Nunavut Mining Regulations
Marginal note:Grouping of prospecting permits
17 (1) Prospecting permits may be grouped for the purpose of allocating the cost of work done with respect to them if
(a) there are no more than four permits in the group; and
(b) the zones of the grouped permits are wholly or partly within a circle having a radius of 32 kilometres.
Marginal note:Requirements respecting request
(2) A request to group prospecting permits must be submitted in writing to the Mining Recorder. It must be signed by each of the permittees and be accompanied by the applicable fee set out in Schedule 1.
Marginal note:Grouping certificate
(3) If the requirements of subsections (1) and (2) are met, the Mining Recorder must issue a grouping certificate to each of the permittees.
Marginal note:Duration of grouping certificate
(4) A grouping certificate takes effect on the day on which the fee is submitted under subsection (2), and ceases to have effect on the earlier of
(a) the 120th day after the day that any permit in the group expires or is cancelled, and
(b) the day on which a new grouping certificate in respect of any permit in the group takes effect.
Marginal note:Allocation of cost of work within group
(5) On request by any of the permittees referred to in a grouping certificate, the Mining Recorder must allocate, in accordance with the request, the cost of work that has been justified in a report in respect of any of the prospecting permits referred to in the grouping certificate to those permits.
Marginal note:Limit on reallocation
(6) The cost of work allocated under subsection (5) must not be reallocated to any prospecting permit referred to in another grouping certificate.
Marginal note:Allocation not permitted
(7) The cost of work set out in a confirmation under subsection 15(11) with respect to a prospecting permit that was not, when the confirmation was provided, referred to in a grouping certificate must not be allocated to any other prospecting permit.
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