Mackenzie Valley Review Board

SDL 8 2-D Geophysical Program - EA0506-007 [2005]

Document List

0.06 MBResponse Letter from Review Board

A response letter from the Chair of the Review Board to Paramount Resources regarding their letter dated June 3, 2010.

0.2 MBLetter from Paramount to Review Board

A letter from Paramount Resources recieved by the Review Board regarding measures in the Report of Environmental Assessment and Reasons for Decision EA0506-007.

0.04 MBLetter to Paramount Resources from Review Board

Notification from the Review Board to Paramount Resources regarding the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs decision on SDL8 EA 0506-007 as well as notification from the National Energy Board on the recommendation.

0.1 MBNotice from NEB

Notice from National Energy Board regarding the Ministers decision of the Paramount Resources Ltd. SDL8 Geophysical Program and the Review Boards recommendations on that environmental assessment.

0.07 MBMinisterial Decision July 13, 2009

Correspondence from INAC Minister Chuck Strahl accepting the Review Board's recommendation that the Paramount 2D Geophysical Program (0506-007) proceed to the regulatory stage of approvals without an environmental impact review.

0.02 MBAnnual Reporting for 2006-2007 Operating Season

This report was too large to put on the registry. For those interested, please contact MVEIRB for a copy.

0.1 MBFeb 23, 2007 letter from MVEIRB to Paramount

A letter dated February 23, 2007, from Vern Christensen, MVEIRB to Shirley Maaskant, Paramount Resources Ltd. in response to concerns raised by Paramount regarding significance determination and mitigation measures of for the SDL8 EA.

2 MBFeb 2, 2007 Letter from Paramount to MVEIRB

February 2, 2007 Letter from Paramount to MVEIRB requesting a response to its questions about the determination of significance and the selection of mitigation measures in the SDL8 EA. Note: This letter was received by the Review Board on February 8, 20

0.03 MBLetter from INAC to MVEIRB regarding receipt of REA

A letter from Bob Overvold to Gabrielle Mackenzie-Scott, thanking MVEIRB for providing the Report of the Environmental Assessment

0.1 MBLetter from MVEIRB to Paramount Resources re: Report of Environmental Assessment

This letter is in response to a December 21, 2006 letter Paramount Resources sent to the Review Board.

0.1 MBLetter from Paramount Resources to MVEIRB re: Report of Environmental Assessment

This letter outlines Paramount's response and opinion on the Report of Environmental Assessment issued by MVEIRB.

0.6 MBLetter to NEB regarding REA

A letter from Gabrielle Mackenzie-Scott to the National Energy Board regarding MVEIRB's issuance of its Reasons for Decision and Report of Environmental Assessment for the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s SDL8 geophysical seismic pro

0.7 MBLetter to Minister of INAC regarding REA

Letter to the Minister of INAC from Gabrielle Mackenzie-Scott regarding the issuance of the Report of Environmental Assessment for Paramount's proposed SDL8 geophysical seismic program.

2 MBReasons for Decision and Report of Environmental Assessment

The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board's Reasons for Decision and Report of Environmental Assessment for the environmental assessment of Paramount Resource Ltd.'s SDL8 2-D geophysical seismic program in the South Slave.

0.09 MBMVEIRB reasons for decision regarding Paramount's Request for Ruling

MVEIRB reasons for decision regarding Paramount's September 25, 2006 Request for Ruling regarding use of draft documents and issues related to the Decho Land Use Plan

0.06 MBGNWT-ENR comments on Paramount Request for Ruling

A letter from the Government of the Northwest Territories- Environment and Natural Resources concerning Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Request for Ruling.

0.05 MBDCLUP response to Request for Ruling

A response to Paramount Resources Ltd's Request for Ruling from the Dehcho Land Use Planning Committee.

