Environmental Assessment Review Panel Service Charges Order

SOR/98-443

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION ACT

Registration 1998-08-26

Environmental Assessment Review Panel Service Charges Order

The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to Order in Council P.C. 1998-1495 of 26 August, 1998Footnote a, made pursuant to paragraph 19(1)(b)Footnote b of the Financial Administration Act, hereby makes the annexed Environmental Assessment Review Panel Service Charges Order.

Ottawa, August 26, 1998

Christine Stewart
Minister of the Environment

Interpretation

 The definitions in this section apply in this Order.

Act

Act means the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. (Loi)

Agency

Agency means the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency established by section 61 of the Act. (Agence)

charges

charges means all charges for services, including per diem fees for the review panel members, travel costs and other operating costs attributable to a review panel. (prix)

project

project means a project for which an environmental assessment is required under the Act. (projet)

proponent

proponent, in respect of a project, means the person or body that proposes a project referred to a review panel under the Act. (promoteur)

review panel

review panel means a body established pursuant to section 33 of the Act to conduct an environmental assessment of a project and consider factors required to be considered under subsections 16(1) and (2) of the Act, and includes a review panel established pursuant to subsection 40(2) or (2.1) of the Act. (commission)

services

services means environmental assessment services relating to review panels conducted pursuant to the Act. (services)

  • SOR/2002-2, s. 1.

Application

  •  (1) This Order prescribes the charges to be paid by proponents of projects for services that are provided by the Agency.

  • (2) This Order does not apply to the following proponents:

    • (a) a federal authority within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Act;

    • (b) the Commissioner in Council or an agency or body of the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut;

    • (c) the council of a band within the meaning of the Indian Act; and

    • (d) a provincial government, except in the case of a provincial Crown corporation.

  • SOR/2002-2, s. 2.

Charges

  •  (1) The charges to be paid by a proponent for a service set out in column 1 of an item of the schedule are the charges set out in column 2 of that item.

  • (2) No charges are payable with respect to a project in which the involvement of a federal authority within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Act is limited to the provision of funding.

  • (3) No charges are payable with respect to services where the members of the review panel were appointed before August 26, 1998.

  • SOR/2002-2, s. 3.

Coming into Force

 This Order comes into force on August 26, 1998.

SCHEDULE(Section 3)

CHARGES

Column 1Column 2
ItemServicesCharges
1Review panel members:
(a) panel chairperson(a) $650 per day
(b) panel member(b) $500 per day
2Direct and attributable federal government employees salaries and Employee Benefit Plans (EBP), including overhead and overtime chargesSalary per diem based on a productivity rate of 220 days per year, plus EBP (20% of total chargeable salaries)
3Travel:
(a) regular travel services(a) The rates set out in the Treasury Board Travel Directive
(b) chartered services(b) The rates set out in the Catalogue for Air Charter Services, published by the Department of Public Works and Government Services
4Publication and printing (including professional desktop publishing, editing and English/French or French/English) translationThe rates established in standing offers with the Department of Public Works and Government Services
5Distribution services:
(a) regular mail(a) The rates of the Canada Post Corporation
(b) courier delivery(b) The rates of Purolator Courier Ltd.
6Telecommunications (including telephone and line installation, long distance, conference and video conference services)(a) In the case of federal government employees and non-federal government personnel using federal government telecommunications equipment, the rates of the Government Telecommunications and Informatics Services (GTIS) Agency
(b) In the case of non-federal government personnel using private telecommunications equipment, the tariffs as regulated by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for telecommunications service providers
7Public hearing/panel meeting facilities:
(a) hospitality(a) The rates of the Treasury Board Manual — Employee Services, Hospitality, chapter 7-1
(b) simultaneous translation(b) The rates established in standing offers with the Department of Public Works and Government Services
(c) sound systems(c) The rates established in standing offers with the Department of Public Works and Government Services
(d) transcription services(d) The rates established in standing offers with the Department of Public Works and Government Services
8Information office:
(a) stationery supplies(a) The rates of the yearly catalogue of Lyreco Inc.
(b) lease of the information office(b) The rates established in standing offers with the Department of Public Works and Government Services
(c) rental of furniture and office equipment(c) The rates established in standing offers with the Department of Public Works and Government Services
(d) rental of informatics equipment(d) The rates established in standing offers with the Department of Public Works and Government Services
(e) panel information officer(e) $200 per day
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