Nunavut Archaeological and Palaeontological Sites Regulations

Version of section 9 from 2006-03-22 to 2009-05-27:

  •  (1) A person may apply for a Class 2 permit by submitting an application, in writing, to the designated agency, setting out

    • (a) the name and qualifications of the applicant;

    • (b) the name and qualifications of all persons who will be working on the proposed project, if known;

    • (c) a description of the project, including

      • (i) a statement as to whether the project relates to archaeological or palaeontological sites, and

      • (ii) a map and geographic coordinates of the project area;

    • (d) the objectives of the project;

    • (e) plans for the conservation of any archaeological artifacts or fossils proposed to be collected under the permit;

    • (f) where the project relates to an archaeological site, a description of arrangements made for acceptance,

      • (i) by a curation repository designated by the Inuit Heritage Trust under section 33.7.6 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, of any archaeological artifacts proposed to be collected under the permit on Inuit-owned lands, or

      • (ii) by a curation repository designated by the designated agency under section 33.7.7 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, of any archaeological artifacts proposed to be collected under the permit on any other lands;

    • (g) where the project relates to a palaeontological site, a description of arrangements made with the minister of the government of Nunavut responsible for culture and heritage for acceptance of any fossils proposed to be collected under the permit;

    • (h) a copy of the budget of the project, including funds allocated for the preservation of archaeological artifacts or fossils, and a confirmation of the project funding; and

    • (i) a description of the manner in which the archaeological or palaeontological site will be restored.

  • (2) Subject to section 10 of these Regulations and section 33.5.6 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, within 90 days after receipt of an application made under subsection (1), or after any longer period required to ascertain that the requirements of paragraphs (a) to (c) have been met, the designated agency shall issue a Class 2 permit for the proposed project if

    • (a) the applicant has demonstrated the expertise in archaeology or palaeontology necessary to conduct the project;

    • (b) the scientific and cultural benefits of the project outweigh the adverse impact of the project on the archaeological or palaeontological site; and

    • (c) the applicant has complied with all conditions precedent to obtaining such a permit set out in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

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