0.03 MBINAC comments on Paramount's Request for Ruling

A submission by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada regarding Paramount Resources Ltd's Request for Ruling

0.3 MBResponse by KTFN to Paramount Request for Ruling

Response submitted by Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation regarding Paramount Resources Ltd's Request for Ruling

0.1 MBTechnical Report from Paramount Resources Ltd.

Technical Report from Paramount Resources Ltd. on regaring the SDL8 environmental assessment

0.1 MBParamount Request for Ruling

Notification of Paramount's Request for Ruling regarding the use of documents in draft status.

0.1 MBTechnical Report from Environment Canada

Technical Report from Environment Canada regarding the SDL8 environmental assessment

0.2 MBTechnical Report from GNWT-ENR

Technical report prepared by the Government of the Northwest Territories, Environment and Natural Resources division regarding the SDL8 environmental assessment

0.1 MBTechnical Report from KTFN on SDL8 EA

Technical Report from the Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation on Paramount Resources' SDL8 environmental assessment

0.7 MBInformation Request #27 Response from INAC

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada's response to Information Request #27. The IR response includes inspection reports regarding Paramount's Cameron Hills projects.

0.2 MB2nd Round Information Request Responses from INAC

Second Round Information Request responses from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Further documentation is expected regarding these IRs and it is expected around Sept 1.

0.08 MB2nd round Information Request Responses from NEB

2nd round Information Request Responses from the National Energy Board

1 MB2nd Round Information Responses from Paramount

2nd Round Information Requests responses from Paramount Resources Ltd.

0.05 MB2nd Round IR response from the GNWT

2nd Round Information Request Response for the Government of the Northwest Territories

0.02 MBKTFN Request for extension to final Comments deadline

A request for Joe Acorn, consultant for Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation, to extend the date for submission of final comments to the SDL8 EA.

0.04 MBNotification of References to be considered in EA

A notification of references that may be considered by the Review Board during its deliberations on the SDL8 environmental assessment

0.06 MBMVEIRB Reasons on 2nd Round Information Requests

Reasons issued by MVEIRB regarding the acceptance, rejection or modification of Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation requests for information submitted to the MVEIRB.

0.06 MBNotification of 2nd Round of Information Requests

Notification by the MVEIRB concerning the issuance of round 2 information requests.

0.1 MBRound 2 Information Requests

Round 2 Information Requests issued to Paramount, INAC, NEB and the GNWT.

0.1 MBKa'a'ge Tu First Nation's Information Request submission

Submission by KTFN of requests for information regarding the SDL8 environmental assessment.

0.05 MBMVEIRB decision on KTFN Request for Ruling

Letter detailing the Review Board's decision on Ka'a'gee Tu First Nations Request for Ruling. A modified work plan is also described.

0.01 MBEmail from Joe Acorn to MVEIRB regarding Request for Ruling submissions

Email from Joe Acorn, consultant for Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation, to Pat Duxbury, MVEIRB, regarding the comments received from parties related to KTFN's Request for Ruling

0.03 MBINAC response to KTFN's request for ruling

A letter from David Livingston, INAC to MVEIRB regarding its opinion on the matter of Ka'a'gee Tu First Nations request for ruling regarding information requests

0.2 MBLetter from KFN to MVEIRB regarding IR process

Letter from Katlodeeche First Nation in response to the request for ruling put forward by Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation.

0.04 MBLetter from MVEIRB regarding extension of final comments deadline

Letter from MVEIRB regarding extension of final comments deadline. The deadline is now July 21st, instead of July 7th.

0.04 MBNotice to extend period for submission of final (technical) comments

A notification from MVEIRB, that pursuant to KTFN's request for ruling, the deadline to submit final comments has been extended to July 21st.

0.1 MBProcess for KTFN's Request for Ruling

Letter from MVEIRB to parties notifying them about Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation's request for ruling

0.07 MBEmail from Joe Acorn to Pat Duxbury regarding process concerns

Email from Joe Acorn, consultant for Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation to Pat Duxbury, MVEIRB Environmental Assessment Office, regarding process concerns over the SDL8 environmental assessment

0.009 MBEmail from Shirley Maaskant regarding SDL8 history

An email from Shirley Maaskant, Paramount Resources Ltd. in response to question posed by Pat Duxbury regarding the development history of the SDL8 area.

