Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act
Marginal note:Transboundary effects
140 (1) Where it appears to the Review Board, during the environmental assessment of a development proposed to be carried out wholly within the Mackenzie Valley, that the development might have a significant adverse impact on the environment in a region outside the Mackenzie Valley, the Review Board shall so advise the authority responsible for the examination of environmental effects in that region and request its cooperation in the conduct of the assessment.
Marginal note:Agreement — other authority
(2) Where the Review Board has determined that a development referred to in subsection (1), other than a development that has been referred to the Minister of the Environment under paragraph 130(1)(c), is likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment in a region outside the Mackenzie Valley, the Review Board may, with the approval of the federal Minister, enter into an agreement with the authority responsible for the examination of environmental effects in that region to provide for
(a) the coordination of the respective examinations of the environmental impact of the development; or
(b) the examination of the environmental impact of the development by a joint panel established for that purpose.
Marginal note:Report to ministers, agencies and Tlicho Government
(3) A joint panel established under subsection (2) shall make a report of its recommendations to
(a) the federal Minister, who shall distribute it to every responsible minister;
(b) any designated regulatory agency from which a licence, permit or other authorization is required for the carrying out of the development; and
(c) the Tlicho Government, if the development is to be carried out wholly or partly on Tlicho lands.
Marginal note:Provisions applicable
(4) An examination by a joint panel established under subsection (2) stands in lieu of an environmental impact review of the proposal and paragraphs 134(1)(b), (d) and (e) and sections 135 to 137.2 apply, with such modifications as may be required, in respect of the examination, except that a recommendation of a panel may not be referred back to the panel for further consideration.
- 1998, c. 25, s. 140
- 2005, c. 1, s. 88
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