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Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations (SOR/2019-283)

Regulations are current to 2022-11-16 and last amended on 2019-08-28. Previous Versions

Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations

SOR/2019-283

IMPACT ASSESSMENT ACT

Registration 2019-08-01

Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations

The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to section 112 of the Impact Assessment ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations.

Ottawa, July 19, 2019

La ministre de l’Environnement,
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Catherine McKenna
Minister of the Environment

Information and Time Limit Management

Marginal note:Definition of Act

 In these Regulations, Act means the Impact Assessment Act.

Marginal note:Suspension of time limits

 For the purposes of any of subsections 9(5), 18(5), 28(9), 36(3) and 37(6) of the Act, a time limit may be suspended in respect of the following activities and in the following circumstances:

  • (a) any activity related to the designated project, if the proponent submits a written request to the Minister in that regard;

  • (b) the undertaking of studies or the collection of information by the proponent related to a change in the design, construction or operation plans for a designated project and the resulting effects of the change, if the Agency or the review panel, as the case may be, is of the opinion that the change would alter the potential effects of the project and there is not sufficient information available to it for the purpose of conducting the impact assessment or preparing the impact assessment report; and

  • (c) the collection, by the Agency or the review panel, of any fees, charges or levies, costs or amounts referred to in section 76 of the Act if they are not paid by the proponent within the time limit set out in section 80 of the Act.

Marginal note:Information for initial description of project

 For the purposes of subsection 10(1) of the Act, the information that is to be provided in the initial description of a designated project is set out in Schedule 1 and must

  • (a) be representative of the project at the time the information is provided; and

  • (b) include the information related to any option that the proponent is considering in respect of any item in the description of the project.

Marginal note:Information for detailed description of project

 For the purposes of subsection 15(1) of the Act, the information that is to be provided in the detailed description of a designated project is set out in Schedule 2 and must

  • (a) be representative of the project at the time the information is provided;

  • (b) include the information related to any option that the proponent is considering in respect of any item in the description of the project; and

  • (c) include the proponent’s responses to the issues raised during any consultation undertaken under section 12 of the Act.

Marginal note:Notice of commencement — documents

 For the purposes of paragraph 18(1)(b) of the Act, the Agency must provide the proponent with the following documents:

  • (a) tailored guidelines regarding the information or studies referred to in paragraph 18(1)(a) of the Act;

  • (b) a plan for cooperation with other jurisdictions;

  • (c) a plan for engagement and partnership with the Indigenous peoples of Canada;

  • (d) a plan for public participation; and

  • (e) a plan for the issuance of permits.

Marginal note:Information format and accessibility

 Any information that is required to be submitted by a proponent under the Act must

  • (a) be in a machine-readable format; and

  • (b) include a plain-language summary of the information in English and in French.

Marginal note:Physical activities

 For the purposes of paragraph 75(1)(a) of the Act, the designated physical activities are those that are set out in the schedule to the Physical Activities Regulations or that are designated by the Minister under section 9 of the Act.

Marginal note:Time limit — response to request for assessment

 For the purposes of subsection 97(1) of the Act, the Minister must respond within 90 days after the day on which a request is received.

Repeal

 The Prescribed Information for the Description of a Designated Project RegulationsFootnote 1 are repealed.

Coming into Force

Marginal note:S.C. 2019, c. 28

Footnote * These Regulations come into force on the day on which section 1 of An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts comes into force, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.

 
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