11. (1) The developments subject to environmental impact screening include: 

(a) developments described in subsection 13(7); 

(b) developments in the Yukon North Slope region described in section 12; 

(c) developments in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in respect of which the Inuvialuit request environmental impact screening; and 

(d) subject to any agreement between the Inuvialuit and the Dene/Metis, developments in areas including the Aklavik land selections where the traditional harvest of the Dene/Metis may be adversely affected, on request by the Dene/Metis or by the Inuvialuit.

11. (2) No environmental impact screening or environmental impact review is required to be conducted in relation to a proposed development that:

(a) is to be carried out in response to a national emergency for which special temporary measures are being taken under the Emergencies Act;

(b) is to be carried out in response to an emergency such that carrying it out forthwith is in the interest of preventing damage to property or the environment or in the inteerest of public welfare, health or safety; or

(c) is exempt by way of an Exclusion LIst to be established by the Screening Committee, of classes or types of development which would not have a significant negative impact on air, water, land or renewable resources.

11. (3) Each development subject to screening shall be dealt with in accordance with the procedures, principles, criteria and provisions applicable under this Agreement.  Except for screening and review for the purposes of wildlife compensation, the process described in this section applies only to onshore development.  There shall be a similar process in the Yukon Territory in the area south of the watershed and north of the Porcupine and Bell Rivers, in which native and government representation shall be equal.

11. (4) The Governor in Council shall designate from time to time which Minister shall, by letter of appointment, make appointments on behalf of Canada for the purposes of section 11.

11. (22) The Environmental Impact Review Board is hereby established to be the review body for any development referred to it pursuant to this Agreement. The Review Board shall have seven (7) permanent members, three (3) appointed by Canada, three (3) appointed by the Inuvialuit and a Chairman appointed by Canada, with the consent of the Inuvialuit. Of the three (3) permanent members appointed by Canada, each of the Governments of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon shall designate one (1). The representation of the Government of Yukon Territory for matters north of the watershed and of the Government of the Northwest Territories for matters in the Western Arctic Region shall increase as their respective jurisdictions increase and shall form a majority of appointees for matters exclusively within their respective jurisdictions. The membership of the Review Board may be increased or decreased from time to time at the discretion of Canada, but the same proportion of representation for Canada and the natives shall be maintained.

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987

11. (23) The Review Board shall deal with each development subject to environmental assessment and review in accordance with the applicable provisions of this Agreement.  For greater certainty, subsections (9) to (12) apply to the constitution of the Review Board panels, with such modifications as the circumstances require.

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987

11. (24) The permanent members of the Review Board shall be appointed, remunerated and replaced by the respective appointing parties. The term of office of all permanent members, including the Chairman, shall be three (3) years and they are eligible to be re-appointed on the expiration of the term.

11. (25) The remuneration required for the Inuvialuit members appointed to the Environmental Impact Review Board, referred to in subsection 11(24), and reasonable travel and accommodation costa, to attend regular meetings of the Review Board shall be reimbursed by the Government of the Northwest Territories, as provided through funding agreements between Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories as are negotiated from time to time. These funding agreements shall not form part of the Agreement.

11. (26) Where any of the parties fails to nominate a sufficient number of persons within a reasonable time, the Review Board may discharge its responsibilities with such members as have been appointed.

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987

11. (27) A person may be a member of both the Screening Committee and the Review Board.

11. (28) Canada shall provide to the Review Board the staff required to enable it to fulfil its functions. The Review Board may establish and adopt by-laws and rules for its internal management and its procedures.

11. (29) The Review Board shall expeditiously review an projects referred to it and on the basis of the evidence and information before it shall recommend whether or not the development should proceed and, if it should, or what terms and conditions, including mitigative and remedial measures. The Review Board may also recommend that the development should be subject to further assessment and review and, if so, the data or information required.

11. (30) Decisions of the Review Board shall be made by majority vote of the panel appointed, shall be in writing and shall be signed by all panel members.

11. (31) A register shall be kept of all decisions of the Review Board and the decisions shall be made available to the public on request.

11. (32) The decision containing the recommendations of the Review Board shall be transmitted to the governmental authority competent to authorize the development. That authority, consistent with the provisions of this section and after considering, among other factors, the recommendations of the Review Board, shall decide whether or not, on the basis of environmental impact considerations, the development should proceed and, if so, on what terms and conditions, including mitigative and remedial measures.

11. (33) If, pursuant to subsection (32), the competent governmental authority decides that further impact assessment and review is required, the proposed development shall be subject to further impact assessment and review based on the same or different information, requirements or specifications as the governmental authority considers appropriate.

11. (34) If the competent governmental authority is unwilling or unable to accept any recommendations of the Review Board or wishes to modify any such recommendations, it shall give reasons in writing within thirty (30) days. stating why it has not accepted the recommendations.

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987

11. (35) The decision of the competent governmental authority shall be transmitted to the interested parties and made public.

