The Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) conducts environmental impact reviews for proposed developments in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region that have the potential for significant adverse environmental effects.

The EIRB decides whether a project should proceed and, if so, under what specific terms and conditions. In making its decision, the EIRB considers the need for wildlife compensation, mitigation, and remedial measures.


The Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) is an integral part of a Co-management System established pursuant to the Inuvialuit Final Agreement. The Co-management System in the Western Arctic and Yukon North Slope is composed of five Co-Management Boards:


Registry Updates

IORVL Beaufort Sea Exploration Joint Venture Drilling Program

Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited (IORVL), on behalf of the Beaufort Sea Exploration Joint Venture, proposes a program and associated support activities that would involve drilling one or more wells within Exploration Licence (EL) 476 or 477 located in the Beaufort Sea in the offshore of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). These ELs are in water depths that range from 60 m to 1500 m, and lie about 175 km north-northwest of Tuktoyaktuk. These wells would be drilled in water depths of 80 to 850 m. +

WesternGeco Mackenzie Delta River 2D Seismic Program 2002

Following a referral from the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) on June 18, 2002, the Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) initiated a public review of a Development entitled "WesternGeco Mackenzie Delta River 2D Seismic Program 2002." +