Notice of extension of declaration order

Proponent: Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

The Declaration Order for the disposition of certain or all rights to Crown resources was approved on the 11th day of June 2003, by Order in Council number 1266/03. Condition 17 of this approval provides that the Declaration Order shall expire on June 11, 2004 or may be extended to such later date as is determined by the Minister of the Environment and published in the Ontario Gazette. On June 8, 2004, the Declaration Order was extended for a further two years to June 11, 2006.

Take notice that the above Declaration Order has been extended for a period of three years to provide time for the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to obtain approval for its Class Environmental Assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act for the disposition of certain or all rights to Crown resources. The Declaration Order shall now terminate on June 11, 2009. This does not affect the possibility of future extensions under Condition 17 of the Declaration Order.

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines shall report, in writing, to the Director of the Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch with respect to the progress made on the Strategy every six months from the date of this extension until the Strategy is implemented.

Any request for an extension to this Order shall be made at least six months prior to the expiration of this Order and accompanied by a detailed work plan for completing the implementation of the recommendations of the Strategy.

Dated the 30th day of June, 2006 at Toronto.

Original signed by:
Laurel Broten
Minister of the Environment
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 12th floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 1P5