Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act
Marginal note:Distribution of decision
136 (1) The federal Minister shall distribute a decision under section 135 to every first nation, local government, regulatory authority and department or agency of the territorial or federal government affected by the decision.
Marginal note:Time limits
(1.1) The federal Minister shall distribute the decision within six months after the day on which the federal Minister received the review panel’s report.
Marginal note:Extension of time limit by federal Minister
(1.2) The federal Minister may extend the time limit referred to in subsection (1.1) by a maximum of two months to take into account circumstances that are specific to the proposal.
Marginal note:Extension of time limit by Governor in Council
(1.3) The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the federal Minister, further extend the time limit extended under subsection (1.2) any number of times.
Marginal note:Time limit — further consideration
(1.4) If a recommendation is referred back to the review panel for further consideration under paragraph 135(1)(a), the time taken for that referral and consideration is included in the calculation of the time limit set out in subsection (1.1) or of its extension.
Marginal note:Excluded period
(1.5) If the federal Minister or the review panel requires the person or body that proposes to carry out the development to provide information, or collect information or undertake a study with respect to the development, then the period that is taken by that person or body, in the federal Minister’s or the review panel’s opinion, as the case may be, to comply with the requirement is not included in the calculation of the time limit under subsection (1.1) or of its extension.
Marginal note:Effect of decision
(2) The federal Minister and responsible ministers shall carry out a decision made under section 135 to the extent of their respective authorities. A first nation, local government, regulatory authority or department or agency of the federal or territorial government affected by a decision under that section shall act in conformity with the decision to the extent of their respective authorities.
- 1998, c. 25, s. 136
- 2005, c. 1, s. 85
- 2014, c. 2, s. 214
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