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NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2103

The Natural Resources Management Program provides leadership and oversight in the management of Ontario’s forests, Crown land, water, renewable energy, aggregate and petroleum resources through the development, implementation and improvement of legislation, policies, programs, information systems and standards.

The Program endeavours to ensure a healthy, viable forest industry in Ontario, and foster a competitive business environment by promoting jobs and investment in the forestry sector.

The Natural Resources Management Program also provides leadership and oversight in the management of Ontario’s fish and wildlife resources, parks and protected areas, including the protection and management of provincially significant natural, cultural and recreational environment in order to promote healthy and sustainable ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and enhance opportunities for outdoor recreation.

In addition, the Program provides leadership and oversight in the management of capital infrastructure assets such as fish culture facilities, Parks, Crown land, water, and other infrastructure investments including the development and application of geographic and land information and infrastructure to share such information to deliver ministry programs.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Sustainable Resource Management 346,214,800 324,603,900 21,610,900 336,279,082
2 Ontario Parks 10,965,200 9,343,500 1,621,700 10,704,094
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 357,180,000 333,947,400 23,232,600 346,983,176
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 5,091,000 5,091,000 - 4,422,383
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 22,384
  Total Statutory Appropriations 5,092,000 5,092,000 - 4,444,767
  Total Operating Expense 362,272,000 339,039,400 23,232,600 351,427,943
  OPERATING ASSETS        
5 Natural Resource Management - Operating Assets 501,000 1,200,000 (699,000) 720,000
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 501,000 1,200,000 (699,000) 720,000
  Total Operating Assets 501,000 1,200,000 (699,000) 720,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management 41,818,000 52,639,200 (10,821,200) 53,183,282
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 41,818,000 52,639,200 (10,821,200) 53,183,282
Statutory Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act 7,933,200 10,525,500 (2,592,300) 6,935,894
  Total Statutory Appropriations 7,933,200 10,525,500 (2,592,300) 6,935,894
  Total Capital Expense 49,751,200 63,164,700 (13,413,500) 60,119,176
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management - Capital Assets 15,470,100 19,710,100 (4,240,000) 27,009,184
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 15,470,100 19,710,100 (4,240,000) 27,009,184
  Total Capital Assets 15,470,100 19,710,100 (4,240,000) 27,009,184



