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Newfoundland Regulation 1996



Department of Mines and Energy Notice
under the
Executive Council Act
(O.C. 96‑313)

(Filed July 10, 1996)

Under the authority of section 5 of the Executive Council Act, the Clerk of the Executive Council gives the following Notice.

Dated at St. John's, March 14, 1996.

Malcolm Rowe
Clerk of the Executive Council



        1.   Short title

        2.   Definitions

        3.   Department created

        4.   Powers and duties of the minister


Short title

        1. This Notice may be cited as the Department of Mines and Energy Notice.


        2. In this Notice

             (a)  "department" means the Department of Mines and Energy; and

             (b)  "minister" means the Minister of Mines and Energy.

Department created

        3. (1) The department is created by Order in Council 96‑313 and is presided over by the minister.

             (2)  The department has 2 branches, as follows:

             (a)  Mines; and

             (b)  Energy.

Powers and duties of the minister

        4. The powers, functions and duties of the minister include the supervision, control and direction of all matters relating to

             (a)  mines, minerals, quarries, quarry materials and beaches;

             (b)  petroleum resources, including offshore petroleum resources;

             (c)  royalties and associated matters, within or outside the province;

             (d)  energy, including all electrical power;

             (e)  the development, monitoring, supervision, assistance or other government intervention into any of the industries described in paragraphs (a) to (d); and

              (f)  the administration of the Acts set out in the Schedule and of all orders and regulations passed or made under those Acts, including those powers, functions or duties necessary or desirable for carrying out the purpose of those Acts,

which are not, or in so far as they are not, the responsibility of another minister, agency, body, corporation, board, organization or person.


               1.  Canada‑Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Newfoundland Act

               2.  Electrical Power Control Act, 1994

               3.  Hydro Corporation Act

               4.  Lower Churchill Development Act

               5.  Mineral Act

               6.  Mineral Holdings Impost Tax Act

               7.  Mines Act (with Environment and Labour)

               8.  Miscellaneous Financial Provisions Act, 1975

               9.  Newfoundland and Labrador Power Commission (Water Power) Act

             10.  Petroleum and Natural Gas Act

             11.  Quarry Materials Act

             12.  Undeveloped Mineral Areas Act