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Species at Risk Act

Version of section 79 from 2019-08-28 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Notification of Minister

  •  (1) Every person who is required by or under an Act of Parliament to ensure that an assessment of the environmental effects of a project is conducted, and every authority who makes a determination under paragraph 82(a) or (b) of the Impact Assessment Act in relation to a project, must, without delay, notify the competent minister or ministers in writing of the project if it is likely to affect a listed wildlife species or its critical habitat.

  • Marginal note:Required action

    (2) The person must identify the adverse effects of the project on the listed wildlife species and its critical habitat and, if the project is carried out, must ensure that measures are taken to avoid or lessen those effects and to monitor them. The measures must be taken in a way that is consistent with any applicable recovery strategy and action plans.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (3) The following definitions apply in this section.


    person includes an association, an organization, a federal authority as defined in section 2 of the Impact Assessment Act, and any body that is set out in Schedule 4 to that Act. (personne)


    project means

  • 2002, c. 29, s. 79
  • 2012, c. 19, s. 59
  • 2017, c. 26, s. 49(F)
  • 2019, c. 28, s. 175

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