National Energy Board - 2016-2017 - Report on Plans and Priorities - Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 Million

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Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 Million

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Name of transfer payment program National Energy Board Participant Funding Program
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation The program is appropriated annually through Estimates.
Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture 1.1.2 Energy Regulation Implementation, Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement
Main objective The NEB’s Participant Funding Program (PFP) provides funding to facilitate the participation of the public in hearings with respect to new or abandonment projects for pipelines or powerlines. PFP was expanded in June 2015 to include Environmental Assessments of designated projects as per the CEAA 2012 Regulations Designating Physical Activities. The objective of this program is to provide modest funding to facilitate the participation of the public so that the public’s views are taken into consideration. The program is not intended to cover the full cost of expenses.
Planned spending for 2015-16 $3,220,000
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2015/16
General targeted recipient groups Eligible recipients include: individuals, Aboriginal groups, and unincorporated or incorporated non-industry not-for-profit organizations.
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