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Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act

Version of section 44 from 2016-02-27 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Public review

  •  (1) Subject to any directives issued under subsection 42(1), the Board shall conduct a public review in relation to any potential development of a pool or field unless the Board is of the opinion that it is not required on any ground the Board considers to be in the public interest.

  • Marginal note:Powers of Board

    (2) Where a public review is conducted in relation to any potential development of a pool or field, the Board may

    • (a) establish terms of reference and a timetable that will permit a comprehensive review of all aspects of the development, including those within the authority of Parliament or of the Legislature of the Province;

    • (b) appoint one or more commissioners and, where there is to be more than one commissioner, appoint as commissioners persons nominated by each of the governments in recognition of the authority of Ministers of the Crown in right of Canada or of the Province under any Act of Parliament or of the Legislature of the Province, other than this Act or the Provincial Act, in relation to the development;

    • (c) if the potential development has been proposed to the Board by any person, require that person to submit and make available for public distribution a preliminary development plan, an environmental impact statement, a socio-economic impact statement, a preliminary Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador benefits plan and any other plan specified by the Board; and

    • (d) cause the commissioners to hold public hearings in appropriate locations in the Province or elsewhere in Canada and report thereon to the Board, the Federal Minister and the Provincial Minister.

  • Marginal note:Powers of commissioners

    (3) On the request of the Board, the Federal Government may, subject to such terms and conditions as it considers necessary, confer on the commissioners appointed pursuant to paragraph (2)(b) all or any of the powers conferred on persons appointed as commissioners under Part I of the Inquiries Act.

  • Marginal note:Time limit for Board’s recommendations on a plan

    (4) The commissioners shall make their recommendations respecting any preliminary plan or statement submitted pursuant to paragraph (2)(c) within two hundred and seventy days after their receipt of the plan or statement or such shorter period as may be set by the Board.

  • 1987, c. 3, s. 44
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 13(E)
  • 2015, c. 4, s. 40(E)

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