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Operating guidelines and procedures : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, Inuvik, Northwest Territories, September 1994   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : Environmental Impact Screening Committee, 1994.
iv, 29 leaves : maps ; 29 cm.
Appendices.
ASTIS record 48856.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

The purpose of these Operating Guidelines and Procedures is to provide information and guidance to developers, government authorities, the Inuvialuit community, and other organizations regarding the structure, procedures and information requirements of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC). The Operating Guidelines and Procedures are not intended to be a legal interpretation of the pertinent provisions of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA), nor do they limit the powers of the EISC to establish and adopt by-laws and rules for its internal management and procedures .... These Operating Guidelines and Procedures should be used in conjunction with the current version of the IFA. ... In general terms, the EISC has a legislated responsibility to screen all proposed activities inside and outside the ISR which may negatively impact ecosystems and/or Inuvialuit wildlife harvesting. Examples of activity categories which are considered include commercial tourism proposals; granting of water rights; energy, mineral and aggregate exploration and extraction; commercial transportation projects (air, land, water); water withdrawals; industrial waste disposal; research camps; scheduled military activities; and commercial harvesting of plant resources. ... Under its mandate, the EISC is required to determine whether a given development proposal may result in a significant negative environmental impact (Appendix D) and, if so, whether further review by the EIRB, or an equivalent body is required. ... (Au)


Environmental Impact Screening Committee operating guidelines and procedures   /   Environmental Impact Screening Committee
Inuvik, N.W.T. : [Environmental Impact Screening Committee], 1999.
v, 48 p. : ill., 2 maps ; 29 cm.
Appendices.
References.
ASTIS record 48713.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

... The purpose of these Operating Guidelines and Procedures is to provide information and guidance to developers, government authorities, the Inuvialuit community, and other organizations regarding the structure, procedures and information requirements of the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC). The Operating Guidelines and Procedures are not intended to be a legal interpretation of the pertinent provisions of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA), nor do they limit the powers of the EISC to establish and adopt by-laws and rules for its own internal management and procedures (IFA Subsection 11(11)]. These Operating Guidelines and Procedures should be used in conjunction with the IFA. ... (Au)


Cumulative effects assessments in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region : a guide for proponents   /   Kavik-Axys Inc.   Environmental Impact Screening Committee [Sponsor]   Environmental Impact Review Board [Sponsor]
[Inuvik, N.W.T.] : KAVIK-AXYS Inc., 2002.
x, 4, 3, 5, 4, 21, 2, 2, 1, 2 p. ; 28 cm.
Appendices.
References.
Indexed a PDF file from the Web.
Draft two of this report is available in University of Calgary library.
ASTIS record 48711.
Languages: English
Web: http://www.kavik-axys.com/projects/publications/n01_KA063ProponentsFINAL.pdf

This document has been prepared as a guide for companies that are required to conduct cumulative effects assessments (CEAs) as part of the project descriptions they submit for their proposed developments in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (hereafter referred to as the ISR). This Proponent's Guide has been prepared for the Environmental Impact Screening Committee and the Environmental Impact Review Board by KAVIK-AXYS Inc. A Reviewer's Guide has also been prepared that provides guidance on how CEAs for screening applications and environmental impact statements (EISs) should be reviewed and evaluated by the Environmental Impact Steering Committee (EISC) and the Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB). This Proponent's Guide summarizes the information that should be provided by proponents in their applications, comments on best practice, reviews the steps in the assessment process, identifies opportunities to manage effects and discusses the evaluation of significance. This Guide will help proponents understand the expectations of the EISC and the EIRB with respect to CEA and management, and the importance of CEA in helping fulfill the objectives of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement as the agreement relates to wise stewardship. The Guide will help proponents better understand the minimum information requirements and approaches for CEA within the ISR, thereby promoting greater consistency among different submissions relative to the scale and amount of detail for CEA. Technical specialists who are responsible for conducting environmental impact assessments in the ISR on behalf of proponents are encouraged to refer to both Guides while they carry out their work. The Reviewer's Guide outlines the basis for the review of the assessment done by the proponent. This information can be just as important for proponents as understanding how to complete an assessment. This Guide is an early step in the improvement of the quality and capacity for CEA on projects in the ISR. By encouraging a high standard of CEA and by focussing the review of these results, the practice of CEA will improve. (Au)


