O.C. 131/2018
May 8, 2018

A.R. 62/2018

May 9, 2018


            The Lieutenant Governor in Council makes the Conservation and Reclamation Amendment Regulation set out in the attached Appendix.

            For Information only

Recommended by:          Minister of Environment and Parks

Authority:                           Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (section 146)


 

APPENDIX

Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

CONSERVATION AND RECLAMATION AMENDMENT REGULATION

1   The Conservation and Reclamation Regulation (AR 115/93) is amended by this Regulation.

 

2   Section 1 is amended

                               (a)    by adding the following after clause (f):

                                    (f.1)    “footprint” means any direct land disturbance, temporary or permanent, made from an activity referenced in clause (t);

                               (b)    by adding the following after clause (q):

                                   (q.1)    “renewable electricity” means electricity that has been produced from a renewable energy resource;

                                   (q.2)    “renewable energy operation” means a site or plant generating renewable electricity from a renewable energy resource;

                                   (q.3)    “renewable energy resource” means an energy resource that occurs naturally and that can be replenished or renewed within a human lifespan, including, but not limited to

                                                (i)    moving water,

                                               (ii)    wind,

                                             (iii)    heat from the earth when used for electrical power generation,

                                              (iv)    sunlight, and

                                               (v)    sustainable biomass;

                               (c)    in clause (t) by

                                        (i)    by striking out “or” at the end of subclause (viii);

                                       (ii)    by repealing subclause (ix) and substituting the following:

                                              (ix)    the construction, operation or reclamation of a plant, or

                                               (x)    the construction, operation or reclamation of a renewable energy operation,

 

3   Section 15(1) is amended by striking out “section 1(t)(ii) to (viii)” and substituting “section 1(t)(ii) to (viii) and (x)”.

 

4   Section 15.1(1)(a) is amended

                               (a)    by striking out “or” at the end of subclause (iv);

                               (b)    by repealing subclause (v) and substituting the following:

                                       (v)    a borrow excavation less than 5 hectares (12.5 acres) in size, or

                                     (vi)    a renewable energy operation

                                              (A)    that was reclaimed prior to July 1, 2018, or

                                              (B)    where the renewable electricity generated or produced is less than or equal to that which is defined for large micro-generation in the Micro‑generation Regulation (AR 27/2008) and the total footprint boundary is no greater than 1 hectare (2.47 acres) in size

 

5   Section 25.1 is amended by striking out “June 30, 2018” and substituting “June 30, 2020”.

 

6   This Regulation comes into force on June 15, 2018.