Territorial Land Use Regulations (Regulations Amending), pursuant to the Territorial Lands Act

Regulatory Initiative:

Territorial Land Use Regulations (Regulations Amending), pursuant to the Territorial Lands Act – Forward Regulatory Plan 2016-18

Title or working title of the regulatory initiative

Regulations Amending the Territorial Land Use Regulations

Description of the objective:

Pursuant to the Territorial Lands Act, a number of changes are required to bring the Territorial Land Use Regulations into step with current operating realities and make the process more efficient for industry and government.

The proposed amendments to the Territorial Land Use Regulations are administrative in nature and will improve the northern regulatory environment and the management of Crown land. Proposed amendments include:

Indication of business impacts:

There may be business impacts. The "One-for-One" Rule and/or the Small Business Lens may apply. The proposed Regulations Amending the Territorial Land Use Regulations will provide administrative burden relief for business under the One-for-One Rule. By increasing the length of the permit term from two years to a maximum of five years and increasing the length of the permit extension from one year to a maximum of two years, the administrative burden on proponents (which often are small operators) will be reduced, removing the need to re-apply every year for the same operation area.

Public consultation opportunities:

The proposed amendments to the Territorial Land Use Regulations were distributed for comments to Aboriginal organizations in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, the governments of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, various federal government departments and agencies, regulatory review boards in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, environmental and special interest groups and industry associations. In addition, the proposed Regulations Amending the Territorial Land Use Regulations were pre-published, from May 24 to June 22, 2014, in Part I of the Canada Gazette for public notice and comment.

Departmental contact:

Glen Stephens
Manager, Land and Water Management Directorate
Natural Resources and Environment Branch
Northern Affairs Organization
Tel.: 819-994-7483
Email: Glen.Stephens@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca

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

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