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CPC (YT)
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2015-03-30 9:29
Can you briefly outline the current makeup of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board and the executive committee, please?
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CPC (YT)
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2015-03-30 13:16
Thank you, Ms. Randall, for appearing here today and congratulations on your appointment to the board.
I'm going to ask you a question in particular reference to some of the changes that have moved into Bill S-6, outside of previous YESAA legislation.
In clause 10, proposed subsection 43(2) reads as follows:
If the proponent fails to provide the required supplementary information within the period prescribed by the rules, the designated office, executive committee or panel of the Board may suspend its assessment activities until the proponent provides that information—
How is that different from what currently exists under the legislation?
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CPC (YT)
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2015-03-30 13:17
Regardless of defined timelines, should there not be sufficient information, can the executive council or the screening-designated offices effectively stop the clock and require the proponent to provide additional information?
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CPC (YT)
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2015-03-30 13:18
Thank you.
The premier was here this morning and I think the phrase he used was that the meat in the sandwich is the regulations. I know we're here to seize ourselves of the specifics of Bill S-6 itself, but an act is followed by regulation. I'm just wondering if there are any changes in this act that are leading us toward regulatory development and providing greater certainty and continuance of environmental and socio-economic integrity.
Are you able to speak to any of that “meat in the sandwich” conversation which the premier referred to this morning?
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CPC (YT)
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2015-03-30 13:19
Effectively he was saying that we have the act, but next it's going to be the regulations and the regulations will speak to some of the things that we're speculating about at this point. We're making some speculation on what could occur and what can't occur, which will be tightened up by specific regulations.
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CPC (YT)
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2015-03-30 13:19
Would that speak to the one outstanding piece of the “significant change” definition? The timelines in Bill S-6 are referring to an assessment as not being required unless there is significant change to a proposal. If you're defining triggers in the regulations, would it start to define what might trigger “significant change”?
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CPC (YT)
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2015-03-30 13:20
Okay. But that question, I presume, could come up. I'm certainly not asking you to say that this is exactly how they're going to be defined, but that option is at least open in that process. Is it, or do you not know?
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CPC (YT)
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CPC (YT)
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2015-03-30 13:21
There's an additional change in Bill S-6 in respect to extension of time limits. There's an initial provision that sets out that there can only be time limit extensions for a maximum of two months, taking into account circumstances specific to a proposal for a project, and then a subsection that follows that allows a recommendation to be made to further extend those time limits for any period.
That, I presume, would have been put in to anticipate much larger-scale projects that might come forward for which the timelines in the bill right now would be impossible to meet.
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