At the request of the Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board, the Gwich’in Land and Water Board will be facilitating a Technical Session to address concerns brought forward during the review of the Town of Inuvik’s Municipal Water Licence renewal application (G17L3-001). The meeting will be held on April 27th 2017, beginning at 9:30 am. The four topics identified for follow up include:
- SNP Monitoring: Station Locations and Parameter Selection
- O/M Manual Updates and Hazardous Waste Management
- Bears: Landfill Deterrents
- Climate Change and Permafrost Mitigation
Please join us for all or part of this conversation – either by teleconference or in person at the Alex Moses Greenland Building in Inuvik. The GLWB appreciates your contribution to this meeting. The comments and recommendations received during this session will be used to finalize a draft Water Licence, which will be circulated for public review prior to Board and Ministerial Decisions.
A draft agenda is available and additional materials to guide the discussion will be circulated prior to the meeting. Please feel free to share with anyone within your organization who would like to participate, and please contact AlecSandra Macdonald, Regulatory Specialist, if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions pertaining to the session.
The Land and Water Boards have launched our updated Online Registry. We are making every effort to avoid interruption in our service, and do recognize there are issues to address. Please send any feedback to Ryan Fequet. We appreciate your patience during the transition.
In September of 2016, 40 participants gathered to share knowledge about the preliminary screening process, discuss challenges associated with the process and identify constructive steps that could be taken to improve, clarify, and standardize preliminary screening processes within and across institutions.
- Preliminary Screening Practitioner's Workshop Report: summarizes the observations of participants of the Preliminary Screening Practitioner's Workshop. This workshop was hosted by the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board in collaboration with the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley.
The Forum was established to enable representatives from the regulatory and environmental assessment boards based in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon to share best practices, explore common challenges, and discuss potential solutions.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are pleased to announce the release of our updated Guideline for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Submission Standard. This updated guideline will improve clarity for applicants and other parties with respect to requirements for the submission of geospatial data during the application phase of the regulatory process.
Download the guideline as a PDF: Guideline for GIS Submission Standard
View the guideline on the Resource page of the Land and Water Boards' website: Policies and Guidelines
To kick off the new year, the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB), the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (GNWT-MACA), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (GNWT-ENR) are releasing four Operation and Maintenance Plan Templates for Municipal Water Licences. These fillable-pdf documents were collaboratively designed to be user-friendly and are intended to reduce the workload of municipalities to satisfy their municipal licence requirements. The templates include:
Solid Waste Facility (SWF)
Wastewater (Sewage) Treatment System (WWTS)
Water Treatment Plant (WTP)
Spill Contingency Plan
The templates are now available for submission in the ‘Policies and Guidelines’ page under the ‘Resources’ tab of all Land and Water Board websites.
*Please note that these templates are not meant to replace any already existing Operation and Maintenance Plans that municipalities have completed.
In response to the Federal Government’s Action Plan on the Northern Regulatory System, the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley have prepared a position paper on this important issue.