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Annual activity report, 1986 - 1988 : Environmental Impact Screening Committee   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : [Environmental Impact Screening Committee], 1988.
ii, 17 p. ; 29 cm.
Appendix A: EISC screening summary.
ASTIS record 50864.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

This, the first annual activity report of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee, includes a summary of the screening activities of the Committee (April 21, 1986) to the end of April 1988. The report outlines the screening and review process as stipulated in the Inuvialuit Final Agreement for the purposes of environmental and wildlife protection. This report describes the objectives, membership, officers and history of the Environmental Screening and Review Process, and the membership and officers of the Environmental Impact Review Board. A chronology of the development of the screening and review process within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region is also presented. (ASTIS)


Annual activity report, 1988 - 1990   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Joint Secretariat, 1990.
16 p. ; 29 cm.
Appendices.
ASTIS record 48897.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

This report describes the affairs of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee for the fiscal periods of April 1, 1988 to March 31, 1989 and April 1, 1989 to March 31, 1990. This Annual Activity Report is the second annual activity report .... Two major public reviews on Beaufort Sea hydrocarbon exploration were conducted by the Environmental Impact Review Board in 1989 and 1990 as a result of referrals from the Environmental Impact Screening Committee. The significant recommendations that resulted from these reviews will be of assistance to the Committee when considering similar developments in the future. Both industry and government have become more familiar with the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and the Committee's Operating Guidelines and Procedures as a result, in part, of these public reviews. Bureaucratic delays have slowed the replacement of Committee Members as personnel changes occur over time. In particular, lengthy delays occur when new government appointees have to wait for a formal Order-in-Council apointment. For example, at the time these remarks are written a Federal Government appointee had been waiting for an Order-in-Council appointment for over four months. During the past year, the Committee has noted an increase in tourism and in scientific research activities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Many of these activities could have environmental impact and required screening. Considerable difficulty has been experienced in the development of practical criteria for assessing the potential impacts of these activities on the environment and on wildlife. Meeting with government regulators and special interest groups involved in tourism are being arranged for the fall of 1990 to discuss the preparation of guidelines for assessing and regulating tourism development. Similar meetings will be arranged over the winter with organizations involved in scientific research activities. In the year ahead, the Environmental Impact Screening Committee will concentrate on producing effective and practical screening criteria, and on improving methods used to deal with scientific research, tourism, industrial, and transportation activities within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Some of these activities occur in special conservation areas, such as parks, in areas of important wildlife habitat, and may affect traditional harvesting activities. All of these factors will have to be examined carefully so that the screening criteria and operating guidelines set by the Committee expedite environmental impact assessment in accordance with the goals of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement. ... (Au)


Annual activity report, 1990 - 1991   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
[Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee], 1991.
8, vii p. ; 29 cm.
Appendix A: Financial report - Appendix B: Table of submissions - Appendix C: List of acronyms.
ASTIS record 50865.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

This Annual Activity Report marks the fifth successful year of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee's (EISC) operations. During this period, over 150 submissions covering a comprehensive range of activities were examined and screened by the EISC. Together, these submissions comprise a substantial database of information on development activities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The EISC has endeavoured to process and screen submissions within 30 days of when a submission is received. Earlier Annual Activity Reports reflect this achievement. This Annual Activity Report shows, however, that the length of time to screen proposals has increased. Specifically, the number of 60 day turn-around periods for screening has increased from 3 in 1989-90 to 11 in 1990-91. The reason for this increase is twofold. First, the EISC held one less meeting in 1990-91 which meant a longer break between meetings. Second, the EISC has deliberately delayed the screening of some submissions to provide the Hunters and Trappers Committees (HTC) with an opportunity to comment on proposals. The EISC is now notifying the appropriate HTCs of the submissions on the EISC's agenda. This notification ensures that the HTC's are informed of activities that may not otherwise come to their attention. The EISC will also delay the screening of a submission by one developer in the event an HTC has concerns relevant to a screening decision. These steps are intended to further improve communications with the HTCs and to improve the data available to the EISC in making screening decisions. ... In the upcoming year, the EISC will continue to work on practical methods of processing and examining research and tourism activities. ... This report describes the affairs of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) for the fiscal period of April 1, 1990 to March 31, 1991. This Annual Activity Report is the third annual activity report of the EISC. ... (ASTIS)


Annual activity report, 1991 - 1992   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
[Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee], 1992.
16 p. ; 29 cm.
Appendix A: Financial report - Appendix B: Table of submissions - Appendix C: List of acronyms.
ASTIS record 50866.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

... In August 1991, Mr. Ewan Cotterill, who was Chairman since the EISC commenced its operations in 1986, resigned. According to the protocol established under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA), the EISC Chairman is appointed by the Government of Canada with the consent of the Inuvialuit Game Council (IGC). In September 1991, the IGC initiated the appointment of a new Chairman by submitting a candidate's name to the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND). From September to December 1991, the DIAND embarked on a search for other individuals for the Chairman position whose qualifications included northern residency. The reason given was that DIAND preferred to appoint someone residing in either the Yukon or the Northwest Territories over someone, as the ICG's candidate, residing in southern Canada. Northern residency is not an official requirement of the IFA. After this search produced no results, DIAND agreed in December 1991 to the IGC's original candidate. In a response, the IGC wrote that "we trust that you will expedite these appointments" .... Six months have now lapsed since the IGC's response. ... This report describes the affairs of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) for the fiscal period of April 1, 1991 to March 31, 1992. This Annual Activity Report is the fourth annual activity report of the EISC. ... (Au)


Annual activity report, 1992 - 1993   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
[Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee], 1993.
13 leaves ; 29 cm.
Appendix A: Financial report: Chairman's category; Administration; and Participation - Appendix B: EISC Annual activity report 1992-1993 - Appendix C: List of acronyms.
ASTIS record 50867.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

