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User Fees and Regulatory Charges


User Fee: Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the Access to Information Act (ATIA)

Fee Type: Other products and services (O)

Fee-setting Authority: Access to Information Act s. 11(1)(a) and s. 11(1)(b)

Year Last Modified: 1992

Performance Standards: Response provided within 30 days following receipt of request. The response time may be extended pursuant to Section 9 of the ATIA. Notice of extension to be sent within 30 days after receipt of request. The ATIA provides fuller details.

Performance Results: On-time responses were provided for 83.6% of requests completed in 2011–2012. Note that the majority (72.9%) of requests completed after the legislated deadline were backlog requests carried over from previous years. AANDC cleared this backlog of requests and significantly improved its on-time response rate. From Q2 forward, AANDC had a compliance rate of 100%.


2011-12 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
3.500 2.769 748.970 2012–13 3.000 674.073
2013–14 3.000 606.666
2014–15 3.000 545.999

Other Information: N/A


User Fees Totals
  2011-12 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
Subtotal Regulatory
s. 11(1)(a)
1.500 1.915   2012–13 2.000 674.073
2013–14 2.000 606.666
2014–15 2.000 545.999
Subtotal Other Products and Services
s. 11(1)(b)
2.300  0.103    
Total 3.800  2.018  748.970


Policy on Service Standards for External Fees
External
Fee
Service
Standard
Performance
Results
Stakeholder
Consultation
Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the ATIAResponse provided within 30 days following receipt of request. The response time may be extended pursuant to Section 9 of the ATIA. Notice of extension to be sent within 30 days of receipt of request. The ATIA provides fuller details.On-time responses were provided for 83.6% of requests completed in 2011-12. Note that the majority (72.9%) of requests completed after the legislated deadline were backlog requests carried over from previous years. AANDC cleared this backlog and significantly improved its on-time response rate. From Q2 forward, AANDC had a compliance rate of 100%.The performance standards are established by the ATIA and the Access to Information Regulations. Consultations with stakeholders were undertaken by the Department of Justice and the Treasury Board Secretariat for amendments done in 1986 and 1992.

Other Information: N/A



User Fee: Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations (NTNMRs)

Fee Type: Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority: Territorial Lands Act

Date Last Modified: The Canada Mining Regulations (CMR) name was changed to Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations in 2008. The regulations are currently in the process of modernization. The royalty sections of the NTNUMR were amended in 1999, but the remainder of the regulations were left as they were written in 1977. The metric system is being introduced in this round of amendments, thereby changing the fee schedule to reflect the amounts required by hectares instead of acres. The mining industry and other stakeholders were consulted by various methods of consultation and no complaints about the changes were submitted. Further consultation will take place when the final draft is completed.

Performance Standards: Current service standards are set in existing legislation and regulation: NTNMR amendments

Performance Results: All applications processed within set timelines. These timelines vary depending on the transaction. For example, application to Record is completed approximately 60 days from the date of receipt. Transfers of mineral claims and leases are completed within a week. Some files may not be completed within this timeframe if there are issues to be dealt with beforehand.

2011-12 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
6,600 4,500 5,409 2012–13 4,500 5,517
2013–14 4,500 5,628
2014–15 4,500 5,740

Other Information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment, all of which are controlled by the nature and scope of the resource development projects, e.g. mine development.

The 2011–2012 full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time. The Department is continuously revising its costing methodology to better reflect full cost of services.



User Fee: Territorial Land Use

Fee Type: Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority: Territorial Lands Act and Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Date Last Modified: 1996

Performance Standards: Current service standards are set in existing legislation and regulation

Performance Results: All permits were issued within the regulated time frame.


2011-12 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
139 112 171 2012–13 112 174
2013–14 112 178
2014–15 112 181

Other Information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment, all of which are controlled by the nature and scope of the resource development projects, e.g. mine development.

The 2011–2012 full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time. The Department is continuously revising its costing methodology to better reflect full cost of services.



User Fee: Territorial Lands

Fee Type: Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority: Territorial Lands Act

Date Last Modified: 1996

Performance Standards: Performance standards vary depending on research, negotiations and environmental assessment decisions and are shared with clients throughout the process.

Performance Results: Performance standards vary depending on research, negotiations and environmental assessment decisions and are shared with clients throughout the process.


2011-12 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
2,300 1,324 537 2012–13 1,300 548
2013–14 1,300 559
2014–15 1,300 571

Other Information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment, all of which are controlled by the nature and scope of the resource development projects, e.g. mine development.

The 2011–2012 full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time. The Department is continuously revising its costing methodology to better reflect full cost of services.

Territorial Lands full cost only reflect the processing of Rental. Does not include the full use of land.



User Fee: Frontier Lands Registration Regulations (FLRR)

Fee Type: Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority: Canada Petroleum Resource Act (CPRA)

Date Last Modified: 1988

Performance Standards: Standard requests to be processed within 10 working days. Requests that require additional research take additional time to process (requestor is advised of the delay at the time the request is made).Please refer to Schedule 15 of the (FLRR). The tariff of fees for a service set out in these column is payable at the time the service is rendered. Where a fee is payable pursuant to these Regulations, it is payable to the Receiver General.

