ARCHIVED - Proposed Criteria to Evaluate Cost Recovery Options
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|Compliance with legislative and other requirements||Collection of recoverable costs in compliance with applicable legislation: National Energy Board Act Section 24.1 (1), Financial Administration Act, User Fees Act and related regulations, Government of Canada policy on Service Standards for External Fees, 29 Nov. 2004.|
|Operational simplicity||The method should be relatively easy to implement and for use both the NEB and industry.|
|Equity||The interests of various stakeholders should be balanced.|
|Predictability / Stability of charges||Predictable revenues to cover the Board's annual expenses and to allow companies to predict with reasonable accuracy what their cost recovery bills will be in a given year (avoiding highly inconsistent annual cost recovery revenues and an undue administrative burden).|
|Cost causation||This is based on the 'user pay' principle. To the extent possible, costs should flow to the parties who caused these costs to be incurred.|
Definition of Criterion/criteria: A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
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