Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
47 (1) The Minister shall issue guidelines respecting the use of the powers provided for by subsection 46(1) and, in issuing those guidelines, the Minister shall take into account any factor that the Minister considers relevant, including, but not limited to,
(a) the costs and benefits to the Minister and the person to whom the notice under subsection 46(1) is directed;
(b) the co-ordination of requests for information with other governments, to the extent practicable; and
(c) the manner in which the information collected under subsection 46(1) is to be used.
(2) In carrying out the duties under subsection (1), the Minister shall offer to consult with the government of a province and the members of the Committee who are representatives of aboriginal governments and may consult with a government department or agency, aboriginal people, representatives of industry and labour and municipal authorities or with persons interested in the quality of the environment.
Marginal note:Minister may act
(3) At any time after the 60th day following the day on which the Minister offers to consult in accordance with subsection (2), the Minister may act under subsection (1) if the offer to consult is not accepted by the government of a province or members of the Committee who are representatives of aboriginal governments.
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