Ministry of Natural Resources - THE ESTIMATES, 2006-07

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NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2103

The Natural Resource Management program provides leadership and oversight in the management of Ontario's forests, fish and wildlife resources, Crown land and water resources, parks and protected areas, including the protection and management of provincially significant natural, cultural and recreational environment.

Efforts to respond to unprecedented challenges faced by the forest industry, associated social and economic impacts and enhancing the competitiveness of Ontario's forest industry sector will be prominent in 2006-07.

The program also provides leadership and oversight in the management of non-renewable resources, such as petroleum and aggregates, and the Ministry's infrastructure (i.e., capital) investments.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2006-07

Estimates
2005-06

Difference
Between
2006-07
and
2005-06

Actual
2004-05

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Natural Resource Management 318,631,900 197,037,000 121,594,900 203,307,777
2 Ontario Parks 13,734,800 15,601,900 (1,867,100) 19,845,032
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 332,366,700 212,638,900 119,727,800 223,152,809
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 590,000 90,000 500,000 153,972
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 591,000 91,000 500,000 153,972
  Total Operating Expense 332,957,700 212,729,900 120,227,800 223,306,781
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management 57,374,700 51,369,600 6,005,100 76,771,744
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 57,374,700 51,369,600 6,005,100 76,771,744
Statutory Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act 2,605,200 2,243,900 361,300 2,181,294
  Total Statutory Appropriations 2,605,200 2,243,900 361,300 2,181,294
  Total Capital Expense 59,979,900 53,613,500 6,366,400 78,953,038
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets 10,300,000 5,099,500 5,200,500 7,670,544
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 10,300,000 5,099,500 5,200,500 7,670,544
  Total Capital Assets 10,300,000 5,099,500 5,200,500 7,670,544



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2103-1 Natural Resource Management      
  Salaries and wages     132,935,200
  Employee benefits     16,896,200
  Transportation and communication     15,821,800
  Services     130,346,900
  Supplies and equipment     18,362,900
  Transfer payments      
     Forest Sector Prosperity Fund   66,900,000  
     Fur Institute   40,000  
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation   6,447,000  
     Taxes on tenanted Provincial properties   1,361,000  
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Administration   133,300  
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Program Operations   7,600,000  
     Summer Experience   310,600  
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9   100,000  
     First Nation Resource Development   435,000 83,326,900
  Subtotal     397,689,900
  Less: Recoveries     79,058,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     318,631,900
  Sub-Items:      
  Forest Management      
  Salaries and wages   43,760,300  
  Employee benefits   5,593,800  
  Transportation and communication   4,421,500  
  Services   82,066,600  
  Supplies and equipment   3,735,700  
  Transfer payments      
     Forest Sector Prosperity Fund   66,900,000  
  Subtotal   206,477,900  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   16,047,200 190,430,700
  Fish and Wildlife Management      
  Salaries and wages   42,250,400  
  Employee benefits   5,218,600  
  Transportation and communication   4,730,600  
  Services   15,408,800  
  Supplies and equipment   6,642,700  
  Transfer payments      
     Fur Institute   40,000  
  Subtotal   74,291,100  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   62,185,000 12,106,100
  Land and Water Management      
  Salaries and wages   18,143,900  
  Employee benefits   2,384,100  
  Transportation and communication   3,392,900  
  Services   26,828,000  
  Supplies and equipment   3,358,300  
  Transfer payments      
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation 6,447,000    
     Taxes on tenanted Provincial properties 1,361,000    
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Administration 133,300    
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Program Operations 7,600,000 15,541,300  
  Subtotal   69,648,500  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   141,600 69,506,900
  Field Services Support      
  Salaries and wages   28,780,600  
  Employee benefits   3,699,700  
  Transportation and communication   3,276,800  
  Services   6,043,500  
  Supplies and equipment   4,626,200  
  Transfer payments      
     Summer Experience 310,600    
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9 100,000    
     First Nation Resource Development 435,000 845,600  
  Subtotal   47,272,400  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   684,200 46,588,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     318,631,900
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     590,000
2103-2 Ontario Parks      
  Salaries and wages     39,052,600
  Employee benefits     4,570,300
  Transportation and communication     1,230,800
  Services     8,789,900
  Supplies and equipment     9,991,700
  Subtotal     63,635,300
  Less: Recoveries     49,900,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     13,734,800
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     332,957,700
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2103-3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management      
  Transportation and communication     290,000
  Services     37,320,100
  Supplies and equipment     12,891,000
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure   5,000,000  
     Millennium Partnerships for Springbank Dam   413,300  
     Millennium Partnerships - Canada Ontario Infrastructure Program Contribution   413,300 5,826,600
  Other transactions     4,000,000
  Subtotal     60,327,700
  Less: Recoveries     2,953,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     57,374,700
  Sub-Items:      
  Natural Resource Management Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   200,000  
  Services   29,900,100  
  Supplies and equipment   6,541,000  
  Other transactions   2,000,000  
  Subtotal   38,641,100  
  Less: Recoveries   2,953,000 35,688,100
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   50,000  
  Services   6,000,000  
  Supplies and equipment   5,550,000  
  Other transactions   1,500,000 13,100,000
  Aviation and Forest Fire Management Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   40,000  
  Services   1,420,000  
  Supplies and equipment   800,000  
  Other transactions   500,000 2,760,000
  Conservation Authorities and Municipal Infrastructure      
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure 5,000,000    
     Millennium Partnerships for Springbank Dam 413,300    
     Millennium Partnerships - Canada Ontario Infrastructure Program Contribution 413,300 5,826,600 5,826,600
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     57,374,700
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act     2,605,200
  Total Capital Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     59,979,900
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2103-4 Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets     10,300,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     10,300,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets   4,000,000 4,000,000
  Aviation and Forest Fire Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets   5,200,000 5,200,000
  Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets   1,100,000 1,100,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     10,300,000
  Total Capital Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     10,300,000