Mineral tenure and related schedules
AANDC is working to complete proposed amendments to the mineral tenure related provisions for consultation and public comment in 2013.
These amendments will focus on the modernization of the mineral tenure system, Schedule I (fees) and Schedule II (work reporting requirements). The majority of the proposed changes will be administrative in nature, such as clarifying definitions and wording of provisions, and limiting discretionary powers of government officials. The changes to Schedule I will reflect the conversion of all measurements in the Regulations from imperial to metric units.
As well, in preparation for devolution, and to take into account the legislative differences between the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, there will be separate mining regulations for each territory. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations will be replaced by two separate sets of federal regulations: the "Northwest Territories Mining Regulations" and the "NunavutMining Regulations."