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Evaluation of the Enforcement Program

Final Report

October 19, 2009

Report Clearance Steps

Planning phase completed
July 2008
Report sent for management response
August 2009
Management response received
September 2009
Report completed
September 2009
Report approved by Departmental Evaluation Committee (DEC)
October 2009


abbrs used in the report

AEB
Audit and Evaluation Branch
BET
Basic Enforcement Training
CBSA
Canada Border Services Agency
CEO
Chief Enforcement Officer
CEPA 1999
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
CIOB
Chief Information Officer Branch
CITES
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CPAD
Compliance Promotion and Analysis Division, also referred to as “Compliance Promotion”
CWA
Canada Wildlife Act
CWS
Canadian Wildlife Service
DFO
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
DM
Deputy Minister
DMS
Departmental Management Services
DOJ
Department of Justice Canada
DPR
Departmental Performance Report
EB
Enforcement Branch
EC
Environment Canada
EED
Environmental Enforcement Directorate
ENGO
environmental non-governmental organization
EO
enforcement officer
ESB
Environmental Stewardship Branch
ESD
Enforcement Services Directorate
EPOD
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
FA
Fisheries Act
FTE
Full-time equivalent
JFO
Joint Forces Operation
LOU
Letter of Understanding
MBCA 1994
Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
NCR
National Capital Region
NEMISIS
National Enforcement Management Information System and Intelligence System
NEP
National Enforcement Plan
NEPIP
National Environmental Protection Intelligence Program
NIP
National Inspection Plan
NPIS
National Pollution Intelligence Section
NWA
national wildlife area
OGD
other government departments
OPG
outcome project group
OPP
outcome project plan
PPSC
Public Prosecution Service of Canada
PSAT
Public Security and Anti-Terrorism
PT
provincial and territorial
QMS
Quality Management System
RCMP
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
SARA
Species at Risk Act
S&T
science and technology
SPPCD
Strategic Policy, Planning and Coordination Directorate
TB
Treasury Board
US EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
US FWS
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
WAPPRIITA
Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act
WED
Wildlife Enforcement Directorate

Acknowledgments

The Evaluation Project Team would like to thank all those who contributed to this project, particularly the members of the Evaluation Committee and all the interviewees who provided the insights and comments crucial to this evaluation.

The Evaluation Project Team was led by Michael Callahan, under the guidance of Director Shelley Borys, and included Linda Lee, Gavin Lemieux, Lindsay Fitzpatrick and Susan Wharton from Environment Canada. In addition, PRA Inc. Research and Consulting assisted with the data collection and analysis for the interviews with external partners and stakeholders, case studies and review of documents.

Prepared by the Evaluation Division, Audit and Evaluation Branch.

 
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