Uranium Mines and Mills Regulations

Version of section 1 from 2012-12-14 to 2015-03-12:


 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.

Act

Act means the Nuclear Safety and Control Act. (Loi)

concentrate

concentrate means an extracted product that contains uranium and that results from the physical or chemical separation of uranium from ore. (concentré)

effective dose

effective dose[Repealed, SOR/2007-208, s. 13]

equivalent dose

equivalent dose has the meaning assigned to that term by subsection 1(1) of the Radiation Protection Regulations. (dose équivalente)

excavation site

excavation site means a place at which uranium is moved by means of underground activities for the purpose of evaluating a potential orebody. (site d’excavation)

federal authority

federal authority means

  • (a) a Minister of the Crown in right of Canada;

  • (b) an agency of the Government of Canada or a parent Crown corporation, as defined in subsection 83(1) of the Financial Administration Act, or any other body established under an Act of Parliament that is ultimately accountable through a Minister of the Crown in right of Canada to Parliament for the conduct of its affairs;

  • (c) any department or departmental corporation that is set out in Schedule I or II to the Financial Administration Act;

  • (d) any other body that is set out in Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012; and

  • (e) the Executive Council of — or a minister, department, agency or body of the government of — Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut.

    It does not include a council of the band within the meaning of the Indian Act, Export Development Canada or the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. It also does not include a Crown corporation that is a wholly-owned subsidiary, as defined in subsection 83(1) of the Financial Administration Act, a harbour commission established under the Harbour Commissions Act or a not-for-profit corporation that enters into an agreement under subsection 80(5) of the Canada Marine Act, that is not set out in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. (autorité fédérale)

hazardous substance

hazardous substance means a substance, other than a nuclear substance, that is used or produced in the course of carrying on a licensed activity and that may pose a risk to the environment or the health and safety of persons. (substance dangereuse)

jurisdiction

jurisdiction means

  • (a) a federal authority;

  • (b) any agency or body that is established under an Act of Parliament and that has powers, duties or functions in relation to an assessment of the environmental effects of the preparation of a site for a uranium mine or mill or its construction, operation, decommissioning or abandonment;

  • (c) the government of a province;

  • (d) any agency or body that is established under an Act of the legislature of a province, and that has powers, duties or functions in relation to an assessment of the environmental effects of the preparation of a site for a uranium mine or mill or its construction, operation, decommissioning or abandonment;

  • (e) any body that is established under a land claims agreement referred to in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, and that has powers, duties or functions in relation to an assessment of the environmental effects of the preparation of a site for a uranium mine or mill or its construction, operation, decommissioning or abandonment;

  • (f) a governing body that is established under legislation that relates to the self-government of Indians and that has powers, duties or functions in relation to an assessment of the environmental effects of the preparation of a site for a uranium mine or mill or its construction, operation, decommissioning or abandonment;

  • (g) a government of a foreign state or of a subdivision of a foreign state, or any institution of such a government; and

  • (h) an international organization of states or any institution of such an organization. (instance)

licensed activity

licensed activity means an activity described in paragraph 26(e) of the Act that a licence authorizes the licensee to carry on in relation to a uranium mine or mill. (activité autorisée)

licensee

licensee means a person who is licensed to carry on an activity described in paragraph 26(e) of the Act in relation to a uranium mine or mill. (titulaire de permis)

mill

mill means a facility at which ore is processed and treated for the recovery of uranium concentrate, including any tailings-handling and water treatment system associated with the facility. (usine de concentration)

mine

mine includes an excavation site and a removal site. (mine)

ore

ore means a mineral or chemical aggregate containing uranium in a quantity and of a quality that makes mining and extracting the uranium economically viable. (minerai)

removal site

removal site means a place at which uranium is removed from its place of natural deposit by means of surface activities for the purpose of evaluating a potential orebody. (site d’extraction)

waste management system

waste management system means a system for collecting, transporting, receiving, treating, processing, storing or disposing of the wastes that are produced as a result of the licensed activity at a uranium mine or mill. (système de gestion des déchets)

worker

worker means a person who performs work that is referred to in a licence. (travailleur)

workers’ representative

workers’ representative means

  • (a) a person who is a member of the workers’ safety and health committee;

  • (b) the workers’ safety and health representative;

  • (c) where there is no person referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), the workers’ collective bargaining agent; or

  • (d) where there is no person referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c), a worker. (représentant des travailleurs)

work place

work place means any area within a uranium mine or mill where a worker could reasonably be expected to be in the course of performing work. (lieu de travail)

  • SOR/2007-208, s. 13
  • SOR/2012-288, s. 3
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