Meeting Summary - 25 November 2010 - Town of Inuvik Council Chamber, Inuvik, NT

Arctic Offshore Drilling Review

Meeting Summary

Date and Location
Date Location
Thursday
25 November 2010
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Town of Inuvik Council Chamber
Inuvik, NT

Purpose: Introduce the Arctic Offshore Drilling Review to the Mayor of the Town of Inuvik, and officially initiate Phase 1 (information gathering) activities in the Town of Inuvik.

Participants
Participants
Denny Rodgers Mayor, Town of Inuvik
Grant Hood Senior Administrative Officer, Town of Inuvik
Larry Peckford Economic Development Manager, Town of Inuvik
Gaétan Caron Chair and Chief Executive Officer, NEB
David Hamilton Member, NEB
Brian Chambers Northern Advisor, Strategy and Analysis, NEB
Bharat Dixit Technical Leader, Conservation of Resources, NEB

Introductory Remarks (NEB):

  • Gaétan Caron thanked Mayor Rodgers for the opportunity to introduce the Arctic Review to him and his team. Provided an overview of the Review.
  • David Hamilton noted that the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Town of Inuvik and residents would be impacted by offshore drilling activities and any incidents. Wanted to hear the questions that should be answered from the Town of Inuvik perspective on these matters.

Dialogue with Town of Inuvik officials:

Town of Inuvik officials identified areas of interest and concern. These included:

  • Town officials wanted to know if the anticipated changes in offshore regulation as a result would be small, medium or large;
  • If there was any indication of fatigue amongst those already consulted regarding yet another exercise and consultation;
  • Would there be interest in the NEB providing an update of the Arctic Review at the 2011 Inuvik Petroleum Show scheduled for 13-15 June 2011.

Concluding Remarks:

  • Mayor Rodgers invited the NEB to attend a Council meeting early in 2011 to provide an overview of the Arctic Review.
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