Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Version of section 128 from 2005-08-04 to 2014-03-24:

Marginal note:Assessment by Review Board
  •  (1) On completing an environmental assessment of a proposal for a development, the Review Board shall,

    • (a) where the development is not likely in its opinion to have any significant adverse impact on the environment or to be a cause of significant public concern, determine that an environmental impact review of the proposal need not be conducted;

    • (b) where the development is likely in its opinion to have a significant adverse impact on the environment,

      • (i) order that an environmental impact review of the proposal be conducted, subject to paragraph 130(1)(c), or

      • (ii) recommend that the approval of the proposal be made subject to the imposition of such measures as it considers necessary to prevent the significant adverse impact;

    • (c) where the development is likely in its opinion to be a cause of significant public concern, order that an environmental impact review of the proposal be conducted, subject to paragraph 130(1)(c); and

    • (d) where the development is likely in its opinion to cause an adverse impact on the environment so significant that it cannot be justified, recommend that the proposal be rejected without an environmental impact review.

  • Marginal note:Report to ministers, agencies and Tlicho Government

    (2) The Review Board shall make a report of an environmental assessment to

    • (a) the federal Minister, who shall distribute it to every responsible minister;

    • (b) any designated regulatory agency from which a licence, permit or other authorization is required for the carrying out of the development; and

    • (c) if the development is to be carried out wholly or partly on Tlicho lands, the Tlicho Government.

  • Marginal note:Copies of report

    (3) The Review Board shall provide a copy of its report to any body that conducted a preliminary screening of the proposal, to any body that referred the proposal to the Review Board under subsection 126(2) and to the person or body that proposes to carry out the development.

  • Marginal note:Areas identified

    (4) The Review Board shall identify in its report any area within or outside the Mackenzie Valley in which the development is likely, in its opinion, to have a significant adverse impact or to be a cause of significant public concern and specify the extent to which that area is affected.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 128;
  • 2005, c. 1, s. 78.
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