... During the year, the EISC Agenda continued to reflect a comparatively low level of industrial activity in the region. Research and tourism projects occupied most of the Committee's time. In addition to project information provided by opponents, the EISC continued to rely on traditional knowledge provided by the relevant Hunter's and Trapper's Committees. Additionally, the EISC now routinely uses the draft Mackenzie Delta-Beaufort Sea Land Use Plan and community conservation plans as essential components of its data base. With the objective of revising its' goals and procedures, EISC actively monitored screening practices in other jurisdictions for their potential relationship to screening under the western Arctic (Inuvialuit) Claims Settlement Act, in particular, the developing Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. ... This report describes the affairs of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) for the fiscal period of April 1, 1992 to March 31, 1993. This Annual Activity Report is the fifth annual activity report of the EISC. ... (Au)


Annual activity report, 1993 - 1994   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
[Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee], 1994.
13 p. ; 29 cm.
Appendix A: Financial report: Chairman's category; Administration 1; Inuvialuit participation - Appendix B: Table of submissions - Appendix C: List of acronyms.
ASTIS record 50868.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

... During the year, the Committee considered submissions from a variety of sources including Federal and Territorial agencies, universities, industries and individual entrepreneurs. With few exceptions, the Committee continued receiving the cooperation necessary to effect expeditious consideration of submissions. The Hunter's and Trapper's Committees in each community continue to provide a vital public consultation service to the Committee. Revision of the Committee's operating Guidelines and Procedures was completed at year end, for immediate distribution. ... This report describes the affairs of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) for the fiscal period of April 1, 1993 to March 31, 1994. This Annual Activity Report is the sixth annual activity report of the EISC. ... (Au)


Annual activity report, 1994 - 1995   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 1995.
ii, 19 leaves : 1 map ; 29 cm.
Cover title.
Appendices.
ASTIS record 48857.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

This report describes the activities of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) for the fiscal period of 1 April 1994 to 31 March 1995 which marks the EISC's seventh year of operation. ... The IFA requires the screening of developments and activities of consequence to the Inuvialuit Settlement Region that could have a significant negative impact on the environment or wildlife harvesting. The IFA also dictates that regulatory agencies must not issue licenses or approvals that permit any development to proceed without screening and, if necessary, review. Section 11 of the IFA provided for the establishment of the EISC to carry out the screening of relevant developments. Provisions governing the activities and operation of the EISC are described mainly within Section 11 and 13. Section 11.(13) requires the EISC to make one of the following decisions after examining a project description: a) that the development could have significant negative impact and is subject to environmental impact assessment and review, b) that the development will have no significant negative impact and may proceed without environmental impact assessment and review, or c) that the development proposal has deficiencies of a nature that warrant termination of its consideration and submission of another project description. ... Sixty-one project descriptions were submitted to the EISC during the period of this report (Appendix A). Fifty-one of these, the majority of which were research oriented, were accepted as information items not requiring screening. Seven of the project descriptions were screened. Of these, the EISC decided that: - two were deficient and warranted termination of their consideration (one industrial/one tourism); - four would not have significant negative impact (1 industrial/1 research/2 tourism); and - one could have significant negative impact (1 industrial). After deciding that the latter project could cause significant negative impact the EISC referred it to the Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) for further assessment and review. ... (Au)


Annual activity report, 1995 - 1996   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 1996.
ii, 11, viii, i, iv leaves : 1 map ; 29 cm.
Appendices.
ASTIS record 48858.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

During the year in review, activity of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) reached an all-time high, driven by the number of submissions received. This, plus the fact the EISC was suspended involuntarily for three and a half months, presented an extra challenge not only to the EISC but also to those presenting development proposals for screening. The suspension, further discussed under Activities of the EISC in this report, underscored the absolute necessity for good cooperation among signatories to the Inuvialuit Final Agreement in order for screening - and development - to proceed on a timely basis. As a result of an agreement between the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, EISC resumed screening of land use permits related to mineral exploration. The agreement provides for EISC to conduct an annual review of these activities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, including their possible cumulative effects. This task has been accepted and actioned. ... This report describes the activities of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) for the fiscal period of 1 April 1994 to 31 March 1995 which marks the EISC's seventh year of operation. ... Section 1 of the IFA expresses the following goals: To preserve the Inuvialuit cultural identity and values within a changing northern society. To enable the Inuvialuit to be equal and meaningful participants in the northern and national economy and society. To protect and preserve arctic wildlife, environment and biological productivity. As one of five co-management bodies established under the terms of the IFA, the EISC plays a vital role in achieving these stated goals through implementing the screening portion of the IFA environmental impact screen and review process. The IFA requires the screening of developments and activities of consequence to the Inuvialuit Settlement Region that could have a significant negative impact on the environment or wildlife harvesting. The IFA also dictates that regulatory agencies must not issue licenses or approvals that permit any development to proceed without screening and, if necessary, review. Section 11 of the IFA provided for the establishment of the EISC to carry out the screening of relevant developments. Provisions governing the activities and operation of the EISC are described mainly within Section 11 and 13. Section 11.(13) requires the EISC to make one of the following decisions after examining a project description: a) that the development will have no significant negative impact and may proceed without environmental impact assessment and review, b) that the development could have significant negative impact and is subject to environmental impact assessment and review, or c) that the development proposal has deficiencies of a nature that warrant termination of its consideration and submission of another project description. ... Seventy-seven project descriptions were submitted to the EISC during the period of this report, the largest annual number received since the EISC began operations in 1986 (Appendix A). Forty-three of the project descriptions were screened. Of these, the EISC decided that: 39 would have no significant negative impact; and 4 were deficient and warranted termination of their consideration and the submission of another project description. None of the developments were considered to have the potential for significant negative impact therefore no referrals were made for further environmental assessment of review. ... (Au)


