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Territorial Coal Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1522)

Regulations are current to 2021-03-23

Territorial Coal Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1522

TERRITORIAL LANDS ACT

Territorial Coal Regulations

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-116, s. 2]

Interpretation

 In these Regulations,

Chief

Chief means the chief of the Resource Management Division of the Resource and Economic Development Group of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development; (chef)

lessee

lessee means the holder of a lease of a location for coal mining purposes; (concessionnaire)

licence

licence means a licence issued by the Chief to explore for coal on territorial lands; (permis)

licensee

licensee means the holder of a licence to explore for coal on territorial lands; (détenteur de permis)

location

location means a tract of land containing coal, or believed to contain coal, located or staked in accordance with these Regulations; (emplacement)

mineral claim staking sheet

mineral claim staking sheet means

  • (a) with respect to lands between 60° and 68° north latitude, a map of an area bounded on the north and south by a line drawn at 15-minute intervals of latitude and on the east and west by a line drawn at 30-minute intervals of longitude, or

  • (b) with respect to lands north of 68° north latitude, a map of an area bounded on the north and south by a line drawn at 15-minute intervals of latitude and on the east and west by a line drawn at one degree intervals of longitude; (feuille de jalonnement de claims)

Minister

Minister means the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development; (ministre)

permittee

permittee means the holder of a permit issued under these Regulations; (titulaire de permis)

recorder

recorder means a person designated by the Minister to perform the duties of a recorder for a mining district established under the Territorial Lands Act for the Northwest Territories; (registraire)

territorial lands

territorial lands[Repealed, SOR/2003-116, s. 3]

year

year means a period of 12 consecutive months. (année)

  • SOR/2003-116, s. 3

Application

 These Regulations apply only to territorial lands under the control, management and administration of the Minister, pursuant to the Territorial Lands Act.

General

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall mine coal on territorial lands except under the authority of these Regulations.

  • (2) Nothing contained in these Regulations shall, except where such intention is expressly stated, be so construed as to affect prejudicially any rights and interests acquired prior to December 16, 1954.

  •  (1) Any person 18 years of age or over on his own behalf or on behalf of any other person or persons, or a corporation, is entitled, subject to subsection (2), to stake out a location under the provisions of these Regulations for the mining of coal on territorial lands.

  • (2) The following lands are not available for staking under these Regulations:

    • (a) land used as a cemetery;

    • (b) land within the limits of a municipal district, a municipality or a local improvement district;

    • (c) land reserved for an Indian Reserve, a national park or game sanctuary or for military or other public purpose;

    • (d) land reserved under the Dominion Water Power Act; or

    • (e) land lawfully occupied for mining purposes.

  •  (1) Where the surface rights of any land are owned or lawfully occupied by another, no person shall stake a location until he has deposited with the recorder,

    • (a) the consent of the owner or the occupant of the surface rights; or

    • (b) security in an amount that in the opinion of the recorder is adequate for any loss or damage which may result from staking on such land, the security to be in money or in the form of bearer bonds of Canada or bearer bonds of the Canadian National Railway Company unconditionally guaranteed as to principal and interest by Canada or bonds of Canada and such Railway Company registered in the name of the Minister of Finance and the Receiver General.

  • (2) A person staking a location pursuant to subsection (1) shall compensate the owner or lawful occupant of the surface rights for any loss or damage caused by such staking.

Staking Location

  •  (1) A person desiring to obtain a lease or a permit of a location under these Regulations shall stake out such location as nearly as possible in the form of a rectangle of which the length shall not exceed four times the width.

  • (2) The area of a location shall not exceed 640 acres where it is intended to apply for a lease, or more than one acre where it is intended to apply for a permit.

  •  (1) Every location shall be marked upon the ground by

    • (a) a post at each of the four corners of the claim, which posts shall be,

      • (i) of sound timber, firmly placed in or on the ground, or a stump of a tree left rooted in the ground in an upright position extending not less than four feet above the ground,

      • (ii) squared or faced at least 18 inches from the top, with each side so squared or faced measuring at least three inches across its face, and

      • (iii) mounded with stone, such mound to be constructed by the person staking and to consist of not less than four stones, or mounded with earth, any such mound to be conical in shape and to be not less than two feet in diameter at the base and one foot high; or

    • (b) a metal tube at each of the four corners of the location and each metal tube shall be

      • (i) not less than four inches in length and 1/2 inch in diameter,

      • (ii) closed at both ends, and

      • (iii) placed in the centre of a mound of stone, which mounds shall be constructed by the person staking and shall consist of not less than four stones or placed in the centre of a mound of earth, any such mound to be conical in shape and not less than three feet in diameter at the base and two feet high.

  • (2) The post or metal tube at the northeast corner shall be numbered one, at the southeast corner, two, at the southwest corner, three, and at the northwest corner, four.

  • (3) A person staking a location shall write on each post or write on waterproof paper or fabric and insert such paper or fabric in the metal tube, the number of the post or metal tube, the name of the person on whose behalf the location is staked, the date and time of staking, and

    • (a) where it is intended to apply for a lease, the letters “CML”; or

    • (b) where it is intended to apply for a permit, the letters “CMP”.

  •  (1) Prior to applying for a lease or permit, a person who has staked a location shall mark the boundaries of such location so that each boundary can be definitely recognized throughout its entire length.

  • (2) In timbered areas, such boundaries shall be marked at intervals not exceeding 100 feet apart by placing on trees adjoining the boundary, three blazes, one blaze to be placed on the side of the tree facing the boundary and one blaze on each of the two sides of the tree in the direction of the boundary, and where necessary the underbrush along such boundary shall be cleared.

  • (3) In non-timbered areas the boundaries shall be marked by clearing brush where necessary and by erecting cairns of stone, which cairns shall be constructed by the person staking and shall consist of not less than four stones, or mounds of earth, and such cairns or mounds shall be conical in shape and not less than two feet in diameter at the base and not less than one foot high.

  •  (1) An application for a lease or permit shall be made,

    • (a) if the location is situated within a distance of 10 miles in a straight line from the nearest corner of the location to the office of the recorder to which application is made, within 15 days of the staking; or

    • (b) if the location is situated more than 10 miles in a straight line from the location to the office of the recorder to which application is made, within a period of 15 days from the date of the staking plus one day for each 10 miles or fraction thereof of such distance beyond the first 10 miles.

  • (2) If the last day for making application falls on a Sunday or upon a day on which the office of the recorder is not open to receive applications, the application may be made on the next day such office is open.

  • (3) An application made after the period fixed by these Regulations shall not be considered.

 
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