Vol. 146, No. 14 — July 4, 2012
SI/2012-46 July 4, 2012
SPECIES AT RISK ACT
Order Acknowledging Receipt of the Assessments Done Pursuant to Subsection 23(1) of the Act
P.C. 2012-838 June 19, 2012
His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, acknowledges receipt, on the making of this Order, of the assessments done pursuant to subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act (see footnote a) by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) with respect to the species set out in the annexed schedule.
Cisco, Spring (Coregonus sp.)
Cisco de printemps
Mussel, Mapleleaf (Quadrula quadrula) Saskatchewan – Nelson population
Mulette feuille d’érable population de la Saskatchewan – Nelson
Mussel, Rainbow (Villosa iris)
Pondmussel, Eastern (Ligumia nasuta)
Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis) Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population
Bar rayé population du Sud du golfe Saint-Laurent
Cusk (Brosme brosme)
Darter, Eastern Sand (Ammocrypta pellucida) Ontario populations
Dard de sable populations de l’Ontario
Darter, Eastern Sand (Ammocrypta pellucida) Quebec populations
Dard de sable populations du Québec
Eulachon (Thaleichthys pacificus) Nass and Skeena Rivers populations
Eulakane populations des rivières Nass et Skeena
Trout, Westslope Cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi) Alberta population
Truite fardée versant de I’Ouest population de l’Alberta
Mussel, Mapleleaf (Quadrula quadrula) Great Lakes – Western St. Lawrence population
Mulette feuille d’érable population des Grands Lacs – Ouest du Saint-Laurent
Whale, Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) Eastern High Arctic and Baffin Bay populations
Béluga populations de l’Est du Haut-Arctique et de la baie de Baffin
Whale, Humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) North Pacific population
Rorqual à bosse population du Pacifique Nord
Sculpin, Shorthead (Cottus confusus)
Chabot à tête courte
Floater, Brook (Alasmidonta varicosa)
Lampmussel, Wavy-rayed (Lampsilis fasciola)
(This note is not part of the Order.)
The Order acknowledges receipt by the Governor in Council of the assessments of the status of 16 aquatic species done pursuant to paragraph 15(1)(a) and in accordance with subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC).
The 16 aquatic species that are the subject of the Order are species that the Minister of the Environment, in consultation with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, is considering for the purpose of recommending to the Governor in Council whether to add the species to, or reclassify or remove the species from, the List of Wildlife Species at Risk set out in Schedule 1 of SARA (the List). Those species were assessed by COSEWIC as being endangered, threatened or of special concern at biannual meetings held from 2003 to 2010.
Under subsection 27(1.1) of SARA, the Governor in Council, within nine months after receiving COSEWIC’s assessment of the status of a species, may review the assessment and, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, may accept the assessment and add the species to the List, decide not to add the species to that List, or refer the matter back to COSEWIC for further information or consideration.
Under subsection 27(2) of SARA, before making a recommendation to the Governor in Council, the Minister of the Environment must take into account COSEWIC’s assessment of the status of a species. Also, the Minister of the Environment must consult the competent minister or ministers. The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is the competent minister with respect to all species to which the Order applies. Furthermore, if a species is found in an area in respect of which a wildlife management board is authorized by a land claims agreement to perform functions in respect of a wildlife species, the Minister of the Environment must consult that wildlife management board.
S.C. 2002, c. 29