Weather Modification Information Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1604)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-14

Weather Modification Information Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1604

WEATHER MODIFICATION INFORMATION ACT

Regulations Prescribing the Registration and Provision of Information Respecting Weather Modification Activities within Canada and Canadian Waters

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Weather Modification Information Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Act

Act means the Weather Modification Information Act; (Loi)

weather modifier

weather modifier means any person who engages in any weather modification activity. (agent de la modification du temps)

Designation of Administrator

 The Assistant Deputy Minister, Atmospheric Environment Service, Department of the Environment is designated Administrator for the purposes of the Act and these Regulations.

Information

  •  (1) The information specified in Schedule I is hereby prescribed for the purposes of subsection 3(1) of the Act.

  • (2) The information specified in Schedule I shall be sent to the Administrator by registered mail at least 10 days before the commencement of the weather modification activity to which the information relates.

  • (3) Where a person who has provided the Administrator with information in accordance with subsection (2) proposes to make a change in the weather modification activity to which the information relates, that person shall forthwith by registered mail provide the Administrator with appropriate changes in that information.

  • (4) Where a person who has provided the Administrator with information in accordance with subsection (2) decides to abandon the proposed weather modification activity to which the information relates, that person shall forthwith by registered mail notify the Administrator of his decision to abandon the proposed activity.

  • (5) Notwithstanding subsection (2), where in the opinion of the Administrator there is any reasonable cause why the information required by that subsection cannot be provided at least 10 days before the commencement of a weather modification activity, he may at his discretion waive the 10 days notice period.

Records

 A daily record of a weather modification activity maintained pursuant to paragraph 4(1)(a) of the Act shall be maintained in the form and manner set out in Schedule II.

Reports

  •  (1) A report to be submitted to the Administrator pursuant to paragraph 4(1)(b) of the Act shall be submitted in the form and manner set out in Schedule III subject to such modifications as may be necessary in order for the form to contain any information or observations specified by the Administrator.

  • (2) Where more than one report is submitted to the Administrator pursuant to paragraph 4(1)(b) of the Act in respect of the same weather modification activity, any subsequent reports may be abbreviated by clear reference to any preceding reports in respect of any factual details that remain unchanged.

 
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