Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Proposed), pursuant to the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Title or working title of the regulatory initiative

Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations

Enabling act(s)

Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act


Administrative Monetary Penalties are monetary penalties imposed by a regulator in response to a violation of a regulatory requirement. They are civil sanctions imposed by way of an administrative process, whereas criminal offences are subject to prosecution in a court of law. Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations currently exist under the National Energy Board Act, the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and other Acts.

Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations will be developed under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and will: a) designate what constitutes a violation to which a monetary penalty applies; b) establish the form and content of notices of violation; c) set out the method of calculating the amount payable as the penalty.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

Stakeholders are engaged through extensive consultations. This initiative does not require any further formal regulatory cooperation.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including businesses

Businesses that are regulated under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act are required to comply with the Act and related regulations and as such would not be impacted by the proposed Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations. This initiative should not have any impact on international trade or investment.


Drafts of the proposed Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations will be shared with Indigenous organizations and governments in the Northwest Territories, transboundary Indigenous groups, the Government of the Northwest Territories, Lands and Water Boards, Industry and other affected stakeholders for review and comments.

Discussions with stakeholders are expected to take place during the 2019-2021 planning period. A regulatory proposal will follow that will be available for public comment upon pre-publication in Part 1 of the Canada Gazette for a 30-day comment period, which is anticipated to occur during the same planning period.

Further information

Please find further information on Northern Regulatory Regimes.

Departmental contact:

Gilles Binda
A/Director, Resource Policy and Programs Directorate
Natural Resources and Environment Branch
Northern Affairs Organization
Tel.: 613-290-3845

Public Enquiries Toll-free: 1-800-567-9604

The date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

April 2017

Find out more

Consult Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and Indian Oil and Gas Canada's Laws and Regulations web page for:

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiative implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

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