Is there a penalty for non-compliance of the Terms and Conditions of the Land Use Permit? How is enforcement carried out?
A. Yes. Developments that do not comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Land Use Permit are subject to Cessation of Operations Orders, Cancellation or Suspension. In addition, a fine of up to $15,000 per day/offence and possible jail sentences of up to 6 months in prison may be levied. Security deposits held in trust by the government may be confiscated to pay for environmental damage resulting from the development operations. The Land Use Inspector from DIAND carries out regular land use inspections and reports back to the SLWB. DIAND is solely responsible for the inspection of developments and the enforcement of any Terms and Conditions issued as part of the Land Use Permit.