Performance Results: All standard requests were processed within the established timeline. A number of requests necessitated further research, which resulted in additional processing time. Please refer to Schedule 15 of the (FLRR). The fee for a service set out in these columns is payable at the time the service is rendered. Where a fee is payable pursuant to these Regulations, it is payable to the Receiver General.


2011-12 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
35 33 437 2012–13 25 446
2013–14 27 456
2014–15 28  464

Other Information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment, all of which are controlled by the nature and scope of the resource development projects, e.g. mine development.

The 2011–2012 full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time. The Department is continuously revising its costing methodology to better reflect full cost of services.



User Fee: Territorial Quarrying

Fee Type: Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority: Territorial Lands Act and Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations

Date Last Modified: 2003

Performance Standards: The issuance of a quarrying permit leads to the granting of a Land Use Permit. As such, there is no time line set in regulations to process/issue/reject a quarrying permit application.

Performance Results: Permits are issued once pre-conditions are met.


2011-12 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
 0.0  0.0 0.0 2012–13 0.0 0.0
2013–14 0.0 0.0
2014–15 0.0 0.0

Other Information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment, all of which are controlled by the nature and scope of the resource development projects, e.g. mine development.

The 2011–2012 full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time. The Department is continuously revising its costing methodology to better reflect full cost of services.



User Fee: Territorial Water

Fee Type: Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority: Northwest Territories Waters Act, Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act and Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Date Last Modified: 1992, 2002 and 2003 respectively

Performance Standards: Performance standards vary depending on research, negotiations and environmental assessment decisions and are shared with clients throughout the process.

Performance Results: All permits and letter patent were issued once all pre-conditions were met.


2011-12 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
7 31 39 2012–13 30 40
2013–14 30 40
2014–15 30 41 

Other Information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment, all of which are controlled by the nature and scope of the resource development projects, e.g. mine development. The Water Regulations under the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act are currently in the process of being written. Industry and other stakeholders have not yet been extensively consulted. Changes to the fee structure are still under consideration.

The 2011–2012 full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time. The Department is continuously revising its costing methodology to better reflect full cost of services.



User Fee: Territorial Coal

Fee Type: Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority: Territorial Lands Act

Date Last Modified: 2003

Performance Standards: Exploration permits are issued once consultations are complete.

Performance Results: Permits are issued upon completion of consultations.


2011-12 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
0.0 0.0 0.0 2012–13 0.0 0.0
2013–14 0.0 0.0
2014–15 0.0 0.0

Other Information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment, all of which are controlled by the nature and scope of the resource development projects, e.g. mine development.

The 2011–2012 full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time. The Department is continuously revising its costing methodology to better reflect full cost of services.


User Fees Totals
  2011-12 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
Subtotal Regulatory  9,081 6,001  6,593 2012–13 5,967 6,726
2013–14 5,969 6,860
2014–15 5,970 6,997
Subtotal Other Products and Services 0.0 0.0  0.0 2012–13 0.0 0.0
2013–14 0.0 0.0
2014–15 0.0 0.0
Total 9,081 6,001 6,593 2012–13 5,967 6,726
2013–14 5,969 6,860
2014–15 5,970 6,997


Policy on Service Standards for External Fees
External Fee Service Standard Performance Result Stakeholder Consultation
Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations (NTNUMRs)Current service standards are set out in existing legislation and regulation: NTNUMR amendmentsAll applications processed within set time lines.The Canada Mining Regulations (CMR) name was changed to Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations in 2008. The regulations are currently in the process of modernization. The royalty sections of the NTNMRs were amended in 1999, but the remainder of the regulations were left as they were written in 1977. The metric system is being introduced in this round of amendments, thereby changing the fee schedule to reflect the amounts required by hectares instead of acres. The mining industry and other stakeholders were consulted by various methods of consultation and no complaints about the changes were submitted.
Territorial Land UseCurrent service standards are set in existing legislation and regulation.All permits were issued within the regulated time frame.Stakeholder consultation varies. It is done through regional communications strategies and various outreach activities, as well as industry specific fora.
Territorial LandsPerformance standards vary depending on research, negotiations and environmental assessment decisions and are shared with clients throughout the process.All lease and letters patent were issued once all pre-conditions were met (e.g. environmental assessment decisions, lease negotiations).Stakeholder consultation varies. It is done through regional communications strategies and various outreach activities, as well as industry specific fora.
Frontier Lands RegistrationStandard requests to be processed within ten working days. Requests that require additional research will take additional time to be processed (requestor to be advised of the delay at the time the request is made).All standard requests were processed within the established timeline. A number of requests necessitated further research, which resulted in additional processing time.Stakeholder consultation varies. It is done through regional communications strategies and various outreach activities as well as industry specific fora.
Territorial QuarryingA quarrying permit gives the holder right for an area and is issued under its own regulations. Youcan have a quarrying permit on its own. However, you must have a Land Use Permit to take any material from the quarry. As such, there is no time line set out in regulations to process/issue/reject a quarrying permit application.Permits are issued once pre-conditions are met.Applications are sent to the Nunavut Impact Review Board and to various stakeholders specific to the area of the application for a period of up to 30 days. Stakeholders include communities, Inuit organizations, third-party interests and Federal and Territorial government departments.
Territorial CoalExploration permits are issued once consultations are complete.Permits are issued upon completion of consultations.Stakeholder consultation varies. It is done through regional communications strategies and various outreach activities as well as industry specific fora.

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