SCHEDULE 3(Subsection 1(1) and section 5)PROJECTS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Mining

  • 1. Quartz exploration program involving the movement of 250 000 t or more of rock.

  • 2. Placer mining operation involving suction dredging.

  • 3. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment of

    • (a) a metal mine, other than a gold mine, with an ore production capacity of 1500 t/day or more; or

    • (b) a gold mine with an ore production capacity of 300 t/day or more.

  • 4. Expansion of a metal mine, other than a gold mine, that increases ore production capacity by 50% or more, or by 750 t/day or more, and increases the ore production capacity to 1500 t/day or more.

  • 5. Expansion of a gold mine that increases ore production capacity by 50% or more, or by 150 t/day or more, and increases the ore production capacity to 300 t/day or more.

  • 6. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment, or an expansion that increases production capacity by more than 35%, of

    • (a) an asbestos mine;

    • (b) a graphite mine with a production capacity of 1500 t/day or more;

    • (c) a gypsum mine with a production capacity of 4000 t/day or more;

    • (d) a magnesite mine with a production capacity of 1500 t/day or more;

    • (e) a limestone mine with a production capacity of 12 000 t/day or more; or

    • (f) a clay mine with a production capacity of 20 000 t/day or more.

  • 7. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment of a coal mine with a production capacity of 3000 t/day or more.

  • 8. Expansion of a coal mine that increases production capacity by 50% or more, or by 1500 t/day or more, and increases the production capacity to 3000 t/day or more.

Industrial Activities

  • 9. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment of a pulp mill or pulp and paper product mill or an expansion that increases production capacity by more than 35% and by more than 100 t/day.

  • 10. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment, or an expansion that increases production capacity by more than 35%, of

    • (a) an explosives factory for the manufacture of chemical explosives involving chemical processes;

    • (b) a facility for the manufacture of lead-acid batteries;

    • (c) a metal smelter;

    • (d) a facility for the commercial production of non-ferrous metals or light metals by pyrometallurgy or high temperature electrometallurgy;

    • (e) a facility for the production of primary steel with a production capacity of 5000 t/day or more;

    • (f) a facility for the manufacture of chemical products with a production capacity of 250 000 t/year or more;

    • (g) a facility for the production of pharmaceutical products with a production capacity of 200 t/year or more;

    • (h) a facility for the manufacture of wood products that are pressure-treated with chemical products with a production capacity of 50 000 m3/year or more;

    • (i) a facility for the manufacture of plywood or particle board with a production capacity of 100 000 m3/year or more;

    • (j) a tannery with a production capacity of 500 000 m2/year or more;

    • (k) a facility for the manufacture of primary textiles with a production capacity of 50 000 t/year or more; or

    • (l) a facility for the production of respirable natural mineral fibres.

  • 11. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment of a metal mill with an ore input capacity of 2000 t/day or more.

  • 12. Expansion of a metal mill that increases ore input capacity by 50% or more, or by 1000 t/day or more, and increases the ore input capacity to 2000 t/day or more.

Oil and Natural Gas

  • 13. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment, or an expansion that increases inlet capacity by more than 35%, of a sour natural gas processing plant with sulphur inlet capacity of more than 2000 t/day.

  • 14. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment, or an expansion that increases processing capacity by more than 35%, of a sweet natural gas processing plant with processing capacity of 2 000 000 m3/day or more.

  • 15. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment, or an expansion that increases processing capacity by more than 35%, of a plant for the liquefaction of natural gas or re-gasification of liquefied natural gas with processing capacity of more than 3000 t/day.

  • 16. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment, or an expansion that increases storage capacity by more than 35%, of a plant for the storage of natural gas with storage capacity of more than 50 000 t.

  • 17. Construction of an oil or natural gas pipeline 25 km or more in length if the pipeline is not on a right of way developed for a power line, pipeline, railway line or road nor on a right of way contiguous to, for its whole length, a right of way developed for a power line, pipeline, railway line or road.

  • 18. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment of an oil or natural gas pipeline 75 km or more in length if the pipeline is on a right of way developed for a power line, pipeline, railway line or road.

  • 19. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment of an offshore oil or natural gas pipeline in fresh water.

  • 20. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment, or an expansion that increases input capacity by more than 35%, of an oil refinery with an input capacity of more than 5000 m3/day.

