Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act
Marginal note:Application to regulator
124 (1) Where, pursuant to any federal or territorial law specified in the regulations made under paragraph 143(1)(b), an application is made to a regulatory authority or designated regulatory agency for a licence, permit or other authorization required for the carrying out of a development, the authority or agency shall notify the Review Board in writing of the application and conduct a preliminary screening of the proposal for the development, unless the development is exempted from preliminary screening because
(a) its impact on the environment is declared to be insignificant by regulations made under paragraph 143(1)(c); or
(b) an examination of the proposal is declared to be inappropriate for reasons of national security by those regulations.
Marginal note:Proposal not requiring application
(2) Where a development that does not require a licence, permit or other authorization is proposed to be carried out by a department or agency of the federal or territorial government or by the Gwich’in or Sahtu First Nation, the department or agency or the first nation shall, after notifying the Review Board in writing of the proposal for the development, conduct a preliminary screening of the proposal, unless
(a) in its opinion, the impact of the development on the environment will be manifestly insignificant; or
(b) the development is exempted from preliminary screening for a reason referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b).
(3) Where more than one body is required by subsection (1) or (2) to conduct a preliminary screening in respect of a development, any of them may consult the others, adopt another’s report or participate in a joint preliminary screening and, where one of them is a board established under Part 3 or 4, the others are not required to conduct a preliminary screening.
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