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Utility and Review Board Regulations made under Section 34 of the
Utility and Review Board Act
S.N.S. 1992, c. 11
O.I.C. 92-1209 (December 10, 1992), N.S. Reg. 270/92
1 These regulations may be cited as the "Utility and Review Board Regulations".
Location of hearings
2 The Board shall hear all matters before it in or near the municipality in which the matter arose in respect of the application, appeal or other matter or proceeding, unless otherwise determined by the Board.
Public notice of hearing
3 (1) This Section shall apply to an application, appeal or other matter or proceeding before the Board in respect of which the Board is performing the duties as are conferred upon it by the Heritage Property Act, the Insurance Act, Section 27A of the Motor Carrier Act, the Municipal Boundaries and Representation Act, the Planning Act, the School Boards Act and the Shopping Centre Development Act.
(2) The person initiating the application, appeal or other matter or proceeding before the Board shall give notice of any hearing by advertising in one or more newspapers circulating in the municipality in which the matter arose in respect of the subject-matter of the hearing for three consecutive weekly insertions preceding the date of the hearing, unless otherwise ordered by the Board.
Parties to certain proceedings
4 (1) Parties to any application or appeal or other matter or proceeding before the Board under the Planning Act, the Heritage Property Act or the Shopping Centre Development Act include
(a) the applicant or appellant;
(b) in the case of an appeal where the appellant is not the applicant whose application resulted in the decision under appeal, that applicant;
(c) the person responsible for the decision or act that is appealed;
(d) any municipality and any board, commission, committee or agency thereof that may be affected.
(2) Parties in the case of any appeal pursuant to the Assessment Act and the Deed Transfer Tax Act include the Director of Assessment and the municipality in which the assessment was made.
Attendance and participation by any person
5 Any person may attend at a hearing and be heard on any matter before the Board, but may not participate in the hearing except as permitted by the Board.
6 The Board shall permit any person who is determined by the Board to have a real and substantial interest in the subject-matter of the proceeding to participate in the hearing.
7 A full and complete record shall be kept of all hearings before the Board and all testimony shall be recorded.
Publication of order
8 The Clerk shall ensure that every order made by the Board pursuant to the Municipal Boundaries and Representation Act, the School Boards Act and the Village Service Act is published in the Royal Gazette pursuant to the provisions of the Regulations Act.