Skip booklet index and go to page content

2012-2013 - Annual Report to Parliament - Access to Information Act

Appendix A: Statistical Report

Statistical Report on the Access to Information Act

Name of institution: Environment Canada
Reporting period: 01/04/2012 to 31/03/2013

Part 1 – Requests under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of Requests
Received during reporting period
1,827
Outstanding from previous reporting period
168
Total
1,995
Closed during reporting period
1,810
Carried over to next reporting period
185
1.2 Sources of requests
Source
Number of Requests
Media
415
Academia
6
Business (Private Sector)
1,156
Organization
117
Public
133
Total
1,827

Part 2 – Requests closed during the reporting period

2.1 Disposition and completion time
Disposition of requests1 to 15 days16 to 30 days31 to 60 days61 to 120 days121 to 180 days181 to 365 daysMore than
365 days
Total
All disclosed
206049581511204
Disclosed in part
641128183644922493
All exempted
01340008
All excluded
00010203
No records exist
70828011140001,013
Request transferred
70000007
Request abandoned
56123701180
Treated informally
20000002
Total
7993941942677953241,810
2.2 Exemptions
SectionNumber of requests
13(1)(a)19
13(1)(b)3
13(1)(c)15
13(1)(d)1
13(1)(e)1
14(a)42
14(b)12
15(1) - International Affairs (I.A.)59
15(1) - Defence of Canada (Def.)0
15(1) - Subversive Activities (S.A.)0
16(1)(a)(i)1
16(1)(a)(ii)0
16(1)(a)(iii)0
16(1)(b)4
16(1)(c)9
16(1)(d)0
16(2)(a)0
16(2)(b)0
16(2)(c)12
16(3)0
16.1(1)(a)0
16.1(1)(b)1
16.1(1)(c)1
16.1(1)(d)0
16.2(1)2
16.30
16.4(1)(a)0
16.4(1)(b)0
16.50
170
18(a)0
18(b)0
18(c)2
18(d)4
18.1(1)(a)0
18.1(1)(b)0
18.1(1)(c)0
18.1(1)(d)0
19(1)299
20(1)(a)0
20(1)(b)82
20(1)(b.1)0
20(1)(c)38
20(1)(d)16
20.10
20.20
20.40
21(1)(a)212
21(1)(b)245
21(1)(c)46
21(1)(d)10
229
22.1(1)0
2335
24(1)0
261
2.3 Exclusions
SectionNumber of requests
68(a)12
68(b)0
68(c)0
68.10
68.2(a)0
68.2(b)0
69(1)(a)4
69(1)(b)0
69(1)(c)0
69(1)(d)1
69(1)(e)10
69(1)(f)1
69(1)(g) re (a)14
69(1)(g) re (b)0
69(1)(g) re (c)19
69(1)(g) re (d)0
69(1)(g) re (e)10
69(1)(g) re (f)5
69.1(1)0
2.4 Format of information released
Disposition
PaperElectronicOther formats
All disclosed
173310
Disclosed in part
3871060
Total
5601370

2.5 Complexity

2.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Disposition of requestsNumber of pages processedNumber of pages disclosedNumber of requests
All disclosed
8,9117,665204
Disclosed in part
109,75982,726493
All exempted
31108
All excluded
2503
Request abandoned
1,73531080

2.5.2 Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests

Less than 100 pages processed
DispositionNumber of requestsPages disclosed
All disclosed
1872,524
Disclosed in part
3777,012
All exempted
70
All excluded
30
Abandoned
7612
Total
6509,548
101-500 pages processed
DispositionNumber of requestsPages disclosed
All disclosed
153,816
Disclosed in part
6510,049
All exempted
10
All excluded
00
Abandoned
3298
Total
8414,163
501-1000 pages processed
DispositionNumber of requestsPages disclosed
All disclosed
1653
Disclosed in part
2711,941
All exempted
00
All excluded
00
Abandoned
00
Total
2812,594
1001-5000 pages processed
DispositionNumber of requestsPages disclosed
All disclosed
1672
Disclosed in part
2130,816
All exempted
00
All excluded
00
Abandoned
10
Total
2331,488
More than 5000 pages processed
DispositionNumber of requestsPages disclosed
All disclosed
00
Disclosed in part
322,908
All exempted
00
All excluded
00
Abandoned
00
Total
322,908
2.5.3 Other complexities
DispositionConsultation requiredAssessment of feesLegal advice soughtOtherTotal
All disclosed
96311101
Disclosed in part
30524311343
All exempted
52007
All excluded
30003
Abandoned
2250027
Total
41154412481

