The present Regulations are made under the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act. In particular, the Regulations make it possible for some mining projects to use and get rid of waste water without a water license. Moreover, they establish the minimum threshold for a project’s use of water and/or deposit of waste without applying for a licence. They also simplify rules on the use of water and deposit of waste, set up additional water management areas, and aim to improve spill reporting and record keeping. The text consists of 18 sections and 4 Schedules.
Implements: Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act (S.C. 2002, c. 10). (2016-06-19)
Implements: Nunavik Land Claims Agreement Act (S.C.1993, c. 29 ). (2004-05-21)
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