Marginal note:Emergencies exempted
49. (1) Notwithstanding sections 47 and 48, no assessment is required of an activity that is undertaken in response to a national emergency for which special temporary measures are being taken under the Emergencies Act, or in response to an emergency when it is in the interest of public welfare, health or safety or of protecting property or the environment that the activity be undertaken immediately.
Marginal note:Reporting after emergencies
(2) As soon as practicable after any such activity is completed, the person who undertook it shall send a written report to the designated office for each assessment district in which it was undertaken describing the nature, extent and duration of the activity and any work required in order to restore or rehabilitate the area affected by it.
Proposals for Projects
Marginal note:Submission of proposals
50. (1) A proponent shall submit a proposal for a project
(a) to the executive committee, in the case of a project specified in regulations made under paragraph 122(c); or
(b) in any other case, to the designated office for the assessment district in which the project is to be undertaken, subject to the rules made under paragraph 31(2)(d).
Marginal note:Considerations by proponent
(2) The proponent of a project shall, in preparing a proposal,
(a) take into consideration the matters referred to in paragraphs 42(1)(b), (c), (e) and (f), in the case of a proposal submitted to a designated office, or the matters referred to in paragraphs 42(1)(b), (c) and (e) to (h), in the case of a proposal submitted to the executive committee; and
(b) incorporate any mitigative measures that may be appropriate.
(3) Before submitting a proposal to the executive committee, the proponent of a project shall consult any first nation in whose territory, or the residents of any community in which, the project will be located or might have significant environmental or socio-economic effects.
Marginal note:Notification of Environment Minister
(4) The executive committee shall notify the Minister of the Environment of any proposal submitted to it under paragraph (1)(a) for a project for which there is a federal decision body.
Marginal note:Determination of scope
51. A designated office or the executive committee shall determine the scope of a project to be assessed by it, and shall include within the scope of the project, in addition to any activity identified in the proposal, any other activity that it considers likely to be undertaken in relation to an activity so identified and sufficiently related to it to be included in the project.
Marginal note:Grouping of related projects
52. A designated office or the executive committee shall assess as a single project two or more projects for which it has received proposals where it considers that the projects are so closely related as to be part of the same activity or where all the decision bodies for each of the projects have advised it that they consider the projects to be so related.
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