Cumulative effects assessments in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region : a guide for reviewers   /   Kavik-Axys Inc.   Environmental Impact Screening Committee [Sponsor]   Environmental Impact Review Board [Sponsor]
Inuvik, N.W.T. : KAVIK-AXYS Inc., 2002.
33 p. in various pagings : ill. ; 28 cm.
Appendix.
References.
ASTIS record 48900.
Languages: English
Web: http://www.kavik-axys.com/projects/publications/n03_KA19ReviewersFINAL.pdf
Libraries: ACU

The purpose of the Reviewer's Guide is to assist the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) and Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) in their consideration of the cumulative effects likely to be caused by a proposed development in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). The approach acknowledges current limitations in the theory and practice of cumulative effects assessment and management, both in the ISR and elsewhere, and attempts to assist the EISC and EIRB in meeting their mandates today, while developing over time a capacity for both assessing and managing cumulative effects of activity in the ISR. The emphasis of the guide is on the environmental impact screening process under the IFA, on the grounds that the review process of the EIRB for cumulative effects is largely in line with that of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). However, both processes are considered. Where a task is relevant to both the screening and review functions, reference is made to the screener/reviewer. If the environmental assessment is to be useful as a basis for the determination or decision required by IFAs. 11, the proponent needs to understand in full the requirements and expectations of the screener/reviewer. In particular, there needs to be a common understanding of the definition of cumulative environmental effect, the components of scoping, and the criteria used to decide upon significance. ... (Au)


Cumulative effects assessments in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region : current and potential capability   /   Kavik-Axys Inc.   Environmental Impact Screening Committee [Sponsor]   Environmental Impact Review Board [Sponsor]
Inuvik, N.W.T. : KAVIK-AXYS Inc., 2002.
66 p. in various pagings : ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.
Appendices.
References.
The Kavik-Axys website lists the title of this publication as: Cumulative Effects Assessment in Project Applications in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: Current and Potential Capability.
Also available from the Web.
ASTIS record 48901.
Languages: English
Web: http://www.kavik-axys.com/projects/publications/n02_KA19CapabilityFINAL.pdf
Web: http://www.bsstrpa.ca/pdf/Other%20Docs/CEA%20in%20the%20ISR%20Kavik-Axys.pdf
Libraries: ACU

The purpose of this report is to review the tools available to the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) and the Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) to undertake cumulative environmental assessment and management of the effects of activities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). Two sets of capabilities or "tools" are considered here: "process tools" that are available in the context of legislative mandate and capacity under the IFA, and "technical tools" available given the current information and understanding of resources in the ISR. This review is undertaken with two cautions. First is the observation that no jurisdiction has yet achieved a satisfactory approach to dealing with cumulative effects assessment and management, and secondly, that an effective approach is all the more difficult where roles and responsibilities are divided across a range of participants. Objectives, therefore, need to be defined in a realistic way that is cognizant of constraints as well as opportunities. The objective for institutions of the IFA is framed as the following question: How can the institutions of the IFA promote evolution of the practice of cumulative effects assessment and management over the long term, while continuing to carry out effectively the mandate set out by the IFA? The analysis of "process tools" distinguishes tools for cumulative effects assessment, which is largely the province of the EISC and EIRB, from those for cumulative effects management over which the co-management institutions have more direct control. The conclusions emphasize the importance for each IFA institution to act within the mandate established by the IFA in the interest of maintaining credibility and influence in government decision processes in the long run. The review of technical tools concludes that there is a wide array of tools available in the ISR to support the assessment and management of cumulative effects. Work undertaken by co-management institutions, for example, on Community Conservation Plans provides a stronger basis for understanding conservation priorities in ISR than is available for many other regions in the country. Further work is needed on these and other technical tools, which should be discussed to improve their usefulness in assessment processes for specific projects and for managing project contributions to environmental effects, cumulative or otherwise. (Au)

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