ARCHIVED — Vol. 147, No. 10 — May 8, 2013

Registration

SI/2013-53 May 8, 2013

TERRITORIAL LANDS ACT

Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Tracts of Territorial Lands in the Northwest Territories (Tuktut Nogait National Park of Canada) Order

P.C. 2013-439 April 25, 2013

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, pursuant to paragraph 23(a) of the Territorial Lands Act (see footnote a), makes the annexed Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Tracts of Territorial Lands in the Northwest Territories (Tuktut Nogait National Park of Canada) Order.

WITHDRAWAL FROM DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN TRACTS OF TERRITORIAL LANDS IN THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES (TUKTUT NOGAIT NATIONAL PARK OF CANADA) ORDER

PURPOSE

1. The purpose of this Order is to withdraw from disposal certain tracts of territorial lands to support the proposed expansion of Tuktut Nogait National Park of Canada in the Northwest Territories.

LANDS WITHDRAWN FROM DISPOSAL

2. The tracts of territorial lands set out in the schedule, including the surface and subsurface rights to the lands, are withdrawn from disposal for a period of two years beginning on the day on which this Order is made.

EXCEPTIONS

DISPOSITION OF SUBSTANCES OR MATERIALS

3. Section 2 does not apply to the disposition of substances or materials under the Territorial Quarrying Regulations.

EXISTING RIGHTS AND INTERESTS

4. For greater certainty, section 2 does not apply to

  • (a) the locating of a mineral claim by the holder of a prospecting permit that was granted before the day on which this Order is made;
  • (b) the recording of a mineral claim that is referred to in paragraph (a) or that was located before the day on which this Order is made;
  • (c) the granting of a lease under the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations to a person with a recorded claim, if the lease covers an area in the recorded claim;
  • (d) the issuance of a significant discovery licence under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act to a holder of an exploration licence that was issued before the day on which this Order is made, if the significant discovery licence covers an area that is subject to the exploration licence;
  • (e) the issuance of a production licence under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act to a holder of a significant discovery licence that is referred to in paragraph (d), if the production licence covers an area that is subject to the significant discovery licence;
  • (f) the issuance of a production licence under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act to a holder of an exploration licence or a significant discovery licence that was issued before the day on which this Order is made, if the production licence covers an area that is subject to the exploration licence or the significant discovery licence;
  • (g) the issuance of a surface lease under the Territorial Lands Act to a holder of a recorded claim under the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations or of an interest under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, if the surface lease is required to allow the holder to exercise rights under the claim or interest; or
  • (h) the renewal of an interest.

REPEAL

5. The Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Tracts of Territorial Lands in the Northwest Territories (Tuktut Nogait National Park) Order (see footnote 1) is repealed.

SCHEDULE
(Section 2)

TRACTS OF TERRITORIAL LANDS WITHDRAWN FROM DISPOSAL — TUKTUT
NOGAIT NATIONAL PARK OF CANADA
SURFACE AND SUBSURFACE RIGHTS TO THE LANDS

Proposed addition to Tuktut Nogait National Park of Canada within the Sahtú Settlement Area in the Northwest Territories;

All that parcel being more particularly described as follows (Geographic coordinates are North American Datum of 1927):

Commencing at a point being the northeastern corner of the Sahtú Settlement Area as defined in Appendix A, Volume I of the Sahtú Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, said point having a latitude of 68°00′00″ North and an approximate longitude of 120°40′51″ West;

Thence southeasterly along the boundary of the said Sahtú Settlement Area to its intersection with latitude 67°45′00″ North at approximate longitude 119°42′39″ West;

Thence west along the parallel of said latitude to a point at latitude 67°45′00″ North and longitude 121°27′00″ West;

Thence northwesterly along a geodesic line to a point at latitude 68°00′00″ North and longitude 122°05′00″ West, said point being on the northerly boundary of the said Sahtú Settlement Area;

Thence easterly along the northerly boundary of the said Sahtú Settlement Area to the point of commencement;

Said parcel containing an area of approximately 1 841 km2.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order.)

The Order repeals the Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Tracts of Territorial Lands in the Northwest Territories (Tuktut Nogait National Park) Order, made by Order-in-Council P.C. 2011-743 dated June 23, 2011, registered as SI/2011-58, and makes the Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Tracts of Territorial Lands in the Northwest Territories (Tuktut Nogait National Park of Canada) Order to support the proposed expansion of the Tuktut Nogait National Park of Canada in the Northwest Territories for the period beginning on the day on which this Order is made.