Administrative Burden Baseline - Update 2021

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.

All federal regulations that are administered by the department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below.

The department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada's total count of administrative burden requirements for 2021 is 244, which is a decrease from the 2020 count of 247.

The number of administrative burdens (requirements) related to the Nunavut Mining Regulations changed as a result of amendments to the Nunavut Mining Regulations on November 1, 2020, and which were fully implemented on January 30, 2021.

As a result of the amendments, it is no longer possible to apply for prospecting permits and it is no longer required to physically stake mineral claims in the field. Therefore, administrative burdens regarding prospecting permits and mineral claims staking are removed from the count.

The amendments also created Nunavut Map Selection, a system for online acquisition of mineral claims on Crown lands in Nunavut. Therefore, some burdens related to Nunavut Map Selection are added to the count. For example, this includes the requirement for a claim holder to apply to the Nunavut Mining Recorder to change the date of recording of the claim. The department has also recounted and added some burdens that were not previously included in the 2014 ABB count. For example, this includes the requirement for a claim holder to apply to the Nunavut Mining Recorder for a one-year extension to do the mineral exploration work as required by the regulations. As a result of these changes, the administrative burdens under the Nunavut Mining Regulations decreased from 58 to 55.

2021 Administrative Burden Baseline Count:

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
Title of the Regulations Statutory Orders and Regulations (SOR) Number 2021 Count
Dominion Water Power Regulations c. 1603 43
Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations 98-429 19
Northwest Territories Mining Regulations 2014-68 58
Nunavut Mining Regulations 2014-69 55
Mackenzie Valley Federal Areas Waters Regulations 93-303 8
Nunavut Waters Regulations 2013-69 11
Territorial Coal Regulations c. 1522 17
Territorial Lands Regulations c. 1525 4
Territorial Dredging Regulations c. 1523 8
Territorial Land Use Regulations c. 1524 17
Territorial Quarrying Regulations c. 1527 4
Total count for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada 244

Previous years' ABB counts for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada are available upon request.

Contact

Anick Dupuis
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
10 rue Wellington - Terrasses de la Chaudière
Tel.: 873-355-1578
Email: anick.dupuis@rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca

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