National Energy Board – 2015–2016 Departmental Performance Report - Information on lower-level programs

Information on lower-level programs

Program 1.1 Energy Regulation

Sub-Program 1.1.1: Energy Regulation Development

Description:

This sub-program provides the energy sector and affected stakeholders with the regulatory expectations required for the development and operation of energy infrastructure and for oil and gas exploration and development activities in lands and offshore areas as defined in s.3 of COGOA. The NEB develops and communicates regulations, guidance materials and related processes to ensure its regulatory expectations are clear and useful. The NEB actively seeks opportunities for improvement through amendments to regulations and guidance, non-mandatory goals and guidance, and other direction provided from time to time.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)
2015–16
Planned Spending
2015–16
Actual Spending
(authorities used)
2015–16
Difference
(actual minus planned)
9,894,999 3,022,956 (6,872,043)
Human Resources (Full-Time Equivalents [FTEs])
2015–16
Planned
2015–16
Actual
2015–16
Difference
(actual minus planned)
37.8 25.2 (12.6)
Performance Results
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Clear and pragmatic regulatory framework Per cent of planned regulation or regulatory guidance change activities completed 80% 80%

There was a decrease in actual FTEs compared to planned as well as actual spending ($6.9 million) compared to planned due to realigning legal services and communications under internal services.

Program 1.1 Energy Regulation

Sub-Program 1.1.2: Energy Regulation Implementation, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement

Description:

Through this sub-program, the NEB makes informed decisions and recommendations on issues and applications related to energy development, energy infrastructure, energy transportation, energy trade and related activities. As an independent regulatory tribunal, the NEB actively involves those affected by its regulatory decisions through public hearings and other engagement activities.

The Board verifies and enforces compliance with regulatory requirements and expectations such as those set out in the Board regulations, and terms and conditions of approvals. The NEB conducts its monitoring and enforcement activities under eight regulatory implementation programs: integrity, emergency management, safety management, damage prevention, financial regulation, respecting rights and interests, security, and environmental protection. Through monitoring and enforcement, the NEB holds regulated entities accountable for results in the Canadian public interest. The public interest is inclusive of all Canadians and refers to a balance of economic, environmental and social considerations that changes as society’s values and preferences evolve over time. This program uses funding from the following transfer payment: National Energy Board Participant Funding Program.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)
2015–16
Planned Spending
2015–16
Actual Spending
(authorities used)
2015–16
Difference
(actual minus planned)
42,737,975 40,162,136 (2,575,839)
Human Resources (Full-Time Equivalents [FTEs])
2015–16
Planned
2015–16
Actual
2015–16
Difference
(actual minus planned)
297.0 226.3 (70.7)
Performance Results
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Fair and transparent application assessment Per cent of successful judicial appeals related to fairness or legal principles 0% 0%
Timely application assessment Per cent of decisions or recommendations issued within legislated time limits 100% 100%
Regulated companies are held accountable for results in the Canadian public interest Per cent of NEB-identified non-compliances addressed by the NEB 100% 100%

There was a decrease in actual FTEs compared to planned and a decrease of actual spending ($2.6 million) compared to planned due to realigning legal services and communications under internal services.

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