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Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act (S.C. 2003, c. 7).

Country
Canada
Document type
Legislation
Date
2016 (2003)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to establish a process for assessing the environmental and socio-economic effects of certain activities in Yukon.
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
EIA Institution Environmental audit Access-to-justice Indigenous peoples Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge Pollution control Environmental security Monitoring Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes
Geographical area
Americas, North America
Abstract

The present Act, in fulfilment of certain obligations under the Umbrella Final Agreement between Canada, the Yukon Territory and the Council of Yukon Indians, creates a process for assessing the environmental and socio-economic effects of activities in Yukon. The Act also establishes a Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board with assessment staff in six or more designated offices in communities throughout Yukon. They serve as the main instruments for the assessment of the environmental and socio-economic effects of activities in Yukon. Furthermore, the Act provides for the making of regulations prescribing lists of activities that may be subject to assessment, and governing decision-making in response to recommendations made by assessment bodies. The text consists of 134 sections divided into 3 Parts as follows: Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board and designated offices (1); Assessment process and decision documents (2); Transitional provisions, consequential and coordinating amendments and commencement (3). One Schedule is enclosed.

Full text
English/French
Website
www.gov.yk.ca