Meeting Summary - 2 December 2010

Arctic Offshore Drilling Review

Meeting Summary

Date and Location
Date Location
Thursday
2 December 2010
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
National Energy Board offices
Calgary, AB

Purpose: Introduce the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review to the Chair of the Inuvialuit Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC)

Participants
Participants
John Ondrack Chair, EISC
Gaétan Caron Chair and Chief Executive Officer, NEB
Lynn Mercier Member, NEB
Brian Chambers Northern Advisor, NEB
Bharat Dixit Conservation of Resources, NEB

Introductory Remarks (NEB):

  • A general overview of the scope and phases of the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review was provided, including the gathering and analysis of evidence and the production of a report.

Dialogue with Chair of EISC:

In response to the introduction, a number of areas of interest and concern were raised by the Chair of the EISC, including:

  1. General
    • The NEB's approach to the Arctic Review was valid and appropriate
  2. Process
    • It is important for Inuvialuit communities to have an opportunity to participate in the Arctic Review process
    • The EISC was pleased that the NEB was making efforts to engage youth in the review process.

Concluding remarks:

  • NEB Staff offered to work with the EISC on environmental screenings related to oil and gas operations received by the EISC.
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