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:
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
- External Initiatives Update
- Working Groups Update
- Licence and Permit Activity Report
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Boards' framework contains three documents: (1) Draft Community Engagement and Board Consultation Policy; (2) Revised Draft Community Engagement Guidelines for Applicants and Holders of Water Licences and Land Use Permits; and (3) Draft Reference Bulletin: Procedural Framework for Addressing the Adequacy of Crown Consultation.
These documents and a reviewer's guide to key changes to the package may be viewed at: http://mvlwb.com/current-initiatives/working-groups
Please send your comments to Sarah Elsasser, email@example.com, by November 30, 2012.
In response to the Federal Government’s Action Plan on the Northern Regulatory System, the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley have prepared a position paper on this important issue.