FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-17, An Act To Amend The Yukon Environmental And Socio-economic Assessment Act And To Make A Consequential Amendment To Another Act

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS MULTIPLE STATUTES

Royal Assent
December 14, 2017


SUMMARY This enactment amends the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act, in particular by repealing the provisions (a) that authorize the federal minister to delegate any of his or her powers, duties and functions under that Act to the territorial minister; (b) that exempt projects and existing projects from the requirement of a new assessment when an author... (Click for more)


House

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 20, 2017 Nov 9, 2017

Senate

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
Nov 22, 2017 Dec 6, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

Published on December 14, 2017

Bill Summary

Bill C-17, An Act To Amend The Yukon Environmental And Socio-economic Assessment Act And To Make A Consequential Amendment To Another Act

SUMMARY







This enactment amends the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act, in particular by repealing the provisions


(a) that authorize the federal minister to delegate any of his or her powers, duties and functions under that Act to the territorial minister;



(b) that exempt projects and existing projects from the requirement of a new assessment when an authorization is renewed or amended and there are no significant changes to the original project as previously assessed;



(c) that establish time limits for assessments; and



(d) that authorize the federal minister to issue binding policy directions to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board.









The enactment also amends the Yukon and Nunavut Regulatory Improvement Act by repealing the transitional provision relating to the application of time limit provisions enacted by that Act to projects in respect of which the evaluation, screening or review had begun before that Act came into force but for which no decision had yet been made.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act S.C. 2003, c. 7

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