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Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Version of section 125 from 2019-06-21 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Outside local government territory

  •  (1) Except as provided by subsection (2), a body that conducts a preliminary screening of a proposal shall

    • (a) determine and report to the Review Board whether, in its opinion, the development might have a significant adverse impact on the environment or might be a cause of public concern; and

    • (b) where it so determines in the affirmative, refer the proposal to the Review Board for an environmental assessment.

  • Marginal note:Delay

    (1.1) If the body determines under subsection (1) that the development will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment and will not be a cause of public concern,

    • (a) a regulatory authority, a designated regulatory agency or the Tlicho Government shall not issue a licence, permit or other authorization for the development before the end of 10 days after the day on which the Review Board receives the report of the determination; or

    • (b) if no licence, permit or other authorization is required under any federal, territorial or Tlicho law for the development, the person or body that proposes to carry it out shall not proceed before the end of 10 days after the day on which the Review Board receives the report of the determination.

  • Marginal note:Boards established under Part 3 or 4

    (1.2) If a board established under Part 3 or 4 is the body that determines under subsection (1) that the development will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment and will not be a cause of public concern, that board may issue a licence, permit or other authorization for the development before the end of 10 days after the day on which the Review Board receives the report of the determination but that licence, permit or other authorization shall come into force only after the end of that 10-day period and if no referral under subsection 126(2) or (3) has been made during that period.

  • Marginal note:Computation of time

    (1.3) If more than one body conducts a preliminary screening in respect of a development and they each determine that the development will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment and will not be a cause of public concern, the 10-day period referred to in subsections (1.1) and (1.2) begins after the day on which the Review Board receives the last of their reports of determination.

  • Marginal note:Within local government territory

    (2) Where a proposed development is wholly within the boundaries of a local government, a body that conducts a preliminary screening of the proposal shall

    • (a) determine and report to the Review Board whether, in its opinion, the development is likely to have a significant adverse impact on air, water or renewable resources or might be a cause of public concern; and

    • (b) where it so determines in the affirmative, refer the proposal to the Review Board for an environmental assessment.

  • Marginal note:Delay

    (3) If a body determines under subsection (2) that the development is unlikely to have a significant adverse impact on air, water or renewable resources and will not be a cause of public concern,

    • (a) a regulatory authority, a designated regulatory agency or the Tlicho Government shall not issue a licence, permit or other authorization for the development before the end of 10 days after the day on which the Review Board receives the report of the determination; or

    • (b) if no licence, permit or other authorization is required under any federal, territorial or Tlicho law for the development, the person or body that proposes to carry it out shall not proceed before the end of 10 days after the day on which the Review Board receives the report of the determination.

  • Marginal note:Boards established under Part 3 or 4

    (4) If a board established under Part 3 or 4 is the body that determines under subsection (2) that the development is unlikely to have a significant adverse impact on air, water or renewable resources and will not be a cause of public concern, that board may issue a licence, permit or other authorization for the development before the end of 10 days after the day on which the Review Board receives the report of the determination but that licence, permit or other authorization shall come into force only after the end of that 10-day period and if no referral under subsection 126(2) or (3) has been made during that period.

  • Marginal note:Computation of time

    (5) If more than one body conducts a preliminary screening in respect of a development and they each determine that the development is unlikely to have a significant adverse impact on air, water or renewable resources and will not be a cause of public concern, the 10-day period referred to in subsections (3) and (4) begins after the day on which the Review Board receives the last of their reports of determination.

  • Marginal note:Copy of report

    (6) A body that conducts a preliminary screening of a proposal shall provide a copy of its report to the person or body that proposes to carry out the development.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 125
  • 2019, c. 19, s. 17

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