The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are pleased to announce that our Engagement Guidelines for Applicants and Holders of Water Licences and Land Use Permits have been updated to improve clarity for applicants and other parties with respect to requirements for pre-application engagement. Please view the document here which can also be found under the ‘Resources’ tab along with the Boards’ other policies and guidelines.
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:
Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Plans for Water Treatment, Sewage Treatment and Solid Waste Facilities in NWT Communities are required under the Municipal Water Licencing process. These O&M Plans ensure proper management of these facilities and minimize environmental impacts from their respective operations.
The MVLWB, MACA and ENR have collaborated to develop templates for Operation and Maintenance Plans for Municipal Water Licences. These documents have been created in a fillable, user-friendly format in order to reduce the work-load on communities to complete these plans. These documents will ultimately be used by community staff and/or their consultants. Please note that these are not meant to replace already existing O&M plans that community governments have completed. These were developed to assist with older facilities that do not have operations and maintenance plans and to provide some guidance to communities and consultants when developing O&M plans for new sewage and solid waste sites.
Please click here to access the Item for Review on the Online Review System
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.