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 continue to be prominent in 2008-09.

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
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Natural Resource Management 403,653,000 365,483,000 38,170,000 291,853,970
2 Ontario Parks 16,212,700 15,341,200 871,500 13,728,927
  Total Including Special Warrants 419,865,700 380,824,200 39,041,500 305,582,897
Less: Special Warrants - 140,000,000 (140,000,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 419,865,700 240,824,200 179,041,500 305,582,897
Special Warrants - 140,000,000 (140,000,000) -
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 4,090,000 2,390,000 1,700,000 473,317
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 4,091,000 2,391,000 1,700,000 473,317
  Total Operating Expense 423,956,700 383,215,200 40,741,500 306,056,214
  OPERATING ASSETS        
5 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management - Operating Assets 1,000 5,400,000 (5,399,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 5,400,000 (5,399,000) -
  Total Operating Assets 1,000 5,400,000 (5,399,000) -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management 59,058,600 57,061,300 1,997,300 62,904,234
  Total Including Special Warrants 59,058,600 57,061,300 1,997,300 62,904,234
Less: Special Warrants - 35,000,000 (35,000,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 59,058,600 22,061,300 36,997,300 62,904,234
Special Warrants - 35,000,000 (35,000,000) -
Statutory Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act 3,460,500 2,993,100 467,400 2,235,628
  Total Statutory Appropriations 3,460,500 2,993,100 467,400 2,235,628
  Total Capital Expense 62,519,100 60,054,400 2,464,700 65,139,862
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets 16,282,500 26,529,400 (10,246,900) 11,713,056
  Total Including Special Warrants 16,282,500 26,529,400 (10,246,900) 11,713,056
Less: Special Warrants - 9,000,000 (9,000,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 16,282,500 17,529,400 (1,246,900) 11,713,056
Special Warrants - 9,000,000 (9,000,000) -
  Total Capital Assets 16,282,500 26,529,400 (10,246,900) 11,713,056



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     148,304,200
  Employee benefits     18,407,300
  Transportation and communication     14,293,700
  Services     172,313,000
  Supplies and equipment     17,095,800
  Transfer payments      
     Forest Sector Prosperity Fund   39,000,000  
     Northern Pulp and Paper Mill Electricity Transition Program   33,650,000  
     Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners   3,562,000  
     Fur Institute   40,000  
     Species at Risk in Ontario Stewardship   5,000,000  
     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  
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Source Water Protection   14,800,000  
     Summer Experience   310,600  
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9   100,000  
     First Nation Resource Development   935,000 112,938,900
  Subtotal     483,352,900
  Less: Recoveries     79,699,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     403,653,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Forest Management      
  Salaries and wages   45,313,500  
  Employee benefits   5,863,400  
  Transportation and communication   3,421,500  
  Services   104,557,800  
  Supplies and equipment   3,025,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Forest Sector Prosperity Fund 39,000,000    
     Northern Pulp and Paper Mill Electricity Transition Program 33,650,000    
     Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners 3,562,000 76,212,000  
  Subtotal   238,393,200  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   9,943,800 228,449,400
  Fish and Wildlife Management      
  Salaries and wages   48,499,800  
  Employee benefits   6,036,600  
  Transportation and communication   4,420,700  
  Services   26,068,100  
  Supplies and equipment   5,980,900  
  Transfer payments      
     Fur Institute 40,000    
     Species at Risk in Ontario Stewardship 5,000,000 5,040,000  
  Subtotal   96,046,100  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   68,674,400 27,371,700
  Land and Water Management      
  Salaries and wages   20,415,400  
  Employee benefits   2,690,400  
  Transportation and communication   3,196,300  
  Services   13,499,400  
  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    
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Source Water Protection 14,800,000 30,341,300  
  Subtotal   73,306,500  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   31,400 73,275,100
  Field Services Support      
  Salaries and wages   34,075,500  
  Employee benefits   3,816,900  
  Transportation and communication   3,255,200  
  Services   28,187,700  
  Supplies and equipment   4,926,200  
  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   75,607,100  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and items   1,050,300 74,556,800
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     403,653,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     4,090,000
2103-2 Ontario Parks      
  Salaries and wages     42,773,700
  Employee benefits     4,984,500
  Transportation and communication     1,276,200
  Services     13,100,400
  Supplies and equipment     10,236,500
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Parks Partners' Bursary Program     30,000
  Subtotal     72,401,300
  Less: Recoveries     56,188,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     16,212,700
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     423,956,700
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2103-5 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management - Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     1,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2103-3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management      
  Transportation and communication     540,000
  Services     37,625,000
  Supplies and equipment     9,470,000
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure   5,000,000  
     Land Securement Program   6,000,000  
     Source Water Protection - Water Budgets   2,010,000  
     Transfer of Real Property at Less Than Market Value   90,000 13,100,000
  Other transactions     1,276,600
  Subtotal     62,011,600
  Less: Recoveries     2,953,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     59,058,600
  Sub-Items:      
  Natural Resource Management Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   310,000  
  Services   21,650,000  
  Supplies and equipment   5,620,000  
  Other transactions   533,000  
  Subtotal   28,113,000  
  Less: Recoveries   2,953,000 25,160,000
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   160,000  
  Services   10,875,000  
  Supplies and equipment   2,900,000  
  Other transactions   565,000 14,500,000
  Aviation and Forest Fire Management Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   70,000  
  Services   5,100,000  
  Supplies and equipment   950,000  
  Other transactions   178,600 6,298,600
  Conservation Authorities and Municipal Infrastructure      
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure 5,000,000    
     Land Securement Program 6,000,000    
     Source Water Protection - Water Budgets 2,010,000    
     Transfer of Real Property at Less Than Market Value 90,000 13,100,000 13,100,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     59,058,600
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act     3,460,500
  Total Capital Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     62,519,100
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2103-4 Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets     16,282,500
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     16,282,500
  Sub-Items:      
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets   7,800,000 7,800,000
  Aviation and Forest Fire Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets   4,757,500 4,757,500
  Natural Resource Management Infrastructure Assets      
  Tangible capital assets   3,725,000 3,725,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     16,282,500
  Total Capital Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     16,282,500