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2012-2013 Annual Report to Parliament - Privacy Act

Appendix B: Designation Order Instrument

Delegation of Financial Signing Authorities and Designation Order
(Environment Canada)

Instrument: Part A, Summary Chart

Effective on January, 2011

Legend

  • Departmental Limit = the maximum authority granted to the Minister in dollars.
  • C = Conditional authority as set out in Part C.
  • F = Full authority within approved budget and subject to authorities delegated to the department.
  • K = Thousands of dollars
  • M = Millions of dollars
  • O.A. = Operational Authority
  • F.A. = Functional Authority
  • RG = Receiver General
  • TB = Treasury Board

Part a - Operational Authorities (O.A.)

1.00-a Spending Authority - Expenditure Initiation with Availability of Funds

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitO.A. 1O.A. 2O.A. 3O.A. 4O.A. 5
1.01-Goods and Services (including contract initiation)approved budgetFFFFF
1.02-Human Resources - Staffing, Pay Actions, Trainingapproved budgetFFFFC
1.03-Travel in Canada and Continental USAapproved budgetFFFFF
1.04-Relocationapproved budgetFFFFC
1.05-Isolated Postsapproved budgetFFFCC
1.06-International Travelapproved budgetFF---
1.07-Conference Attendanceapproved budgetFCCC-
1.08-Conference Sponsorshipapproved budgetF----
1.09-Membership Feesapproved budgetFCCC-
1.10-Hospitalityapproved budgetCCCC-
1.11-Grants and Contributionsapproved budgetCCCC-
1.12-Ex-Gratia Paymentsapproved budgetCCC--
1.13-Claims by or against the Crownapproved budgetFCCC-

2.00-a Commitment Authority - Availability of Funds (Section 32 FAA)

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitO.A. 1O.A. 2O.A. 3O.A. 4O.A. 5
2.01-All Expendituresapproved budgetFFFFF

3.00-a, Contracting Authority - to enter into contracting (managers remain accountable for the management and administration of their contracts)

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitO.A. 1O.A. 2O.A. 3O.A. 4O.A. 5
3.01-Goods (Amendment)25KF(F)CCCC
3.02-Services (Amendment)as per TB policyF(F)CCCC
3.04-Call-up against Standing Offersas per Standing Offer limitF(F)CCCC
3.05-Architectural & Engineering Service Contracting (Amendment)as per TB policyF(F)----
3.06-Construction Contracting (Amendment)as per TB policyF(F)----
3.07-Emergency Contracting1MFFFCC
3.08-Purchasing Test Vehicles (Amendment)as per TB policyF(F)----

4.00-a Projects Authority

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitO.A. 1O.A. 2O.A. 3O.A. 4O.A. 5
4.01-Projects - Property Management Divisionas per TB policyCC-- 
4.02-Projects - Projects - Chief Information Officer Branch (CIOB)as per TB policyCC---
4.03-Projects - Integrated Enterprise Services (IES)as per TB policyCCC--
4.04-Projects - Otheras per TB policyCC---

5.00-a Other Contracting Authorities

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitO.A. 1O.A. 2O.A. 3O.A. 4O.A. 5
5.01-Revenue Contracting-FFFFC

6.00-a Spending Authority - Contract Performance and Price, Eligibility or Entitlement (Section 33 FAA)

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitO.A. 1O.A. 2O.A. 3O.A. 4O.A. 5
6.01-All Expendituresapproved budgetFFFFF

7.00-a Payment Authority (Section 33 FAA)

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitO.A. 1O.A. 2O.A. 3O.A. 4O.A. 5
7.01-All Expendituresapproved budgetF----
7.02-Pay & Benefits Expendituresapproved budgetF----

8.00-a Other Authorities

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitO.A. 1O.A. 2O.A. 3O.A. 4O.A. 5
8.01-Request for Special Distribution of RG Cheques-F----
8.02-Release of Security Deposits-F----
8.03-Intellectual Properties including License Fees-FCCCC
8.04-Amend Delegation Instrument-C----
8.05-Deletion of Debts-FCCC-
8.06-Waive or Reduce Interest or Administrative Charges-F----
8.07-Set-Off per Section 155 (1) FAA-FCC--
8.08-Write-off of Materielas per TB policyCCCC-
8.09-Disposal of Surplus Assetsas per TB policyCCCC-
8.10-Donation of Surplus Assetsas per TB policyCCCC-
8.11-Collaborative Arrangementsapproved budgetFCCCC
8.12-Specific Service Agreementsapproved budgetF----
8.13-Federal Real Property Transactionsas per TB policyF----

9.00-a Designation Order

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitO.A. 1O.A. 2O.A. 3O.A. 4O.A. 5
9.01-Section 73 of the Privacy Act-F----
9.02-Section 73 of the Access to Information Act-F----

Part b - Functional Authorities (F.A.)

