MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

BETWEEN

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

AND

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

FOR

Cooperation and Administration of the Fisheries Act and the Species at Risk Act Related to Regulating Nuclear Materials and Energy Developments

 

BETWEEN:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada ("DFO")

AND

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission ("CNSC")

1. INTRODUCTION

Whereas:

Therefore, DFO and the CNSC (the "Parties") agree to the following Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU"):

2. GUIDING PRINCIPLES

3. PURPOSE

 

4. WORK TO BE COORDINATED

5. FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

This MOU will not impose any financial responsibilities on the Parties, except that each will be responsible for their respective costs incurred related to the implementation of the MOU.

6. ANNUAL REVIEW OF MOU

7. LEGAL LIABILITY

8. PRINCIPAL CONTACTS

Correspondence relating to this MOU is to be sent to the respective points of contact designated below. Either Party may unilaterally revise its point of contact by written notice to the other Party at any time.

9. TERM OF THE MOU

10. PROVISION FOR CANCELLATION

This MOU may be cancelled unilaterally by either Party by providing six (6) months written notice of the intention to cancel to the other Party or by mutual agreement with any agreed period of notice.

11. SIGNATORIES

The Parties hereto have signed the Agreement, in counterpart, on the dates indicated below.

Approved by:

Matthew King
Deputy Minister
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Date: December 16, 2013
Michael Binder
President
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Date: December 16, 2013

ANNEX 1 -TERMS OF REFERENCE

The Parties will:

  1. Convene on a regular basis to draft and manage the implementation of an annual work plan that has been approved by the members of the working group (principal contacts);
  2. Establish additional sub-working groups as required that include regional and headquarters staff of the CNSC and DFO and relevant partners and stakeholders, on the individual elements of the work plan as outlined in paragraph 4;
  3. Convene operational level meetings as required of regional and headquarters members to address specific concerns and define priorities for the coming year's work plan;
  4. Foster exchange and collaboration across the various energy infrastructure and regulatory sectors;
  5. Review and evaluate the content and effectiveness of activities conducted under this MOU; and
  6. Prepare and deliver a draft annual report on results achieved under the MOU for approval by the Deputy Minister of DFO and the President of the CNSC. The results will also be identified in the Parties' Annual Reports, including DFO's Annual Report to Parliament.