ARCHIVED - Terms and Conditions for the 2008 Central Mackenzie Valley Call for Bids - Part A
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The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development hereby calls for the submission of bids in respect of one (1) parcel comprising the following lands located in the Central Mackenzie Valley area of the Northwest Territories:
PARCEL CMV-1 (82,100 hectares more or less) Issuance Fee: $1,750.00
The exercise of petroleum exploration rights is subject to specific terms and conditions including:
1. Term - Canada Petroleum Resources Act s.s. 14.3.
The term for exploration licences issued from the 2008 Central Mackenzie Valley Call for Bids will be eight (8) years consisting of two consecutive periods of four years each.
2. Information Relating to the Environment
Within the Central Mackenzie Valley Call for Bids the lands available cover both Gwich'in and Sahtu Land Claim areas. The call for Bids map provided herein identifies areas provisionally excluded, (black hatched), excluded (blue) and areas subject to specific environmental conditions (yellow). These areas have been identified in consideration of discussions with the Gwich'in and Sahtu authorities, the Gwich'in Land Use Plan, the Draft-Sahtu Land Use Plan and the NWT Protected Areas Strategy.
Seasonal or operating limitations may be established in accordance with provisions of the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act. For example, the work season may be restricted to those months when the proposed type of activity will not have a significant impact on fish habitats, birds or other species and there may be precise conditions relating to drilling fluids and waste discharges.
Site specific environmental operating terms and conditions may be imposed at the permitting stage pertaining to a variety of matters such as cut-lines, drilling fluids, waste discharges and operating seasons. Consultation with the appropriate Sahtu or Gwich'in Authority and appropriate government departments regarding such matters as hunting and trapping, fishing and other related activities will be necessary prior to regulatory approvals.
Specific environmental protection plans developed in consultation with the appropriate Sahtu or Gwich'in authority may be required by the proponent prior to the commencement of activity. These plans would describe the necessary procedures the operator would take to minimize any environmental impacts to sensitive fish habitats, birds or wildlife habitat of the region, for example moose/caribou.
The implementation of associated activity may require the hiring of a local monitor to observe and provide advice on a number of items including cut-lines/roads, disposal of wastes, fuel storage and other related matters.
3. Land Claims Requirements
The lands available for posting are located within the Gwich'in Settlement Region and the Sahtu Settlement Region. Successful bidders shall adhere to the terms of the land claim settlement agreements reached with the Gwich'in and Sahtu Peoples. Interested parties are advised to obtain a copy of the appropriate land claim settlement agreements from the Frontier Information Office of the National Energy Board in Calgary.
Prospective bidders should be aware that the Gwich'in Land Use Plan has been approved The Plan provides for the development and utilization of land, resources and waters within the Gwich'in Settlement area. Of specific note, the Plan recommends protection measures for specific lands. These areas are noted on the Call for Bids map, available by request or by downloading from our website.
Anyone proposing to undertake oil and gas activities on these lands will be expected to undertake early and extensive consultations with the Gwich'in authorities. Access to these lands will likely be subject to special conditions, including environmental protection plans developed in consultation and discussion with the Gwich'in Tribal Council at (867) 777-7900. Further information concerning the Gwich'in Land Use Plan may be obtained by contacting the Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board in Inuvik, NWT, at: phone (867) 777-3506 or fax (867) 777-2616.
In the Sahtu area, a Land Use Plan is being developed by the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board, and a draft is available. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Sahtu Land Use Planning Board in Fort Good Hope at (867) 598‑2055. In addition to the land use plan, a number of historic sites and heritage places have been recommended, and are outlined in a document titled 'Places We Take Care Of', a report prepared by the Sahtu Heritage Places and Sites Joint Working Group. This report is available from the Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated in Deline at: phone (867) 589-4719 or fax (867) 589-4908.
Throughout the NWT a Protected Areas strategy is being developed. The PAS 5 year Action Plan and other process documents should be considered prior to bidding on lands. Perspective bidders should be aware of this process and potential implication on activities of interest within the region.
The successful bidder shall adhere to the terms of the Gwich'in and Sahtu Comprehensive Land Claim Settlement Agreements. Without limiting the foregoing, the following may be of interest:
Final Agreement Provisions
Consultation prior to the exercise of exploration rights
Interim measures for the provision of benefits where the Gwich'in or Sahtu are surface owners
Both the Gwich'in and Sahtu Comprehensive Land Claims are available by downloading from our website:
The community contacts for each of the claims are identified in the Contact section of this document.
4. Northern Benefits Requirements
The successful bidder shall adhere to the Northern Benefits Requirements Associated with New Exploration Programs which is available by request or by downloading from our website.
Gwich'in Land Areas
For more information regarding the terms and requirements arising out of the Gwich'in land claim settlement agreement, please contact:
President Gwich'in Tribal Council P.O. Box 1509 INUVIK NT X0E 0T0 Phone: (867) 777-7900 Fax: (867) 777-7919
Sahtu Land Areas
For more information, regarding the terms and requirements arising out of the Sahtu land claim settlement agreement, please contact the designated Sahtu organization nearest to the proposed exploration area.
Norman Wells and Tulita Area
President Tulita Land Corporation c/o Fort Norman Dene Band General Delivery TULITA NT X0E 0K0 phone: (867) 588-3734 fax: (867) 588-4025
President Fort Norman Metis Land Corporation c/o Fort Norman Metis Nation General Delivery TULITA NT X0E 0K0 phone: (867) 588-3201 fax: (867) 588-4025
Fort Good Hope/ Colville Lake Area
President Yamoga Lands Corporation c/o Fort Good Hope Dene Band P.O. Box 18 FORT GOOD HOPE NT. X0E 0H0 phone: (867) 598-2519 fax: (867) 598-2437
President Fort Good Hope Metis Local #54 Land Corporation c/o Fort Good Hope Metis Nation General Delivery FORT GOOD HOPE NT X0E 0H0 phone: (867) 598-2105 fax: (867) 598-2160
President Ayoni Keh Land Corporation c/o Colville Lake First Nation Band COLVILLE LAKE NT X0E 0L0 Phone: (867) 709-2700 Fax: (867) 709-2202
President Déline Land Corporation c/o Déline Dene Band P.O. Box 158 DÉLINE NT X0E 0G0 phone: (867) 589-3618 fax: (867) 589-3826