Regulations Amending the Indian Oil and Gas Regulations, pursuant to the Indian Oil and Gas Act

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Title or working title of the regulatory initiative

Regulations Amending the Indian Oil and Gas Regulations

Enabling act(s)

Indian Oil and Gas Act

Description

Phase I of the Indian Oil and Gas Regulations, pursuant to the Indian Oil and Gas Act, was brought into force in 2019. Phase II of the regulations will continue the improvement of the oil and gas regime operating on First Nation lands. Indian Oil and Gas Canada, along with the Indian Resource Council's Joint Technical Committee, have been working on amendments to update the environment provisions in the current Indian Oil and Gas Regulations.

Consultations with individual First Nations and industry are expected to begin in 2023. Consultations are expected to be completed in the 2024 calendar year, with the targeted coming into force of the regulations at the end of 2024.

Potential impacts on Canadians, including business

Impacts are expected on businesses operating oil and gas exploration and exploitation activities on First Nation land, as defined under the Indian Oil and Gas Act. Potential positive impacts are anticipated for  First Nations who have oil and gas exploration and exploitation activities on their respective First Nation lands.

Regulatory cooperation efforts (domestic and international)

This initiative is not under a specific formal regulatory cooperation work plan.

Consultations

Consultations with First Nations and industry are expected once a consultation draft is ready.

Further information

The amended Indian Oil and Gas Act and phased approach to changes to Indian Oil and Gas Regulations.

Departmental contact information

Jeff Schatz
Director
Regulatory Compliance Directorate
Indian Oil and Gas Canada
Tel.: 403-512-4050
E-mail: Jeff.Schatz@sac-isc.gc.ca

The date the regulatory initiative was first included in the Forward Regulatory Plan

March 2022

Find out more

Consult Indigenous Services Canada and Indian Oil and Gas Canada's Laws and Regulations web page for:

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiative implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit:

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