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Regulations Designating Physical Activities (SOR/2012-147)

Regulations are current to 2024-06-19 and last amended on 2014-12-31. Previous Versions


  • — SOR/2013-186, s. 4

      • 4 (1) The following definitions apply in this section.

        former Regulations

        former Regulations means the Regulations Designating Physical Activities as they read immediately before the day on which these Regulations come into force. (règlement antérieur)

        former Act

        former Act means the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, chapter 37 of the Statutes of Canada, 1992. (ancienne loi)


        Act means the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. (Loi)

      • (2) The Regulations Designating Physical Activities, as amended by these Regulations, do not apply to a physical activity that was not designated under the former Regulations if, on the day on which these Regulations come into force, any of the following conditions apply:

        • (a) the carrying out of the physical activity, including any physical activity that is incidental to that physical activity, has begun and, as a result, the environment has been altered;

        • (b) a federal authority has exercised a power or performed a duty or function conferred on it under any Act of Parliament, other than the Act, that could permit the physical activity to be carried out, in whole or in part;

        • (c) a jurisdiction described in any of paragraphs (c) to (f) of the definition jurisdiction in subsection 2(1) of the Act or the responsible authority set out in paragraph 15(a) or (b) of the Act has commenced or completed an assessment of the environmental effects of the physical activity; and

        • (d) the physical activity was a project, or was included in a project, for which the screening, commenced under the former Act before the day on which the Act came into force, was not subject to the requirement in subsection 124(1) of the Act to be continued and completed.

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