Third, Nunavut would likely desire agreement terms that give the NPC and NIRB at the very least an advisory role to board decisions and activities.
(258.) The main oversight and permitting bodies are the Nunavut Planning Commission ("NPC"), the Nunavut Impact Review Board ("NIRB"), and the Nunavut Water Board ("NWB").
The range of projects that are subject to NIRB scrutiny can be appreciated by a quick scan of the list of screenings conducted; see <ftp.nunavut.ca/nirb/Screenings>.
The Jericho Diamond Project provides an example of a proposal NIRB recommended be assessed through the NIRB review process.
To be fair, there is no evidence to suggest that NIRBs
are performing any less competently than IRBs.
The Baker Lake HTO has raised a range of issues, starting with NIRB's failure to translate critical documents into Inuktitut.
Economic Development Minister Peter Taptuna reaffirmed his confidence in the NIRB, and described the GN's role as "unofficial interveners" (rather than "regulators" or "authorities").
A letter from the Baker Lake Hunters and Trappers Organization to the NIRB quoted a local Elder who said, "Under the Nunavut agreement, we were told we would be able to take part in the process ...
Meanwhile, the NIRB's review of AREVA's Kiggavik proposal has continued, with more than a little controversy.