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Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Version of section 137 from 2014-03-25 to 2024-02-20:


Marginal note:Consideration of report by agencies

  •  (1) A designated regulatory agency shall, after considering the report of a review panel,

    • (a) adopt the recommendation of the review panel or refer it back to the panel for further consideration; or

    • (b) after consulting the review panel, adopt the recommendation with modifications or reject it.

  • Marginal note:Time limits

    (1.1) The designated regulatory agency shall make a decision under subsection (1) within six months after the day on which it receives the review panel’s report.

  • Marginal note:Extension of time limit by designated regulatory agency

    (1.2) The designated regulatory agency may extend the time limit referred to in subsection (1.1) 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

    (1.3) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister responsible for the designated regulatory agency, further extend the time limit extended under subsection (1.2) any number of times.

  • Marginal note:Time limit — further consideration

    (1.4) If a recommendation is referred back to the review panel for further consideration under paragraph (1)(a), the time taken for that referral and consideration is included in the calculation of the time limit set out in subsection (1.1) or of its extension.

  • Marginal note:Excluded period

    (1.5) If the designated regulatory agency or the review panel 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 designated regulatory agency’s or the review panel’s opinion, as the case may be, to comply with the requirement is not included in the calculation of the time limit under subsection (1.1) or of its extension.

  • Marginal note:Additional information

    (2) If a designated regulatory agency considers any new information that was not before the review panel, or any matter of public concern that was not referred to in the panel’s reasons, such new information or such matter shall be identified in the decision of the agency and in any consultation under paragraph (1)(b).

  • Marginal note:Effect of decision

    (3) A designated regulatory agency shall carry out, to the extent of its authority, any recommendation that it adopts.

  • 1998, c. 25, s. 137
  • 2014, c. 2, s. 215

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