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2103-1 Sustainable Resource Management      
  Salaries and wages     177,852,500
  Employee benefits     25,267,600
  Transportation and communication     16,612,100
  Services     162,512,900
  Supplies and equipment     17,894,300
  Transfer payments      
     Species at Risk in Ontario Stewardship   5,000,000  
     Invasive Species Management Centre   1,160,000  
     Fur Institute   40,000  
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9   100,000  
     Ontario Wood Promotion Program   800,000  
     Aboriginal Economic Development   535,000  
     Bio-economy Investment Attraction   10,264,000  
     Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners   4,745,000  
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation   7,221,000  
     Taxes on tenanted Provincial properties   1,617,000  
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Program Operations   7,448,000  
     Far North Program   5,000,000  
     First Nation Resource Development   935,000  
     Private Gas Well Incentive Program   200,000  
     Resource Stewardship   5,248,000  
     Summer Experience   520,600 50,833,600
  Subtotal     450,973,000
  Less: Recoveries     104,758,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     346,214,800
  Sub-Items:      
  Mapping and Geographic Information      
  Salaries and wages   9,226,600  
  Employee benefits   1,262,600  
  Transportation and communication   690,200  
  Services   3,464,800  
  Supplies and equipment   677,000  
  Subtotal   15,321,200  
  Less: Recoveries   5,700,000 9,621,200
  Policy and Planning      
  Salaries and wages   23,338,800  
  Employee benefits   3,500,900  
  Transportation and communication   1,950,900  
  Services   3,336,000  
  Supplies and equipment   2,332,500  
  Transfer payments      
     Species at Risk in Ontario Stewardship 5,000,000    
     Invasive Species Management Centre 1,160,000    
     Fur Institute 40,000    
     Annuities and Bonuses to Indians under Treaty No.9 100,000 6,300,000  
  Subtotal   40,759,100  
  Less: Recoveries   2,200,000 38,559,100
  Forest Industry      
  Salaries and wages   8,552,500  
  Employee benefits   1,285,900  
  Transportation and communication   808,900  
  Services   55,003,500  
  Supplies and equipment   287,800  
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Wood Promotion Program 800,000    
     Aboriginal Economic Development 535,000    
     Bio-economy Investment Attraction 10,264,000 11,599,000  
  Subtotal   77,537,600  
  Less: Recoveries   670,000 76,867,600
  Provincial Services, Science and Research      
  Salaries and wages   24,579,000  
  Employee benefits   3,729,100  
  Transportation and communication   1,401,900  
  Services   49,661,300  
  Supplies and equipment   563,300  
  Subtotal   79,934,600  
  Less: Recoveries   21,300,000 58,634,600
  Regional Operations      
  Salaries and wages   65,411,300  
  Employee benefits   9,770,800  
  Transportation and communication   8,770,000  
  Services   14,220,800  
  Supplies and equipment   9,085,800  
  Transfer payments      
     Southern Ontario Private Land Afforestation and Urban Tree Planting Delivery Partners 4,745,000    
     Payments in lieu of municipal taxation 7,221,000    
     Taxes on tenanted Provincial properties 1,617,000    
     Grants to Conservation Authorities - Program Operations 7,448,000    
     Far North Program 5,000,000    
     First Nation Resource Development 935,000    
     Private Gas Well Incentive Program 200,000 27,166,000  
  Subtotal   134,424,700  
  Less: Recoveries   3,459,000 130,965,700
  Fish and Wildlife Special Purpose Funds      
  Salaries and wages   34,745,600  
  Employee benefits   4,864,300  
  Transportation and communication   2,808,400  
  Services   22,634,800  
  Supplies and equipment   4,947,900  
  Subtotal   70,001,000  
  Less: Recoveries   70,000,000 1,000
  Program Administration      
  Salaries and wages   11,998,700  
  Employee benefits   854,000  
  Transportation and communication   181,800  
  Services   14,191,700  
  Transfer payments      
     Resource Stewardship 5,248,000    
     Summer Experience 520,600 5,768,600  
  Subtotal   32,994,800  
  Less: Recoveries   1,429,200 31,565,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     346,214,800
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     5,091,000
2103-2 Ontario Parks      
  Salaries and wages     51,510,300
  Employee benefits     7,463,200
  Transportation and communication     1,397,200
  Services     8,067,900
  Supplies and equipment     11,186,500
  Transfer payments      
     Ontario Parks Partners' Bursary Program     30,000
  Subtotal     79,655,100
  Less: Recoveries     68,689,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     10,965,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     362,272,000
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2103-5 Natural Resource Management - Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     500,000
  Inventory held for resale     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     501,000
  Total Operating Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     501,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2103-3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management      
  Transportation and communication     574,200
  Services     33,918,500
  Supplies and equipment     7,777,300
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure   2,500,000  
     Transfer of Real Property at Less Than Market Value   1,000  
     Investment in Shared Infrastructure   1,000 2,502,000
  Subtotal     44,772,000
  Less: Recoveries     2,954,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     41,818,000
  Sub-Items:      
  Public Use Infrastructure - Roads, Water Control, Waste Sites      
  Transportation and communication   66,900  
  Services   6,353,700  
  Supplies and equipment   267,500  
  Subtotal   6,688,100  
  Less: Recoveries   2,953,000 3,735,100
  Provincial Services, Science and Research      
  Transportation and communication   86,700  
  Services   1,638,100  
  Supplies and equipment   626,200 2,351,000
  Regional Operations      
  Transportation and communication   133,500  
  Services   10,048,100  
  Transfer payments      
     Conservation Authorities Infrastructure   2,500,000  
  Subtotal   12,681,600  
  Less: Recoveries   1,000 12,680,600
  Forest Industry      
  Services   156,000 156,000
  Ministry Support Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   231,700  
  Services   10,905,700  
  Supplies and equipment   6,219,200  
  Transfer payments      
     Transfer of Real Property at Less Than Market Value   1,000 17,357,600
  Ontario Parks Infrastructure      
  Transportation and communication   55,400  
  Services   4,816,900  
  Supplies and equipment   664,400  
  Transfer payments      
     Investment in Shared Infrastructure   1,000 5,537,700
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     41,818,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization Expense, the Financial Administration Act     7,933,200
  Total Capital Expense for Natural Resource Management Program     49,751,200
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2103-4 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management - Capital Assets      
  Land     1,000
  Buildings - asset costs     8,692,100
  Dams and engineering structures - asset costs     4,350,000
  Land and marine fleet - asset costs     2,427,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     15,470,100
  Sub-Items:      
  Public Use Infrastructure - Roads, Water Control, Waste Sites      
  Dams and engineering structures - asset costs   2,550,000 2,550,000
  Provincial Services, Science and Research      
  Land and marine fleet - asset costs   2,426,000 2,426,000
  Ontario Parks      
  Land   1,000  
  Buildings - asset costs   4,998,000  
  Dams and engineering structures - asset costs   1,800,000  
  Land and marine fleet - asset costs   1,000 6,800,000
  Ministry Support Infrastructure      
  Buildings - asset costs   3,694,100 3,694,100
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     15,470,100
  Total Capital Assets for Natural Resource Management Program     15,470,100