16.1. Once the notice provided for in section 31.2 of the Act has been filed in relation to a project subject to the environmental impact assessment and review procedure under the second paragraph of subparagraph j.1, subparagraphs n to n.11 or subparagraph p of the first paragraph of section 2, the maximum time limit within which the Minister must submit the file of the application for authorization to the Government for its decision is 15 months.
The time limit prescribed in the first paragraph runs from the date on which the notice referred to above is filed, and does not include the period during which the project proponent prepares the impact assessment statement or any supplementary information required by the Minister.
O.C. 101-96, s. 2; I.N. 2016-03-01.