YELLOWKNIFE (December 22, 2014) - Minister David Ramsay, Government of the Northwest Territories Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations, and Willard Hagen, Chair of the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on December 19.
The December Newsletter of the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley is now available. This edition's content:
- MVLWB Issues Licence for Prairie Creek Mine
- New Valley-Wide Policies and Guidelines
- SLWB Issues Water Licence to ConocoPhillips for Horizontal Fracturing
- Licence, Permit, Plan, and Report Approvals
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB or the Board) is pleased to announce the reappointment of Mr. Willard Hagen as Chair of the Board.
The Board congratulates Mr. Hagen on his reappointment.
The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board is pleased to announce the appointment of two new staff. Joining us from a career in consulting, Heather Scott now works as a Technical Advisor to the Board. Heather's experience, especially in wastewater management and municipal operations are a great asset to the Board. Angela Love joined the Board from the Sahtu Land and Water Board as a Regulatory Officer, and her skills and experiences adds to the Board's growing expertise in oil and gas project regulation.
The Mackenzie Valley, Gwich’in, Sahtu, and Wek’eezhii Land and Water Boards are pleased to announce the release of several important new policy and guideline documents. These documents were developed by the Standard Procedures and Consistency Working Groups and approved by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board for application throughout the Mackenzie Valley. The new policies and guidelines will become effective June 1, 2013.
The documents include:
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The February Newsletter of the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley is now available. This edition's content:
- MVLWB and National Energy Board Sign Memorandum of Understanding
- Sahtu Winter Oil and Gas Activities
- Canadian Zinc Prairie Creek Mine Public Hearing
- Tlicho Community-Based Fish and Water Monitoring Program
The Land and Water Boards have upgraded their public registries with a new operating platform. The appearance of the registries will be slightly different and subject to change as the sites are fine-tuned, but the content has not changed. Please update your links to our online registries, and if you have any questions or concerns about its usability, feel free to contact MVLWB Information Technology Specialist Rhonda Miller at email@example.com
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The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley have completed, and are pleased to present, a comprehensive draft policy framework related to community engagement and Board consultation under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA).
The MVLWB has re-issued its Clarification of Spill Reporting Expectations notice to correct an error in the first bullet of the previous notice.
The Board regrets any inconvenience this error may have caused.
This edition of the MVLWB Newsletter features updates and articles about recent Land and Water Board activities, plus details of land use permits and water licences issued by the Land and and Water Boards.
The Audit examines the state of the NWT’s environment, cumulative impact monitoring, and the regulatory regime. Read the details of the MVLWB perspectives on the 2010 NWT Environmental Audit. Featuring quotes from two MVLWB Chairs, this news release outlines the Board’s points of view on the second NWT Environmental Audit. The audit is carried out every five years under Part 6 of the MVRMA.
This determination, made in August by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Board pursuant to section 98 of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act, clarifies land use permitting authorities within city limits, ensuring that anyone undertaking work which requires a permit for land use knows who is responsible for issuing which permit. For more information about this determination, visit this handy
The latest edition of the Newsletter of the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley features articles about various aspects of our regulatory work and a summary of permit, licence, and plan activities.
The Draft Engagement Policy and the Draft Guidelines for Applicants and Holders of Water Licences and Land Use Permits address concerns raised by Aboriginal governments/organizations and applicants to the regulatory process respecting consultation and engagement.
Applicants and holders of water licences and land use permits will now need to refer to the Standards for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Submissionsand the Document Submission Standards when submitting applications, plans, reports, GIS data, and other material related to their developments.
The Draft Guide to the Land Use Permitting Process outlines the Land and Water Boards’ requirements regarding land use permit applications and related submissions. Please submit your comments to Angela Plautz firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2012 using the Comment Table which is attached to the Request for R