Annual activity report, 1996 - 1997   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 1997.
ii, 11, iii, i, iv p. : 1 map ; 29 cm.
Appendix A: Submissions screened by the Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 1 April 1996 - 31 March 1997 - Appendix B: Acronyms and abbreviations used in the text - Appendix C: Financial summary, 1 April 1996 - 31 March 1997.
ASTIS record 50687.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

... activities of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) continued to be mainly characterized by cooperation from a variety of submitters ranging from individual residents of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) to heavy industry and government agencies. Unfortunately, this cooperation was not universal and a licence was issued without screening, in contravention of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA). This contravention was pursued with a view to obtaining complete future compliance with the IFA. ... EISC conducted and reported in December 1996 on its first Annual Review of Mineral Activities .... The Review resulted in twenty recommendations to DIAND for improvements .... In conjunction with the Nunavut Impact Review Board and the Environmental Impact Review Board, the EISC met to discuss cumulative effects identification and assessment. EISC benefited from the continued cooperation or support of Hunters' and Trappers' committees, co-management committees, the Inuvialuit Game Council, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Inuvialuit Land Administration, and a wide range of Territorial and Federal agencies. ... This report describes the activities of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee ... for the fiscal period of 1 April 1996 to 31 March 1997. It is the ninth Annual Activity Report produced by the EISC during its eleven years of operation. [Included are sections on: the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, the mandate of the EISC, information on the 7 members of the EISC, administrative and technical assistance, the activities of the EISC]. ... Section 1 of the IFA expresses the following goals: To preserve the Inuvialuit cultural identity and values within a changing northern society. To enable the Inuvialuit to be equal and meaningful participants in the northern and national economy and society. To protect and preserve arctic wildlife, environment and biological productivity. As one of five co-management bodies established under the terms of the IFA, the EISC plays a vital role in achieving these stated goals through implementing the screening portion of the IFA environmental impact screening and review process. ... The IFA requires the screening of developments and activities of consequence to the ISR that could have a significant negative impact on the environment or wildlife harvesting. The IFA also dictates that regulatory agencies must not issue licenses or approvals that permit any development to proceed without screening and, if necessary, review. Section 11 of the IFA provided for the establishment of the EISC to carry out the screening of relevant developments. Provisions governing the activities and operation of the EISC are described mainly within Section 11 and 13. Section 11.(13) requires the EISC to make one of the following decisions after examining a project description: a) that the development will have no significant negative impact and may proceed without environmental impact assessment and review, b) that the development could have significant negative impact and is subject to environmental impact assessment and review, or c) that the development proposal has deficiencies of a nature that warrant termination of its consideration and submission of another project description. ... Forty-three project descriptions were submitted to the EISC during the period of this report. Twenty-one project descriptions were screened (Appendix A). The EISC decided that 18 of these ... would have no significant negative impact. Three project descriptions were found deficient, warranting termination of their consideration and the submission of another project description; in each case the proponents chose not to re-submit. None of the developments were considered to have the potential for significant negative impact therefore no referrals were made for further environmental assessment of review. ... (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 1997 - 1998, for the period 1 April 1997 - 31 March 1998   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : [Environmental Impact Screening Committee], 1998.
ii, 12, [9] leaves : 2 maps ; 29 cm.
Appendix A: Submissions screened by the Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 1 April 1997 - 31 March 1998 - Appendix B: Acronyms and abbreviations used in the text - Appendix C: Financial summary, 1 April 1997 - 31 March 1998.
ASTIS record 50869.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

The Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) screened 35 developments proposed for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region during 1997/98. In addition to the Mackenzie Delta Gas Hydrate Research Drilling Program, the Ikhil Gas Development Project (production facilities and gas pipeline), the Darnley Bay Exploration Project (Phase I and II), and the Clean-up of the DEW line sites at Cape Parry and Nicholson Peninsula, the EISC examined a variety of research projects, land leases, mineral exploration programs, and projects related to tourism. None of the developments were considered to have the potential for significant negative impact and no referrals were made for further environmental assessment or review. On behalf of the EISC I wish to thank proponents for their cooperation during 1997. Also, our gratitude to the Hunters' and Trappers' Committees, co-management groups, the Inuvialuit Game Council and the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation for their support of the screening process. ... This report describes the activities of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) for the fiscal period of 1 April 1997 to 31 March 1998. It is the tenth annual Activity Report produced by the EISC during its twelve years of operation. ... (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 1998 - 1999, for the period 1 April 1998 - 31 March 1999   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : [Environmental Impact Screening Committee], 1999.
iii, 10, [10] leaves : 2 maps ; 29 cm.
Appendix A: Submissions screened by the Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 1 April 1998 - 31 March 1999 - Appendix B: Acronyms and abbreviations used in the text - Appendix C: Financial summary, 1 April 1998 - 31 March 1999.
ASTIS record 50870.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

As detailed in this report, the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) screened 31 developments during 1998/99 including: tourism; film production; light industrial activities; and site restoration. None of the developments were considered to have the potential for significant negative impact and no referrals were made for further environmental assessment or review. During the year, the EISC provided support to the update of the Community Conservation Plans, and the review of the Inuvialuit Harvest Study as valuable sources of information for development proponents and the EISC. ... This report describes the activities of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) for the fiscal period of 1 April 1998 to 31 March 1999. It is the eleventh annual Activity Report produced by the EISC during its thirteen years of operation. ... (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 1999 - 2000, for the period 1 April 1999 - 31 March 2000   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2000.
ii, 10, iv, i, iv leaves : 1 map ; 29 cm.
Appendices.
ASTIS record 49062.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

The Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) issues this report to describe its activities for the fiscal period of 1 April 1999 to 31 March 2000. The EISC has produced eleven annual activity reports since its inception in 1986. ... Section 11 of the IFA provides for the establishment of the EISC to carry out the screening of relevant developments. Provisions governing the activities and operation of the EISC are described mainly within Section 11 and 13. ... Twenty-eight project descriptions were submitted to the EISC during 1999/2000 and three project descriptions were submitted at the end of the previous fiscal year, but were scheduled for examination during the present reporting period (Appendix A). Five project descriptions that were submitted in March 2000 will be considered during the next fiscal year. Altogether, the EISC screened 26 project descriptions during 1999/2000 including projects associated with research (15), hydrocarbon exploration (4), the clean-up of Distant Early Warning (DEW) sites (2), film projection (2), mineral exploration (1), tourism (1), and an application for a land lease (1). The EISC decided that the developments before it would have no significant negative impact, with one exception. A development submitted by Kunnek Resource Development Corporation (to revitalize the reindeer industry in the Beaufort Delta) was considered to have the potential for significant negative impact. In November 2000, the EISC referred the development to the Environmental Impact Review Board for further environmental assessment and review. None of the Project descriptions examined by the EISC were deemed deficient. Community Consultation is a vital element of the screening process. Submissions are circulated to the relevant Hunters' and Trappers' Committee(s) for comment. ... In addition to developments that were screened, the EISC was informed of additional projects that were proposed for the ISR, but were exempt from the screening process. These included research projects that were exempt by virtue of having gone through the IFA co-management process and approval by the Inuvialuit Game Council, the relevant Hunters' and Trappers' Committee, the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope), the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT), or the Fisheries Joint Management Committee. ... [Submissions, presentations and guests, other activities, attendances at meetings/conferences/workshops, and finances are reported.] (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 2000 - 2001, for the period 1 April 2000 - 31 March 2001   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2001.
ii, 12, viii, i, iv leaves : 1 map ; 29 cm.
Appendices.
ASTIS record 49063.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

The Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) issues this report to describe its activities for the fiscal period of 1 April 2000 to 31 March 2001. The EISC has produced thirteen annual activity reports since its inception in 1986. ... Section 11 of the IFA provides for the establishment of the EISC to carry out the screening of relevant developments. Provisions governing the activities and operation of the EISC are described mainly within Section 11 and 13. ... The increased interest in the gas industry was clearly evident to the EISC as 53 project descriptions were submitted to the EISC during 2000/2001 (Appendix A) - almost twice the number that were submitted during the previous fiscal year. Of those submissions, 13 are to be considered during the next fiscal year because they were submitted late in the year or are awaiting further clarification. Lifewise, eight project descriptions that were submitted at the end of the previous fiscal year were examined during the present reporting period. Five project descriptions were withdrawn by the proponents prior to completion of the screening process. Two project descriptions were not screened because the EISC decided that it was inappropriate to do so, i.e., for a development for which the proposed activities were completed prior to the screening process, and a policy document for which the EISC believed they did not have the mandate. In summary, the EISC screened 41 project descriptions during 2000/2001 including developments associated with research (17), hydrocarbon exploration (15), mineral exploration (3), the clean-up of a Distant Early Warning (DEW) site (1), film production (1), tourism (1), an application for a private land lease (1), a Parks Canada National Park management document (1), and relocation of a water gauging station (1). As mentioned earlier, the EISC can make one of three decisions during the screening process: 1) that the development will have no significant negative impact, 2) that the development could have signficant negative impact, or 3) that the development proposal has deficiencies of a nature that warrant termination of its consideration. During 2000/2001, the EISC decided that 37 of the developments before it would have no significant negative impact. Four of the project descriptions were found to be deficient. ... the EISC was informed of additional projects that were proposed for the ISR, but were exempt from the screening process. ... [The submissions to the EISC for this reporting period are listed along with the screening decision and decision-time. A financial summary concludes this report.] (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 2001 - 2002, for the period 1 April 2001 - 31 March 2002   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2002.
ii, 15, ix, i, iv leaves : 1 map ; 29 cm.
Appendices.
ASTIS record 54866.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

The trend in increasing numbers of development projects in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) requiring screening by the Environmental Impact Screening Committee continued during fiscal year 2001/2002. Several exploratory natural gas wells were drilled in addition to an increase in the number of seismic exploration programs being carried out. Seismic exploration moved into the Beaufort Sea again for the first time in over a decade. ... During the year under review we collaborated with the Environmental Impact Review Board for the ISR in the preparation of guides for assessing cumulative effects of development projects. The EISC, through its Chair, was also involved in the finalization of a cooperation plan for assessing and regulating pipeline projects that might run from the Mackenzie Delta up the length of the Mackenzie Valley into Alberta. The EISC also reviewed its Operating Guidelines and Procedures which led to revisions. The revised Operating Guidelines and Procedures will be available shortly. One change initiated already, based on a legal interpretation of the EISC's mandate as set out in the IFA, is that non-government/non-government funded research projects do not constitute "development" projects and therefore are not subject to screening by our Committee. ... Activities: In summary, the EISC screened 63 project descriptions during [2001/2002] including developments associated with research (27), hydrocarbon exploration (26), gravel quarries (2), river navigational sites or aids (2), film production (1), docks (2), inspection of heritage sites (1), an exploratory fishery project (1), and stabilization of a communication tower (1). ... In addition to developments that were screened, the EISC was informed of additional wildlife or fisheries research projects that were proposed for the ISR, but were exempt from the screening process by virtue of having gone through the IFA co-management process with approval from the Inuvialuit Game Council, the relevant Hunters' and Trappers' Committee, and the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope), the Wildlife Management Council (NWT), or the Fisheries Joint Management Committee. ... The EISC routinely accepts presentations from Developers with project descriptions before the EISC, particularly when the proposal is controversial or complex. ... During 2001/2002 the EISC received 15 presentations ... [including: AEC Oil and Gas on the Heritage Resource Survey and the Biophysical Survey, jointly proposed by gas operators in the region, including Anderson, BP, Chevron, Shell, Burlington and Gulf; North American Natural Gas Pipeline Group marine and terrestrial environmental studies to provide background information for a proposed natural gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to central Alberta; Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency perspective on how an environmental review of a pipeline down the Mackenzie Valley might unfold given the many parties that would be involved; Anderson Resources Ltd. Beaufort Sea Summer 2001/2002 Marine Seismic Program; Mackenzie Delta Project Team presentation about Chevron's Winter 2001/2002 Ogruknang and Tumma Seismic Program and the Ellice, Mallik and North Langley Seismic Program; AEC West Ltd. Burnt Lake Seismic Program; Petro-Canada proposed seismic program (Nuna, Titallik, Ogeoqueoq, and Napoiak), Napartok Gravity Survey, and proposed drilling program; Shell Canada Ltd. Winter 2001/2002 Aklavik 2D Seismic Program; Devon ARL Tuk South Winter 2001/2002 3D Seismic Program and Tuk 2 Winter 2001/2002 Drilling Program; Conoco Parsons Lake 3D Winter Seismic Program; AEC West Kamik 2D Winter 2001/2002 Seismic Program; ArctiGas Resources proposed Inuvik area pipeline construction evaluation. Other activities of the EISC, meetings/conferences/workshops attended and finances are also discussed in this report.] (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 2002 - 2003, for the period 1 April 2002 - 31 March 2003   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2003.
v, 11, vi, i, iv p. : 1 map ; 29 cm.
Appendices.
ASTIS record 54867.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

The Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) during 2002/2003 continued to carry out its function, mandated under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA), of screening developments within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region for their potential negative impacts on the environment or on Inuvialuit wildlife harvesting activities. ... The single largest category of projects considered during the year continued to be those in the hydrocarbon industry sector. Our committee also maintained its involvement in discussions that will lead, eventually, to the screening and reveiw of gas field gathering systems and a Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline. In anticipation of such project proposals requiring screening in the coming year, EISC members have begun to acquaint themselves with the physical and operational aspects of this part of the energy sector through workshops and field visits. ... [13 of the 38 project descriptions screened by the EISC during 2002/2003 related to hydrocarbon exploration, including] ... 2 camp water permits, 2 aquatic seismic programs, 3 on-shore seismic programs, 4 drilling programs, and 2 geotechnical investigation programs, research (8), tourism (7), land leases for communication towers (2), or traditional camps (2), DEW Line Clean-up (1), diamond exploration (1), communication site access road (1), relocation of a reindeer corral (1), tide gauging station placment (1), and emergency shelter placement (1). During 2002-2003 the EISC decided that 35 of the proposed developments would have no signifcant negative impact. A project description submitted by WesternGeco in April 2002 for its Mackenzie Delta River 2D Seismic Program was found to be deficient. When revised and resubmitted in May it was deemed to have the potential for significant negative impact and was referred to the Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) .... Similarly, a project description submitted by Commander Resources Ltd. for its proposed Diamond Exploration Program on Victoria Island was at first deferred to obtain comments from the community and later found to have the potential for significant negative impact. It was referred to the EIRB .... [This, the fifteenth annual activity report produced since 1986, discusses the mandate of the EISC as it relates to the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, the membership of the EISC, a detailed accounting of its activities during this period, presentations made by developers, guests, other activities, and finances. Some of the documents that the EISC has helped to prepare or review: Draft Ivvavik National Park Management Plan, April 2002; EISC Operating Guidelines and Procedures, April-September 2002; Mineral Activities Review Report, April-May 2002; Proposed Devon Offshore Drilling Comprehensive Study Report/IFA Screening and Review Process Flowcharts, May, July 2002; Draft Criteria for Establishing Environmental Standards and Criteria for Evaluating a Developer's Standard of Performance in the Husky Lakes Area, November 2002; Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act, November 2002; Aurora Research Institute, Doing Research in the Northwest Territories: a Guide for Researchers, December 2002; Yukon Environmental Assessment Act, February 2003.] ... EISC completed revisions of its Operating Guidelines and Procedures in September 2002. [Non-government sponsored or funded research was added to the exemptions list.] ... In practice the distinction between government funded and non-government funded research turned out not to be always clear, and the co-management groups were dissatisfied that all research projects were no longer subject to the IFA screening process. ... (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 2003 - 2004, for the period 1 April 2003 - 31 March 2004   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2004.
ii, 14, v, i, iv p. : 1 map ; 29 cm.
Appendices.
ASTIS record 54868.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

During the reporting period ending March 31, 2004, the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) continued to fulfill its mandate as set out later in this report. The Committee received the Preliminary Information Package of the Mackenzie Gas Project for screening. The decision as to the potential for possible significant negative environmental impact of a project requiring the development of three natural gas fields, gas gathering systems, gas conditioning plants, compressor stations and a Mackenzie Valley pipeline was not necessarily a difficult one. The EISC had however to await the conclusion of deliberations over which it had no control before deciding to which environmental review process to refer the project. The EISC has also been actively investigating the various methods of disposing of drilling wastes, since it has grown increasingly uncomfortable with industry's continued reliance on the use of sumps for this purpose. The Committee has advised the industry that it requires sufficient information to persuade it that sumps do not pose a threat to the environment, compared with alternatives such as down-hole injection which was used at Taglu in the 1970s. A report from the Environmental Studies Research Fund Technical Advisory Group, that was considering the issue of drilling waste disposal, was in preparation at the end of the reporting period. The Committee is looking forward to receiving their report. While the EISC no longer screens non-government research projects for potential environmental impact, it continues to be concerned about the contribution these projects made to potential negative cumulative environmental impact in the region. This concern is shared by Inuvialuit beneficiaries carrying out traditional harvesting activities as well as by other co-management bodies. ... Submissions: ... Thirty-seven project descriptions were submitted. Of the total submissions, three project descriptions that were submitted at the end of the previous fiscal year were examined during the present reporting period. Two project descriptions were withdrawn by the proponents prior to completion of the screening process: a hiking tour proposal submitted by Arctic Nature Tours and a filming project submitted by Staplewinds. In summary, the EISC screened thirty-five project descriptions during 2003/2004 including research (17), developments associated with hydrocarbon exploration (11), tourism (2), and several miscellaneous projects (5) including an old drum/fuel reclamation project, a R.C.M.P. tour, a refueling project, a hunting cabin and an airstrip. During 2003/2004 the EISC decided that 33 of the proposed developments would have no significant negative impact. Two developments were referred for further environmental assessment by public review. Imperial Oil's Preliminary Information Package for the Mackenzie Gas Project [06/03-09] was referred in January 2004 for public review by the Joint Review Panel Process as described in the Cooperation Plan for the Environmental Impact Assessment and Regulatory Review of a Northern Gas Pipeline Project through the Northwest Territories. The EISC decided that the development could have a significant negative environmental impact on wildlife or Inuvialuit harvesting. EnCana Corporation's Proposed Corral Bay 2D Seismic Program [12/03-02] was referred for public review by the Environmental Impact Review Board in January 2004. The EISC decided that the proposed development was in conflict with the Community Conservation Plans and the Beaufort Sea Beluga Management Plan particularly concerning its proposed siting within the Beluga Zone lA. (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 2004 - 2005, for the period 1 April 2004 - 31 March 2005   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2005.
28 leaves : map ; 29 cm.
Appendices.
ASTIS record 64525.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

