Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2018

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

All federal regulations that are administered by the National Energy Board (NEB) that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2018 count is 4,539.  The total June 30th 2014 baseline count is 1,298 and can be viewed on the 2014 Baseline count page.

Between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, the NEB’s total count increased by 527 requirements as a result of updates to the web based Online Event Reporting System (OERS), including the creation of two new online reporting forms – Suspension of Consent and Damage to Pipe. The OERS is an interactive reporting system that provides companies with greater clarity and efficiency in reporting and provides a single window for reporting of events to the NEB and the Transportation Safety Board (as applicable).

There were no changes to regulations or associated schedules that affected the count of administrative requirements.

As a result, the count of requirements has increased from 4,012 in 2017 to 4,539 in 2018.

Total Baseline Count
Title of the regulation SOR Number 2018 Count
Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations 2013-138 0
Gas Pipeline Uniform Accounting Regulations 83-190 29
National Energy Board Act Part VI (Oil and Gas) Regulations 96-244 304
National Energy Board Cost Recovery Regulations 91-7 10
National Energy Board Electricity Regulations 97-130 251
National Energy Board Export and Import Reporting Regulations 95-563 134
National Energy Board Onshore Pipeline Regulations 99-294 1,604
National Energy Board Order No. MO-62-69 C.R.C., c. 1055 0
National Energy Board Damage Prevention Regulations – Authorizations 2016-124 1
National Energy Board Damage Prevention Regulations – Obligations of Pipeline Companies 2016-133 276
National Energy Board Processing Plant Regulations 2003-39 1,668
National Energy Board Rules of Practice and Procedure, 1995 95-208 117
National Energy Board Substituted Service Regulations 83-191 9
Oil Pipeline Uniform Accounting Regulations C.R.C., c. 1058 25
Oil Product Designation Regulations 88-216 0
Pipeline Arbitration Committee Procedure Rules, 1986 86-787 103
Pipeline Financial Requirements Regulations 2018-142 N/ATable Note a
Power Line Crossing Regulations 95-500 0
Toll Information Regulations 79-319 8
Energy Administration Act Sections 53 to 65 Non-application Order, 1986 86-1049 0
Total count 4,539

Previous years’ counts for the National Energy Board are available upon request.


Jenni Low
National Energy Board
Suite 210, 517 Tenth Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2R 0A8
Telephone: 403-299-2758
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

Consult the National Energy Board’s acts and regulations web page for:

  • a list of acts and regulations administered by the National Energy Board
  • further information on the National Energy Board’s implementation of government-wide regulatory management initiatives

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

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