Northern Granular Resources

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Granular resources directory - Northwest Territories   /   GeoNorth   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]
Yellowknife, N.W.T. : DIAND [distributor], 1999.
55 p. : 1 ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
ASTIS record 49186.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/49186.pdf
Libraries: XQGLW ACU

The Northern Affairs Program (NAP) of the federal Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND) has overall responsibility for the control and administration of a wide range of natural resources in the North. This includes the responsibility to ensure that resource development benefits all Canadians while reducing damage to the environment and enhancing the lifestyles of all northern residents. Granular resources are necessary for most development projects in the North. Ownership of land in the North generally includes ownership of granular resources: soil, sand, gravel and certain types of rock that are required for land development and are accessible from the land surface in pit and quarry operations. Generally, through the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Act, the federal government has an overall responsibility for resources in the North, as well as residual responsibility for remaining federal lands, identified in the Territorial Lands Act. In the Northwest Territories, there are four categories of land ownership; Crown lands (federal lands administered by DIAND, also referred to as territorial lands in the Territorial Lands Act); Commissioner's lands (federal lands administered by the territorial government); Settlement or Private lands (administered by the appropriate land claim organization); and Municipal lands (administered by the territorial government or the municipality). The laws and regulations affecting the taking and use of granular resources, and the process for obtaining authorizations, vary across the North, and depend also on land ownership. It is imperative that the needs of a wide array of stakeholders and interest groups be considered in order to properly develop and manage these important resources. Consequently, DIAND has attempted to compile, verify and update information on all stakeholders involved in granular resources. What follows is a comprehensive directory of those involved with any or all aspects of the identification, exploration, regulation, development, management and use of granular resources within the Northwest Territories. The Directory includes three parts. The first part includes key definitions and a brief overview of the laws, regulations and application process applicable to the various land ownership categories, including key regulatory contacts. The second part consists of listings of stakeholders grouped into four main categories and several sub-categories. At the beginning of the listing is a brief explanation of the categories and their sub-categories. The main categories are as follows: Regulators; Development and Use; Services; and Reference. Each stakeholder listing includes (as available) name, position title and organization, mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers and several keywords that describe the stakeholder's role or interest in granular resources. The third part contains three indexes of the stakeholders included in the directory and the page on which their full entry is included. The first index lists organizations that are grouped alphabetically under subject categories that generally correspond to those in the second part of the directory. The second is an alphabetical listing of all organizations in the directory. The final index is an alphabetical listing of all persons in the directory. (Au)

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