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International Boundary Waters Treaty Act

Version of section 21 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-06-30:

Marginal note:Regulations

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, make regulations

    • (a) specifying what constitutes a use, obstruction, diversion or work for the purposes of this Act;

    • (b) defining, for the purposes of this Act, any word or expression used in sections 11 to 26 that is not defined in this Act;

    • (c) describing the water basins to which section 13 applies;

    • (d) specifying exceptions to the application of subsections 11(1), 12(1) and 13(1);

    • (e) prescribing classes of licences and determining the persons who are eligible to hold licences of any particular class;

    • (f) respecting applications for licences, including the form of the applications, the information to be provided in respect of the applications and the manner in which the applications are to be filed, processed and disposed of;

    • (g) respecting the form of licences and the information they must include and requiring licensees to publish or otherwise make them available for public inspection;

    • (h) prescribing fees, or the manner of calculating fees, in respect of licences and prescribing the manner in which the fees are to be paid;

    • (i) prescribing the duration of licences;

    • (j) respecting the renewal and amendment of licences;

    • (k) prescribing uses, obstructions, diversions and works for which a licence may not be issued;

    • (l) providing for inspections in respect of activities to which sections 11, 12 and 13 relate; and

    • (m) generally for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Ordinary meaning applies

    (2) For greater certainty, regulations made under paragraph (1)(a) do not restrict the ordinary meaning of the words “use”, “obstruction”, “diversion” or “work”.

  • 2001, c. 40, s. 1
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