Environment and the law

Abstract One of the most significant developments in environmental law has been the development of mandatory project review processes, at both the federal and provincial levels.
The most recent initiatives taken by British Columbia are twofold. First, the Mine Development Review Process which was in the form of a guideline, has been replaced by the Mine Development Assessment Act. Second, the Major Project Review Process has been formulated and is to apply to four main categories of major projects:1. Pulp and paper production;2. Mineral smelting and refining;3. Chemical products; and4. Major ports and marinas.
Energy projects are governed by the Energy Project Review Process which is legislatively mandated under the Utilities Commission Act.
Keywords: Environment, Project review processes, Legal definition, Bill C-78, Environmental mediation.
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Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Janet E. Halliwell
Keywords: Environment.
Issue: 952
Volume: 84
Year: 1991
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Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Desmond M. Connor
Keywords: Environmental awareness.
Issue: 952
Volume: 84
Year: 1991
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Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): J. Fraser Wilson, Randy Billing
Keywords: Environmental management, Communications, Stewardship, Economic stewardship.
Issue: 952
Volume: 84
Year: 1991
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Summary: It is difficult to know how much environmental information is absorbed by those in a position to put it to use. The following information may seem like "old stuff" to those whose companies are taking steps to improve their environmental performance. This paper is directed in particular to those people who are interested in determining what further changes are required to make improvements as concerned environment citizens.
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Henry Brehaut
Keywords: Environmental management.
Issue: 952
Volume: 84
Year: 1991
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Summary: The objective of Part 1 of this paper is to identify the limitations of the traditional modelling methods and to illustrate, by example, the potential for error created by their application to complex deposits and mining situations. Part 2 describes the evolution of new, proven technology which eliminates these deficiencies and provides precise and practical alternatives. These promote the use of realistic geological and mining shapes and eliminate altogether the rectangular approximations of...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Simon Moulding
Keywords: Modelling methods, Computer modelling, Geostatistics, Computer applications.
Issue: 952
Volume: 84
Year: 1991
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Summary: Income tax legislation is not keeping pace with federal and provincial environmental legislation. There is a vast array of new environmental regulations at various stages of implementation across the country. Unfortunately, there are serious concerns about the deductibility of significant payments which mining companies will be required to make under these new rules, and the Department of Finance seems to be reluctant to act on these concerns.
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Robert B. Parsons
Issue: 952
Volume: 84
Year: 1991
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Summary: Environment and the economy are interwoven irrevocably. They need to be publicly discussed, and discussed often so that new approaches can be understood and developed — approaches which are complimentary, not confrontational.
Discussion on the environment is timely, from the perspective of mining engineers and developers, from that of bankers and from their shared perspective as people concerned with enhancing the quality of life, the environment and the economy.
This paper will touch...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Scott Hean
Keywords: Environment, Economy, Environmental economy.
Issue: 952
Volume: 84
Year: 1991
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Summary: The legal background for environmental issues, and the growing emphasis both from government and private concerns of corporate and management liability for environmental problems provides one of the driving forces behind the growing concern with environmental law for the future. One prime objective must be the identification and minimization of potential liability, both for the corporation and its officers, directors and employees.
This paper will identify the basis for liability of individua...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Roger Cotton, James E. Fisher
Keywords: Environmental assessment, Consolidated Professor Mines Ltd., Duport Project, Bill C-78.
Issue: 952
Volume: 84
Year: 1991
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Summary: Like other operating mine sites, Placer Dome Inc. — Campbell Mine has taken important steps over the last few years to address environmental issues.
This paper will provide specific insights into the implementation of an environmental management system at Campbell. In particular, it will focus on how Campbell developed its plan of action; the lessons that have been learned; the over-all steps that are being taken to enhance environmental stewardship and effectively manage relationships...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Tim Mann
Keywords: Environmental management, Campbell Mine.
Issue: 952
Volume: 84
Year: 1991
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