Hydrocarbon Impacts = Incidences des hydrocarbures

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Beaufort Sea hydrocarbon production and transportation proposal : report of the Environmental Assessment Panel = Production et transport d'hydrocarbures en mer de Beaufort : Rapport final de la Commission d'évaluation environnementale   /   Beaufort Sea Environmental Assessment Panel
Hull, Quebec : Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office, 1984.
146, 160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
(Report of the Environmental Assessment Panel, 25)
ISBN 0-662-53123-X
Cover title: Beaufort Sea hydrocarbon production and transportation : final report of the Environmental Assessment Panel, July 1984.
Appendices.
ASTIS record 47667 describes a document that summarizes this final report.
BREA Report Type: Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office Report.
BREA Baseline Data: No.
BREA Biophysical / Valued Components: No.
BREA Development Scenarios / Activities: Yes, Beaufort Sea Oil Production, Tanker & Pipeline Transportation, and Major Oil Spill Risk.
BREA Impact Hypotheses: Yes, Proponents Impact Hypotheses Assessed.
BREA Environmental Concerns Identified: Yes.
BREA Harvest Concerns Identified: Yes.
BREA Social Concerns Identified: Yes.
BREA Research / Monitoring Recommendations: Yes, 23 of 85 Recommendations see pages 103 - 107.
ASTIS record 14686.
Languages: English and French
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/gran/14686.pdf
Libraries: ACU XQGLW

The Panel Report focuses on the proposal submitted by Dome Petroleum Limited, Esso Resources Canada Limited, and Gulf Canada Resources Inc. on behalf of all acreage holders in the Canadian Beaufort Sea-Mackenzie Delta region for the purposes of the review process. The Proponents' proposal concentrated on offshore oil production and on both land and sea transportation. The Panel Report, therefore, includes only limited observations on gas production and transportation facilities. Because of the preliminary nature of the proposal, the Panel directed its review, for the most part, toward the identification and assessment of major issues and concerns associated with the proposal. As a result, the Panel Report discusses potential effects, both positive and negative, upon the physical, biological and socio-economic environments and makes recommendations on how adverse effects should be controlled or avoided. In addition, the Panel Report includes comments on the capability of governments to control Beaufort Sea oil development and on the need for any subsequent public reviews. ... The Beaufort Sea Environmental Assessment Panel, after reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and associated documents on a proposal to produce and transport hydrocarbons from the Beaufort Sea-Mackenzie Delta region, after holding a comprehensive set of public sessions, and after assessing all the information presented to it, concludes that: (i) Beaufort Sea oil and gas production and transportation is environmentally and socio-economically acceptable if subjected to certain terms and conditions and carried out in a small-scale and phased manner; (ii) upon approval, oil production can commence within that region in a small-scale (about 15,000 m³ oil/day) manner; (iii) a small-diameter (e.g. 400 mm) oil pipeline can be built through the Mackenzie Valley; (iv) oil tanker traffic through the Prince of Wales Strait and Parry Channel from the Beaufort Sea-Mackenzie Delta region should commence only after a government Research and Preparation Stage is completed, followed by the completion of an experimental Two Tanker Stage using Class 10 oil-carrying tankers and under specified conditions of use; (v) a gas pipeline can be built through the Mackenzie Valley only if the anticipated socio-economic impacts do not exceed those associated with oil production at a rate of about 15,000 m³/day. (Au)

Beaufort Sea hydrocarbon production and transportation proposal : summary of the final report of the Environmental Assessment Panel, July, 1984   /   Canada. Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office
Hull, Québec : Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office [distributor], 1984.
58 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
(Report of the Environmental Assessment Panel, 27)
ISBN 0-662-92816-4
ASTIS record 14686 describes the entire final report.
ASTIS record 47667.
Languages: English and Inuktitut
Libraries: ACU

The Beaufort Sea Environmental Assessment Panel, after reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and associated documents on a proposal to produce and transport hydrocarbons from the Beaufort Sea-Mackenzie Delta region, after holding a comprehensive set of public sessions, and after assessing all the information presented to it, concludes that: (i) Beaufort Sea oil and gas production and transportation is environmentally and socio-economically acceptable if subjected to certain terms and conditions and carried out in a small-scale and phased manner; (ii) upon approval, oil production can commence within that region in a small-scale (about 15,000 cubic m oil/day) manner; (iii) a small-diameter (e.g. 400 mm) oil pipeline can be built through the Mackenzie Valley; (iv) oil tanker traffic through the Prince of Wales Strait and Parry Channel from the Beaufort Sea-Mackenzie Delta region should commence only after a government Research and Preparation Stage is completed, followed by the completion of an experimental Two Tanker Stage using Class 10 oil-carrying tankers and under specified conditions of use; (v) a gas pipeline can be built through the Mackenzie Valley only if the anticipated socio-economic impacts do not exceed those associated with oil production at a rate of about 15,000 cubic m/day. All of these conclusions are based upon the premise that appropriate research will have been completed, monitoring and surveillance mechanisms will be in place prior to project approval and mitigative measures will be applied. Further hydrocarbon production is possible only if it is phased in and if the monitoring programs indicate to governments that the mitigative measures applied during the first phase have been successful. ... [This summary includes a list of 83 recommendations.] (Au)

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