0.05 MBLetter regarding DAR conformity and future direction of EA

A letter from MVEIRB to the SDL8 distribution list regarding the conformity of the DAR and future direction

0.06 MBInformation Request Response from KFN

Information Request Response (#2) from Katlodeeche First Nation

0.02 MBIR reponse from Ka'a'gee Tu FN

Information Request response (#1) from K'a'gee Tu First Nation. Please contact the Review Board for a copy of this document.

0.3 MBJune 15 2006 addendum to DAR

Addendum to the Develops Assessment Rerport for the SDL8 EA. Mainly covering vegetation and cumulative effects issues.

3 MBSDL8 surfacemap

Surface map depicting surface geological formations in the SDL8 area and surrounding region as required in the Developers Assessment Reports

0.2 MBMap of the Cameron Hills Timber Supply Area (IR7)

A map of Cameron Hills Timber Supply Area which is appended to the Government of the Northwest Territories' response to Information Request 7.

0.03 MBSARA Notification letter

Letter to Environment Canada from the MVEIRB as Section 79 of the Species at Risk Act requires notification of an EA that may affect a listed wildife species (Boreal Caribou).

0.05 MBLetter from MVEIRB to KFN, KTFN and NTMN regarding IRs

A letter from MVEIRB to Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation, Katlodeechee First Nation and Northwest Territory Metis Nation reagarding Information Requests responses that have not been yet filed with the Review Board.

0.06 MBLetter from MVEIRB to Paramount regarding conformity of DAR

Letter, dated May 29, 2006 from MVEIRB to Paramount regarding conformity of the Developers Assessment Report. Paramount has been requested to reissue several items of information.

0.1 MBInformation Request Reponse from Environment Canada

Information Request response from Environment Canada.

2 MBBoreal Caribou Booklet

Background information booklet on the Boreal Caribou and their current status as a species at risk. Submitted by the GNWT for Paramount Resources' seismic program, Dehcho region.

2 MBGNWT Boreal Caribou Booklet

Document entitled "NWT Species at Risk - Are Caribou Important to You? Boreal Caribou Conservation in the Northwest Territories" Attached to GNWT-ENR Information Request Responses

0.1 MBResponse to IR from GNWT

Response to Information Requests numbers 7, 8 and 9 for Paramount Resources' seismic exploration program, Dehcho region.

0.7 MBDevelopers Assessment Report

Paramount Resources' Developers Assessment Report for the SDL8 environmental assessment

0.8 MBInformation Request Response 10, 11 and 12 from INAC

Information Request Response 10, 11 and 12 from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

0.05 MBInformation Request Response 4 and 5 from Fort Providence Resource Management Board

Fort Providence Resource Management Board's response to Information Requests 4 and 5 that were issued to Deh Gah Got'ie Dene Band and Metis Local #57/

0.3 MBIR responses 13 and 14 from NEB

Information Request Responses 13 and 14 from the National Energy Board

0.05 MBLetter from MVEIRB notifying the extension of IR submission deadline

Letter from MVEIRB notifying Parties that the deadline for submitting Information Requests has been extended one week until May 12, 2006

0.03 MBRequest from ENR to extend IR submission deadline

A request from the Government of the Northwest Territories, Department of Environment and Natural Resources to extend the deadline submission of its Boreal Caribou IR one week.

0.1 MBEA Terms of Reference and Work Plan

Term of Reference and Work Plan for the SDL8 environmental assessment. Paramount will be expected to respond to the terms presented here in the form of a Developer's Assessment Report

0.1 MBFirst Round Information Requests

First Round Information Requests from MVEIRB to Parties. These IRs were issued by the Review Board on April 6, 2006.

0.05 MBLetter from MVEIRB regarding Terms of Reference

Letter from MVEIRB regarding the issuance of its Terms of Reference and Work Plan, as well as the 1st round of Information Requests, for the envionmental assessment of the SDL8 seismic program.

