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Beaufort Region Environmental Assessment and Monitoring Program (BREAM) final report for 1990/1991   /   Northern Affairs Program (Canada)   ESL Environmental Sciences Limited   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Ottawa : Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1992.
xi, 416 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
(Environmental studies - Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, no. 67)
(NOGAP project no. A.07 : Offshore environmental ecosystems monitoring)
ISBN 0-662-19371-7
Appendices.
References.
BREA Report Type: Research and Monitoring Program Development.
BREA Baseline Data: No.
BREA Biophysical / Valued Components: Yes, provided in hypotheses assessed.
BREA Development Scenarios / Activities: Yes, development scenario page 6 to 25.
BREA Impact Hypotheses: Yes, 21 BEMP hypotheses Table 2, 25 MEMP hypotheses Table 3 to be re-evaluated, additional issues were major oil spills and community-based environmental concerns.
BREA Environmental Concerns Identified: Yes, described in Linkages and Hypotheses.
BREA Harvest Concerns Identified: Yes, described in Linkages and Hypotheses.
BREA Social Concerns Identified: Yes, some described in Linkages and Hypotheses, not evaluated because socio-economic issues were considered outside the scope of the program.
BREA Research / Monitoring Recommendations: Yes, research and monitoring for BEMP and MEMP impact hypotheses and recent research of relevance to BREAM identified.
ASTIS record 35037.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/misc/35037.pdf
Libraries: ACU OORD

In 1983, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the Department of Environment (DOE) initiated the Beaufort Environmental Monitoring Project (BEMP) to provide the technical basis for design, operation and evaluation of a comprehensive and defensible environmental research and monitoring program to accompany hydrocarbon development in the Beaufort Sea relative to the environmental and regulatory responsibilities of these departments. A similar program (the Mackenzie Environmental Monitoring Project, MEMP) was initiated in 1985 by INAC, DOE, The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), and the Governments of the NWT (GNWT) and the Yukon (YTG) to address research and monitoring requirements related to oil and gas development and transportation systems in the Mackenzie Delta and Valley. ... to satisfy the continuing need for a contemporary, comprehensive and defensible environmental assessment and monitoring program to prepare for hydrocarbon development in the Western Arctic. ... the need to combine and coordinate the efforts of BEMP and MEMP within a common framework, a new initiative was considered necessary. This initiative has been termed the Beaufort Region Environmental Assessment and Monitoring (BREAM) program. ... The first year of BREAM has focused primarily on a range of planning activities to help determine the direction of the project over the next few years. The present report summarizes the results of these activities and includes the following sections: (1) a description of the most current hydrocarbon development and transportation scenario for the Beaufort Sea region; (2) the results of a Planning Meeting (Calgary, 19-20 March 1991) designed to determine the focus and priorities of BREAM relative to earlier initiatives of this type; (3) a summary of a workshop (Calgary, 17-18 January 1991) that examined Beaufort Sea Information Databases Requirements; and (4) reviews of research and monitoring initiated or completed since 1986 that was considered relevant to either existing BEMP or MEMP Impact Hypotheses or was expected to be important given the broader focus of BREAM. (Au)

Beaufort Region Environmental Assessment and Monitoring Program (BREAM) final report for 1991/1992   /   Northern Affairs Program (Canada)   Axys Environmental Consulting   L.G.L. Limited, Environmental Research Associates   Delta Environmental Management Group Ltd.   North/South Consultants   Environmental and Social Systems Analysts Ltd.   S.L. Ross Environmental Research Ltd.   Lutra Associates Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]
Ottawa : Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1992.
xxii, 359 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
(Environmental studies - Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, no. 69)
(NOGAP project no. A.07 : Offshore environmental ecosystems monitoring)
ISBN 0-662-20333-X
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 35038.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/misc/35038.pdf
Libraries: ACU OORD

