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.
Chairperson of the Environmental Impact Review Board Catherine Cockney was appointed the new chair of the Environmental Impact Review Board. Catherine has worked with the EIRB for over five years. Catherine has previously served on the Review Board for the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk proposal to construct the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway in 2013. Among Catherine's accomplishments are oral history initiatives, the study of Inuvialuit artifacts, and assistance in the rebirth of Inuvialuit drum dance. We are thrilled that Catherine has taken this position and are confident that she will represent the Environmental Impact Review Board well and contribute significantly to the community. +
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. +