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Program Activity 2.3

Responsible Natural Resource Management

Description

Greater knowledge of risks and environmentally responsible practices could help to prevent and reduce the environmental impacts of past, present and future natural resource development. The objectives of the program activity are to enable government departments, regulatory bodies and industry to assess these impacts to the environment; and develop, monitor and maintain resources or clean up wastes responsibly. These objectives are achieved through the provision of assessments and knowledge rooted in sound science, and through waste management efforts in collaboration with provinces, federal agencies and municipalities.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Result Performance Indicators Targets Status Results
Public and private sectors establish practices to mitigate the environmental impacts to natural resources Number of public and private sectors' new/ updated policies, regulations or other decision-making tools complete annually 3 by March 31, 2013 To be provided in the corresponding DPR To be provided in the corresponding DPR
Federal Government implements waste management practices that meet modern standards for safety and environ- mental protection. Number of contamin- ated sites where the environ- mental impacts are reduced Environ-mental impacts reduced at Whiteshell and Chalk River Labor- atories, Glace Bay, Port Granby and Welcome waste manage- ment facilities, Port Hope and Northern Transport- ation Route sites by 2016 To be provided in the corresponding DPR To be provided in the corresponding DPR
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending
234,547 234,547 To be provided in the corresponding DPR

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