7. A federal authority that has exercised a power in respect of a project or any part thereof before it was notified pursuant to section 5 shall provide a copy of the environmental assessment report to the person specified in the notice and shall indicate what course of action was taken pursuant to subsection 20(1) or 37(1) of the Act.
SCOPE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
8. Where a project is subject to a screening or a comprehensive study, the responsible authorities other than a federal authority referred to in section 7 shall, after consulting with all federal authorities that respond pursuant to paragraph 6(1)(c), together determine
(a) the scope of the project pursuant to subsection 15(1) of the Act;
(b) the factors to be considered pursuant to section 16 of the Act; and
(c) the scope of the factors referred to in paragraph (b).
DECISION OF A RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITY
9. When there are two or more responsible authorities in relation to a project, they shall agree on a schedule for
(a) taking a course of action under subsection 20(1) or 37(1) of the Act and making public that course of action; and
(b) where applicable, making their recommendations to the Governor in Council under subsection 5(2) of the Act.
10. Where a project is subject to a comprehensive study in accordance with the Act, a course of action under section 23 or subsection 37(1) of the Act shall not be taken until the responsible authority, the Minister or the federal authority referred to in subsection 5(2) of the Act receives
(a) all of the responses sought from the federal authorities that were notified pursuant to section 5; and
(b) written confirmation from all of the responsible authorities involved in the environmental assessment of the project that the factors determined pursuant to section 8 have been considered and that the environmental assessment report is complete.
CONFLICTING TIME LIMITATIONS
11. A federal authority is not required to comply with a provision of these Regulations where
(a) the provision imposes a time limitation that conflicts with a time limitation imposed upon the federal authority under an Act of Parliament other than the Act; and
(b) the Agency determines that the federal authority has, for the purpose of coordinating federal environmental assessments, an independent practice of regular and uniform notification of other federal authorities that are likely to require an environmental assessment of projects.
COMING INTO FORCE
12. These Regulations come into force on April 8, 1997
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