Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act
5.001 (1) If an application for an authorization under subsection 5(1) is made with respect to a work or activity proposed to be carried on in whole or in part in any area in respect of which the Minister of Northern Affairs has administrative responsibility for natural resources, the National Energy Board shall, within 18 months after the day on which the applicant has, in the Board’s opinion, provided a complete application, either issue the authorization to the applicant under that subsection or notify the applicant in writing of its decision not to issue the authorization.
(2) The Minister may, by order, extend the period referred to in subsection (1) by a maximum of three months. The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Minister, by order, further extend that period by any additional period or periods of time.
Marginal note:Environmental assessment
(3) If the application for an authorization is in respect of a designated project, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, for which the National Energy Board is the responsible authority, as defined in that subsection, the Board shall issue the decision statement referred to in section 54 of that Act in respect of the designated project within the period referred to in subsection (1) or, if the period is extended under subsection (2), within that extended period.
Marginal note:Excluded period
(4) If the National Energy Board requires the applicant to provide information or undertake a study with respect to the work or activity, the period that is taken by the applicant, in the Board’s opinion, to comply with the requirement is not included in the calculation of the period referred to in subsection (1) or, if the period is extended under subsection (2), within that extended period.
Marginal note:Public notice of excluded period
(5) The National Energy Board shall, without delay, make public the dates on which the period referred to in subsection (4) begins and ends.
- 2015, c. 4, s. 7
- 2019, c. 29, s. 374
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