This report summarizes activities that occurred in the second year (1991/92) of the Beaufort Region Environmental and Monitoring Program (BREAM). ... The first year of BREAM focused primarily on a range of planning activities to help determine the direction of the program over the next few years. The results of the Planning Phase are presented in the BREAM Final Report for 1990/91, Environmental Studies No. 67, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. This report discusses each of the activities that occurred in the second year of BREAM, including meetings of each of the three Technical Working Groups (Existing Impact Hypothesis, Community-Based Concerns, and Catastrophic Oil Spills), followup work completed by each group, and an interdisciplinary workshop held to review several existing and new impact hypotheses related to routine aspects of hydrocarbon development and transportation in the study area. (Au)

BREAM workshop background document : brief review of BREAM impact hypotheses and rationale for inclusion or exclusion in 1991/92 program   /   Duval, W.   Davis, R.   Green, J.   Johnson, S.   Lawrence, M.   Martens, H.   Thomas, D.
[Canada : s.n.], 1992.
[30] leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Report date: May 1992.
References.
Indexed a photocopy.
ASTIS record 66138.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

This report presents a brief overview of 32 research hypotheses pertaining to environmental concerns relating to offshore oil well drilling and associated activities in the Canadian Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie River region. (ASTIS)

Beaufort Region Environmental Assessment and Monitoring Program final report for 1992/1993   /   Axys Environmental Consulting   Vonk, P.   Duval, W.   Thomas, D.   L.G.L. Limited, Environmental Research Associates   Davis, R.   Richardson, J.   Environmental and Social Systems Analysts Ltd.   Bernard, D.   North/South Consultants   Lawrence, M.   Coastal and Ocean Resources Ltd.   Harper, J.   Delta Environmental Management Group Ltd.   Green, J.   S.L. Ross Environmental Research Ltd.   Buist, I.   Northern Affairs Program (Canada) [Sponsor]
Ottawa : Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 1993.
xiv, 298 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
(Environmental studies - Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, no. 71)
(NOGAP project no. A.07 : Offshore environmental ecosystems monitoring)
(Microlog, microfiche collections, 94- 04083)
ISBN 0-662-21049-2
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 35039.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/misc/35039.pdf
Libraries: ACU OORD

... This report discusses the activities that occurred during the third year (1992/93) of BREAM, which included meetings of two of the Technical Working Groups (Community-based Concerns and Catastrophic Oil Spills) and a three-day interdisciplinary workshop focussing on nine impact hypotheses and four oil spill scenarios. ... Major oil spills were the main focus of activities in BREAM this year, building on progress made in 1991/92 in terms of development of offshore and onshore oil spill scenarios and 18 impact hypotheses relating these scenarios to VEC species groups. A technical meeting of the Catastrophic Oil Spill Working Group was held on January 14, 1993 to: (1) review the ecological concerns related to oil spills and their cleanup that were identified in the Community-based Concerns technical meeting and modify the oil spill impact hypotheses as necessary; and (2) review each of the oil spill senarios and impact hypotheses that were selected for the workshop. In addition, the group refined the list of VECs and Valued Social Components (VSCs) stated in the oil spill hypotheses, determined key individuals that should be involved in the workshop, defined information needs for the workshop including important literature sources and other documents, and discussed the procedure that would be used to assess the environmental significance of the impacts described in each hypothesis. ... (Au)

Beaufort Region Environmental Assessment and Monitoring Program draft report for 1993/1994 : annotated guide to the final reports of BEMP, MEMP and BREAM   /   Axys Environmental Consulting   Vonk, P.   Green, J.   Thomas, D.   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]   Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans [Sponsor]
Vancouver, B.C. : Axys Environmental Consulting Ltd., 1994.
vii, 209 p. : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.17 : Surface and subsurface disturbances induced by oil and gas activities)
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 66127 describes a later (Nov. 1995) version of this report.
ASTIS record 35393.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU OORD

