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Table 8: Details on Project Spending

This table identifies the Department's projects that are exceeding the delegated project approval level and the amount of resources expended.



($ millions) Current Estimated Total Cost Actual
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Weather station construction Eureka, N.W.T. (EPA) (Project Implementation) 14.7 3.4 1.8 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.1
Hydrometric Program (EPA) (Project Close-out) 10.0 1.8 0.1 - - - -
Canadian Meteorological Centre - Facility Extension (EPA) (Project Close-out) 8.3 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.3 -
Supercomputer Facility Upgrade to Electrical and Cooling Capacity (EPA) (Project Implementation) (1) 6.1 0.0 0.1 6.0 6.0 6.0 1.2
Modernization of the Climate Observing Program (EPA) (Project Implementation) 8.6 1.8 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.0
UPS Replacement - Dorval Facility (EPA) (Project Implementation) 10.6 - - - - 0.2 0.1
Total Projects 58.3 7.5 3.5 8.9 8.9 9.1 2.4

Totals may differ between and within tables due to rounding of figures.

Table 8 lists major projects by business lines exceeding the departmental project approval. Environment Canada's delegated authority is $2.5 million for general projects, $2 million for new technology (with a $5 million replacement limit) and $2.5 million for real property projects. All of the major projects listed have received Effective Project Approval (EPA). EPA implies Treasury Board's approval of, and expenditure authorization for, the objectives of the project implementation phase. Sponsoring departments and agencies are to submit for EPA only when the scope of the overall project has been defined and when the estimates have been refined to the substantive level.

(1)Delays encountered by the architects during the design phase of the project delayed the start of the construction phase, which is the phase where most of the expenditures are incurred.