What is the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC)

 

The EISC conducts environmental screening of development activities proposed for both the onshore and offshore areas of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

 

Developments considered include:

 

The EISC has developed Operating Guidelines and Procedures to provide information and guidance to developers, government authorities, the Inuvialuit community, and other organizations regarding the structure, procedures and information requirements of the EISC.

 

For projects on the Yukon North Slope, both the environmental screening and review process established by the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act both apply, please refer to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board (YESAB).

 

The EISC is composed of seven people. Three members are appointed by the Government of Canada, and three members are appointed by the Inuvialuit Game Council. Of the members appointed by the Government of Canada, one each is nominated by the federal government, the Yukon Government, and the Government of the Northwest Territories. The Chair is appointed by the Government of Canada with the consent of the Inuvialuit.

 

Our office is located within the office of the Joint Secretariat (JS). The JS was established in 1986 to provide technical and administrative support to the Inuvialuit Game Council, the Environmental Impact Screening Committee, the Environmental Impact Review Board, the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (NWT) and the Fisheries Joint Management Committee. It also records and makes available all materials associated with the business of those groups. The Joint Secretariat office is located in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. A Secretariat office for the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (North Slope) is located in Whitehorse, Yukon.

 

Last Updated: November 26, 2012

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