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Arctic Offshore Drilling Review

Meeting Summary

Date and Location
Date Location
16 February 2011
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Government of Northwest Territories meeting room,
Yellowknife, NT

Purpose: Introduce the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review to the Government of the Northwest Territories – staff level meeting

Deb Archibald
Peter Clarkson
Sonya Saunders
James Fulford
Zaka Ullah
Jonnie Lennie
Paul Grech
Chris Sanderson
Chris Funt
Brian Chambers Northern Advisor, NEB
Bharat Dixit Technical Leader, Conservation of Resources, NEB
Pamela Romanchuk Environmental Specialist, NEB
Susan Gudgeon Northern Coordinator, Arctic Offshore Drilling Review, NEB

Introductory Remarks (NEB):

  • An overview of the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review was provided, including the mandate of the NEB, the events leading up to the Review and the various phases of the Review.

Dialogue with GNWT staff members:

Further to the introduction, a number of areas of interest and concern were raised by GNWT staff members, including:

  1. General:

    • Why did the NEB take the approach it did to the Review?
    • Is the NEB hearing concerns regarding socio-economic matters, training, cultural matters and harvesting?
    • What does Phase 2 look like?
    • How long will Phase 2 last?
    • Is there an estimate when Phase 1 will end?
    • How might the election in the NWT at the beginning of October affect the Review?
    • Is there any linkage to the BREA process?
    • There was a tour of all coastal communities in the ISR, is that being considered for Nunavut?
    • Will the NEB seek comment on the best way to structure Phase 2?
    • Participants might want a round of CFI's depending on what is filed in Phase 1
    • Will there be an extension to licences taking into account when the Review will be finalized?

Concluding Remarks:

  • NEB staff are available to assist with process matters
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