Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (S.C. 1998, c. 25)

Act current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2016-09-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Consideration of report by ministers
  •  (1) After considering the report of a review panel, the federal Minister and responsible ministers to whom the report was distributed may agree to

    • (a) adopt the recommendation of the review panel or refer it back to the panel for further consideration; or

    • (b) after consulting the review panel, adopt the recommendation with modifications or reject it.

  • Marginal note:Additional information

    (2) If the federal Minister and responsible ministers consider any new information that was not before the review panel, or any matter of public concern not referred to in the panel’s reasons, the new information or the matter shall be identified in the decision made under this section and in their consultations under paragraph (1)(b).

Marginal note:Distribution of decision
  •  (1) The federal Minister shall distribute a decision under section 135 to every first nation, local government, regulatory authority and department or agency of the territorial or federal government affected by the decision.

  • Marginal note:Time limits

    (1.1) The federal Minister shall distribute the decision within six months after the day on which the federal Minister received the review panel’s report.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time limit by federal Minister

    (1.2) The federal Minister may extend the time limit referred to in subsection (1.1) by a maximum of two months to take into account circumstances that are specific to the proposal.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time limit by Governor in Council

    (1.3) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the federal Minister, further extend the time limit extended under subsection (1.2) any number of times.

  • Marginal note:Time limit — further consideration

    (1.4) If a recommendation is referred back to the review panel for further consideration under paragraph 135(1)(a), the time taken for that referral and consideration is included in the calculation of the time limit set out in subsection (1.1) or of its extension.

  • Marginal note:Excluded period

    (1.5) If the federal Minister or the review panel requires the person or body that proposes to carry out the development to provide information, or collect information or undertake a study with respect to the development, then the period that is taken by that person or body, in the federal Minister’s or the review panel’s opinion, as the case may be, to comply with the requirement is not included in the calculation of the time limit under subsection (1.1) or of its extension.

  • Marginal note:Effect of decision

    (2) The federal Minister and responsible ministers shall carry out a decision made under section 135 to the extent of their respective authorities. A first nation, local government, regulatory authority or department or agency of the federal or territorial government affected by a decision under that section shall act in conformity with the decision to the extent of their respective authorities.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 136;
  • 2005, c. 1, s. 85;
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 214.
Marginal note:Consideration of report by agencies
  •  (1) A designated regulatory agency shall, after considering the report of a review panel,

    • (a) adopt the recommendation of the review panel or refer it back to the panel for further consideration; or

    • (b) after consulting the review panel, adopt the recommendation with modifications or reject it.

  • Marginal note:Time limits

    (1.1) The designated regulatory agency shall make a decision under subsection (1) within six months after the day on which it receives the review panel’s report.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time limit by designated regulatory agency

    (1.2) The designated regulatory agency may extend the time limit referred to in subsection (1.1) by a maximum of two months to take into account circumstances that are specific to the proposal.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time limit by Governor in Council

    (1.3) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister responsible for the designated regulatory agency, further extend the time limit extended under subsection (1.2) any number of times.

  • Marginal note:Time limit — further consideration

    (1.4) If a recommendation is referred back to the review panel for further consideration under paragraph (1)(a), the time taken for that referral and consideration is included in the calculation of the time limit set out in subsection (1.1) or of its extension.

  • Marginal note:Excluded period

    (1.5) If the designated regulatory agency or the review panel requires the person or body that proposes to carry out the development to provide information, or collect information or undertake a study with respect to the development, then the period that is taken by that person or body, in the designated regulatory agency’s or the review panel’s opinion, as the case may be, to comply with the requirement is not included in the calculation of the time limit under subsection (1.1) or of its extension.

  • Marginal note:Additional information

    (2) If a designated regulatory agency considers any new information that was not before the review panel, or any matter of public concern that was not referred to in the panel’s reasons, such new information or such matter shall be identified in the decision of the agency and in any consultation under paragraph (1)(b).

