The Sahtu Land Use Plan has been approved and is effective as of August 8, 2013. The Sahtu Land and Water Board will work closely with the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board to ensure all future developments conform with the Plan. To view the plan go to the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board website.
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
The Sahtu Land and Water Board and the National Energy Board will be visiting all five Sahtu communities from February 18 - 27 for Public Information Sessions. This is your opportunity to hear from these two regulatory agencies about activities in the Sahtu region and how our respective organizations operate.
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 Sahtu Land and Water Board has created a series of maps in relation to the 13 oil and gas exploration licences in the Tulita and K'asho Got'ine Districts. These maps identify which company holds each exploration licence, exploration work conducted back to 2010, as well as upcoming development for the winter of 2012-2013. These maps will be updated yearly to reflect the level of oil and gas exploration in the Sahtu. Visit the Presentations and Maps tab under Resources, or click here.
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.
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 email@example.com by May 31, 2012 using the Comment Table which is attached to the Request for R