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Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act

Version of section 38 from 2015-07-09 to 2022-09-11:


Marginal note:Restriction on powers

  •  (1) The Board may not issue, renew or amend a licence to use waters or deposit waste in relation to a use or deposit, or appurtenant undertaking, that is a project within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act if

    • (a) the assessment of the project under Part 3 of that Act has not been completed;

    • (b) the assessment of the project has been terminated under subsection 141(2), 142(2), 143(4) or (6) or 144(3) of that Act;

    • (c) the Nunavut Planning Commission has determined, under section 77 of that Act, that the project is not in conformity with any applicable land use plan, and no minor variance or exemption has been granted in respect of the project under paragraph 81(2)(a) or 82(2)(a) of that Act, as the case may be;

    • (d) the responsible Minister, within the meaning of subsection 73(1) of that Act, has decided that the project could be modified and an amended project proposal submitted to the Nunavut Planning Commission, or that it is not to proceed; or

    • (e) the responsible authority, within the meaning of section 163 of that Act, has determined, under section 165 of that Act, that the project is not in conformity with the requirements set out by or under any law for which it has responsibility.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Despite paragraph (1)(a), the Board may issue, renew or amend a licence in relation to exploration or developmental activities referred to in subsection 154(1) of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act or exploration or development activities referred to in paragraph 155(1)(a) or (b) of that Act.

  • Marginal note:Non-renewal, etc.

    (3) Licences issued under subsection (2) must not be renewed or amended if the responsible Minister, as defined in subsection 73(1) of the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act, has come to a decision under Part 3 of that Act that the project to which the activities in question relate either is not to proceed or could be modified and an amended project proposal submitted to the Commission or the responsible authority within the meaning of section 163 of that Act, as the case may be.

  • 2002, c. 10, s. 38
  • 2013, c. 14, s. 8
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