The Nunavik Marine Region Impact Review Board (NMRIRB) was established as an Institution of Public Government upon signing and ratification of the Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement (NILCA). Responsibility for the operation of the NMRIRB shall vest in the members of NMRIRB.
Mandate & Objectives
To screen project proposals in order to determine whether or not a review is required;
To gauge and define the extent of the regional impacts of a project, such definition to be taken into account by the Minister in making his or her determination as to the regional interest;
To review the ecosystemic and socio-economic impacts of project proposals;
To determine, on the basis of its review, whether project proposals should proceed, and if so, under what terms and conditions, and then report its determination to the Minister; in addition, NMRIRB's determination with respect to socio-economic impacts unrelated to ecosystemic impacts shall be treated as recommendations to the Minister; and
To monitor projects in accordance with the provisions of Part 7 (NILCA).
The NMRIRB currently consists of four (4) Board members that were appointed by the following agencies and organizations:
The size and makeup of the membership of the NMRIRB is comprised of five (5) members, one of these five members serves as the Chairperson of the Board. As one (1) of the two (2) Makivik appointees serves as our Chairperson, a seat on the Board has been left vacant. Therefore, an additional appointment is currently in the works.
The NMRIRB has a clearly defined process defined in the NILCA and the NILCA Implementation Plan. The NMRIRB is initiated after receiving a project proposal from an Authorization Agency.