Esso, Chevron, et al Isserk I-15 drilling program : submission to the Environmental Impact Review Board
Esso Resources Canada
Calgary, Alta. : Esso Resources, 1989.
1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Alternate title: Esso, Chevron et al Isserk I-15 submission to Environmental Impact Review Board, Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Inuvik, N.W.T., September 1989.
ASTIS record 44102.
This submission represents an extensive assessment of the potential environmental impacts that may result from the proposed Isserk I-15 drilling program. Esso's findings are that the program will not have significant environmental impact on biological resources or wildlife harvesting within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The reasons for these findings are disscussed in detail with supporting evidence. The submission provides specific detailed descriptions of mitigative measures which will be followed during routine operations or put into place in the event of an accidental spill to ensure that any potential impacts are minimized. The following key points not only indicate a high level of commitment to carrying out a successful, safe drilling program, but they also demonstrate that Esso and its partners have seriously considered the full range of environmental issues associated with the drilling program. [The submission is divided into
the following three sections: Program Description (including geology, description of the environment, potential impacts of routine activities, and accidental spills), Relief Well Strategy and Wildlife Compensation.]
Public review of the Esso Chevron et al Isserk I-15 drilling program
Environmental Impact Review Board
[S.l.] : Environmental Impact Review Board, 1989.
34 leaves : 1 map ; 29 cm.
ASTIS record 31178.
The task of the Board is to assess the likely environmental impacts of the Isserk I-15 project and to define mitigative, remedial and compensation measures that should be attached as recommended terms and conditions to any government licence or permit that approves the project. During the course of the Public Meetings in Tuktoyaktuk, many of these measures were identified and agreement was reached as to what course of action Esso should take with respect to them. ... In particular, much information was provided by hunters and trappers concerning ice ridging problems that would prevent ice breakers from breaking through to the site once landfast ice has formed. The value of local knowledge and expertise has been clearly demonstrated in these proceedings because of the contribution made by the Tuktoyaktuk Hunters and Trappers Committee (see Appendix E) and others. The fact that a compensation agreement between Esso and the IGC/IRC, was
concluded within 24 hours of the completion of the Public Meetings shows the willingness of the parties to accommodate each others' concerns when given an opportunity to question and comment in an atmosphere that is constructive and non-adversarial. ...