A number of the changes to the NWNSRTA (administrative monetary penalties, security arrangements and fines) came into force on June 18, 2015, when the YNRIA received Royal Assent, and became law.
The remaining changes to NWNSRTA (time limits, life of project water licences and cost recovery) will come into force within the next 12 months. This will allow those affected by the change to prepare appropriately, and allow time for consultation on the development of regulations linked to the amendments.
Highlights of Changes to NWNSRTA
Before Bill S-6
Time Limits (Not yet in force)
No legislated time limits for assessments and reviews
9 month limit for Nunavut Water Board decisions
Up to a 90 day extension for Ministerial decision making
Proponent time not included
Time during which the process is suspended by the Board is not included
"Life of Project" Water Licenses (Not yet in force)