First Nations Land Management Act

Version of section 21 from 2002-12-31 to 2012-06-28:

Marginal note:Environmental protection
  •  (1) Before enacting any first nation law respecting environmental protection, a first nation shall enter into an agreement with the Minister and the Minister of the Environment in relation to environmental protection in accordance with the Framework Agreement.

  • Marginal note:Minimum standards

    (2) For the purposes of an agreement entered into under subsection (1), the standards of environmental protection established by first nation laws and the punishments imposed for failure to meet those standards must be at least equivalent in their effect to any standards established and punishments imposed by the laws of the province in which the first nation land is situated.

  • Marginal note:Environmental assessment

    (3) First nation laws respecting environmental assessment must provide for the establishment, in accordance with the Framework Agreement, of an environmental assessment process applicable to all projects carried out on first nation land that are approved, regulated, funded or undertaken by the first nation.

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