Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations (Regulations Amending), pursuant to the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Regulatory Initiative:

Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations (Regulations Amending), pursuant to the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act – Forward Regulatory Plan 2016–18

Title or working title of the regulatory initiative:

Regulations Amending the Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations

Description of the objective:

The Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations set out certain operational details for the use of land in the Mackenzie Valley, including details respecting applications for, and the issuance of, land use permits.

As a result of recent amendments to the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act, the Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations will be amended to include a ten-day pause period between the conclusion of preliminary screening and the issuance of permits. This allows for regulatory bodies to refer a project to environmental assessment in a timely manner.

In addition, internal reviews of the Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations and examination by the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations brought forward a number of minor linguistic and formatting deficiencies, errors, and inconsistencies. This amendment process will correct those various issues.

Indication of business impacts:

There are no expected business impacts.

Public consultation opportunities:

Legislative changes associated with the proposed amendments to the Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations were discussed during the consultation process for the amended Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act.

Consultation took place December 9, 2015 to March 7, 2016. Drafts of the proposed amendments were made available to Aboriginal groups and governments in the Mackenzie Valley, transboundary Aboriginal groups, the Government of the Northwest Territories, co-management boards established under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act, Industry and other affected stakeholders for review and comments.

Departmental contact:

Rick Upton
A/Director, Resource Policy and Programs Directorate
Natural Resources and Environment Branch
Northern Affairs Organization
Tel.: 613-298-2054
Email: Rick.Upton@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca

Public Enquiries Toll-free: 1-800-567-9604

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