NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2103

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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 2007-08.

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
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Natural Resource Management 365,483,000 318,631,900 46,851,100 224,136,294
2 Ontario Parks 15,341,200 13,734,800 1,606,400 15,430,691
  Total Including Special Warrants 380,824,200 332,366,700 48,457,500 239,566,985
Less: Special Warrants 140,000,000 - 140,000,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 240,824,200 332,366,700 (91,542,500) 239,566,985
Special Warrants 140,000,000 - 140,000,000 -
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 2,390,000 590,000 1,800,000 80,579
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 2,391,000 591,000 1,800,000 80,579
  Total Operating Expense 383,215,200 332,957,700 50,257,500 239,647,564
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management 57,061,300 57,374,700 (313,400) 48,489,419
  Total Including Special Warrants 57,061,300 57,374,700 (313,400) 48,489,419
Less: Special Warrants 35,000,000 - 35,000,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 22,061,300 57,374,700 (35,313,400) 48,489,419
Special Warrants 35,000,000 - 35,000,000 -
Statutory Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act 2,993,100 2,605,200 387,900 1,969,586
  Total Statutory Appropriations 2,993,100 2,605,200 387,900 1,969,586
  Total Capital Expense 60,054,400 59,979,900 74,500 50,459,005
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets 26,529,400 10,300,000 16,229,400 8,792,738
  Total Including Special Warrants 26,529,400 10,300,000 16,229,400 8,792,738
Less: Special Warrants 9,000,000 - 9,000,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 17,529,400 10,300,000 7,229,400 8,792,738
Special Warrants 9,000,000 - 9,000,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 26,529,400 10,300,000 16,229,400 8,792,738



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     145,165,600
  Employee benefits     17,923,100
  Transportation and communication     14,232,300
  Services     153,649,000
  Supplies and equipment     16,678,800
  Transfer payments      
     Forest Sector Prosperity Fund   37,500,000  
     Northern Pulp and Paper Mill Electricity Transition Program   34,020,000  
     Fur Institute   40,000  
     Species at Risk in Ontario Stewardship   3,000,000  
     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   935,000 91,446,900
  Subtotal     439,095,700
  Less: Recoveries     73,612,700
  Total Operating Expense     365,483,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Forest Management      
  Salaries and wages   44,795,900  
  Employee benefits   5,707,100  
  Transportation and communication   3,421,500  
  Services   102,390,400  
  Supplies and equipment   3,025,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Forest Sector Prosperity Fund 37,500,000    
     Northern Pulp and Paper Mill Electricity Transition Program 34,020,000 71,520,000  
  Subtotal   230,859,900  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   9,867,800 220,992,100
  Fish and Wildlife Management      
  Salaries and wages   47,569,200  
  Employee benefits   5,721,500  
  Transportation and communication   4,420,700  
  Services   15,539,900  
  Supplies and equipment   5,980,900  
  Transfer payments      
     Fur Institute 40,000    
     Species at Risk in Ontario Stewardship 3,000,000 3,040,000  
  Subtotal   82,272,200  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   62,649,600 19,622,600
  Land and Water Management      
  Salaries and wages   18,896,200  
  Employee benefits   2,364,500  
  Transportation and communication   3,196,300  
  Services   26,092,000  
  Supplies and equipment   3,163,700  
  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   69,254,000  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   35,700 69,218,300
  Field Services Support      
  Salaries and wages   33,904,300  
  Employee benefits   4,130,000  
  Transportation and communication   3,193,800  
  Services   9,626,700  
  Supplies and equipment   4,509,200  
  Transfer payments      
     Summer Experience 310,600    
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9 100,000    
     First Nation Resource Development 935,000 1,345,600  
  Subtotal   56,709,600  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   1,059,600 55,650,000
  Total Operating Expense     365,483,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     2,390,000
2103-2 Ontario Parks      
  Salaries and wages     42,003,700
  Employee benefits     4,894,500
  Transportation and communication     1,251,200
  Services     10,503,900
  Supplies and equipment     10,046,500
  Subtotal     68,699,800
  Less: Recoveries     53,358,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     15,341,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     383,215,200
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2103-3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management      
  Transportation and communication     570,000
  Services     41,366,300
  Supplies and equipment     10,480,000
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure   5,125,000  
     Millennium Partnerships for Springbank Dam   280,000  
     Millennium Partnerships - Canada Ontario Infrastructure Program Contribution   280,000  
     Millenium Partnerships for Huron Natural Area   433,000 6,118,000
  Other transactions     1,480,000
  Subtotal     60,014,300
  Less: Recoveries     2,953,000
  Total Capital Expense     57,061,300
  Sub-Items:      
  Natural Resource Management Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   400,000  
  Services   28,800,000  
  Supplies and equipment   7,200,000  
  Other transactions   1,000,000  
  Subtotal   37,400,000  
  Less: Recoveries   2,953,000 34,447,000
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   120,000  
  Services   8,900,000  
  Supplies and equipment   2,480,000  
  Other transactions   400,000 11,900,000
  Aviation and Forest Fire Management Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   50,000  
  Services   3,666,300  
  Supplies and equipment   800,000  
  Other transactions   80,000 4,596,300
  Conservation Authorities and Municipal Infrastructure      
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure 5,125,000    
     Millennium Partnerships for Springbank Dam 280,000    
     Millennium Partnerships - Canada Ontario Infrastructure Program Contribution 280,000    
     Millenium Partnerships for Huron Natural Area 433,000 6,118,000 6,118,000
  Total Capital Expense     57,061,300
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act     2,993,100
  Total Capital Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     60,054,400
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2103-4 Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets     26,529,400
  Total Capital Assets     26,529,400
  Sub-Items:      
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets   6,500,000 6,500,000
  Aviation and Forest Fire Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets   6,429,400 6,429,400
  Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets   13,600,000 13,600,000
  Total Capital Assets     26,529,400
  Total Capital Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     26,529,400