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Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Version of section 69 from 2023-06-13 to 2024-03-20:


Marginal note:Formulation of guidelines by the Ministers

  •  (1) Either Minister or both Ministers, as the case may be, may issue guidelines for the purposes of the interpretation and application of the provisions of this Part for which they have responsibility.

  • Marginal note:Consultation

    (2) In exercising the powers under subsection (1), either Minister or both Ministers shall offer to consult with the government of a province and the members of the Committee who are representatives of aboriginal governments and may consult with a government department or agency, aboriginal people, representatives of industry and labour and municipal authorities or with persons interested in assessing and controlling toxic substances.

  • Marginal note:Saving

    (2.1) Nothing in subsection (2) shall prevent either Minister or both Ministers from exercising the powers under subsection (1) at any time after the 60th day following the day on which an offer is made under subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Guidelines public

    (3) Guidelines issued under this section shall be made available to the public, and the Minister who issued the guidelines shall give notice of them in the Canada Gazette and in any other manner that that Minister considers appropriate.

  • 1999, c. 33, s. 69
  • 2023, c. 12, s. 17

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