Species at Risk Act

Version of section 79 from 2003-01-01 to 2012-07-05:

Marginal note:Notification of Minister
  •  (1) Every person who is required by or under an Act of Parliament to ensure that an assessment of the environmental effects of a project is conducted must, without delay, notify the competent minister or ministers in writing of the project if it is likely to affect a listed wildlife species or its critical habitat.

  • Marginal note:Required action

    (2) The person must identify the adverse effects of the project on the listed wildlife species and its critical habitat and, if the project is carried out, must ensure that measures are taken to avoid or lessen those effects and to monitor them. The measures must be taken in a way that is consistent with any applicable recovery strategy and action plans.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (3) The definitions in this subsection apply in this section.

    person

    personne

    person includes an association or organization, and a responsible authority as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. (personne)

    project

    projet

    project means a project as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. (projet)

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