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Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Areas Regulations (SOR/2017-15)

Regulations are current to 2020-06-17

Activity Plan (continued)

Marginal note:Approval of activity plans

  •  (1) The Minister must approve an activity plan if

    • (a) the scientific research or monitoring activities set out in the plan are not likely to adversely impact the biological, chemical or oceanographic processes that maintain or enhance the biodiversity, structural habitat or ecosystem function of the glass sponge reefs and will serve to

      • (i) increase knowledge of the biodiversity, structural habitat or ecosystem function of the Marine Protected Areas,

      • (ii) assist in the management of the Marine Protected Areas, or

      • (iii) assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of any measures taken to conserve and protect the Marine Protected Areas; and

    • (b) the educational activities set out in the plan are not likely to result in the damage, destruction or removal of any part of the glass sponge reefs and will serve to increase public awareness of the Marine Protected Areas.

  • Marginal note:Approval prohibited

    (2) Despite subsection (1), the Minister must not approve an activity plan if

    • (a) any substance that may be deposited during the proposed activity is a deleterious substance as defined in subsection 34(1) of the Fisheries Act, unless the deposit of the substance is authorized under subsection 36(4) of that Act;

    • (b) the cumulative environmental effects of the proposed activity, in combination with any other past and current activities carried out in the Marine Protected Areas, are likely to adversely impact the biological, chemical or oceanographic processes that maintain or enhance the biodiversity, structural habitat or ecosystem function of the glass sponge reefs; or

    • (c) any educational activity within a core protection zone is proposed.

  • Marginal note:Timeline for approval

    (3) The Minister’s decision in respect of an activity plan must be made within

    • (a) 60 days after the day on which the activity plan is received; or

    • (b) if amendments to the plan are made, 60 days after the day on which the amended plan is received.

Marginal note:Studies, reports or other work

  •  (1) If an activity plan has been approved by the Minister, the person who submitted the plan must provide the Minister with a copy of any study, report or other work that results from the activity and that is related to the conservation and protection of the Marine Protected Areas.

  • Marginal note:Data

    (2) The study, report or other work must be accompanied by the data that was obtained during the activity.

  • Marginal note:Deadline

    (3) The study, report or other work, together with the data, must be provided to the Minister within 90 days after the day on which the study, report or other work is completed.

  • Marginal note:Data

    (4) If the study, report or other work is not completed within a period of three years after the last day of the scientific research or monitoring activity or educational activity, the person must submit the data that was obtained during the activity to the Minister within 90 days after that period.

Coming into force

Marginal note:Registration

 These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

 
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