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Impact Assessment Act (S.C. 2019, c. 28, s. 1)

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Act current to 2020-09-09 and last amended on 2019-08-28. Previous Versions

Transitional Provisions (continued)

Marginal note:Environmental assessments by other responsible authorities

 Any environmental assessment of a designated project by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission or the National Energy Board commenced under the 2012 Act, in respect of which a decision statement has not been issued under section 54 of the 2012 Act before the day on which this Act comes into force, is continued under the 2012 Act as if that Act had not been repealed.

Marginal note:Environmental assessments by National Energy Board

 Any environmental assessment of a designated project by the National Energy Board commenced under the 2012 Act, in respect of which a decision statement has not been issued under section 31 of the 2012 Act before the day on which this Act comes into force, is continued under the 2012 Act as if that Act had not been repealed.

Marginal note:Environmental assessments referred to review panel

  •  (1) Any environmental assessment of a designated project referred to a review panel under section 38 of the 2012 Act before the day on which this Act comes into force is continued under the 2012 Act as if that Act had not been repealed.

  • Marginal note:Request of proponent

    (2) Despite subsection (1), on request made to the Minister by the proponent of a designated project referred to in that subsection, the environmental assessment is continued as an impact assessment under this Act as if the impact assessment had been referred by the Minister to a review panel under subsection 36(1) of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Rules concerning review panels

    (3) The following rules apply in respect of an impact assessment referred to in subsection (2):

    • (a) if, before the day on which this Act comes into force, a review panel was established under subsection 42(1) of the 2012 Act, that review panel is deemed to have been established — and its members are deemed to have been appointed — under section 41 of this Act;

    • (b) if, before that day, an agreement or arrangement was entered into under section 40 of the 2012 Act, that agreement or arrangement is deemed to have been entered into under section 39 of this Act; and

    • (c) if, before that day, a review panel was established by an agreement or arrangement entered into under section 40 of the 2012 Act or by document referred to in subsection 41(2) of the 2012 Act, it is deemed to have been established by — and its members are deemed to have been appointed under — an agreement or arrangement entered into under section 39 of this Act or by document referred to in subsection 40(2) of this Act.

Marginal note:Decision statements issued under 2012 Act

 A decision statement issued by the Minister under subsection 54(1) of the 2012 Act is deemed to be a decision statement issued under subsection 65(1) of this Act, other than for the purposes of section 70 of this Act.

Marginal note:Substitution

 The environmental assessment of a designated project commenced under the 2012 Act before the day on which this Act comes into force for which the Minister has, before that date, approved the substitution of a process under section 32 of the 2012 Act is continued as if the 2012 Act had not been repealed.

Marginal note:Non-application of this Act

  •  (1) This Act does not apply to a designated project, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the 2012 Act, that is a designated project, as defined in section 2 of this Act, if the former Agency determined that no environmental assessment was required under the 2012 Act or that section 128 of that Act applied to the project.

  • Marginal note:Non-application of this Act

    (2) This Act does not apply to a designated project, as defined in section 2 of this Act, that is not a designated project, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the 2012 Act, if one of the following conditions applies:

    • (a) the proponent began the carrying out of the project before the day on which this Act comes into force;

    • (b) a federal authority, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the 2012 Act, exercised a power or performed a duty or function conferred on it under any Act of Parliament, other than this Act, that could permit the project to be carried out, in whole or in part;

    • (c) an environmental assessment of the project was commenced or completed before the day on which this Act comes into force by a jurisdiction other than a federal authority, as those terms are defined in subsection 2(1) of the 2012 Act.

Marginal note:Unpaid costs

 If the proponent of a designated project has not paid any costs or amounts referred to in section 59 of the 2012 Act that were due more than 90 days before the day on which this Act comes into force, the Agency is authorized, despite any other provision of the 2012 Act or this Act, to not commence any preparations for a possible impact assessment of any designated project the proponent proposes to carry out on or after the day on which this Act comes into force until the proponent pays the costs or amounts.

Marginal note:Privileged evidence, documents or things

 The evidence, documents or things that, before the day on which this Act comes into force, are privileged under subsection 45(4) or (5) of the 2012 Act are considered to be privileged under subsection 53(4) or (5), respectively, of this Act.

Marginal note:Regional studies commenced under 2012 Act

  •  (1) A study referred to in subsection 73(1) or 74(1) of the 2012 Act that was commenced under that Act but was not completed before the day on which this Act comes into force is continued as an assessment referred to in section 92 or 93, respectively, of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Report provided under 2012 Act

    (2) A report referred to in section 75 of the 2012 Act is deemed to be a report referred to in subsection 102(1) of this Act that is provided to the Minister on completion of an assessment referred to in section 92 or 93 of this Act.

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make any regulations that the Governor in Council considers necessary to provide for any other transitional matter arising from the coming into force of this Act.

 
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