Message from the Chair: The year covered by this annual report was an interesting and challenging one. Interesting in the diversity of projects submitted for screening and challenging because of new responsibilities given to the Environmental Impact Screening Committee. The number of projects screened was similar to that of the past couple of years but in addition to petroleum resources exploration projects, the committee also considered tourism, oceanographic as well as a range of land-based research, diamond exploration, film, and wildlife research projects. The EIC also screened its first Beaufort Sea exploration drilling program in at least a decade. Amendments to the Inuvialuit Final Agreement at the end of March, 2004 gave the EISC responsibility to recommend terms and conditions for development projects which, if incorporated into project authorizations, would result in a given project not having significant negative environmental impact and being referred for further environmental assessment and review. This was particularly helpful in that shortly thereafter the Environmental Impact Review Board ceased to have a quorum - through lack of appointment of the government members and the chairperson when their terms expired - and there was therefore no review body to which to refer development projects. The draft of such recommended terms and conditions required careful consideration. The implementation of these recommended terms and conditions by the various regulatory agencies was also the subject of much discussion. The process by which this is done is still being worked out jointly. The EISC appreciates the cooperation of the regulators and project proponents in carrying out the intent of its recommendations. Members of the EISC visited three of the Inuvialuit communities together with National Energy Board representatives to explain the environmental screening and regulatory processes of the two bodies. They also conducted a tour of a number of drilling waste sumps in the Delta to gain a first-hand understanding of this feature of exploration drilling. Committee members attended a few conferences and training events and made presentations about the environmental screening and review process in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The highlight of the year was Billy Day, long time member of the EISC, being presented with an award by the International Association of Impact Assessment for his significant contribution "to a better understanding of the need for and implementation of environmental impact assessment in the Canadian North." ... Activities: ... In summary, the EISC screened thirty-nine project descriptions during 2004/2005 including industry projects (17), mining projects (3), government research projects (12), university research projects (2), tourism projects (4), and filming project (1). During 2004/2005 the EISC decided that 15 of the proposed developments would have no significant negative impact, and 21 developments would have no significant negative impacts with recommended terms and conditions. One development was ... returned to the proponent, two were deferred with one being withdrawn by the proponent, and no developments were referred for further environmental assessment by public review. The EISC decided that a proposed development was in conflict with the Community Conservation Plans and the Beluga Management Plan and a portion of the project will not be screened until the EISC receives the revisions to the Management Plan. The screening process for the majority of submissions (n=20, 51%) required less than 60 days to complete. Forty-six percent (n=18) of the submissions were screened in less than 30 days from the date of receipt, requiring a resolution by the EISC to waive the standard requirement. One submission took more than 60 days to process after the EISC deferred screening to obtain further information from the proponent or await documentation from other groups. ... [Appendix A contains a summa ry table of this year's screening decisions.] (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 2005 - 2006, for the period 1 April 2005 - 31 March 2006   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2006.
42 leaves : map ; 29 cm.
Cover title.
Appendices.
Indexed a PDF file from the Web.
ASTIS record 75998.
Languages: English
Web: http://www.screeningcommittee.ca/pdf/annual_reports/EISC%202005-2006.pdf
Libraries: ACU

Message from the Chair: To begin this year's report, I would like to acknowledge the many years of service as members of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) of two individuals in particular. Mr Billy Day was appointed as a member of the EISC when it was first established in 1986. He relinquished that initial appointment after a short term but served on the Committee continuously from September of 1995 until his retirement this past September. Mr. Alex Kaglik has likewise put in many years of service on the EISC. He was first appointed to the ElSC in June of 1988 and continued as a member of the Committee until his most recent appointment ended in September 2005. We will miss the wisdom, knowledge of the land and sense of humour that they brought to our discussions. The EISC continues to carry out the mandate provided to it in the lnuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA). The reporting period of this annual report April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006 was a relatively busy one with a variety of development projects, including research activities, having to be considered Its mandate having been expanded somewhat last year by the amendments to the IFA, the EISC continues to provide recommendations to the licensing bodies for terms and conditions under which a development may proceed, with a view to limiting the potential negative impacts of such developments on the natural environment and Inuvialuit traditional harvesting activities. A workshop was held with representatives of regulatory agencies to agree, among other things, on the means by which recommendations of the E1SC would be implemented. The discussions continue. During this reporting period the EISC screened the first offshore drilling project that has come before it in many years. The Devon well, to be drilled from a steel drilling caisson, was the subject of a Canadian Environmental Assessment Act comprehensive study as well as a screening by the EISC. The Devon project proceeded subject to terms and conditions which the Committee recommended and to which the company readily agreed. There were other changes to the membership of the EISC during the reporting period. Ron Gruben and Eric Cockney filled the Inuvialuit positions vacated by Billy Day and Alex Kaglik. Cathy Cockney's term as the GNWT's nominee ended; she was replaced by Albert Ruben. Randy Lamb's term as the Yukon government's nominee expired; his replacement has not yet been appointed. On behalf of the Committee, I would like to extend our thanks to Billy, Alex, Cathy and Randy for their positive contribution to the EISC s work and to wish them all well. ... (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 2006 - 2007, for the period 1 April 2006 - 31 March 2007   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2007.
24 leaves : map ; 30 cm.
Appendices.
Report date: May 31, 2007.
ASTIS record 64526.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

