Nunavut Archaeological and Palaeontological Sites Regulations (SOR/2001-220)

Regulations are current to 2017-07-03 and last amended on 2009-05-28. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an applicant who has contravened these Regulations or the conditions of any previous permit or other authorization for the search for, or excavation of, archaeological or palaeontological sites that was issued in any country is not entitled to be issued a permit under section 8 or 9, if the contravention has not been remedied.

  • (2) An applicant who is alleged to have contravened the conditions of any previous permit or other authorization referred to in subsection (1) and who has not remedied the contravention, may provide the designated agency with a statement explaining the circumstances of the alleged contravention including any other relevant information that the applicant considers appropriate.

  • (3) The designated agency shall consider the applicant’s statement in respect of an alleged contravention and shall decide whether the applicant should be issued a Class 1 or Class 2 permit despite the alleged contravention of the conditions of any previous permit or other authorization referred to in subsection (1) that has not been remedied.

  • SOR/2009-149, s. 4.

Assignment

 A permit shall not be assigned.

Expiration

 A permit expires on December 31 of the year for which it was issued.

Site Restoration

 A person who excavates an archaeological or palaeontological site shall, on completion of the excavation, restore the site, in so far as is practicable, to its original state.

Reports

  •  (1) On or before March 31 of the year following the year for which a permit was issued, the holder of a Class 1 permit shall provide a copy of the report referred to in subsection (2), and the holder of a Class 2 permit shall provide a copy of the report referred to in subsection (3), to each of

    • (a) where the permit is in respect of an archaeological site,

      • (i) the Inuit Heritage Trust;

      • (ii) the minister of the government of Nunavut responsible for culture and heritage; and

      • (iii) the Canadian Museum of Civilization; and

    • (b) where the permit is in respect of a palaeontological site, the minister of the government of Nunavut responsible for culture and heritage.

  • (2) A report of work done under a Class 1 permit shall set out the name of the permittee, the date of the report and the permit number and shall include, for each archaeological or palaeontological site visited, a description of the work undertaken, including

    • (a) a description of the site;

    • (b) National Topographic Series maps, on a scale of 1:50,000 or 1:250,000, showing the location of the site;

    • (c) a detailed plan of the site; and

    • (d) representative photographs of the site.

  • (3) A report of work done under a Class 2 permit shall set out the name of the permittee, the date of the report and the permit number and shall include, for each archaeological or palaeontological site visited,

    • (a) a description of the work undertaken, including

      • (i) a description of the site,

      • (ii) National Topographic Series maps, on a scale of 1:50,000 or 1:250,000, showing the location of the site,

      • (iii) detailed plans of the site and each excavation unit on the site,

      • (iv) a vertical scale drawing of the stratigraphy of each excavation unit,

      • (v) representative photographs of the site, taken before and during excavation and after completion of restoration of the site,

      • (vi) a description of any subsurface testing, and

      • (vii) measurements of the depths at which all archaeological artifacts or fossils were found and their horizontal provenience;

    • (b) a description of the methods used in data acquisition, recording and analysis, including those used in field, archival and laboratory investigations;

    • (c) a description of any archaeological artifact or fossil conservation treatments and the name of the conservator;

    • (d) a description of any environmental factors and recent history relating to the site;

    • (e) an assessment of the current physical status of the site and any present or potential factors that could alter that status; and

    • (f) an interpretation of the significance of the site based on a summary examination of the findings resulting from the work undertaken.

Repository

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), all archaeological artifacts collected by a permittee shall be submitted, on or before March 31 of the year following the year for which the permit was issued,

    • (a) where the artifacts were collected on Inuit-owned lands, to a curation repository designated by the Inuit Heritage Trust under section 33.7.6 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement; or

    • (b) where the artifacts were collected on any other lands, to a curation repository designated by the designated agency under section 33.7.7 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

  • (2) Any Denesuline archaeological specimens collected by a permittee shall be submitted to the designated agency on or before March 31 of the year following the year for which the permit was issued.

 All fossils collected by a permittee shall be submitted, on or before March 31 of the year following the year for which the permit was issued, to the minister of the government of Nunavut responsible for culture and heritage.

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on June 15, 2001.

 
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