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Canada-British Columbia Agreement On Species At Risk

7.0 Aboriginal Engagement

  1. When developing a recovery strategy, action plan or management plan, the Parties will:
    • invite the participation of any First Nations organization that may be directly affected by the recovery strategy, action plan or management plan.
    • endeavour to cooperate with wildlife management boards or other bodies that have been established by a treaty and that have an interest in the protection and recovery of species at risk.

8.0 Listing Processes

  1. The Parties will provide their best available information to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and to the processes that support the listing of species under British Columbia’s legislation.
  2. Species listed under SARA

    1. The Minister of the Environment will provide an opportunity for the Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, and the Minister of Forests to review and comment on the response statement referred to in subsection 25(3) of SARA prior to posting the response statement on the SARA public registry.
    2. Prior to a Governor in Council decision on a routine listing of a species, the Minister of the Environment will consult with and seek the views and input of the Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, and the Minister of Forests on the implications of that decision, including socio-economic considerations. The Minister of the Environment will inform the Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, and the Minister of Forests of the listing decision and the rationale for that decision.
    3. Prior to a Governor in Council decision on an emergency listing of a species, the Minister of the Environment will consult with the Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, and the Minister of Forests. The Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, and the Minister of Forests intend to advise on the implications of that decision, including socio-economic considerations. The Minister of the Environment will inform the Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, and the Minister of Forests of the listing decision and the rationale for that decision in a manner consistent with federal legal requirements.
  3. Species listed under provincial legislation

    1. Prior to any modifications to provincial listings of species at risk, the Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection will consult with the Minister of the Environment responsible for the Department of the Environment and for the Parks Canada Agency, and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on any modifications to the lists of species at risk under the Wildlife Act or the Forest and Range Practices Act and the implications of those modifications.  The Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection will advise the Minister of the Environment responsible for the Department of the Environment and for the Parks Canada Agency, and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans on any modifications and the rationale for that decision.

9.0 Emergency Orders

  1. Prior to a Governor in Council decision on emergency orders under section 80 of SARA, the competent federal Minister will consult with the Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, and the Minister of Forests. The Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, and the Minister of Forests intend to advise on the implications of that decision, including socio-economic considerations.  The competent federal Minister will inform the Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection and the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries of the listing decision and the rationale for that decision in a manner consistentwith federal legal requirements.