1 MBIssue Scoping Community Hearing Summary

Summary of the Issue Scoping Community Hearing held on Feb. 28, 2006 in Hay River as part of the environmental assessment of the SDL8 seismic program

0.3 MBMarch 30, 2006 Letter from MVEIRB to Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation

Letter of response from MVEIRB regarding concerns brought forward about issues scoping and EA process from Allan Landry, Ka'a'Gee Tu First Nation

0.2 MBLetter from Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation to MVEIRB regarding EA process and scoping concerns

Letter from Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation to MVEIRB regarding EA process and scoping concerns.

0.6 MBParamount Resources Limited's Presentation

Summary of the presentation given by Paramount Resources Limited at the Community Hearing in Hay River regarding the SDL8-2D seismic program.

0.2 MBNotification of Party Standing

Letter indicating party standing for distribution lists.

0.2 MBLetter from MVEIRB to Ft. Providence Metis Council regarding consultation

A letter, dated Feb 17, 2006 from Pat Duxbury, MVEIRB EAO to Mr. Albert Lafferty, which responds to some concerns that were outlines in Mr. Lafferty's letter to the MVEIRB, date Feb 13th, 2006. The concerns were largely about consultation efforts towards

0.09 MBLetter from Ft. Providence Metis regarding concerns over consultation

A letter from the Ft. Providence Metis council regarding concerns about MVEIRB consultation efforts directed to the NWT Metis Nation

0.1 MBPoster for Community Hearings in Hay River

Poster distributed to a number of community organizations to advertise for the community hearing held in Hay River on Feb. 28, 2006.

0.03 MBPre-Hearing Meeting Notes

Notes from the Pre-Hearing Conference for this EA. The conference was held in Yellowknife on February 13th, 2006.

0.08 MBProcess Update

Letter to interested parties regarding the upcoming scoping hearing and pre-hearing conference for Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region.

0.3 MBReasons for Decision on Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation Request for Ruling

Signed version of reasons for decision to deny the Ka'a'Gee Tu First Nation's request to suspend the Environmental Assessment of Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region.

0.04 MBScoping Hearing Notice

Notification of a planned scoping hearing for Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region.

0.03 MBNotice of Decision for Request for Ruling

Brief notice that MVEIRB denied Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation's request to suspend the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region.

0.2 MB Letter from Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation to MVEIRB re: Request for Ruling

Comments on responses to their request for ruling on staying the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region.

0.06 MBLetter from Deh Gah Got'ie Dene Council to MVEIRB re: Comments on Request for Ruling

Response to request for ruling on staying the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region. Also contains request for party status.

0.08 MBLetter from Fort Providence Metis Council to MVEIRB re: Comments on Request for Ruling

Response to request for ruling on staying the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region. Also contains request for party status.

0.07 MBLetter from Indian and Northern Affairs to MVEIRB re: Comments on Request for Ruling

Response to request for ruling on staying the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region. Also contains request for party status.

0.06 MBLetter from Paramount Resources to MVEIRB re: Request for Ruling

Response to request for ruling on staying the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region.

0.04 MBNotice of Request for Ruling from Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation

Notice to all interested parties that a request to suspend the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region.

3 MBRequest for Ruling

A request from the Ka'a'Gee Tu First Nation to suspend the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region, until certain court proceedings are completed.

0.1 MBRequest for Ruling from Ka'a'gee Tu First Nation

A request from the Ka'a'Gee Tu First Nation to suspend the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program, Dehcho region, until certain court proceedings are completed. This file contains the request only, not the supporting document

0.5 MBWorkplan

For Paramount Resources' 2D seismic program environmental assessment, Dehcho region. There is no terms of reference for this proceeding as the Board determined that no developer's assessment report is required.

0.2 MBGeneral Notification

Notification letter, distribution list, and distribution list return fax to potentially interested parties to Paramount Resources regarding their 2D seismic program, Dehcho region.

0.05 MBLetter from MVEIRB to Paramount Resources re: Notice of Referral

Notification of Environmental Assessment referral/start up to Paramount Resources regarding their 2D seismic program, Dehcho region.

