Project ART Regulatory Count
In 2020, the Government completed a count of the regulatory obligations across each department.
The overall count of regulatory requirements, imposed upon citizens, business and government is estimated at 30,023. Approximately 11.5% apply to businesses, including areas like corporate registration, occupational health and safety, environmental health, and permits & licenses.
PEI is committed to counting and reporting, going forward, the administrative burden on Business.
|Regulatory obligations on Business by department||Total|
|Agriculture and Land||713|
|Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture||111|
|Education and Lifelong Learning||102|
|Environment, Water and Climate Change||356|
|Executive Council Office||9|
|Fisheries and Communities||29|
|Health and Wellness||453|
|Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission||78|
|Justice and Public Safety||820|
|Liquor Control Commission||12|
|Social Development and Housing||45|
|Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy||413|
|Workers Compensation Board||135|
Administrative Burden: Actions taken by a person, business, group, or organization in order to comply with a law or regulation.
- planning, collecting, processing, reporting of information;
- completing forms; or,
- retaining data required by the provincial government to comply with a law or regulation.
Examples may include filling out license applications and forms, finding and compiling data for audits, submitting a report to a government department, retaining information for an inspection, notify the government of activities, and becoming familiar with information requirements.
Regulatory Requirement: A regulatory requirement is any action that must be taken or information that must be provided, to access services, carry out business, or meet legal responsibilities under provincial legislation.
Examples may include the requirement to meet specific safety standards, acquiring a license or permit to conduct business, submit to inspections, protection of privacy, or environmental certification.