Message from the Chair: The reporting period for this annual report has witnessed a number of changes. First there has been a change in the Chair of the EISC. After six and one half successful years at the helm of the EISC, Bill Klassen resigned to pursue other interests. During Bill's tenure as Chair significant changes took place in the ISR and to the environment screening and assessment provisions of the IFA. Another oil and gas boom took place in the early part of the 21st century, followed by the referral of the Mackenzie Gas Project to a Joint Panel review. In 2004 the Inuvialuit Final Agreement was amended increasing the responsibilities of the EISC to include the ability to recommend terms and conditions to mitigate any significant negative impact of the development project. This amendment necessitated a major revision to the EISC Operating Guidelines and Procedures. Under Bill's leadership the EISC screened the first offshore well that the region has seen for many years and in so doing raised the standard for such projects. Finally Bill helped negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding between the EISC/EIRB and the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board. In addition to this list of accomplishments Bill was able to maintain the high level of competency and efficiency of the EISC throughout his tenure. The second change was the reappointment of Bill in July after a lapse of a month or so and Bill's resignation in February. In both instances the Committee was without a Chair for their meetings in July and February respectively. The third change was the appointments of Fred McFarland as Chair of the EISC and Morris George by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Fred was appointed in March 2007 and Morris in November 2006. Morris' appointment was made on the recommendation of the Yukon Government. With these two appointments the Committee was at full strength at the end of the fiscal year. The fourth change was the resignation of Christine Inglangasuk, the EISC Coordinator, in August and the hiring of Agnes Noksana in November as her replacement. During the intervening period, Larry Peckford, EIRB Coordinator and Katherine Thiesenhausen, WMAC (NWT) Resource Biologist handled the responsibilities of the Coordinator. The workload in 2006/2007 was similar to that reported in the last report. Sixty project descriptions were submitted of which 57 were screened. There was a mix of development projects screened, oil and gas exploration, preparation work for the Mackenzie Gas Project, mining exploration, outfitting activities and a number of government funded research projects. As noted in the last report, work continued on the revisions of the Operating Guidelines and procedures with more discussions with the regulators and a request for comments or suggestions on the 2004 version of the guidelines. ... Activities: ... In regard to submissions received by the EISC, 2006/2007 was a relatively busy year when compared with the previous few years. 65 descriptions were submitted. Of the total submissions, 3 project descriptions were withdrawn by the proponent prior to the completion of the screening process: Department Fisheries & Oceans (Papst) [05/06-12]; Devon Canada Corporation [06/06-08]; Environment and Natural Resources (#173 Hay River Dene reserve) [05/06-01]. No projects were referred to the Environmental Impact Review Board. In summary, the EISC screened 65 project descriptions during 2006/2007 including: Hydrocarbon exploration projects (22); Mining exploration projects (2); Government research projects (18); University research projects (11): Tourism projects (4); Community development projects (1); Filming projects (3); US Government (1); and NGO (1). During 2006/2007 the EISC decided that: Eight of the Proposed developments would have no significant negative impact, 46 developments would have no significant negative impacts with recommended terms and conditions. Eight developments were defi cient and returned to the proponent. Three projects were withdrawn by the proponent. The screening process for the majority of submissions (N=45, 69%) required less than 60 days to complete, eleven (n=11, 17%) of the submissions were screened in less than 30 days from the date of receipt, requiring a resolution by the EISC to waive the standard requirement. None of the project submissions were deemed to have the potential for significant negative impact. ... [Appendix A includes a summary table of this year's screening decisions.] (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 2007 - 2008, for the period 1 April 2007 - 31 March 2008   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2008.
24 leaves : map ; 29 cm.
Cover title.
Appendices.
Indexed a PDF file from the Web.
ASTIS record 76004.
Languages: English
Web: http://www.screeningcommittee.ca/pdf/annual_reports/EISC%202007-2008.pdf
Libraries: ACU

During this reporting period the workload the number of development proposals submitted to the EISC was less when compared to the past several years. However, the nature and complexity of some developments proposals and the Committee's revisions to their Operating Guidelines and Procedures resulted in a full agenda for the year. The EISC produced draft revisions to their Operating Guidelines and Procedures in December 2007 which were widely distributed f s or comment. The responses received will help guide the development of second draft which the Committee plans to have completed in 2008/2009. The training of the Members and enhancing the capacity of the Committee is a priority for the EISC. To this end the Members attended a number of workshops and meetings. To improve the efficiency of the Committee's screening of developments the EISC converted to paperless meeting binders. This undertaking reduced the burden on the Joint Secretariat and the agencies and organizations which provide advice to the Committee. The Committee's operations benefited from having a full complement of members for the reporting period. At this time I would like to acknowledge the EISC members and the Committee as a whole for their hard work and the passion they bring to their work. Many of the Members manage to carry out their EISC; responsibilities while holding down full time employment. Early in the year when the Committee was without a Coordinator members of the Joint Secretariat supported the EISC their support was most appreciated. Barb Chalmers was hired in the summer of 2007 and organized the office and the administration of the Committee. The EISC would not have been able to function effectively nor would have been able to make the conversion to the digital world without the tireless efforts and enthusiasm of the EISC Coordinator. The Committee also benefits from the administrative support and advice from the Joint Secretariat staff namely Dr. Norm Snow, Connie Gordon, Erica Lugt, Meeka Kisoun, Bernice Joe and Peggy Madore; to all we extend our appreciation. (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 2008 - 2009, for the period 1 April 2008 - 31 March 2009   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2009.
ii, 23 leaves : map ; 29 cm.
Cover title.
Appendices.
Indexed a PDF file from the Web.
ASTIS record 76005.
Languages: English
Web: http://www.screeningcommittee.ca/pdf/annual_reports/EISC%202008-2009.pdf
Libraries: ACU

