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OPERATION NEVUS 2018 (148826)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Tamara Van Dyck
Company: Department of National Defence / Defence Construction Canada
Schedule:
Start Date: 2018-06-15
End Date: 2020-07-15
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Operation NEVUS Joint Task Force North The HADCS links Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert to federal government communications centres in Ottawa. CFS Alert is on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island. The HADCS is the critical communication link between the High Arctic and Ottawa. It was built because CFS Alert is too far north to link to communications satellites orbiting over the Equator. The HADCS came into service in 1982. The system has been visited and maintained each summer since then to ensure the communications link remains operable. Joint Task Group Nevus members deploy to the High Arctic each year. They operate from Fort Eureka, the base camp, in June. The operation can extend into July to accommodate the weather. Technicians travel to and from the satellite-uplink sites and microwave stations by helicopter. They bring their tools and spare parts. Members of the task group might also: •inspect and maintain related equipment and infrastructure (roads, culverts, vehicles and buildings); •conduct fire prevention; •conduct health and safety reviews; and •perform any environmental cleanup that may be necessary.
Personnel:
Persons: 5
Days: 30
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
3669 point CFS Alert
3670 point Eureka
3671 point Skull Point
3672 point Blacktop
3673 point Yankee
3674 point Whiskey
3675 point Victor
3676 point Ida
3677 point Grant
3678 point Tanquary Fiord
Planning Regions:
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Other
Licensing Agencies
No data found.
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
CH-138 Griffon Helicopter 2 L17.1m/W14m/H4.6m/Wt3500kg Transportation of troops and equipment
CC-138 Twin Otter Aircraft 1 L15.1m/W9.81m/H5.66/Wt5600kg Transportation of troops and equipment
CC-130 Hercules 1 L30m/W40m/H11m/Wt 34,400kg Transportation of troops and equipment
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 0 0 Liters Transportation of troops and equipment from Eureka or CFS Alert to HADCS sites. Pre exisitng fuel caches located at Eureka and possibly (pending quality tests) Tanquary Fiord will be used by air assets. No extra fuel will be transported to these fuel caches for this Operation.
Diesel 2 25 Liters Generator
Gasoline 1 25 Liters Generator
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
1 Existing infrastructure at CFS Alert and/or Eureka Existing infrastructure
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
NA
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Non-Combustible wastes 1 Cubic Meter/Day Any hazardous waste will be disposed of by qualified operators. All waste will be returned to points of origin for proper disposal
Combustible wastes 1 Cubic Meter/Day Any hazardous waste will be disposed of by qualified operators. All waste will be returned to points of origin for proper disposal.
Greywater 0.25 Cubic Meter/Day nil All grey water will be returned Eureka or CFS Alert for proper disposal at existing facilities.
Sewage (human waste) 0.25 Cubic Meter/Day Personnel overnighting at HADCS field camps will bag all waste for transport to either Eureka or CFS Alert for disposal. All human waste will be returned to Eureka or CFS Alert for proper disposal at existing facilities.
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-04-12
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 14064
Document Size: 339.31 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-04-12
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 14065
Document Size: 95.75 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-04-19
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 14120
Document Size: 77.27 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-04-12
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 14063
Document Size: 491.2 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-04-23
Originator: Allan Thompson
Public Registry ID: 14137
Document Size: 173.09 Kb
2018-04-19 10:39:16, from: Allan Thompson
 Hi Tamara, I am returning your application so you can include any authorizing agencies you may need. I see in 2016 your application included NIRB,NWB,PC and INAC. Can you please provide past NIRB and NPC file #'s; also any existing MOU from Parks Canada or Environment Canada you may have. Please call if you have any questions.

2018-04-19 11:49:39, from: Sarah Rahmer
 Hi Allan, The 2016 application included NIRB, NWB, PC, and INAC but there were no permits/licences requested for the operation. Similarly, there is no requirement for permits/licences for NEVUS 2018; I have uploaded the MOU between PC and DND, use of EC facility in Eureka is done through EC visitor request form. The previous NIRB file number is 16DN017 and the previous NPC file number is 148251. Thanks for your help.

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.
YES

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?
YES

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