1.00-b Spending Authority - Expenditure Initiation with Availability of Funds

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitF.A. 6F.A. 7F.A. 8F.A. 9
1.01-Goods and Services (including contract initiation)approved budgetFFFC
1.02-Human Resources - Staffing, Pay Actions, Trainingapproved budgetFC--
1.03-Travel in Canada and Continental USAapproved budgetFC--
1.04-Relocationapproved budgetFC--
1.05-Isolated Postsapproved budgetFC--
1.06-International Travelapproved budgetF---
1.07-Conference Attendanceapproved budgetCC--
1.08-Conference Sponsorshipapproved budget----
1.09-Membership Feesapproved budgetCC--
1.10-Hospitalityapproved budgetCC--
1.11-Grants and Contributionsapproved budgetCC--
1.12-Ex-Gratia Paymentsapproved budgetCC--
1.13-Claims by or against the Crownapproved budgetCC--

2.00-b Commitment Authority - Availability of Funds (Section 32 FAA)

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitF.A. 6F.A. 7F.A. 8F.A. 9
2.01-All Expendituresapproved budgetFFFF

3.00-b Contracting Authority - to enter into contracting
(managers remain accountable for the management and administration of their contracts)

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitF.A. 6F.A. 7F.A. 8F.A. 9
3.01-Goods (Amendment)25KF(F)-C(C)C
3.02-Services (Amendment)as per TB policyF(F)-C(C)C
3.04-Call-up against Standing Offersas per Standing Offer limitF(F)-C(C)C
3.05-Architectural & Engineering Service Contracting (Amendment)as per TB policyF(F)-C(C)-
3.06-Construction Contracting (Amendment)as per TB policyF(F)-C(C)-

3.07

Emergency Contracting

1MF-C-
3.08-Purchasing Test Vehicles (Amendment)as per TB policyF(F)-C(C)-

4.00-b Projects Authority

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitF.A. 6F.A. 7F.A. 8F.A. 9
4.01-Projects - Property Management Divisionas per TB policyC-C-
4.02-Projects - Projects - Chief Information Officer Branch (CIOB)as per TB policyC--C
4.03-Projects - Integrated Enterprise Services (IES)as per TB policyC---
4.04-Projects - Otheras per TB policyC---

5.00-b Other Contracting Authorities

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitF.A. 6F.A. 7F.A. 8F.A. 9
5.01-Revenue Contracting-----

6.00-b Spending Authority - Contract Performance and Price, Eligibility or Entitlement (Section 33 FAA)

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitF.A. 6F.A. 7F.A. 8F.A. 9
6.01-All Expendituresapproved budgetFF-F

7.00-b Payment Authority (Section 33 FAA)

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitF.A. 6F.A. 7F.A. 8F.A. 9
7.01-All Expendituresapproved budgetFF--
7.02-Pay & Benefits Expendituresapproved budgetFF-C

8.00-b Other Authorities

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitF.A. 6F.A. 7F.A. 8F.A. 9
8.01-Request for Special Distribution of RG Cheques-FF--
8.02-Release of Security Deposits-FF--
8.03-Intellectual Properties including License Fees-F---
8.04-Amend Delegation Instrument-C---
8.05-Deletion of Debts-CC--
8.06-Waive or Reduce Interest or Administrative Charges-FC--
8.07-Set-Off per Section 155 (1) FAA-FC--
8.08-Write-off of Materielas per TB policyC-C-
8.09-Disposal of Surplus Assetsas per TB policyC-C-
8.10-Donation of Surplus Assetsas per TB policyC-C-
8.11-Collaborative Arrangementsapproved budgetF---
8.12-Specific Service Agreementsapproved budgetF-C-
8.13-Federal Real Property Transactionsas per TB policyF-C-

9.00-b Designation Order

Accountability LevelDepartmental limitF.A. 6F.A. 7F.A. 8F.A. 9
9.01-Section 73 of the Privacy Act-F--C
9.02-Section 73 of the Access to Information Act-F--C

Delegation of Financial Signing Authorities and Designation Order Instrument

Delegation of Financial Signing Authorities- Every Officer of the Department appointed to a position listed on the Summary Chart and on the List of Equivalent Positions, including those officially appointed on acting basis, is hereby granted financial signing authorities within the stated limits therein and in accordance with relevant statutes, regulations and directives. Limits may be modified from time to time under the authority of the Deputy Minister to reflect changes in authorities as approved by Treasury Board.

Designation Order Instrument- Every Officer of the Department appointed to a position listed on the Summary Chart and on the List of Equivalent Positions, including those officially appointed on acting basis, is hereby designated to perform the duties and functions of the Minister, as head of a government institution, persuant to Section 73 of the Privacy Act and Section 73 of the Access to information Act.

Honourable Peter Kent
Minister of the Environment

Dr. Paul Boothe
Deputy Minister of the Environment

Notes:

  1. This Summary Chart must be read in conjunction with Part B - List of Equivalent Positions, Part C - Specific Delegation Notes and Part D - Real Property Delegation Instrument.
  2. The authorities which extend to the full resource balance available in the relevant budget are limited by policies and procedures prescribed in TB regulations and directives issued pursuant to the Financial Administration Act (FAA) and by departmental directives.
  3. Signing authorities for Grants and Contributions are subject to the terms and conditions approved by the Treasury Board or the Minister in accordance with the authority delegated to the Minister by the Treasury Board.
  4. Spending authority (Section 34, FAA) and Payment authority (Section 33, FAA) for a particular payment are not to be exercised by the same person.
  5. Individuals are not to approve payments through which they may personally benefit.
 
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