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Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act

Version of section 82 from 2002-12-31 to 2016-06-18:

Marginal note:Regulations

  •  (1) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, make regulations

    • (a) establishing water management areas in Nunavut consisting of river basins or other geographical areas;

    • (b) for the purposes of paragraphs (b) to (d) of the definition waste in section 4,

      • (i) specifying substances and classes of substances,

      • (ii) prescribing quantities or concentrations of substances and classes of substances, and

      • (iii) describing treatments of or changes to water;

    • (c) authorizing the use without a licence of waters in Nunavut, except in a national park, for the purpose, in the quantity, at the rate, during the period and subject to the conditions specified in the regulations;

    • (d) authorizing the deposit of waste without a licence in Nunavut, except in a national park, and specifying the conditions of the deposit, including the quantities, concentration and types of waste that may be deposited;

    • (e) prescribing the manner in which a report under subsection 12(3) is to be made;

    • (f) on the advice of the Board or after consultation with the Board, exempting any class of applications in relation to licences from the requirement of a public hearing;

    • (g) prescribing the criteria to be applied by the Board in determining, on an application for a licence, whether the proposed use of waters or deposit of waste requires a type A or a type B licence;

    • (h) prescribing what constitutes a material conflict of interest for the purpose of subsection 23(1);

    • (i) in relation to the security referred to in subsection 76(1),

      • (i) prescribing the form and nature of the security and the terms and conditions on which it is to be furnished and maintained, and

      • (ii) prescribing the amount of the security or the manner of determining the amount of the security or authorizing the Board to fix that amount in accordance with the regulations;

    • (j) prescribing water quality standards in Nunavut, except in a national park;

    • (k) prescribing effluent standards in Nunavut, except in a national park;

    • (l) prescribing standards for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of works used in relation to appurtenant undertakings;

    • (m) prescribing the fees to be paid

      • (i) for the right to use waters or deposit waste in waters under a licence,

      • (ii) for the filing of any application with the Board, and

      • (iii) for inspection of the register maintained under section 78;

    • (n) prescribing the times at which and the manner in which the fees prescribed under paragraph (m) shall be paid;

    • (o) requiring persons who use waters or deposit waste in waters in Nunavut, except in a national park, to maintain books and records for the proper enforcement of this Part, and to submit to the Board, on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis, reports containing specified information on any of their operations;

    • (p) requiring persons who deposit waste in waters in Nunavut, except in a national park, to submit representative samples of the waste to the Board for analysis or to analyse representative samples and submit the results to the Board;

    • (q) respecting the taking of representative samples of waters or waste and respecting the method of analysing those samples;

    • (r) prescribing the form of the register to be maintained under section 78 and the information to be entered in it;

    • (s) respecting the duties of persons designated as analysts under section 85; and

    • (t) generally, for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Part.

  • Marginal note:Concurrence of Board

    (2) For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(a), (c) and (d), the recommendation of the Minister is subject to the concurrence of the Board.

  • Marginal note:Consultation with the Board

    (3) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), the recommendation of the Minister shall be made after consultation with the Board.

  • Marginal note:Variation in regulations

    (4) Regulations made under subsection (1) may vary, among water management areas established under paragraph (1)(a), according to the use of waters, the purpose of that use and the quantity and rate of flow of waters used, and the quantities, concentrations and types of waste deposited or any other criteria.

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