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Baker Lake Fuel Storage Facility Expansion (148934)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Manon Turmel
Company: Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-03-01
End Date: 2020-12-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited – Meadowbank Division (Agnico Eagle) is developing the Whale Tail Pit Project (Project), a satellite deposit located on the Amaruq property approximately 50 km northwest of the Meadowbank Mine, to extend mine operations and milling at Meadowbank. The Whale Tail Pit will be mined by truck-and-shovel operation and will require the hauling of material from the pit operations to the Meadowbank Mill. It will produce 8.3 million tonnes (Mt) of ore, 61.3Mt of waste rock, and 6.0 Mt of overburden waste. There are four phases to the development of the Project: 1 year of construction, 3 years of mine operation, 8 years of closure, and a post-closure period. As a result of ore hauling from the Project to Meadowbank, and the addition of a Power Plant and heating facilities at the Project site, diesel fuel needs have increased and calculations made underestimated the needs. To address the upcoming shortage, Agnico Eagle is proposing to add two (2) 10 million L diesel fuel storage tanks to the Marshalling Area Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Baker Lake (Appendix A) for a total of 80 million litre. It is proposed to build the proposed infrastructures during the Spring and Summer 2019 (Tank 7) and Spring and Summer of 2020 (Tank 8). The proposed Project is located on municipal land (Commissioner’s Land). As directed by the Government of Nunavut – Community and Government Services, an application for an amendment to the existing land lease permit will be submitted once NPC, NIRB and NWB have assessed this project. Agnico Eagle has complied with the Nunavut Archaeological and Palaeontological Sites Regulations (Nunavut Government 2001) and conducted an archaeological survey to ensure no sites are disrupted by the proposed fuel tank farm expansion. No site is located within or close to the proposed expansion footprint. To ensure thorough consultation, two (2) events were organized in Baker Lake to present the proposed project, gather traditional knowledge, hear concerns and respond to questions. An open house was held on July 10, 2018 in Baker Lake. There were no questions from the attendance on this topic during the questions and answers period nor during the rest of the event. On August 10 2018, six (6) elders, the mayor of Baker Lake and an interpretor visited the Marshalling Area Bulk Fuel Storage Facility where it is proposed to expand the tankfarm. As per traditional knowledge shared, the existing area used to be a garbage dump and does not hold archaeological value (i.e no archaeological site within the vicinity of the area).
Personnel:
Persons: 12
Days: 240
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
4368 polygon New project geometry
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Mine Development
Licensing Agencies
NWB: Type A Licence
GN-CGS: 0
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Cat 345 Excavator 1 W:3.6m L:5.4m Load blasted material from quarry to fuel farm area.
Cat 773 Haul Truck 2 W:5.6m L:10.2m Move extracted material from quarry to fuel farm area.
Cat D8 Dozer 1 W:3.1m L:6.1m Place material onto fuel farm area
Service truck Fuel/Lube 1 W:2.5m L:10m Resupply equipment with fuel, lube, etc.
Mechanic trucks 1 W:2.4m L: 7.26m Fix and perform preventive maintenance on equipment.
Allman heaters 2 W:2.03m L:4.91m Warm up equipment
Telehandler Genie 1 L:6.1, W:2.2m Erect structure
Crane Tyrex 80 tonnes 1 W:4.6m L:5.8m Erect structure
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 0 0 Liters Used as fuel source for construction equipment. Trucks will be resupplied using the existing Baker Lake Fuel Storage Facility.
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
The fuel storage facility expansion project is small in size. An archaeological survey has been conducted - no site were found within the vicinity of the proposed area. To mitigate noise, vibration and dust, Agnico Eagle will provide the following controls: 1.Conduct blasting operations during daytime only. 2.All drilling equipment will have dust suppression. 3. Placing activities are not expected to generate dust, however, dust suppressant will be used if required. All domestic solid waste and waste oil generated at the Construction site will be brought back to the Meadowbank site and handled as per approved management plans. All water from the Construction site will be controlled and contained to ensure no adverse effects to the surrounding environment.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes 1 m3/day Not applicable. Combustible wastes will be collected in garbage bins at the construction site and will be brought back to the existing Meadowbank Site for disposal at the incinerator. No combustible waste will remain at the Construction site.
Hazardous waste 100L/month Not applicable Waste oil brought back to Meadowbank Site for reuse in burners/furnaces or shipped south in an approved facility. No waste oil will be kept at the Construction site.
Non-Combustible wastes 1 m3/week Not applicable. Non-combustible wastes will be collected at the Construction site and brought back to Meadowbank site for disposal in landfill.
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2018-08-23
Originator: Manon Turmel
Public Registry ID: 14584
Document Size: 464.25 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2018-08-23
Originator: Manon Turmel
Public Registry ID: 14585
Document Size: 1092.47 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-08-22
Originator: Manon Turmel
Public Registry ID: 14582
Document Size: 154.28 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-08-22
Originator: Manon Turmel
Public Registry ID: 14583
Document Size: 40.79 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-08-22
Originator: Manon Turmel
Public Registry ID: 14581
Document Size: 29313.39 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-08-28
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 14609
Document Size: 60.62 Kb
2018-08-23 08:53:52, from: Peter Scholz
 My initial scan indicates three problems at least with this application. First, both the project start and end dates are in the past. Second, I cannot find the term "Baker Lake Fuel Storage" in the NIRB document you sent, so I cannot verify that the correct NIRB screening report is the correct one. Third, this project is listed as "new" when it should be listed as a "modification". Please address these issues and resubmit. Thank you.

KEEWATIN QUESTIONAIRE

GENERAL
Environmental Protection:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurances of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.
YES

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s2.4.9: 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:
s2.4.15 and Appendix 2,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:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
YES

Caribou Protection Measures:
s2.4.6 and Appendix 3: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix 3?
YES

Caribou Water Crossings:
Will the applicant avoid, between May 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct s2.4.6 and map: any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified
YES

ARCHEOLOGY
Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s4.4.3 and Appendix 3, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Government of Nunavut?
YES

MINING DEVELOPMENT
Mining Development:
s3.4.4: Is the proposal for mining development?
YES

PARTICULAR AREAS
Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?
NO

Bird Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Mc Connell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuary or, the East Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary
NO

Southern Southampton Island and Coats Island:
s3.4.5: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, in southern Southampton Island and Coats Island?
NO
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
YES
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?
YES

PARTICULAR ACTIVITIES

Uranium Development and Mining:
s3.4.5, s3.4.6: Does the project proposal involve either uranium development or uranium mining?
NO


New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?
NO

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix 2: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the Code of Good Conduct at all times.
YES