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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 (i.e. responses completed within their 30-day or extended statutory deadline) were provided for 100% of requests that were completed in 2012–2013.

2012–2013 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
3.000 5.555 868.576 2013–2014 3.000 674.073
2014–2015 3.000 606.666
2015–2016 3.000 545.999

Other Information:

Not Applicable

User Fees Totals: ATIP

  2012–2013 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
Subtotal Regulatory
s. 11(1)(a)
2.500 5.555 868.576 2013–14 2.000 674.073
2014–15 2.000 606.666
2015–16 2.000 545.999
Subtotal Other Products and Services
s. 11(1)(b)
0.500 0.000  
Total 3.000 5.555

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 ATIA 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 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:

Not Applicable


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

Fee Type:

Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority:

Territorial Lands Act

Year 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 NTNMR 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 regulations: 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.

2012–2013 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
4,500 4,593 4,844 2013–2014 3,362 3,846
2014–2015 1,677 1,954
2015–2016 1,677 1,992

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.

Reviewed annually, the full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time.

The devolution of jurisdiction to the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) in April 2014 has been taken in consideration in the above forecast. However, there are remaining user fees that will be excluded from the transfer to the GNWT, which explains why NWT will have only a small amount of forecasted User Fees after devolution.


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User Fee: Territorial Land Use

Fee Type:

Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority:

Territorial Lands Act and Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Year Last Modified:

1996

Performance Standards:

Current service standards are set in existing legislation and regulations.

Performance Results:

All permits were issued within the regulated time frame.

2012–2013 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
112 35 115 2013–2014 38 118
2014–2015 38 120
2015–2016 38 123

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.

Reviewed annually, the full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time.


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User Fee: Territorial Lands

Fee Type:

Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority:

Territorial Lands Act

Year 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.

2012–2013 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
1,300 1,028 1,074 2013–2014 1,127 1,095
2014–2015 131 68
2015–2016 131 70

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.

Territorial Lands full cost only reflects the processing of Rental, it does not include the full use of land.

The devolution of jurisdiction to the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) in April 2014 has been taken in consideration in the above forecast. However, there are remaining user fees that will be excluded from the transfer to the GNWT, which explains why NWT will have only a small amount of forecasted User Fees after devolution.

Reviewed annually, the full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time.


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User Fee: Frontier Lands Registration Regulations (FLRR)

Fee Type:

Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority:

Canada Petroleum Resource Act (CPRA)

Year 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 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.

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.

2012–2013 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
25 44 216 2013–2014 22 105
2014–2015 11 53
2015–2016 13 65

Other Information:

The devolution of jurisdiction to the Government of Northwest Territories in April 2014 has been taken in consideration in the above forecast.

Reviewed annually, the full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time.


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User Fee: Territorial Quarrying

Fee Type:

Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority:

Territorial Lands Act and Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations

Year 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.

2012–2013 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
0 0 0 2013–2014 0 0
2014–2015 0 0
2015–2016 0 0

Other Information:

Not Applicable


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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.

Year 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 letters patent were issued once all pre-conditions were met.

2012–2013 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
30 121 106 2013–2014 111 108
2014–2015 111 110
2015–2016 111 113

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.

Reviewed annually, the full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time.

The devolution of jurisdiction to the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) in April 2014 has been taken in consideration in the above forecast. However, there are remaining user fees that will be excluded from the transfer to the GNWT, which explains why NWT will have only a small amount of forecasted User Fees after devolution.


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User Fee: Territorial Coal

Fee Type:

Regulatory

Fee-setting Authority:

Territorial Lands Act

Year Last Modified:

2003

Performance Standards:

Exploration permits are issued once consultations are complete.

Performance Results:

Permits are issued upon completion of consultations.

2012–2013 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
0 0 0 2013–2014 0 0
2014–2015 0 0
2015–2016 0 0

Other Information:

Not Applicable


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User Fee Totals:

  2012–2013 ($ thousands) Planning Years ($ thousands)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost Fiscal Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
Subtotal Regulatory 5,967 5,821 6,355 2013–14 4,660 5,272
2014–15 1,968 2,307
2015–16 1,970 2,362
Subtotal Other Products and Services 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013–14 0.0 0.0
2014–15 0.0 0.0
2015–16 0.0 0.0
Total 5,967 5,821 6,355 2013–14 4,660 5,272
2014–15 1,968 2,307
2015–16 1,970 2,362


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External Fees (Policy on Service Standards for External Fees)

External
Fee
Service
Standard
Performance
Results
Stakeholder Consultation
2012–2013 or prior
Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations (NTNUMRs) As per section (12) of the regulations, prospecting permits are to be issued between January 1st and January 31st of each year. Permits are issued in order of the numbers assigned by the Chief, under subsection (5.1), in respect of applications received during the preceding month of December. Service standard for all applications was met as per the time lines set in the regulations. The regulations are currently in the process of modernization. The royalty sections of the NTNUMRs 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. Fee rate is unchanged, however the calculation will be based "per hectare". The mining industry and other stakeholders were consulted with meetings, information sessions and in writing and no complaints regarding the changes were submitted.
Territorial Land Use As per sections (25) and (27), land use permit applications are to be accepted or rejected within 10 days of receipt. Service standard for all applications was met as per the time lines set in the regulations. There has been no consultation on service standards related to the issuance of land use permits.
Territorial Lands Applications are reviewed and processed within 10 days of receipt.

Issuance of land authorizations may vary due to the complexity of the application or review process.

Service standard was met as per internal process.

Issuances of documents vary depending on research, negotiations and environmental assessment decisions and are shared with clients throughout the process. Documents were issued once all pre-conditions were met (e.g., environmental assessment decisions, lease negotiations).

There has been no consultation on service standards related to the issuance of land use permits.
Frontier Lands Registration Standard requests to be processed within 10 working days.

Requests that require additional research, such as requests for amending an interest, 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.

No more than 20% of requests necessitated further research, which resulted in additional time and resources.

Consultation with primary stakeholders, including the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, its members companies, and other non-member petroleum exploration and development companies, on general administrative practices related to management of interests, occurs approximately twice a year.

In these consultations, stakeholders have not brought forward any concerns with current service standards. Any changes to user fees charged for Frontier Lands Registration would require legislative amendments.

Territorial Quarrying Applications are reviewed and processed within 10 days of receipt.

Issuance of a quarrying permit(s) happens when the land use permit is issued.

Service standard was met as per internal process.

Quarrying permits are issued once pre-conditions for a land use permit are met.

A quarrying permit can be issued on its own, however you must have a land use permit to take any material from the quarry. As such, there is no timeline set out in the regulations to process/issue/reject a quarrying permit application.

There has been no consultation on service standards related to the issuance of quarrying permits.
Territorial Coal Exploration licenses are issued once consultations are complete. Exploration licenses are issued upon completion of consultations. There has been no consultation on service standards related to the issuance of coal exploration licenses.

Amendments were made in 2003 for the purposes of removing Yukon from the regulations.



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