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The Amended Indian Oil and Gas Act and Phased Approach to Changes to Indian Oil and Gas Regulations

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The Government of Canada, in consultation with oil and gas producing First Nations, has amended the Indian Oil and Gas Act, RSC 1985, c I-7 (Act). The amended Act came into force on August 1, 2019. The Indian Oil and Gas Regulations, SOR/2019-196 (Regulations) also came into force on August 1, 2019 and replacing the previous 1995 Regulations.

IOGC has applied a phased approach to changes to the Regulations. The second phase of regulations development is underway and includes:

  • administrative changes
  • the environment module
  • the surface module

The environment module is currently in draft and has been shared with the Joint Technical Committee of the Indian Resource Council. A public consultation draft of the environment module is anticipated for late 2022 or early 2023. To be notified of when the environment module is open for public consultation, email [email protected].

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