In response to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the NEB initiated a review of the safety and environmental requirements for offshore drilling in Canada's unique Arctic environment.
Through the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review, the NEB examined the best information available on the hazards, risks and safety measures associated with offshore drilling in the Canadian Arctic. The Board invited those with an interest in these topics, including Northern residents, scientists, other regulators, representatives of environmental non-government organizations and industry, to share their information and knowledge.
At the end of the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review, the Board prepared a report on safety and environmental protection requirements for offshore drilling in the Canadian Arctic. The NEB will use the results of the review to inform its decisions on future applications for offshore drilling in the Arctic.
Transcripts - Public review of Arctic safety and environmental offshore drilling requirements
16 September 2011 [Filing A31498]
15 September 2011 [Filing A31459]
14 September 2011 [Filing A31414]
13 September 2011 [Filing A31371]
12 September 2011 [Filing A31308]
Inuvik Roundtable Meeting - Agenda [Filing A31180]
Inuvik Roundtable Meeting
The NEB is reviewing the safety and environmental requirements for offshore drilling in Canada’s Arctic and we want to hear from you.
As part of the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review, the Board will host a Roundtable meeting in Inuvik, NT from Monday, 12 September until Friday, 16 September 2011. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
The event will be broadcast live over the NEB's Internet site. The Roundtable will be interpreted into Inuinnaqtun, Gwich’in, Inuvialuktun, Inuktitut and French and you can listen over the telephone by dialing 1-888-999-9261.
Listeners may also submit questions or make comments to NEB staff by telephone at 1-866-399-0599. Please visit www.neb-one.gc.ca and click on Hearings and Information Sessions for more information.
Expert Report prepared by SL Ross Environmental Research Limited - Spill Response Gap Study for the Canadian Beaufort Sea and the Canadian Beaufort Sea and Davis Strait [Filing A30372]
Expert Report - Major Hazard Incidents Prepared by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) [Filing A30021]
Process Update for the Inuvik Roundtable Meeting [Filing A29992]
Public Review of Arctic Safety and Environmental Offshore Drilling Requirements - Backgrounder, Regulation of Offshore Drilling in the Canadian Arctic [Filing A27782]
A draft scope of topics for the review was released so the public could provide their feedback. Based on the comments received, the NEB adjusted the scope of the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review.
Link to Public Review of Arctic Safety and Environmental Offshore Drilling Requirements Scope [Document A1U6X1]
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