National Energy Board – 2017–18 Departmental Plan

Supplementary information

Corporate information

Organizational profile

Appropriate minister:

The Honourable Jim Carr, P.C., M.P.

Institutional head:

C. Peter Watson, P.Eng. FCAE

Ministerial portfolio:

Natural Resources

Enabling instrument(s):

National Energy Board Act (NEB Act)

Year of incorporation / commencement:

1959

Headquarters:

Calgary, Alberta

Regional Offices:

Montréal, Québec

Vancouver, British Columbia

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Reporting framework

The NEB’s Departmental Results Framework and Program Inventory of record for 2017–18 are shown below:

Table of Contents by Core Responsibility

Energy Adjudication

Making decisions or recommendations to the Governor in Council on applications, which include environmental assessments, using processes that are fair, transparent, timely and accessible. These applications pertain to pipelines and related facilities, international power lines, tolls and tariffs, energy exports and imports, and oil and gas exploration and drilling in certain northern and offshore areas of Canada.

Energy Adjudication Departmental Results
Departmental Result Result Indicator(s)
Energy adjudication processes are fair. Percentage of adjudication decisions overturned on judicial appeal related to procedural fairness.
Energy adjudication processes are timely. Percentage of adjudication decisions and recommendations that are made within legislated time limits and service standards.
Energy adjudication processes are transparent. Percentage of surveyed participants who indicate that adjudication processes are transparent.
Energy adjudication processes are accessible. Percentage of surveyed participant funding recipients who agree that participant funding enabled their participation in an adjudication process.
Safety and Environment Oversight

Setting and enforcing regulatory expectations for National Energy Board-regulated companies over the full lifecycle—construction, operation and abandonment— of energy-related activities. These activities pertain to pipelines and related facilities, international power lines, tolls and tariffs, energy exports and imports, and oil and gas exploration and drilling in certain northern and offshore areas of Canada.

Safety and Environment Oversight Departmental Results
Departmental Result Result Indicator(s)
Harm to people or the environment, throughout the lifecycle of energy-related activities, is prevented.
  • Number of incidents related to National Energy Board-regulated infrastructure that harm people or the environment.
  • Percentage change of specific incident types on National Energy Board-regulated infrastructure.
  • Percentage change of near misses on National Energy Board-regulated infrastructure.
Energy Information

Collecting, monitoring, analyzing and publishing information on energy markets and supply, sources of energy, and the safety and security of pipelines and international power lines.

Energy Information Departmental Results
Departmental Result Result Indicator(s)
Canadians access and use energy information for knowledge, research or decision-making.
  • Number of times the energy information is accessed.
  • Percentage of surveyed web users who agree that energy information is useful for knowledge, research or decision-making.
Canadians have access to community-specific National Energy Board-regulated infrastructure information. Increased information specific to National Energy Board-regulated infrastructure in communities.
Canadians have opportunities to collaborate and provide feedback on National Energy Board information products. Number of opportunities that Canadians have to collaborate and provide feedback on energy information products.
Engagement

Engaging with stakeholders and Indigenous Peoples on topics within the National Energy Board’s mandate and role, beyond engagement on specific projects.

Engagement Departmental Results
Departmental Result Result Indicator(s)
Stakeholders and Indigenous Peoples share their perspectives and provide feedback regarding the National Energy Board mandate and role. Number of participants in National Energy Board engagement programs.
National Energy Board engagement activities with stakeholders and Indigenous Peoples are meaningful.
  • Percentage of surveyed stakeholders who engaged with the National Energy Board who indicate that the engagement was meaningful.
  • Percentage of surveyed Indigenous Peoples who engaged with the National Energy Board who indicate that the engagement was meaningful.
Internal Services

Internal Services are those groups of related activities and resources that the federal government considers to be services in support of programs and/or required to meet corporate obligations of an organization. Internal Services refers to the activities and resources of the 10 distinct service categories that support Program delivery in the organization, regardless of the Internal Services delivery model in a department.

The 10 service categories are:

  1. Management and Oversight Services
  2. Communications Services
  3. Legal Services
  4. Human Resources Management Services
  5. Financial Management Services
  6. Information Management Services
  7. Information Technology Services
  8. Real Property Services
  9. Materiel Services
  10. Acquisition Services.