11. (36) No licence or approval shall be issued that would have the effect of permitting any proposed development to proceed unless the provisions of this section have been complied with.

11. (37) For greater certainty, nothing in this section restricts the power or obligation of the Government to carry out environmental impact assessment and review under the laws and policies of Canada.

11. (5) There is hereby established the Environmental Impact Screening Committee, to be made up of seven (7) permanent members. Canada and the Inuvialuit shall each appoint three (3) permanent members. Of the three permanent members appointed by Canada, each of the Governments of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory shall designate one (1). Additional members may be designated from time to time pursuant to subsection (11).

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987

11. (6) A Chairman shall be appointed by Canada, with the consent of the Inuvialuit. Where the parties cannot agree on a Chairman, the Chief Justice of either of the Territories may appoint a Chairman at the request of one of the parties.

11. (7) The permanent members shall be appointed, remunerated and replaced by the respective appointing parties. The term of office of all permanent members, including the Chairman, shall be three (3) years and they are eligible to be re-appointed on the expiration of the term.

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987

11. (8) The remuneration required for the Inuvialuit members appointed to the Environmental Impact Screening Committee, referred to in subsection 11(5), and the reasonable travel and accommodation costs, to attend regular meetings of the Screening Committee shall be reimbursed by the Government of the Northwest Territories, as provided through funding agreements between Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories as are negotiated from time to time. These funding agreements shall not form part of the Agreement.

11. (9) Each screening shall be carried out by a panel of five (5) of the permanent members, two (2) appointees of Canada, two (2) appointees of the Inuvialuit, and the Chairman, plus, if applicable, additional members designated pursuant to subsection (8). Of the two permanent members appointed by Canada, one shall be designated by the Territorial Government in whose jurisdiction the development being screened is to be located. The representation of Government of the Yukon Territory for matters north of the watershed and of the Government of the Northwest Territories for matters in the Western Arctic Region shall increase as their respective jurisdictions increase and shall form a majority of the appointees of Canada for matters exclusively within their respective jurisdictions.

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987

11. (10) Where any of the parties fails to nominate a sufficient number of persons within a reasonable time, the Committee may discharge its responsibilities with such members as have been appointed.

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987

11. (11) Where an organization recognized for an adjacent comprehensive land claims settlement considers that a development being screened is capable of having a negative environmental impact to the detriment of native persons using or occupying the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and the organization represents those native persons, it shall have the right, at its expense, to designate for the screening panel one (1) additional member, or more than one if so agreed by way of agreement between the Inuvialuit and the duly authorized organization representing the native group in question. Canada shall have the right to designate additional members sufficient to attain representation on the panel equivalent to that of the natives.

11. (12) As adjacent land claims are settled, the representation on panels available to other native organizations by virtue of subsection (11) shall cease unless like representation is available to the Inuvialuit on like panels dealing with adjacent land areas used or occupied by the Inuvialuit.

11. (13) All members of the Screening Committee shall have one vote except the Chairman who shall vote only in the case of a deadlock.

11. (14) The Screening Committee may establish and adopt by-laws and rules for its internal management and procedures in order to ensure reasonable and expeditious consideration of applications.

11. (15) A register shall be kept of all decisions of the Screening Committee and the decisions shall be made available to the public on request.

11. (16) The proponents of a development required to be screened shall submit a project description to the Screening Committee during the preliminary planning stage containing the following information:

(a) the purpose of the project;

(b) the nature and extent of the proposed development;

(c) the rationale for the site selection; and

(d) information and technical data in sufficient detail to permit an adequate preliminary assessment of the project and its environmental impact.

11. (17) On receipt of a project description, the Screening Committee shall expeditiously determine if the proposed development could have a significant negative environmental impact and shall indicate in writing to the governmental authority competent to authorize the development that, in its view:

(a) the development will have no such significant negative impact and may proceed without environmental impact assessment and review under this Agreement;

(b) the development, if authorised subject to environmental terms and conditions recommended by the Screening Committee, will have no such significant negative impact and may proceed without environmental impact assessment and review under this Agreement;

(c) the development could have significant negative impact and is subject to assessment and review under this Agreement; or

(d) the development proposal has deficiencies of a nature that warrant a termination of its consideration and the submission of another project description.

11. (18) For the purposes of paragraph 17(a), the Screening Committee shall take into account any prior governmental development or environmental impact review process that, in its opinion, adequately encompassed the assessment and review function.

11. (19) Where a proposed development is or may be subject to a governmental development or environmental impact review process, and in the opinion of the Screening Committee that review process adequately encompasses or will encompass the assessment and review function, the Screening Committee shall refer the proposal to the body carrying out that review process.

11. (20) If, in the opinion of the Screening Committee, the review process referred to in subsection (19) does not or will not adequately encompass the assessment and review function, or if the review body declines to carry out such functions, the proposal shall be referred to the Review Board for a public review.

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987

11. (21) Decisions of the Screening Committee shall be made by majority vote of the panel appointed, shall be in writing and shall be signed by all panel members.