  • 21. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment, or an expansion that increases production capacity by more than 35%, of

    • (a) a facility for the production of liquid hydrocarbon products from coal with a production capacity of more than 2000 m3/day;

    • (b) a heavy oil or oil sands processing facility with an oil production capacity of more than 5000 m3/day; or

    • (c) an oil sands mine with a bitumen production capacity of more than 5000 m3/day.

Energy and Telecommunications

  • 22. Construction or installation of a power line with a voltage of 138 kV or more or of a length of more than 50 km if the power line is not on a right of way developed for a power line, pipeline, railway line or road nor on a right of way contiguous to, for its whole length, a right of way developed for a power line, pipeline, railway line or road.

  • 23. Expansion of a power line that results in an increase, for a length of more than 100 km, of the width of the right of way on which it is located.

  • 24. Expansion of the length of a power line by 25 km or more if the expanded portion of the power line is not on a right of way developed for a power line, pipeline, railway line or road nor on a right of way contiguous to, for its whole length, a right of way developed for a power line, pipeline, railway line or road.

  • 25. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment of

    • (a) a hydroelectric generating station with a production capacity of 5 MW or more;

    • (b) a fossil fuel-fired electrical generating station with a production capacity of 5 MW or more; or

    • (c) a wood-fired electrical generating station with a production capacity of 5 MW or more.

  • 26. Expansion of a hydroelectric generating station, or a fossil fuel-fired electrical generating station, that increases production capacity by 5 MW or more.

Wildlife

  • 27. In a wildlife area, construction, decommissioning or abandonment of

    • (a) an electrical generating station or electrical transmission line;

    • (b) a dam, dike, reservoir or other structure for the diversion of water;

    • (c) an oil or natural gas facility or oil or natural gas pipeline;

    • (d) a mine or mill;

    • (e) a nuclear facility;

    • (f) an industrial undertaking;

    • (g) a marine terminal;

    • (h) a railway line or public road;

    • (i) an aerodrome; or

    • (j) a waste management facility.

  • 28. Importing wildlife from outside Canada that are non-indigenous to Yukon and that are to be introduced into the natural environment.

  • 29. Transporting from Yukon live wildlife, other than wood bison, that are indigenous to Yukon and that are an endangered species or a threatened species.

Transportation

  • 30. Construction or decommissioning of

    • (a) an aerodrome located in the developed area of a community; or

    • (b) an airport.

  • 31. Flying of military fixed-wing jet aircraft as part of a training program at an altitude below 330 m above ground level if the number of flying hours planned is more than 25 hours in a calendar year.

  • 32. Construction of a railway line.

  • 33. Construction of an all-season public road more than 50 km in length if the road

    • (a) is not on a right of way developed for a power line, pipeline, railway line or road nor on a right of way contiguous to, for its whole length, a right of way developed for a power line, pipeline, railway line or road; or

    • (b) will lead to a community that lacks all-season public road access.

  • 34. Construction of a bridge on the Yukon, Pelly, Stewart, White, Teslin, Liard, Peel, Takhini or Porcupine River.

Nuclear Facilities and Nuclear Substances

  • 35. Preparation of a site for, or construction, operation, modification, decommissioning or abandonment of, a nuclear facility.

  • 36. Abandonment, disposal or release into the environment of a nuclear substance, if

    • (a) the nuclear substance is readily removable from and is not distributed throughout a substance, material, a device or equipment, and the quantity of the nuclear substance exceeds its exemption quantity; or

    • (b) the nuclear substance is distributed throughout, and is not readily removable from, the substance, material, device or equipment, and the concentration of the nuclear substance delivers an effective dose that exceeds 1% of the effective dose limit set out in column 3 of item 3 of the table to subsection 13(1) of the Radiation Protection Regulations.

  • 37. Possession or use of, or other activity in relation to the possession or use of, a nuclear substance that is an unsealed source in a quantity exceeding 1 PBq (1015 Bq).

  • 38. Abandonment or disposal of a substance, material, a device or equipment the surface of which is contaminated with a nuclear substance that is not readily removable from the surface, if

    • (a) the contamination exceeds 3 Bq/cm2 averaged over a surface of not more than 100 cm2; and

    • (b) the dose rate at the surface of the substance, material, device or equipment exceeds 1 µSv/h.

