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Contaminants in Arctic Seabirds (148757)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Mark Mallory
Company: Acadia University
Schedule:
Start Date: 2018-06-28
End Date: 2018-07-14
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
We go to Prince Leopold Island MBS and collect eggs of northern fulmars and thick-billed murres annually, to track levels of contaminants in the marine environment. Every fifth year (including 2018) we also collect eggs from black-legged kittiwakes, glaucous gulls, and black guillemots. These make the longest running contaminant monitoring at any site in Nunavut, initiated in 1975, as forms a cornerstone of the Northern Contaminants Program.
Personnel:
Persons: 4
Days: 16
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
3449 point Field camp at 74N, 90W approx
Planning Regions:
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
CWS: Migratory Bird Sanctuary permit under the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations
CWS: Scientific permit under the Migratory Bird Regulations
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
No records found.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 2 20 Liters For use with small Honda 2000 generator
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
We will pack out all waste and grey water, and bring water from Resolute, so not using local supplies or putting anything into environment.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater 50 L none barrel and return to Resolute
Sewage (human waste) 30 L none pack out and return to Resolute for disposal
Non-Combustible wastes 30 L none pack out to Resolute
Combustible wastes 20 L none pack out to Resolute
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-03-09
Originator: Mark Mallory
Public Registry ID: 13763
Document Size: 292.6 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-03-09
Originator: Mark Mallory
Public Registry ID: 13764
Document Size: 44.13 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-03-09
Originator: Mark Mallory
Public Registry ID: 13765
Document Size: 283.3 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-02-26
Originator: Mark Mallory
Public Registry ID: 13695
Document Size: 12.77 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-03-13
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 13779
Document Size: 207.9 Kb
2018-02-26 19:05:59, from: Mark Mallory
 Hi NPC, I hope this works. I've had lots of problems with things not being saved, going back and finding that a page didn't save, or hitting the Save Application button and nothing happening. So I hope this is complete - please let me know. Thanks Mark

2018-03-09 11:21:33, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi Mark, I've left you a voicemail earlier. Sorry about the problem you've enccountered submitting your proposal. If you are still having some issue, feel free to contact us back. To process your application, we need the following: 1-Could you please indicate past-related NPC file number, and NIRB file number. 2-Also, could you please indication if you have done the same study on Prince Leopold Island and attach supporting documents (NPC letter, NIRB screening decision). 3-Finally, We have noted that you did not indicate NRI as authorizing agency. Could you please confirm that you do not require NRI license or attached any valid license you still have. Thank you. Goump

2018-03-09 14:56:56, from: Mark Mallory
 Hi NPC, I have added 06YN015 and 06YN024 as my previous NIRB screenings related to this project. I do not recall ever receiving a screening number from NPC, just always that we were in conformity with the NBLUP. Here's a message from Brian Aglukark of NPC from 1 April 2015: Good afternoon, Re: Application for a CWS Permit Extension from Dr. Mark Mallory, Acadia University -- Contaminants in high Arctic marine birds Thank you for your email. The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) reviewed the attached application and has determined that it does not change the scope of the originally reviewed project to an extent that would warrant a further review by the NPC at this time. Please ensure that any change in the scope of the project is forwarded to our office for further review. I have copied Nunavut Impact Review Board with this email for their information. Please contact me if have any questions. Mutna, Brian Aglukark, NPC I will append the last NIRB screening report to the documents section. Mark

2018-03-09 14:57:01, from: Mark Mallory
 Hi NPC, I have added 06YN015 and 06YN024 as my previous NIRB screenings related to this project. I do not recall ever receiving a screening number from NPC, just always that we were in conformity with the NBLUP. Here's a message from Brian Aglukark of NPC from 1 April 2015: Good afternoon, Re: Application for a CWS Permit Extension from Dr. Mark Mallory, Acadia University -- Contaminants in high Arctic marine birds Thank you for your email. The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) reviewed the attached application and has determined that it does not change the scope of the originally reviewed project to an extent that would warrant a further review by the NPC at this time. Please ensure that any change in the scope of the project is forwarded to our office for further review. I have copied Nunavut Impact Review Board with this email for their information. Please contact me if have any questions. Mutna, Brian Aglukark, NPC I will append the last NIRB screening report to the documents section. Mark

2018-03-09 14:57:10, from: Mark Mallory
 Hi NPC, I have added 06YN015 and 06YN024 as my previous NIRB screenings related to this project. I do not recall ever receiving a screening number from NPC, just always that we were in conformity with the NBLUP. Here's a message from Brian Aglukark of NPC from 1 April 2015: Good afternoon, Re: Application for a CWS Permit Extension from Dr. Mark Mallory, Acadia University -- Contaminants in high Arctic marine birds Thank you for your email. The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) reviewed the attached application and has determined that it does not change the scope of the originally reviewed project to an extent that would warrant a further review by the NPC at this time. Please ensure that any change in the scope of the project is forwarded to our office for further review. I have copied Nunavut Impact Review Board with this email for their information. Please contact me if have any questions. Mutna, Brian Aglukark, NPC I will append the last NIRB screening report to the documents section. Mark

NORTH BAFFIN QUESTIONAIRE

GENERAL
Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.
YES

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.
YES

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.1 and Appendix H, s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.
NO

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.
YES

Low-Level Air Flights:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?
NO
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
We have to land on the island which inevitably means low level to land. However we have been doing this for 40 years and no where to approach and take off with minimal disturbance to birds.
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
NO
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.
as mentioned, it's a bird colony so there will be some disturbance, but it is minimal.

Caribou Protection Measures:
s3.3.7 and Appendix D: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix D?
YES

Caribou Water Crossings:
s3.3.7 and map: Will the applicant avoid, between may 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified
YES

Polar Bear Denning Areas and Walrus Haul-outs:
s3.3.8: Will the applicant keep its activities away from any polar bear denning area or walrus haul-out?
YES

HERITAGE RESOURCES
Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s3.11.3 and Appendix H, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth (GN)?
YES

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Scientific Research:
s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
YES
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?
YES

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
NO
ii. If no, explain why.
This is a 4 decade old project - the community is well aware of our work.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
YES
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
Last year we hired Uluriak Amarualik to work with us at the site; we hope to hire her again this year if she is available. We have had a long and strong history of hiring mostly Inuit youth to work at PLI with us.

Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re
YES