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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 (ATIA), 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.
2013–2014 ($ thousands)Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenueActual revenueFull costFiscal yearForecast revenueEstimated full cost
3.002.581,003.102014–20153.00606.666
2015–20163.00545.999
2016–20173.00545.999

Other Information:

Not applicable

User Fees Totals: ATIP

 2013–2014 ($ thousands)Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenueActual revenueFull costFiscal yearForecast revenueEstimated full cost
Subtotal – Regulatory s. 11(1)(a)3.002.581,003.102014–20153.00606.666
2015–20163.00545.999
2016–20173.00545.999
Subtotal – Other Products and Services s. 11(1)(b)0.000.00 
Total3.002.58

Policy on Service Standards for External Fees

External feeService standardPerformance resultsStakeholder consultation 2013–2014 or prior
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 further details. AANDC has met the statutory deadline for ATIA requests 100% of the time since June 2011. The performance standards are established by the ATIA and the Access to Information Regulations. Consultations with stakeholders are undertaken as necessary.

Other Information:

Not applicable

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 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. Further consultation will take place when the final draft is completed.

Performance Standards:

Current service standards are set in existing legislation and regulations: NTNMRs 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.
2013–2014 ($ thousands)Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenueActual revenueFull costFiscal yearForecast revenueEstimated full cost
3,362.002,525.002,535.002014–20151,242.00787.00
2015–20161,242.00803.00
2016–20171,242.00819.00

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.

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.
2013–2014 ($ thousands)Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenueActual revenueFull costFiscal yearForecast revenueEstimated full cost
38.00229.00272.002014–201546.00278.00
2015–201646.00283.00
2016–201746.00289.00

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.

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.
2013–2014 ($ thousands)Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenueActual revenueFull costFiscal yearForecast revenueEstimated full cost
1,127.00696.001,474.002014–2015 95.00 213.00
2015–2016 95.00 217.00
2016–2017 95.00 221.00

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.

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.
2013–2014 ($ thousands)Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenueActual revenueFull costFiscal yearForecast revenueEstimated full cost
22.00 10.00 559.002014–2015 11.00 570.00
2015–2016 11.00 581.00
2016–2017 12.00 593.00

Other Information:

The devolution of jurisdiction to the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) 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.

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.
2013–2014 ($ thousands)Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenueActual revenueFull costFiscal yearForecast revenueEstimated full cost
0.000.000.002014–20150.000.00
2015–20160.000.00
2016–20170.000.00

Other Information:

Not applicable

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.
2013–2014 ($ thousands)Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenueActual revenueFull costFiscal yearForecast revenueEstimated full cost
111.00 136.00 26.002014–2015 144.00 26.00
2015–201671.0027.00
2016–201771.0027.00

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.

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.
2013–2014 ($ thousands)Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenueActual revenueFull costFiscal yearForecast revenueEstimated full cost
0.000.000.002014–20150.000.00
2015–20160.000.00
2016–20170.000.00

Other Information:

Not applicable

User Fees Totals:

 2013–2014 ($ thousands)Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenueActual revenueFull costFiscal yearForecast revenueEstimated full cost
Subtotal – Regulatory4,660.003,597.004,867.002014–20151,538.001,874.00
2015–20161,466.001,912.00
2016–20171,466.001,950.00
Subtotal Other Products and Services0.000.000.002014–20150.000.00
2015–20160.000.00
2016–20170.000.00
Total4,660.003,597.004,867.002014–20151,538.001,874.00
2015–20161,466.001,912.00
2016–20171,466.001,950.00

External Fees (Policy on Service Standards for External Fees)

External feeService standardPerformance resultsStakeholder consultation 2013–2014 or prior
Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations (NTNMRs) As per subsection 29(12) of the regulations, prospecting permits are to be issued between January 1 and January 31 of each year. Permits are issued in order of the numbers assigned by the Chief, under subsection 29(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 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. 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. The regulations are currently in the process of modernization. Consultations on the Territorial Land Use Regulations were conducted. The mining industry and other stakeholders were consulted with meetings, information sessions and in writing, and no complaints regarding the changes were submitted.
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.

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).

The Territorial Lands Act was amended in 2013–2014 and during the broad stakeholder consultations, no issues were raised about the service standard.
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 land management interests, occurs approximately twice annually.

In these consultations, stakeholders have not brought forward any concerns with current service standards. In 2014–2015, the Department will consult stakeholders on its service delivery pursuant to section 15, Schedule of Fees, Frontier Lands Registration Regulations as part of a review of administrative practices. Any changes to the regulations would require legislative amendments.

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

Where applicable quarrying permits are issued at the same time as a land use permit.

Service standard was met.

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

The regulations are currently in the process of modernization. Consultations on the Territorial Quarrying Regulations were conducted. The mining industry and other stakeholders were consulted with meetings, information sessions and in writing, and no complaints regarding the changes were submitted.
Territorial Coal Service standards have been developed for the services identified in the Territorial Coal Regulations. The performance standards were met for all of the service standards identified in the Territorial Coal Regulations. Amendments were made in 2003 for the purposes of removing Yukon from the regulations and no comments were made by stakeholders with regards to the regulations.
Territorial Water Service standards have been developed for all of the services identified in regulations. All of the service standards established for services identified in regulations were met. The regulations are currently in the process of modernization. Consultations on the various water-related regulations were conducted. The stakeholders were consulted through the use of meetings, information sessions and in writing, and no complaints regarding fees or service standards were submitted.
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