Nunavut Mining Regulations (SOR/2014-69)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Issuance of certificate of work
  •  (1) The Mining Recorder must issue a certificate of work in the following circumstances:

    • (a) when evaluation of a report respecting a recorded claim has been completed; and

    • (b) when allocation of the cost of work under subsection 18(3), 45(1), (2) or (4) or 46(5) has been done.

  • Marginal note:Certificate of work respecting claim

    (2) A certificate of work respecting a claim must set out

    • (a) the cost of work; and

    • (b) the allocation of the cost of work.

Marginal note:Remission of charge
  •  (1) Remission is granted of the charges paid or payable in respect of a period referred to in section 43 in an amount equal to the cost of work allocated to the recorded claim during that period in the certificate of work.

  • Marginal note:Remission in subsequent periods

    (2) If a holder of a recorded claim pays a charge in respect of a period under subsection 43(1) or 49(1), remission is granted of the portion of the charge that is equal to the cost of work allocated to the claim during any subsequent period that exceeds the cost of work required to be done under subsection 39(1) .

  • Marginal note:Repayment

    (3) Any charge referred to in section 43 that has been paid to the Mining Recorder and that is remitted under this section must be repaid by the Minister to the person entitled to it.

Marginal note:Insufficient work
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), if a certificate of work indicates that the cost of work is less than the amount required by subsection 39(1), the holder of the recorded claim must pay a charge that is equal to the difference between the charge referred to in subsection 43(1) and the cost of work indicated in the certificate.

  • Marginal note:Payment of charge

    (2) The claim holder must pay the charge within 60 days after the day on which the certificate is issued.

  • Marginal note:Cancellation of recording of claim

    (3) If three certificates of work are issued in respect of a claim that indicate that the cost of work is less than the amount required by subsection 39(1), the recording of the claim is cancelled on the day that the third certificate of work is issued.

Marginal note:Period of application of requirements
  •  (1) The requirements set out in section 39 and subsection 43(1) apply for the duration of a recorded claim.

  • Marginal note:Cancellation of recording

    (2) The recording of a claim is cancelled on one of the following days, as the case may be:

    • (a) the day after the last day on which a report must be submitted under section 40, if a report with respect to that claim has not been submitted in accordance with section 41 and

      • (i) the claim holder has not been issued a certificate of extension with respect to that claim under section 42, and

      • (ii) a suspension with respect to that claim has not been granted under section 51;

    • (b) subject to section 84, the day that is 61 days after the day a certificate of work with respect to that claim is issued under section 47, if the cost of work allocated to that claim in the certificate of work is less than the cost of work required to be done under subsection 39(1) and the claim holder has not paid the difference between the charge referred to in subsection 43(1) and the cost of work indicated in the certificate.

Suspension

Marginal note:Suspension of payment and work requirements
  •  (1) If a holder of a recorded claim is unable to do work as required under subsection 39(1) because the claim holder is, for reasons beyond the claim holder’s control, waiting for a public authority to give an authorization or decision without which the work cannot proceed, the claim holder may request a suspension of one year — beginning on the anniversary date of the recording of the claim — of the work requirements under section 39 and the charges under subsection 43(1).

  • Marginal note:Time limit for request

    (2) The request must be made in writing to the Supervising Mining Recorder no later than 90 days after the end of the applicable period under section 39 and subsection 43(1) for which the suspension is requested, and must be accompanied by documents showing that the claim holder is waiting for the authorization or decision.

  • Marginal note:Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

    (3) If an order under section 11.02 of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act has been made with respect to a claim holder, the holder of a recorded claim may request a suspension of the payment and work requirements under section 39 and subsection 43(1) until the anniversary date of the recording of the claim that is at least 12 months after the day on which the order has ceased to have effect with respect to the claim holder.

  • Marginal note:Time limit for request

    (4) The request must be made in writing to the Supervising Mining Recorder no later than 90 days after the day on which the order was made, and must be accompanied by a certified copy of the order.

  • Marginal note:Recording of suspension

    (5) If the requirements of subsections (1) and (2) or (3) and (4) are met, the Supervising Mining Recorder must record the suspension with respect to the claim.

  • Marginal note:Effect of suspension

    (6) A suspension extends the duration of the claim by the duration of the suspension.

Reduced Area

Marginal note:Application for reduced-area claim
  •  (1) The holder of a recorded claim (the original claim) may make an application to the Mining Recorder to record, within the area of the original claim, a reduced-area claim if

    • (a) the cost of work set out in a certificate of work with respect to the original claim is at least $10 per full or partial hectare; and

    • (b) the reduced-area claim has been staked in accordance with sections 23 to 30, using reduced-area tags issued under subsection 24(2).

  • Marginal note:Presentation of application

    (2) The application must be made in the prescribed form no later than 60 days after the staking of the reduced-area claim, and must be accompanied by the applicable fee set out in Schedule 1 and the map or sketch referred to in subsection 33(3).

  • Marginal note:Recording of reduced-area claim

    (3) If the requirements set out in this section are met, the Mining Recorder must record the reduced-area claim, effective on the next anniversary date of the recording of the original claim.

  • Marginal note:Effect of recording

    (4) When the recording of a reduced-area claim takes effect,

    • (a) the recording date for it is considered to be the recording date of the original claim;

    • (b) the information recorded by the Mining Recorder, including the requests and the documents filed with respect to the original claim, are considered to have been recorded or presented with respect to the reduced-area claim; and

    • (c) the recording of the original claim is cancelled.

  • Marginal note:Reopening of lands for prospecting and staking

    (5) Subject to subsection 56(3), the lands in the original claim that are not within the reduced-area claim are open for prospecting and staking at noon on the day following the first business day after the day on which the recording of the original claim was cancelled.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (6) On the day the recording of the reduced-area claim takes effect — or if that day is not a business day, on the first business day that follows — the Mining Recorder must post a notice in the Mining Recorder’s office specifying when the lands in the original claim that are not within the reduced-area claim are open for prospecting and staking, and setting out the boundaries of the reduced-area claim.

Cancellation of Recording of Claims

Marginal note:Notice of cancellation
  •  (1) If the Mining Recorder has information that either of the following circumstances apply in respect of a recorded claim, the Mining Recorder must immediately send the claim holder a notice that the recording of the claim will be cancelled unless, within 60 days, the holder can show that the information is not correct:

    • (a) the claim holder knowingly made a false or misleading statement on the application to record the claim;

    • (b) the claim holder has contravened subsection 7(2).

  • Marginal note:Notice to claim holder

    (2) The notice must set out the reason for the impending cancellation and a summary of the evidence to support the cancellation.

  • Marginal note:Default

    (3) If the claim holder has not shown the Mining Recorder that the information is not correct within 60 days after the day on which the notice was sent, the recording of the claim is cancelled.

  • Marginal note:Cancellation of recording or exclusion of lands

    (4) If it is determined that a recorded claim includes any of the following lands, the Mining Recorder must cancel the recording of the claim or, if it is possible to exclude those lands from the claim, must amend the boundaries of the recorded claim to do so, and must notify the claim holder accordingly:

    • (a) lands referred to in section 5;

    • (b) lands that were staked in contravention of section 6;

    • (c) lands to which these Regulations do not apply.

 
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