Wildlife Impact Assessment
13. (7) Every proposed development of consequence to the Inuvialuit Settlement Region that is likely to cause a negative environmental impact shall be screened by the Screening Committee to determine whether the development could have a significant negative impact on present or future wildlife harvesting.
13. (8) If the Screening Committee determines that a proposed development could have a significant negative impact on present or future wildlife harvesting, it shall refer the proposal for an environmental impact assessment and review in the manner provided by subsections (9) and (10) .
13. (9) Where a proposed development is subject to environmental impact review that, in the opinion of the Screening Committee , adequately encompasses or will encompass the assessment and review function and includes or will include in its evaluation adequate terms and conditions of development and limits of liability, the Screening Committee shall refer the proposal to the body carrying out the environmental impact review.
13. (10) If, in the opinion of the Screening Committee , the review body does not or will not adequately incorporate within its review each element of the process set out in subsection (9) , or if the review body declines to do so, the proposal shall be referred to the Review Board .
13. (11) Where, pursuant to subsection (10) , a proposal is referred to the Review Board , it shall, on the basis of the evidence and information before it, recommend to the Government authority empowered to approve the proposed development :
(a) terms and conditions relating to the mitigative and remedial measures that it considers necessary to minimize any negative impact on wildlife harvesting; and
(b) an estimate of the potential liability of the developer , determined on a worst case scenario, taking into consideration the balance between economic factors, including the ability of the developer to pay, and environmental factors.
13. (12) The Government agrees that every proposed development of consequence to the Inuvialuit Settlement Region that is within its jurisdiction and that could have a significant negative impact on wildlife habitat or on present or future wildlife harvesting will be authorized only after due scrutiny of and attention to all environmental concerns and subject to reasonable mitigative and remedial provisions being imposed.