Prohibitions include those for the:
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A proponent is prohibited from carrying out a project, in whole or in part, if it may cause effects that are within federal jurisdiction. Some exceptions do apply, including where:
- the Agency has determined that no impact assessment is required;
- the proponent complies with the conditions of the decision statement issued by the Minister (if not expired nor revoked); or
- the Agency permits the proponent to take an action necessary to prepare the Impact Statement.
Federal authorities are prohibited from making any decision that would enable a project to be carried out in whole or in part unless any of the following has occurred:
- the Agency has determined that no impact assessment is required; or
- the Decision Statement issued by the Minister indicates that the effects of the project are in the public interest.
On the web: Impact Assessment Act