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Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Version of section 126 from 2005-08-04 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Referral on preliminary screening

  •  (1) The Review Board shall conduct an environmental assessment of a proposal for a development that is referred to the Review Board following a preliminary screening pursuant to section 125.

  • Marginal note:Referral from department, agency, first nation or local government

    (2) Notwithstanding any determination on a preliminary screening, the Review Board shall conduct an environmental assessment of a proposal for a development that is referred to it by

    • (a) a regulatory authority, designated regulatory agency or department or agency of the federal or territorial government;

    • (b) the Gwich’in or Sahtu First Nation, in the case of a development to be carried out in its settlement area or a development that might have an impact on the environment in that settlement area;

    • (c) the Tlicho Government, in the case of a development to be carried out wholly or partly in the part of Monfwi Gogha De Niitlee that is in the Northwest Territories or a development that might have an impact on the environment in that part; or

    • (d) a local government, in the case of a development to be carried out within its boundaries or a development that might have an impact on the environment within its boundaries.

  • Marginal note:Review Board’s own motion

    (3) Notwithstanding any determination on a preliminary screening, the Review Board may conduct an environmental assessment of a proposal for a development on its own motion.

  • Marginal note:For greater certainty

    (4) For greater certainty, subsections (2) and (3) apply even if a preliminary screening has not been commenced or, if commenced, has not been completed.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (5) The Review Board shall give notice of a referral of a proposal under subsection (2), or of its decision to conduct an environmental assessment under subsection (3), to the person or body that proposes to carry out the development.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 126
  • 2005, c. 1, s. 76

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