Message from the Chair: The 2008-2009 review period began with the expectation that it would be another busy year for the Committee. However this forecast changed as the global economic outlook took a different course in the latter half of this reporting period. There was a noticeable decline in the number of development activities proposed for the ISR in 2009-2010. Hydrocarbon developments, a major focus for the Committee in past years, were limited to one company working in the Mackenzie Delta and two companies working in the Beaufort Sea. The Committee continued with the revisions of their Operating Guidelines and Procedures in 2008-09. A consultant was hired to assist the Committee in this effort. The Committee worked with the consultant and legal counsel to produce another draft which was reviewed by the participants in the process in March 2009. The Committee is determined to complete the task in the upcoming year. The EISC membership underwent several changes with two new appointments and two reappointments during this period. Elizabeth Gordon and Patrick Gruben joined the Committee and Darren Nasogatuak and Albert Ruben were re-appointed. The Committee would like to acknowledge the contribution of the two former members, Eric Cockney and Ronnie Gruben, for their hard work and dedication to the work of the Committee. Collectively the Committee members have been diligent in the review of the various project descriptions before the EISC as well as attending activities outside the regular meetings to improve their knowledge base. The revisions of the EISC's Operating Guidelines and Procedures were a major undertaking for the Committee and the work has progressed as a result of the sharing of information and exchange of views by the Members. It has been a pleasure working with such a diverse group of individuals in dealing with the complex issues facing the EISC. The success of the Committee would not be possible without the excellent support provided by the EISC Co-ordinator, Barb Chalmers. Ms. Chalmers has led the EISC through the conversion to the digital world and has spearheaded the development of a EISC web site and a public registry. Ms. Chalmers organizational and communication skills continue to advance the work of the EISC. The Committee benefits from the administrative and technical support and advice from the Joint Secretariat staff, namely Dr. Norm Snow, Connie Gordon, Erica Lugt, Meeka Kisoun, Bernice Joe and Peggy Madore; to all we extend our appreciation for their hard work and attentiveness to the work of the EISC. The Committee would also like to acknowledge the support of Eli Arkin, EIRB Coordinator, who ably supported the Committee during Ms. Chalmers absence. (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 2009 - 2010, for the period 1 April 2009 - 31 March 2010   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2010.
21 leaves : map ; 29 cm.
Cover title.
Appendices.
Indexed a PDF file from the Web.
ASTIS record 76007.
Languages: English
Web: http://www.screeningcommittee.ca/pdf/annual_reports/EISC%202009-2010.pdf
Libraries: ACU

To begin this year's report, I would like to acknowledge the years of service of two members of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC). Mr. Morris George was appointed as a member of the EISC in November 2006 and his term expired in November 2009. Mr. Darren Nasogaluak was first appointed to the EISC in March 2004 and his term ended in October 2009. We will miss the wisdom, knowledge of the land and sense of humour that they brought to our discussions. The EISC continues to carry out the mandate provided to it in the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA). The reporting period of this annual report, April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010 was a relatively busy one with a variety of project submissions. As per the amendments to the IFA, the EISC continues to provide recommendations to the licensing bodies for terms and conditions under which a development may proceed, with a view to limiting the potential negative impacts of such developments on the natural environment and Inuvialuit traditional harvesting activities. During this reporting period the Committee continued their efforts towards completing revisions to the Operating Guidelines and Procedures. A draft document was completed at the end of March and is waiting for review by legal counsel. The Committee expects to finalize the document during the summer of 2010. The appointment of the EISC's Chair, Mr. Fred McFarland, expired on March 20, 2010. At the time of this report the Committee remains without a Chair. On behalf of the Committee, I would like to extend our thanks to Fred, Darren and Morris for their positive contribution to the EISC's work and wish them all well. I would also like to thank the staff of the Joint Secretariat for their on-going support and, particularly, that of the EISC's Environmental Assessment Coordinator, Barb Chalmers. (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee annual activity report, 2010 - 2011, for the period 1 April 2010 - 31 March 2011   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 2011.
23 leaves : map ; 29 cm.
Cover title.
Appendices.
Indexed a PDF file from the Web.
ASTIS record 76011.
Languages: English
Web: http://www.screeningcommittee.ca/pdf/annual_reports/EISC%202010-2011.pdf
Libraries: ACU

Message from the Chair: To begin this year's report, I first express my sincere gratitude to all of the members of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) and to the staff of the Joint Secretariat for their warm welcome and assistance as I settled in as the new Chair of the EISC. The Inuvialuit Settlement Region is well served by their representatives and I invite you to verify below who these fine individuals are. Their roles in fulfilling the mandate of the EISC are at times challenging, yet they tackle the task with enthusiasm and a very strong sense of purpose. A special thank you is expressed on behalf of the committee members to Mr. Johnny Lennie for his service as the Acting Chair for the first seven months of the reporting period, April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. The activity level for the period was marginally below the average of the past five years with no discernible trend apparent. The main activities are in expected areas of Oil and Gas, and Research projects. During this reporting period the Committee completed final consultations and the final drafts of the new Environmental Impact Screening Guidelines and the new Rules of Procedure for the Environmental Impact Screening and Review Process of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement. These are public documents that will guide our activities for many years, thus they took considerable time and effort to bring to this state. We thank everyone who provided feedback during our consultations. These documents will be released to the public and put into practice early in the new year. (Au)

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