Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act
Marginal note:Application of Canadian Environmental Assessment Act
159 (1) The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act continues to apply in respect of a proposal for a development, as defined in Part 5 of this Act, that was referred before the coming into force of that Part to a mediator or a review panel pursuant to subsection 29(1) of that Act.
Marginal note:Screening or comprehensive study
(2) The Canadian Environmental Assessment Act continues to apply in respect of a proposal for a development, as defined in Part 5 of this Act, for which a screening or comprehensive study was commenced under that Act before the coming into force of Part 5 without a determination being made pursuant to subsection 20(1) or section 23 or, in the case of a referral under paragraph 23(a), pursuant to subsection 37(1), of that Act, and that determination may only be made after the screening report or comprehensive study report is submitted to the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board and after consultation with that Board.
Marginal note:Application of Part 5
(3) Where a responsible authority, within the meaning of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, or the Minister of the Environment, in relation to a project referred to in subsection (2), takes the course of action pursuant to paragraph 20(1)(c) or 23(b) of that Act, as the case may be, the project is thereby referred to the federal Minister and the responsible Ministers, within the meaning of Part 5, who shall make a determination in accordance with
(a) paragraph 130(1)(a), in which case that Act ceases to apply and Part 5 of this Act commences to apply in respect of the proposal; or
(b) paragraph 130(1)(c), in which case that Act continues to apply to the extent provided for in that paragraph.
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