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Newfoundland and Labrador
Regulation 2002



Voisey’s Bay Nickel Company Limited Copper
Concentrate Exemption Order
under the
Mineral Act
(O.C. 2002 - 328)

(Filed October 7, 2002)

Under the authority of section 31.1 of the Mineral Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following Order.

Dated at St. John’s, October 7, 2002.

Deborah E. Fry
Clerk of the Executive Council



        1.   Short title

        2.   Interpretation

        3.   Exemption

        4.   Order continues in force

Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Voisey’s Bay Nickel Company Limited Copper Concentrate Exemption Order.


        2. (1) In this order

             (a)  "Act" means the Mineral Act;

             (b)  "development agreement" means the Development Agreement made as of September 30, 2002 among Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador, the lessee and Inco Limited;

             (c)  "lease" means the valid and subsisting lease number 184 dated September 30, 2002 issued to the lessee under the Act for an area situated near Voisey’s Bay; and

             (d)  "lessee" means Voisey’s Bay Nickel Company Limited.

             (2)  In interpreting this Order, the terms "copper concentrate" "project" and "proponent" have the meanings given to them in the development agreement.


        3. Subject to section 4, the lessee shall be exempt from the provisions of the Voisey’s Bay Nickel Company Limited Primary Production Order with respect to all copper concentrate for the life of the project.

Order continues in force

        4. This Order shall continue in force until the time that it is rescinded or repealed

             (a)  as contemplated in section 4.14.3 of the development agreement; or

             (b)  under subsection 31.1(3) of the Act.