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Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Version of section 132 from 2014-03-25 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Appointment of review panel

  •  (1) Subject to sections 138 to 141, an environmental impact review of a proposal for a development shall be conducted by a review panel consisting of three or more members appointed by the Review Board, including a chairperson.

  • Marginal note:Expert members

    (2) A review panel may, in addition to members of the Review Board, include as members of the panel persons having particular expertise related to the development.

  • Marginal note:Board members to participate in appointments

    (3) The members of the Review Board who participate in the appointment of a review panel must include in equal numbers

    • (a) members who were appointed on the nomination of a first nation or the Tlicho Government; and

    • (b) members not so appointed, other than the chairperson.

  • Marginal note:Time limit

    (4) The Review Board shall appoint members to a review panel within three months after the day on which the Review Board is advised, as the case may be,

    • (a) of an order for an environmental impact review under paragraph 130(1)(a), subparagraph 130(1)(b)(ii) or paragraph 131(1)(b); or

    • (b) in accordance with subsection 130(4.07), that the proposal has not been referred to the Minister of the Environment.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time limit by federal Minister

    (5) The federal Minister may, at the request of the Review Board, extend the time limit referred to in subsection (4) by a maximum of two months to take into account circumstances that are specific to the proposal.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time limit by Governor in Council

    (6) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the federal Minister, further extend the time limit extended under subsection (5) any number of times.

  • Marginal note:Excluded period

    (7) If the Review Board requires the person or body that proposes to carry out the development to provide information, or collect information or undertake a study with respect to the development, then the period that is taken by that person or body, in the Board’s opinion, to comply with the requirement is not included in the calculation of the time limit under subsection (4) or of its extension.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 132
  • 2005, c. 1, s. 82
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 212

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