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As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the National Energy Board for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by the NEB support the Agency’s mandate and the government’s priorities.

The NEB provides oversight of safety, integrity, environmental and economic issues throughout the lifecycle of its regulated facilities. As we continue working on behalf of Canadians, one ultimate outcome remains clear: the safety of Canadians and the protection of the environment for future generations.

In support and development of its programs, NEB incurs travel, hospitality and conference expenses. In 2010-11, NEB spent approximately $2.6 million on travel, conferences and hospitality. A large portion of these expenses (68% of travel; 45% of conferences and 50% of hospitality expenses) were in support of the program activities for Energy Regulation, which provides the Canadian public, project proponents and other government agencies with regulation of international and designated interprovincial power lines; construction, operations, and toll and tariffs on international and interprovincial pipelines; energy trade; and exploration and development in certain frontier and offshore areas.

Another significant portion of these expenses (27% of travel; 23% of conferences and 49% of hospitality expenses), supports the program activities for Internal Services which are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These Internal Services costs are directly related to regulatory activities and are critical to support the strategic outcome of the Board.

Energy Information which provides the Board, industry, policy makers, and the Canadian public with energy industry and market surveillance including the outlook for supply and demand of energy commodities in Canada, to assist in decision making regarding infrastructure and markets, accounts for the remaining expenses (5% travel; 32% conferences and 1% hospitality).

Summary of of annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences for the National Energy Board for fiscal year ending March 31, 2011
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year
ending March 31, 2011
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel - Public Servants 2,270.4
Travel - Non-Public Servants 164.6
International Travel by Chairman and CEO,
Vice Chairman,
Chief Operating Officer
10.4
Total Travel 2,445.40
Hospitality 81.5
Conference Fees 153.4
TOTAL 2,680.30
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