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Environmental Impact Screening Committee (Inuvialuit Settlement Region)

Overview

Function

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.

Jurisdiction

Government of Canada

Department Responsible

Department of Lands

Authority

Inuvialuit Final Agreement (Canada)

Board Composition

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.

Alternate Members

There are no alternate members.

The Agreement does not provide for the appointment of alternates to the Board.

Chairperson

The Chairperson is appointed by the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, with the consent of the Inuvialuit.

Vice-Chairperson

There is no Vice-Chairperson.

Quorum

No quorum is stipulated in the Inuvialuit Final Agreement; however, Board established bylaws state quorum is a majority of the Board members appointed.

Appointment Instrument

Members are appointed by the appropriate appointing authority under section 11 of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (Canada).

Term Duration

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.

Remuneration

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

Other Considerations

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.

Current Membership

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
2. Member
(GNWT)
Ron Wallace 2019-03-22 2022-03-21 1st term Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Government of the Northwest Territories
3. Member
(Yukon)
Bengt Pettersson 2019-08-05 2022-08-04 n/a Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Government of Yukon
4. Member
(Canada)
(Vacant - 3 year term) Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
5. Member
(IGC)
(Vacant - 3 year term) Inuvialuit Game Council
6. Member
(IGC)
(Vacant - 3 year term) Inuvialuit Game Council
7. Member
(IGC)
(Vacant - 3 year term) Inuvialuit Game Council

(Board details as of Oct 18, 2019)