The present Regulations are made under the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act. In particular, section 1 establishes that the purpose of these Regulations is to implement with respect to the project lands a legal regime that is harmonized with the legal regime of Alberta that governs oil sands mining and related activities. The text consists of 9 sections and 2 Annexes.
Implements: First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act (S.C. 2005, c. 53). (2012-07-06)
Implements: Canada-Alberta Agreement on Environmental Assessment Cooperation (2005). (2005-05-17)
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