The Beaufort Region Environmental Assessment and Monitoring Program (BREAM) was initiated in 1991 by Indian Affairs Canada, Environment Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to assist in the planning component of the Northern Oil and Gas Action Program (NOGAP). BREAM combines and builds on the effort of two earlier projects - the Beaufort Environmental Monitoring Program (BEMP; 1983-1987) and the Mackenzie Environmental Monitoring Program (MEMP; 1985-1987). Like its predecessors, BREAM is a process that ensures that environmental research and monitoring is fully integrated with industry's plans for hydrocarbon exploration and development in the region, and helps to identify areas where further information gained through research and monitoring is needed to assess the impacts of such development. As 1993/94 is the last year of funding for BREAM under NOGAP in the absence of any near-term oil and gas development proposals for the Beaufort Sea and Mackenzie Delta and Valley, this year of BREAM marks the fourth and final phase of the program and the end of the BEMP/MEMP/BREAM series. Over the last decade, considerable effort by government, industry and northerners has been directed at designing and implementing an environmental research and monitoring program for the region. In recognition of the importance of this work in the assessment of future oil and gas initiatives for the Beaufort/Mackenzie region and in maximizing the usefulness of the BEMP/MEMP/BREAM project and its products, this report provides an historical account of the work accomplished under each of these programs, focussing on their iterative and adaptive nature. This document serves as a guide to the annual report prepared for BEMP, MEMP and BREAM. It includes six sections that follow the evolution of the process in relation to the environmental issues and concerns inherited by each of the programs, changes made to the development scenarios over the past 10 years, and the identificationofresearch and monitoring needs associated with future hydrocarbon development in the Beaufort/Mackenzie region. (Au)

Beaufort Region Environmental Assessment and Monitoring Program draft report for 1993/1994 : annotated guide to the final reports of BEMP, MEMP and BREAM   /   Axys Environmental Consulting   Vonk, P.   Green, J.   Thomas, D.   Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [Sponsor]   Canada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans [Sponsor]
Vancouver, B.C. : Axys Environmental Consulting Ltd., 1995.
viii, 307 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
(NOGAP project no. A.17 : Surface and subsurface disturbances induced by oil and gas activities)
Appendices.
References.
Indexed a PDF file from the Web. A printed version of this report with pagination vii, 333 p. also exists, but probably contains the same text as the PDF file.
Report date: November 1995.
ASTIS record 35393 describes an earlier (1994) version of this report.
BREA Report Type: Research and Monitoring Program Development.
BREA Baseline Data: No.
BREA Biophysical / Valued Components: Yes, page 13 and Table 2-3.
BREA Development Scenarios / Activities: Yes, development scenarios page 36 to 42 and development activities page 44 to 49.
BREA Impact Hypotheses: Yes, 32 impact hypotheses reviewed, Table 2-3.
BREA Environmental Concerns Identified: Yes, described in Linkages and Hypotheses.
BREA Harvest Concerns Identified: Yes, described in Linkages and Hypotheses.
BREA Social Concerns Identified: Yes, some described in Linkages and Hypotheses, not evaluated because socio-economic issues wee considered outside the scope of the programs.
BREA Research / Monitoring Recommendations: Yes, research and monitoring for impact hypotheses identified in Tables 7.1.1 to 7.1.17, for blowouts and spills in Tables 7.1.1 to 7.1.4.
ASTIS record 66127.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/misc/66127.pdf

Executive Summary: The Beaufort Region Environmental Assessment and Monitoring Program (BREAM) was initiated in 1991 by Indian Affairs Canada, Environment Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to assist in the planning component of the Northern Oil and Gas Action Program (NOGAP). BREAM combined and built on the effort of two earlier projects - the Beaufort Environmental Monitoring Program (BEMP; 1983-1987) and the Mackenzie Environmental Monitoring Program (MEMP; 1985-1987). Like its predecessors, BREAM is a process that ensured that environmental research and monitoring was fully integrated with industry's plans for hydrocarbon exploration and development in the region, and helped to identify areas where further information gained through research and monitoring was needed to assess the impacts of such development. ... This document serves as a guide to the annual reports prepared for BEMP, MEMP and BREAM. It includes six sections that follow the evolution of the process in relation to the environmental issues and concerns inherited by each of the programs, changes made to the development scenarios over the past 10 years, and the identification of research and monitoring needs associated with future hydrocarbon development in the Beaufort/Mackenzie region. 1. History of BEMP/MEMP/BREAM Process ... 2. Development Scenarios ... 3. Routine Aspects of Development ... 4. Catastrophic Oil Spills ... 5. Community Based Concerns ... 6. Research and Monitoring Recommendations. (Au)

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