Concordance between Departmental Results Framework and Program Inventory, 2017–18, and Strategic Outcome and Program Alignment Architecture, 2016–17

Concordance between Departmental Results Framework and Program Inventory, 2017–18, and Strategic Outcome and Program Alignment Architecture, 2016–17
2017–18 Departmental Results Framework and Program Inventory of record 2016–17 Strategic Outcomes and Program Alignment Architecture of record Percentage of Program Alignment Architecture program (dollars) corresponding to new program in the Program Inventory
Core Responsibility 1:
Energy Adjudication
Strategic Outcome 1: The regulation of pipelines, power lines, energy development and energy trade contributes to the safety of Canadians, the protection of the environment and efficient energy infrastructure and markets, while respecting the rights and interests of those affected by NEB decisions and recommendations.
Program 1.1:
Infrastructure, Tolls and Export Applications
1.1.2 Sub-Program: Energy Regulation Implementation, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement 44%
Program 1.2:
Participant Funding
1.1.2 Sub-Program: Energy Regulation Implementation, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement 12%
Core Responsibility 2:
Safety and Environment Oversight
Strategic Outcome 1: The regulation of pipelines, power lines, energy development and energy trade contributes to the safety of Canadians, the protection of the environment and efficient energy infrastructure and markets, while respecting the rights and interests of those affected by NEB decisions and recommendations.
Program 2.1:
Company Performance
1.1.2 Sub-Program: Energy Regulation Implementation, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement 29%
Program 2.2:
Management System and Industry Performance
1.1.2 Sub-Program: Energy Regulation Implementation, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement 7%
Program 2.3:
Emergency Management
1.1.2 Sub-Program: Energy Regulation Implementation, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement 3%
Program 2.4:
Regulatory Framework
1.1.1 Sub-Program: Energy Regulation Development 100%
Core Responsibility 3:
Energy Information
Strategic Outcome 1: The regulation of pipelines, power lines, energy development and energy trade contributes to the safety of Canadians, the protection of the environment and efficient energy infrastructure and markets, while respecting the rights and interests of those affected by NEB decisions and recommendations.
Program 3.1:
Energy System Information
1.2 Program: Energy Information 82%
Program 3.2:
Pipeline Information
1.2 Program: Energy Information 18%
Core Responsibility 4:
Engagement
Strategic Outcome 1: The regulation of pipelines, power lines, energy development and energy trade contributes to the safety of Canadians, the protection of the environment and efficient energy infrastructure and markets, while respecting the rights and interests of those affected by NEB decisions and recommendations.
Program 4.1:
Stakeholder Engagement
1.1.2 Sub-Program: Energy Regulation Implementation, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement 3%
Program 4.2:
Indigenous Engagement
1.1.2 Sub-Program: Energy Regulation Implementation, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement 2%
Internal Services Internal Services 100%

The NEB has transitioned from its current Strategic Outcome and Program Alignment Architecture, required under the former Policy on Management Resources and Results Structures, to the new DRF, required by the Policy on Results. The new DRF improves the NEB’s ability to transparently report on its performance across the full lifecycle of energy infrastructure projects. This is achieved by differentiating between the components of the NEB’s legislated mandate: Energy Adjudication, Safety and Environmental Oversight, and Engagement, and commits the organization to delivering meaningful results for Canadians in each of these areas. The new framework also enables the NEB to highlight the important role the agency plays. This role is reflected in the Energy Information Core Responsibility. The new NEB results framework supports the government’s commitment to improve the achievement of results across government and enhance understanding of the results government seeks to achieve, does achieve, and the resources used to do so.

Supporting information on lower-level programs

Supporting information on planned expenditures, human resources, and results related to the NEB’s Program Inventory is available in the TBS InfoBase.

Supplementary information tables

The following supplementary information tables are available on the NEB’s website.

Federal tax expenditures

The tax system can be used to achieve public policy objectives through the application of special measures such as low tax rates, exemptions, deductions, deferrals and credits. The Department of Finance Canada publishes cost estimates and projections for these measures each year in the Report on Federal Tax Expenditures. This report also provides detailed background information on tax expenditures, including descriptions, objectives, historical information and references to related federal spending programs. The tax measures presented in this report are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.

Organizational contact information

Organizational contact information
Headquarters
Calgary
Suite 210, 517 Tenth Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0A8
Office: 403-292-4800
Toll free: 1-800-899-1265
Regional
Montréal
505 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West,
Suite 230, Montréal Québec
H3A 3C2
Office: 514-283-3114
Cell: 514-240-0469
Regional
Vancouver
800 Burrard Street
Room 219,
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 0B9
Office: 604-666-3975
Cell: 604-360-5094
Regional
Yellowknife
5101 50th Avenue
Suite 115, P.O. Box 2213
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
X1A 2P7
Office: 867-766-8408
Fax: 867-766-8410
Fax: 403-292-5503
Toll free: 1-877-288-8803
TTY (teletype): 1-800-632-1663
Website: http://www.neb-one.gc.ca
Email: info@neb-one.gc.ca
Twitter: @NEBCanada
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-energy-board
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NationalEnergyBoard
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