This would entail folding their staff and functions into the MVLWB as well as reduction in the numbers of Aboriginal-nominated board members.
"MLAs angered over appointment to MVLWB." CBC North, webposted 11 March.
(TSX: NZC; OTCQB: NORZF) (the 'Company' or 'NorZinc') is pleased to announce that draft permits have been issued by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board ('MVLWB') for the All Season Road ('ASR') to the Company's Prairie Creek Mine.
The MVLWB draft All Season Road permits have been made available to government agencies and other reviewers for review and comments.
The day before the public hearings began, Board members and staff (joined by members and staff of the MVLWB) held an informal community meeting in Kakisa, the closest First Nations community to the Cameron Hills.
Five members and two staff of the MVLWB, who attended as observers, occupied yet another table.
"The filing of the PDR with the MVLWB is an important milestone for Avalon," commented President & CEO Don Bubar.
On May 4, 2010, the MVLWB notified Avalon that the application had been accepted and that the MVLWB would be proceeding with a pre-screening process, anticipated to take 30 days, at which time the applications will be transferred to the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board ("MVEIRB").
Once approved, the file refers back to the MVLWB to conduct a final review and set the conditions of the land use permit and water license.
Resource development proponents submit applications for land-use permits and water licences to the MVLWB. The board then distributes these applications to all potentially affected aboriginal groups, typically, aboriginal groups with communities or traditional land-use interests near the proposed development.
Sometimes, if a proposed project is deemed likely to have significant adverse effects on the environment, the MVLWB recommends it to the MVEIRB for an environmental assessment.
Secondly, aboriginal representatives comprise half the members of the MVLWB and the MVEIRB.