Oil and gas approvals in the Northwest Territories - Inuvialuit Settlement Region : a guide to regulatory approval processes for oil and natural gas exploration and production in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Alvarez, Sloan & Associates
Erlandson & Associates
Northern Oil and Gas Directorate (Canada)
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
[Ottawa : Northern Oil and Gas Directorate], 2001.
x, 327 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
(Regulatory Roadmaps Project)
Indexed a PDF file from the Web.
ASTIS record 48707.
The objective of this Guide is to outline the regulatory framework for authorizing oil and gas exploration and production activities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories. This Guide is intended to be descriptive only: the legislation and regulation remain the final authorities. For any particular project, the Operator will have to refer to the appropriate legislation and regulatory authorities for clarification and interpretation of requirements. This Guide deals strictly with authorization processes. Once a development is approved, the Operator must comply with not only the terms of the authorizations but also with post-licensing regulation. These latter requirements are not covered in this Guide. ... This Guide has four main parts. ... Part I: Introduction to the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The first five chapters introduce the Reader to the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR), to the Inuvialuit Final
Agreement (IFA) which takes precedence within the ISR, and to the Inuvialuit institutions established pursuant to the IFA. In particular, Chapter 4 describes the mandate and processes of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee and the Environmental Impact Review Board, the two bodies responsible for environmental screening and review pursuant to section 11 of the IFA. Companies wishing to work in the ISR must understand both the importance of the IFA to Inuvialuit residents and the necessity of consulting closely with Inuvialuit regarding their interests, before any work will be authorized. ... Part II: Lands in the ISR. Authorities and processes governing oil and gas activities in the ISR differ considerably depending on the type of land on which the activity takes place. This part distinguishes seven types of land, and outlines the authorities and statutes for decisions on each. ... Part III: Regulatory agencies and processes. This part
lists each of the main governmental bodies involved in the assessment and regulation of oil and gas activity in the ISR. For any particular application, further authorizations may be required, either from these bodies or from other government departments or agencies. Each chapter describes the role of the government body in assessment and sets out the authorizations process in the form of a chart, accompanied by annotated headings. These charts of agency processes are then referred to within the stage of activity charts described in Part IV. Part IV: Authorizations by stage of activity. Chapters 21 through 26 in Part IV describe steps in the overall authorization process, set out by stage of industry activity. Because different authorities apply on different types of land, more than one chart is needed for each stage of activity, each specific to the type of land for which the activity is proposed. The charts in this guide describe processes as
set out in regulation. In fact there are opportunities to coordinate the environmental assessment processes, however such arrangements are worked out case-by-case for each application and so cannot be shown ex ante. ... Appendix A: Contains maps of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Appendix B: Contains all of the charts in the Guide for quick reference. Appendix C: Lists references used in the preparation of this Guide. Appendix D: Lists contacts in Inuvialuit and government organizations for further information on legislative and regulatory requirements and processes. Appendix E: Contains checklists of types of authorizations, the legislative base, and responsible agency. ...