Indian Mining Regulations (C.R.C., c. 956). | Land Portal

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The present Regulations are made under the Indian Act. The Regulations provide for disposition of reserve minerals and attempts to help First nations to develop and manage their own mineral resources by assisting them to maximize the benefits, ensuring prudent and safe mining management and promoting good environmental stewardship. The Regulations establish that the chief of the Indian Minerals Division is responsible for the administration and disposition of the minerals. The Department of Indian Affairs is empowered to issue permits and leases on the basis of public tender without consultation with the band council. Section 3 establishes that the Regulations apply with respect to surrendered mines and minerals underlying lands in a reserve, but do not apply with respect to surrendered mines and minerals underlying lands in a reserve that is situated in the Province of British Columbia. The text consists of 46 sections and 1 Schedule.

Implements: Indian Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. I-5). (2015-04-02)

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