2.6 Deemed refusals

2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline (principal reason)
Number of requests closed past the statutory deadlineWorkloadExternal consultationInternal consultationOther
20859695822
2.6.2 Number of days past deadline
Number of days past deadlineNumber of requests past deadline where no extension was takenNumber of requests past deadline where an extension was takenTotal
1 to 15 days53944
16 to 30 days13839
31 to 60 days102939
61 to 120 days23436
121 to 180 days02121
181 to 365 days01818
More than 365 days01111
Total18190208
2.7 Requests for translation
Translation RequestsAcceptedRefusedTotal
English to French000
French to English000
Total000

Part 3 – Extensions

3.1 Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests
Disposition of requests where an extension was taken9(1)(a)
Interference with operations
9(1)(b)
Consultation (Section 69)
9(1)(b)
Consultation (Other)
9(1)(c)
Third party notice
All disclosed
7113920
Disclosed in part
25416159104
All exempted
1160
All excluded
0300
No records exist
13034
Request abandoned
12045
Total
35121211133
3.2 Length of extensions
Length of extensions9(1)(a)
Interference with operations
9(1)(b)
Consultation (Section 69)
9(1)(b)
Consultation (Other)
9(1)(c)
Third party notice
30 days or less2080565
31 to 60 days92286110
61 to 120 days50196918
121 to 180 days0000
181 to 365 days1000
365 days or more0000
Total35121211133

Part 4 – Fees

Fee Collected
Fee TypeNumber of requestsAmount
Application
1,779$8,895
Search
17$1,940
Production
0$0
Programming
0$0
Preparation
0$0
Alternative format
0$0
Reproduction
0$0
Total
1,796$10,835
Fee Waived or Refunded
Fee TypeNumber of requestsAmount
Application
20$105
Search
15$10,938
Production
0$0
Programming
0$0
Preparation
0$0
Alternative format
0$0
Reproduction
53$437
Total
88$11,480

Part 5 – Consultations received from other institutions and organizations

5.1 Consultations received from other government institutions and organizations
ConsultationsOther government institutionsNumber of pages to reviewOther organizationsNumber of pages to review
Received during reporting period
24814,10922659
Outstanding from the previous reporting period
1076271
Total
25814,18524730
Closed during the reporting period
23211,66324730
Pending at the end of the reporting period
262,52200

5.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other government institutions

Number of days required to complete consultation requests
Recommendation1 to 15 days16 to 30 days31 to 60 days61 to 120 days121 to
180 days
181 to
365 days
More than
365 days
Total
Disclose entirely
4051303000124
Disclose in part
1633261101087
Exempt entirely
01000001
Exclude entirely
00000000
Consult other institution
70000007
Other
724000013
Total
70876014010232

5.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations

Number of days required to complete consultation requests
Recommendation1 to 15 days16 to 30 days31 to 60 days61 to 120 days121 to
180 days
181 to
365 days
More than
365 days
Total
Disclose entirely
493000016
Disclose in part
10120004
Exempt entirely
00000000
Exclude entirely
00000000
Consult other institution
10000001
Other
20100003
Total
895200024

Part 6 - Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences

Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences
Number of daysNumber of responses receivedNumber of responses received past deadline
1 to 15
30
16 to 30
42
31 to 60
99
61 to 120
1312
121 to 180
44
181 to 365
1212
More than 365
11
Total
4640

Part 7 – Resources related to the Access to Information Act

7.1 Costs
ExpendituresAmount
Salaries$814,915
Overtime$0
Goods and Services$574,493
• Professional services contracts$503,329 
• Other$71,164 
Total$1,389,408
7.2 Human Resources
ResourcesDedicated full-time to ATI activitiesDedicated part-time to ATI activitiesTotal
Full-time employees
9.003.0012.00
Part-time and casual employees
2.000.002.00
Regional staff
0.000.000.00
Consultants and agency personnel
3.001.004.00
Students
1.000.001.00
Total
15.004.0019.00
 
Introduction
Date modified: