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What is our mandate?

 

The following is an excerpt from the original agreement between the Fundy Region Solid Waste Commission and Fundy Future Environmental and Benefits Council (now Crane Mountain Enhancement Inc.) on Dec. 7, 1999.

4.  FFEBC Mandate and Terms of Reference

4.01  the FFEBC shall use reasonable efforts in order to:

(a)  monitor the Operation of the Facilities;

(b)  ensure that its members are regularly and fully informed concerning the Operation of the Facilities;

(c)  receive information and representation from residents of the Host Community concerning any matter relating to the Operation of the Facilities;

(d)  report to the residents of the Host Community information concerning the Operation of the Facilities;

(e)  report to the Minister and other authorities having jurisdiction relevant views of residents of the Host Community;

(f)  advise the Commission and other authorities having jurisdiction the views and comments of the FFEBC, and of residents of the Host Community, concerning the operation of any element of the Commission's solid waste management system where the operation of such element or elements has a direct impact on the Operation of the Facilities;

(g)  comment or make representations to such body or authority, as the FFEBC may think fit, concerning any matter falling within the mandate of the FFEBC as set out in this Agreement;

(h)  conduct from time to time needs and benefits analyses (further to that conducted in 1998) to assist the Commission in the appropriate allocation of the Host Community Enhancement Fund;

(i)  based on needs and benefits analyses, make recommendations to the Commission in the allocation of funds intended to satisfy conditions imposed by the Minister for public access or community benefits;

(j)  establish the boundaries of the Host Community in consultation with the Minister and the Department and, to the extent necessary, may establish good faith policies which recognize reasonable distinctions among the various communities which are affected differently by the Operations and the Site; and

(k)  fulfill such other responsibilities as may be conferred by the Minister or by agreement between the Commission and FFEBC;

provided that the failure to do so shall not, as a result of this Agreement, expose the FFEBC or its members to any criminal or civil cause of action or claim whatsoever.