The final report for the Mackenzie Valley Resource Managament Act (MVRMA) Workshop, which occured this past February 2018. Below are the links for the three parts of this final report.
MVRMA 2018 Workshop Summary Report - April 2018 MVRMA 2018 Workshop Appendices Part 1 MVRMA 2018 Workshop Appendices Part 2
Many thanks to the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board, the Government of the Northwest Territories, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley for the organization of this workshop, and to all attendees.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are responsible for issuing water licences to community governments as required by the Waters Act. However, the responsibility of ensuring and monitoring compliance is shared with the various departments of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).
In May 2016, the Boards requested collaboration with the GNWT to improve water licence (WL) compliancy and the effectiveness of the current licencing process.
In March 2017, the Boards received joint response from the Ministers of the GNWT departments.
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Boards, in collaboration with the Government of the Northwest Territories, are pleased to make available updated municipal plan templates. These fillable-pdf documents were collaboratively designed to be user-friendly and are intended to reduce the workload of municipalities to satisfy their municipal licence requirements. The templates include:
The templates are now available for download on the Resources for Municipalities page of all Land and Water Board websites.
*These templates are not meant to replace already existing Operation and Maintenance Plans that municipalities have completed.
Please be advised that the new MVLWB Municipal Water Licences: Roles and Responsibilities Guideline is now available for staff and public use.
This guideline, adapted from the Inuvialuit Water Board, will help to clarify the roles and responsibilities of various organizations in community water and waste management.
The Guideline is posted on the Resources for Municipalities page (within "Resources" menu item), and is available for download.
Please be advised that the new Guidelines for Closure and Reclamation Cost Estimates for Mines is now available for staff and public use.
These Guidelines will outline the process for setting security and the expectations of proponents when submitting closure cost estimates.
The Guidelines document is posted on the Policies and Guidelines page (within “Resources” menu item) and is available for download.
Please see the attached Media Release for additional information about the content and use of these Guidelines. Thank you to all contributors for their valuable input!
Please be advised that the final version of the Guideline for Effluent Mixing Zones is now available for staff and public use.
This updated Guideline will improve clarity for applicants and other parties with respect to water licensing decisions related to effluent discharge and the use of mixing zones.
The Guideline is posted on the Policies and Guidelines page (within “Resources” menu item) and is available for download.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are pleased to announce the release of our updated Guideline for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Submission Standard. This updated guideline will improve clarity for applicants and other parties with respect to requirements for the submission of geospatial data during the application phase of the regulatory process.
Download the guideline as a PDF: Guideline for GIS Submission Standard
View the guideline on the Resource page of the Land and Water Boards' website: Policies and Guidelines