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.
October 6, 2022 The Environmental Impact Review Board Announces the Appointment of one new Board Member The IGC member position is a crucial one since the EIRB has had vacancies for the past 10 months preventing it to operate in full capacity. Inuvik, The Inuvialuit Game Council announced the appointment of IGC vacant position (1) to the board of directors. This brings the number of board members to 5. Gerald Inglangasuk has been with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans from 2013- 20221. +
Chair of the Environmental Impact Review Board Catherine Cockney, B.A. has been appointed as Chair of the Environmental Impact Review Board as established under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement in 1984. Ms. Cockney has worked with the EIRB for over 15 years. Ms. Cockney served on the Review Panel for the Environmental Assessment of the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk, Town of Inuvik and the GNWT’s proposal to construct the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway in 2012. Among Ms. Cockney’s accomplishments are oral history initiatives, the study of Inuvialuit artifacts, developed a program to revive Inuvialuit drum dancing and cultural heritage reclamation, repatriation, and preservation for current and future generations. We are thrilled that Ms. Cockney has accepted this position and are confident that she will represent the Environmental Impact Review Board with integrity and transparency and contribute significantly to the region and Canada. +
The Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) is a co-management tribunal established to conduct reviews of developments in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Considering the Government of Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act and the devolution that has taken place in the NWT, the EIRB is initiating a project to be completed by March 31, 2021 to update its current Guidelines. The Review Board is seeking proposals from qualified persons or organizations to conduct a review of the Guidelines, putting forward suggested modifications and improvements to bring them up to date. A copy of the RFP is available at www.jointsecretariat.ca/jobs. Responses are due by November 28th, 2020. +