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and the Government of Canada’s Open Government website under the "Find a Consultation" option.

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