Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations
The Minister of the Environment, pursuant to section 112 of the Impact Assessment ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Information and Management of Time Limits Regulations.
Return to footnote aS.C. 2019, c. 28, s. 1
Ottawa, July 19, 2019
La ministre de l’Environnement,
Minister of the Environment
Information and Time Limit Management
Marginal note:Definition of Act
Marginal note:Suspension of time limits
2 For the purposes of any of subsections 9(5), 18(5), 28(9), 36(3) and 37(6) of the Act, a time limit may be suspended in respect of the following activities and in the following circumstances:
(a) any activity related to the designated project, if the proponent submits a written request to the Minister in that regard;
(b) the undertaking of studies or the collection of information by the proponent related to a change in the design, construction or operation plans for a designated project and the resulting effects of the change, if the Agency or the review panel, as the case may be, is of the opinion that the change would alter the potential effects of the project and there is not sufficient information available to it for the purpose of conducting the impact assessment or preparing the impact assessment report; and
(c) the collection, by the Agency or the review panel, of any fees, charges or levies, costs or amounts referred to in section 76 of the Act if they are not paid by the proponent within the time limit set out in section 80 of the Act.
Marginal note:Information for initial description of project
3 For the purposes of subsection 10(1) of the Act, the information that is to be provided in the initial description of a designated project is set out in Schedule 1 and must
(a) be representative of the project at the time the information is provided; and
(b) include the information related to any option that the proponent is considering in respect of any item in the description of the project.
Marginal note:Information for detailed description of project
4 For the purposes of subsection 15(1) of the Act, the information that is to be provided in the detailed description of a designated project is set out in Schedule 2 and must
(a) be representative of the project at the time the information is provided;
(b) include the information related to any option that the proponent is considering in respect of any item in the description of the project; and
(c) include the proponent’s responses to the issues raised during any consultation undertaken under section 12 of the Act.
Marginal note:Notice of commencement — documents
5 For the purposes of paragraph 18(1)(b) of the Act, the Agency must provide the proponent with the following documents:
(a) tailored guidelines regarding the information or studies referred to in paragraph 18(1)(a) of the Act;
(b) a plan for cooperation with other jurisdictions;
(c) a plan for engagement and partnership with the Indigenous peoples of Canada;
(d) a plan for public participation; and
(e) a plan for the issuance of permits.
Marginal note:Information format and accessibility
6 Any information that is required to be submitted by a proponent under the Act must
(a) be in a machine-readable format; and
(b) include a plain-language summary of the information in English and in French.
Marginal note:Physical activities
7 For the purposes of paragraph 75(1)(a) of the Act, the designated physical activities are those that are set out in the schedule to the Physical Activities Regulations or that are designated by the Minister under section 9 of the Act.
Marginal note:Time limit — response to request for assessment
8 For the purposes of subsection 97(1) of the Act, the Minister must respond within 90 days after the day on which a request is received.
Return to footnote 1SOR/2012-148
Coming into Force
Marginal note:S.C. 2019, c. 28
Footnote *10 These Regulations come into force on the day on which section 1 of An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts comes into force, but if they are registered after that day, they come into force on the day on which they are registered.
Return to footnote *[Note: Regulations in force August 28, 2019, see SI/2019-86.]
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