  • Marginal note:Effect of decision

    (3) A designated regulatory agency shall carry out, to the extent of its authority, any recommendation that it adopts.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 137;
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 215.
Marginal note:Decision by Tlicho Government
  •  (1) If a development is to be carried out wholly or partly on Tlicho lands, the Tlicho Government shall, after considering the report of a review panel,

    • (a) adopt the recommendation of the review panel or refer it back to the panel for further consideration; or

    • (b) after consulting the review panel, adopt the recommendation with modifications or reject it.

  • Marginal note:Additional information

    (2) If the Tlicho Government considers any new information that was not before the review panel, or any matter of public concern that was not referred to in the review panel’s reasons, the new information or matter shall be identified in the decision made under this section and in any consultation under paragraph (1)(b).

  • Marginal note:Effect of decision

    (3) The Tlicho Government shall carry out, to the extent of its authority, any recommendation that it adopts.

  • 2005, c. 1, s. 86.
Marginal note:Conservation

 In making a decision under subsection 135(1), 137(1) or 137.1(1), the federal Minister and the responsible ministers, a designated regulatory agency or the Tlicho Government, as the case may be, shall consider the importance of the conservation of the lands, waters and wildlife of the Mackenzie Valley on which the development might have an impact.

  • 2005, c. 1, s. 86.
Marginal note:Consultation

 Before making a decision under subsection 135(1), 137(1) or 137.1(1) in respect of a proposal for a development that, as determined by the Review Board, is to be carried out partly outside the Mackenzie Valley, the person or body making the decision shall take into consideration any report in respect of the proposal that is submitted by a review panel established under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 and shall consult every responsible authority to whom the report is submitted under that Act.

  • 2005, c. 1, s. 86;
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 217.

Cooperation and Joint Reviews

Marginal note:Report by review panel — national interest referral
  •  (1) Within 15 months after the day on which a review panel, that is the subject of an agreement entered into under subsection (3) or 138.1(1), is established under subsection 41(2) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 in respect of a proposal for a development that was referred under paragraph 130(1)(c) of this Act shall, in addition to satisfying the requirements of paragraph 43(1)(e) of that Act, submit the report of its recommendations 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) the Tlicho Government, if the development is to be carried out wholly or partly on Tlicho lands.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time limit by federal Minister

    (1.1) The federal Minister may, at the request of the review panel, extend the time limit referred to in subsection (1) by a maximum of two months to take into account circumstances that are specific to the proposal.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time limit by Governor in Council

    (1.2) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the federal Minister, further extend the time limit extended under subsection (1.1) any number of times.

  • Marginal note:Excluded period

    (1.3) If the review panel requires the person or body that proposes to carry out the development to provide information, or collect information or undertake a study with respect to the development, then the period that is taken by that person or body, in the review panel’s opinion, to comply with the requirement is not included in the calculation of the time limit under subsection (1) or of its extension.

  • Marginal note:Provisions applicable

    (2) An examination by a review panel referred to in subsection (1) stands in lieu of an environmental impact review and paragraphs 134(1)(b), (d) and (e) and sections 135 to 137.2 apply, with such modifications as may be required, in respect of the examination, except that a recommendation of a panel may not be referred back to the panel for further consideration.

  • Marginal note:Referral — paragraph 130(1)(c)

    (3) If a proposal for a development, other than a proposal to which section 138.1 applies, is referred to the Minister of the Environment under paragraph 130(1)(c), the Review Board shall, within three months after the day on which the proposal was referred to that Minister, enter into an agreement with him or her for the purpose of jointly establishing a review panel and prescribing the manner of its examination of the development’s impact on the environment in accordance with subsection 41(2) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time limit by federal Minister

    (4) The federal Minister may, at the request of the Review Board, extend the time limit referred to in subsection (3) by a maximum of two months to take into account circumstances that are specific to the proposal.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time limit by Governor in Council

    (5) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the federal Minister, further extend the time limit extended under subsection (4) any number of times.

  • Marginal note:Excluded period

    (6) If the Review Board requires the person or body that proposes to carry out the development to provide information, or collect information or undertake a study with respect to the development, then the period that is taken by that person or body, in the Review Board’s opinion, to comply with the requirement is not included in the calculation of the time limit under subsection (3) or of its extension.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 138;
  • 2005, c. 1, s. 87;
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 219.
 
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