Contaminants and Waste

  • 39. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment of a facility used exclusively for the treatment, incineration, disposal, recycling or storage of special waste if

    • (a) its treatment, incineration, disposal or recycling capacity is

      • (i) 20 t/year or more of waste oil,

      • (ii) 10 t/year or more of special waste, other than waste oil, generated as a result of the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles, or

      • (iii) 5 t/year or more of special waste not described in subparagraphs (i) and (ii); and

    • (b) its storage capacity is

      • (i) 20 t or more of waste oil,

      • (ii) 10 t or more of special waste, other than waste oil, generated as a result of the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles, or

      • (iii) 5 t or more of special waste not described in subparagraphs (i) and (ii).

  • 40. Expansion of a facility used exclusively for the treatment, incineration, disposal or recycling of special waste that increases its capacity by more than 35% if its treatment, incineration, disposal or recycling capacity is

    • (a) 20 t/year or more of waste oil;

    • (b) 10 t/year or more of special waste, other than waste oil, generated as a result of the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles; or

    • (c) 5 t/year or more of special waste not described in paragraphs (a) and (b).

Water

  • 41. Drilling, decommissioning or abandonment of a well that extracts 200 000 m3/year or more of groundwater.

  • 42. Expansion of a well for the extraction of groundwater that increases its extraction capacity by more than 35% and increases the extraction capacity to 200 000 m3/year or more.

  • 43. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment of a facility or installation, other than a well, that extracts 200 000 m3/year or more of groundwater.

  • 44. Expansion of a facility or installation, other than a well, for the extraction of groundwater that increases its extraction capacity by more than 35% and increases the extraction capacity to 200 000 m3/year or more.

  • 45. Diverting 10 000 000 m3/year or more of water from one natural water body to another.

  • 46. Increasing, by more than 35%, the capacity of a diversion that diverts 10 000 000 m3/year or more of water from one natural water body to another.

  • 47. Construction, decommissioning or abandonment of a dam or dike having a reservoir with a surface area that exceeds the annual mean surface area of the natural water body by 100 ha or more.

  • 48. Expansion of a dam or dike that results in the surface area of a reservoir increasing by more than 35% and exceeding the annual mean surface area of the natural water body by more than 100 ha.

  • 49. The deposit of waste into surface water, or in any other place under conditions in which the waste, or any other waste that results from the deposit, can enter surface water if

    • (a) the deposit is related to placer mining in which chemicals are used during the mineral recovery process; or

    • (b) the deposit is related to a community undertaking and the waste is deposited by means of a disposal system that serves 500 persons or more and is installed in accordance with the Sewage Disposal Systems Regulations, Yukon O.I.C. 1999/82.

National Parks, National Park Reserves and National Historic Sites

  • 50. In a national park, national park reserve or national historic site, the construction, operation, modification, decommissioning or abandonment of, or other activity in relation to, a structure, facility or installation if the activity is contrary to a management plan tabled in each House of Parliament in accordance with section 32 of the Parks Canada Agency Act or section 11 of the Canada National Parks Act.

  • 51. In a national park or national park reserve, the expansion of the size of an area that is used for golfing or an expansion of the number of holes that are used for golfing in that area.

Miscellaneous

  • 52. On other than Crown land and settlement land, the construction, operation, modification, decommissioning or abandonment of a storage tank system for petroleum products that has a capacity that is, and in the case of a modification remains, more than 250 000 000 L.

  • 53. On Crown land or settlement land, the establishment of a petroleum fuel storage facility, or the storage of petroleum fuel in a container, that has a capacity of more than 250 000 000 L.

  • 54. Operation, decommissioning or abandonment, or an expansion that increases the production capacity by more than 35%, of

    • (a) a gravel or sand pit with a production capacity of 500 000 m3/year or more; or

    • (b) a stone quarry with a production capacity of 1 000 000 t/year or more.

  • 55. Cutting 20 000 m3 or more of standing or fallen trees or removing that amount of fallen or cut trees.

  • 56. Other than in a training area, test establishment or range established on January 18, 1995 for the testing of weapons by the Minister of National Defence under section 4 of the National Defence Act, testing of weapons for military purposes.

  • 57. Construction, outside of a military base, of a training area, test establishment or range for the testing of weapons or for military training.

  • 58. Construction of a military base or of a station outside of a military base.

  • 59. Decommissioning of a military base or station.

  • 60. Expansion of a military base or station that increases its area by more than 25% or increases the cumulative footprint of its existing buildings by more than 25%.