CAFN TRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES PROTECTION ACT (TAPA)
The purposes of CAFN Traditional Activities Protection Act are:
- to ensure the wise management of Settlement Land and resources of Champagne and Aishihik people on behalf of present and future generations;
- to ensure comprehensive and integrated decision making respecting the use and management of Settlement Land and resources, including the full consideration of environmental, cultural, historic and socioeconomic factors in that decision making; and
- to protect the culture, traditions, health and lifestyle of Champagne and Aishihik people and to ensure that information pertaining to these things is used respectfully and wisely in decisions made by the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations.
You will need a TAPA Land Activity Permit if you plan to undertake a development on CAFN Settlement Land, unless you are engaged in activities in accordance with a right of access provided in the CAFN Final Agreement, or if you are licensed or otherwise authorized or approved to undertake a development undertaken by another enactment.
It is in the applicant’s interest to fully explain their proposal and how they will minimize these conflicts, and to seek acceptance and support from potential affected persons. Failure to do this initially may result in delays in processing the application. Where it is reasonable to expect that an application may affect citizens’ use and enjoyment of the area, the Lands Committee may defer the application and directly contact, or have the applicant contact, any affected parties. The Lands Department will, as part of the review process, forward a copy of your application to adjacent or nearby land users.
If you have any questions on filling this application, please contact the CAFN Lands Manager or the designated contact you have been working with in the Lands and Resources Department as they may facilitate this process for you. The application may take up to three work week to review your application for completeness and adequacy. Under circumstances where no further assessment work is required, or consultation with CAFN citizens, a permit may be issued relatively quickly. If further assessments are required, it is up to the proponent to plan accordingly for these additional timelines.
A. General Information
B. Project Information
A TAPA Land Activity Permit may be issued to a maximum of 24 months. Please indicate:
4. Land Use Planning & Zoning
Attach photographs of the site if you have
6. Existing Uses and Access
What are your plans for the following services, if applicable?
9. Potential Effects on Other Values
A - Cultural / Historical
10. Additional Information Required
(The following information must be submitted with all applications)
A - A Sketch Plan / Map attached
- north arrow
- distances and measurements if sketch is not to scale
- adjacent lands and lot numbers
- name of community (if applicable)
- roads, trails, pathways located on or near the site
- water bodies adjacent to site
- existing accesses, improvements and utilities on or near the site
- planned developments, including proposed road layout, staging areas, camp areas, waste storage, fuel storage,
- locations of any flagging you have put up to mark the site
Submission of photographs of the site applied for is highly encouraged.
B - Commercial/industrial/agricultural applications, in addition to the above:
- Proposed developments, substantiating the need for the land requested
- Relevant business experience
- Justification or need for the product or service being planned
- Anticipated time frame of operations (seasonal, year-round, etc.)
- Timelines or phasing of stages of development & operation
- Any other drawings, photographs, brochures, reports or information that support the proposed venture
- Personal or corporate written endorsements or support for your proposal
- Soil assessment for agricultural development
11. Other Approvals and Assessments
Depending on the nature, magnitude or location of an application, an applicant may be required to undertake further studies or assessments. These may include heritage assessments, fisheries studies, geotechnical investigations, further public consultation, etc. Additional approvals may be required from other agencies, such as highway access permits, etc.). Your project may also require an assessment under the Yukon Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment Act (YESAA). If you are unsure, you are encouraged to speak with the Yukon Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment Board (YESAB) and/ or refer to the appropriate YESAA Regulations.
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