0.05 MBLetter from Indian and Northern Affairs to MVEIRB re: Referral to Environmental Assessment

For Paramount Resources 2D seismic program, Dehcho region.

0.2 MBNotification Ad

Public notice of the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources regarding their 2D seismic program, Dehcho region.

1 MBAdditonal Preliminary Screening Information

Additional information submitted to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board in the course of the preliminary screening process for Paramount Resources' seismic 2D program, Dehcho region. File number MV2005B0021.

2 MBPreliminary Screening Review Comments

Comments the MVLWB received during the preliminary screening for Paramount Resources' seismic 2D program, Dehcho region. File number MV2005B0021.

2 MBLand Use Permit Application

Application including development description submitted to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board for Paramount Resources' seismic 2D program, Dehcho region. File number MV2005B0021.

0.02 MBBoreal Caribou Research Program 2003 Research Summary

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2003. Prepared by the Boreal Caribou Committee. Available at the MVEIRB office.

0.02 MBCaribou Range Resoration Project: Guidelines for Planning and Implementation (draft)

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2005. Prepared by the Boreal caribou committee(BCC). Available at the MVEIRB office.

0.02 MBConducting Seismic Exploration: Environmental Challenges and Government Requirements

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2002. Prepared for Lawson Lundell - Barristers and Solicitors. Prepared by Low, C.A. Available at the MVEIRB office.

0.02 MBDeh Cho Cumulative Effects Study - Phase 1: Management Indicators and Thresholds

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2004. Prepared for the Deh Cho Land Use Planning Committee.

0.02 MBDevelopment of a Threshold Approach for Assessing Industrial Impacts on Woodland Caribou in Yukon (draft report).

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2002, Prepared for Environment Directorate, INAC, Yukon. Prepared by Anderson, R.B., Dyer, S.J., Francis, S.R., and Anderson, E.M. Available at the MVEIRB office.

0.02 MBEvolving Approaches to Minimize the Footprint of the Canadian Oil and Natural Gas Industry

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2004. Prepared by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Available at the MVEIRB office.

0.02 MBFinal Draft Deh Cho Land Use Plan

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2006. Prepared by the Deh Cho Land Use Planning Committee. Available at the MVEIRB office.

0.02 MBGeophysical Guidelines for Muskwa-Kechika Management Area

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2004. Prepared by the Oil and Gas Commission. Available at the Review Board office

0.02 MBInterim Oil and Gas Industry Guidelines for Boreal Caribou Ranges in Northeastern British Columbia

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2004. Prepared by the Oil and Gas Commission. Available at the Review Board office.

0.02 MBNorthern Oil and Gas Annual Report 2005

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2005. Prepared by the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - Northern Oil and Gas Branch. Available at the MVEIRB office.

0.02 MBOne Forest. The Canadian Boreal... A Landscape of Change and Renewal

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2003. Prepared by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Available at the MVEIRB office.

0.02 MBPreliminary Screening of Seismic Operations in the Mackenzie Valley (draft)

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2003. Prepared by the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board. Available at the MVEIRB office.

0.02 MBSeismic Exploration - A Primer

A reference document MVEIRB may use in its deliberations on the environmental assessment of Paramount Resources Ltd.'s Significant Discovery Licence 8, 2D Geophysical Program (SDL8). Published in 2004. Prepared by the Prmbina Institute. Available at the MVEIRB office.

0.8 MBLinear Disturbance ecodistricts

Map showing esisting linear disturbance in Cameron Hills area. Produced by GNWT Forestry Division.

0.9 MBBoreal Caribou Habitat and Land Use Planning

Full title: Boreal Caribou Habitat and Land Use Planning in the Deh Cho Region, Northwest Territories. Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development, Yellowknife, NT, 2004, 57 pages.

15 MBCumulative Effects Indicators, Thresholds, and Case Studies

Cumulative Effects Assessment and Management for Northeast British Columbia, Volume 2. Prepared for the BC Oil and Gas Commission Muskwa-Kechika Advisory Board. March 2003. 104 pages.