Subsection 124(2) of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act describes the developments which do not attract screening under the Preliminary Screening Requirement Regulations but which must still undergo preliminary screening because of land claim requirements.
This Reference Bulletin addresses the legal and operational considerations relevant to the application of ss.124 (2) of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act .
This reference bulletin is intended to describe and clarify the procedures which will be followed by the Mackenzie Valley Environmental lmpact Review Board in responding to a request from the federal Minister and responsible ministers or the Designated Regulatory Agency for consultation on the recommendations made by the Review Board in a Report of Environmental Assessment or Environmental lmpact Review.
Certain key terms in Part Five of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act have proven problematic to practitioners and parties involved in the environmental impact assessment process. This reference bulletin is intended to clarify to others how the Review Board interprets some of these terms. These interpretations do not indicate any change in the Review Board's approach to environmental assessment.