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Program 2.3

Responsible Natural Resource Management


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 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
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 completed annually 3 by March 31, 2014
Federal government implements waste management practices that meet modern standards for safety and environmental protection Number of contaminated sites where the environmental impacts are reduced 7 (specifically environmental impacts reduced at Whiteshell and Chalk River Laboratories, Glace Bay, Port Granby and Welcome waste management facilities, Port Hope and Northern Transportation Route sites) by 2016
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Main Estimates
341,051 341,051


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