Together with the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, the present Act establishes the Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal. The Tribunal is responsible for regulating entry and access to lands, for determining rights of, and compensation payable to, the titleholder and for determining the amount for wildlife compensation claims in the Nunavut Settlement Area. Section 14 establishes the Nunavut Water Board. The objects of the Board are to provide for the conservation and utilization of waters in Nunavut, except in a national park, in a manner that will provide the optimum benefit from those waters for the residents of Nunavut in particular and Canadians in general. The text consists of 203 sections and 2 Schedules.
Implemented by: Nunavut Waters Regulations (SOR/2013-69). (2013-04-18)
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