The GCLCA (s.12.8.21) states that (a) “a public hearing may be held by the Board where the Board is satisfied that such a hearing is desirable” and (b) “a public hearing shall be held when the board intends to consider establishing a total allowable harvest and a Gwich’in Needs Level in respect of a species or population of wildlife which has not been subject to a total allowable harvest level within the previous two years.”
The GRRB has developed public hearings guidelines to direct timelines for notices, format of the hearing and hearing documentation. These guidelines were approved at the February 2010 Board Meeting.
GRRB Rules for Public Hearings (253Kb)
Draft GRRB public hearings guidelines (Jan 2009, 44.1 KB)
Final draft GRRB public hearings guidelines (Apr 20/09, 219 KB)