The Environmental Impact Screening Committee conducts environmental screenings of development proposals or consequence within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region to determine whether it could have a significant negative impact on the environment or on wildlife harvesting.
Government of Canada
Department of Lands
Inuvialuit Final Agreement (Canada)
The Board consists of six members, plus the Chairperson.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada appoints three members, based on one nomination from the Government of the Northwest Territories; one by the Government of Yukon; and one by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. The Inuvialuit Game Council appoints three members.
There are no alternate members.
The Agreement does not provide for the appointment of alternates to the Board.
The Chairperson is appointed by the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, with the consent of the Inuvialuit.
There is no Vice-Chairperson.
No quorum is stipulated in the Inuvialuit Final Agreement; however, Board established bylaws state quorum is a majority of the Board members appointed.
A member holds office for a term of three years and may be eligible for reappointment.
Time and Travel Requirements
The Committee holds 6 regular meetings and 2 special meetings per year, generally in Inuvik. Meetings are two days long.
Members receive up to 2 analytical days to prepare for each meeting.
Members of a committee shall be paid such fees or other remuneration as the federal Minister may fix:
Chairperson - $500 per diem
Member - $375 per diem
The respective appointing party may replace members.
A person may be a member of both the Environmental Impact Screening Committee and the Environmental Impact Review Board.
The Agreement is silent on the removal of members.
The composition of the Committee should be representative of the population it serves.
|Position||Appointee||Term Start||Term Expiry||Number of Terms||Appointed By||Nominating Authority|
|1. Chair||David Livingstone||2017-08-14||2020-08-13||1st term||Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||Members of the Board|
|Ron Wallace||2019-03-22||2022-03-21||1st term||Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||Government of the Northwest Territories|
|Bengt Pettersson||2019-08-05||2022-08-04||n/a||Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||Government of Yukon|
|(Vacant - 3 year term)||Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada|
|(Vacant - 3 year term)||Inuvialuit Game Council|
|Ray Ruben||2016-10-01||2019-09-30||1st term||Inuvialuit Game Council|
|Shannon O'Hara||2016-10-01||2019-09-30||1st term||Inuvialuit Game Council|