Snap Lake Diamond Project Environmental Agreement 2004

Category: Agreement
Sub Category:Environmental Agreement (Canada)
Location:Northwest Territories, Canada
Alternative Names:
  • De Beers Snap Lake Environmental Agreement
  • Subject Matter:Environmental Heritage | Mining and Minerals
    Summary Information:
    The Snap Lake Diamond Project Environmental Agreement (Snap Lake EA) is one of three agreements signed by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and De Beers Canada Mining Inc (DBCMI) on 21 May 2004. The Snap Lake EA sets out DBCMIs commitments regarding responsible environmental management, with a particular focus on the preservation of wildlife, air and water quality. The Snap Lake EA was developed in collaboration with the Yellowknives Dene Band, Lutsel Ke Dene Band, the North Slave Metis Alliance and the federal government. It requires the establishment of a monitoring agency, which is to be composed of the four affected Aboriginal groups. The agency will oversee the environmental management of the project and is to receive support from a Science and Technical Panel, two Traditional Knowledge working groups and a secretariat. While DBCMI is to fund the agency, it will also receive financial contribution from the governments of Canada and NWT for the first two years of its operation. DBCMI is also required to prepare environmental management plans and monitoring programs to ensure that any environmental concerns are addressed.

    The other agreements associated with the project include a Socio-Economic Agreement and an Agreement to Support the Secondary Diamond Industry in the NWT, relating to the Snap Lake project.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Snap Lake Diamond Project Socio-Economic Agreement 2004
  • Snap Lake Diamond Project Agreement to Support the Secondary Diamond Industry In the Northwest Territories 2004
  • Organisation
  • De Beers Canada Mining Inc - Signatory
  • Government of the Northwest Territories - Signatory
  • Dogrib Treaty 11 Council
  • Yellowknives Dene First Nation
  • Lutsel K'e Dene Band
  • North Slave Metis Alliance
  • Event
  • Report of Environmental Assessment and Reasons for Decision on the De Beers Canada Snap Lake Project 2003

  • References

    Media Release
    Government of the Northwest Territiories (2004) 'GNWT Signs De Beers Snap Lake Agreements'
    Resource
    Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (2003) Report of Environmental Assessment and Reasons for Decision on the De Beers Canada Mining Inc. Snap Lake Diamond Project

    Glossary

    Environmental Agreement (Canada)