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Release of Draft Terms of Reference for the Environmental Impact Review of the Beaufort Sea Exploration Joint Venture Drilling Program for Public Comment

March 3, 2014

INUVIK, NT, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ – On February 28, 2014, the
Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) has released Draft Terms of
Reference for the Environmental Impact Review of the Beaufort Sea
Exploration Joint Venture Drilling Program for public comment. When
finalized, these Terms of Reference will provide guidance and set out
information requirements and expectations of the EIRB for the
preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will
satisfy the requirements of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.

The developer, Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited, representing the
Beaufort Sea Exploration Joint Venture, is proposing an exploratory
drilling program and associated support activities that would result in
the drilling of one or more exploration wells in the Beaufort Sea
within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.

The comment period for the draft Terms of Reference will run for
60-days. During this time comments from Inuvialuit people and
communities, the developer, interested parties and the general public
will be solicited and considered by the EIRB in the finalization of the
Terms of Reference.

The draft Terms of Reference can be found on the EIRB Public Registry at
www.eirb.ca. Comments should be provided in writing via email, fax or mail before
April 30, 2014, 5pm MST at:

Environmental Impact Review Board

Joint Secretariat – Inuvialuit Renewable Resource Committees

107 Mackenzie Road, Suite 204

PO Box 2120 Inuvik, NT Canada X0E 0T0

Fax: (867) 777-2610

Email: eirb@jointsec.nt.ca

SOURCE Environmental Impact Review Board


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