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Species Status Advisory Committee Regulations
(Filed December 19, 2001)
Under the authority of subsection 44 of the Endangered Species Act , the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation makes the following regulations, with the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.
Deborah E. Fry
1. These regulations may be cited as the Species Status Advisory Committee Regulations .
2. (1) A person who has the following qualifications and has complied with subsection (2) is eligible to be appointed by the minister as a member of the Species Status Advisory Committee:
(a) a post-graduate degree from a recognized educational institution in a relevant biological science such as conservation biology, ecology, wildlife management or equivalent expertise in a relevant biological science acquired through a combination of education and experience, and current knowledge of the relevant biological science; or
(b) extensive and current traditional ecological or local ecological knowledge about species in the province and their habitat.
(2) A person shall demonstrate to the minister that they have
(a) general knowledge about the species of the province;
(b) detailed knowledge of a taxonomic group such as birds, mammals, vascular plants, invertebrates; or
(c) detailed knowledge of the species of a specific geographic region.
3. The members of the SSAC shall elect a member to be the chairperson of the SSAC.
Term of office
4. (1) Members shall be appointed for a minimum 2 year term which may be renewed, but the minister may appoint up to 3 members for a 3 year term which may be renewed .
(2) Where the term of office of a member of the SSAC expires, he or she shall continue to be a member until re-appointed or replaced.
(3) The SSAC may provide to the minister a list of suitable candidates to replace a member whose term of office is expiring.
5. (1) The SSAC shall meet at least once in each calendar year.
(2) A meeting of the SSAC may be held by means of a telephone or other telecommunication device that permits all persons participating in the meeting to communicate with each other.