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Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sactuary Permit & Nirjutiqarvik NWA wildlife viewing permit (149031)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Richard Weber
Company: Canadian Arctic Holidays
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-08-02
End Date: 2019-08-04
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Prince Leopold Island MBS and Nirjutiqarvik NWA wildlife viewing permit Proposed dates and Duration of Visit: We would like to fly and land a Summit Air Twin-Otter at both Prince Leopold Island and Coburg Island. We will be using the airstrips that are already designated on the islands and then walk to the cliffs and waters edge. No vessel, all-terrain vehicles or helicopters will be used in either location. Proposed dates for visiting both locations are August 2 and 3, 2019 weather permitting. This is a one-day visit at each location, with an approximate 3-4 hour viewing at each location. Activity Summary: Once on land, we will be strictly walk and view the wildlife from a safe distance. Our primary goal is to insure that we do not frighten the wildlife and birdlife. We will be viewing the birds and mammals using binoculars and cameras. We do not have hiking routes mapped out, as we have not yet visited the island and there is no information available to visitors online. We would be happy to map out a route after the first visit. They are both fairly small islands, we do not plan on spending more then a few hours each visit. Archaeological sites are not of interest. We are visiting to see flora and fauna. We would only be visiting each sanctuary for a few hours at a time, before flying back to to Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge for the evenings. The maximum group size would be 10 guests with two trained arctic guides as tour leaders. There will be no overnighting, camps or structures being constructed on the island. No fuel for the aircrafts will be stored on Prince Leopold Island or Coburg Island. All fuelling will be done at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge or Resolute Bay. All personal garbage or waste will be carried off the island by guests themselves or by the guides. Guests will be expected to take restroom breaks before departure to the islands. We will not be disturbing the birds. Viewing only, no touching, catching, killing will be involved. Guides and guests will be sure to keep a safe distance from any nests in order not to scare wildlife. Potential Environmental Impacts: Guests and guides will be expected to stay a 50 meters away from any nesting birds or wildlife. Visitors will be encouraged not to make loud noises while approaching the cliffs with birds. No food or waste will be left o the island in order to minimize environmental impacts. Spill protocol: As stated above the aircraft will not be fueled on the islands and we will not be bringing any other combustibles or chemicals onto the islands. Dangerous Wildlife Encounter: We will have our arctic guides watching for polar bears at all times. If a bear is spotted, the guides will take appropriate measures to ensure safety for guests and bears. The group will return to the aircraft and depart. Guides and guests will have bear spray as a l defense deterrent against a polar bear. No camping food will be prepared on the island as not to attract wildlife. Emergency Protocol: We do not intend to be camping over night on the island, however safety precautions will be taken and emergency camping equipment will be stored in the aircraft as a precaution of a weather or mechanical delay. We will be traveling with Iridium Satellite phones, Garmin Inreach, complete first aid. Canadian Arctic Holidays owns and operates Arctic Watch Wilderness lodge on Somerset Island. We are a tourist-based lodge for wildlife watching activity. All the guides have at least 20 years of arctic experience with wilderness first aid and CPR certification along with Canadian firearms certification. Canadian Arctic Holidays is a well-established wildlife and arctic expedition tourism based operation. We have been operation in Nunavut for 30 years. Visiting Prince Leopold Island MBS and Nirjutiqarvik NWA is currently a one trip viewing expedition. The HTO of Grise Fjord and Resolute Bay will be contacted to as part of the permit application, in due time along with the proper permits from CWA. We will not be hiring Inuit from Resolute as guides. At this point we have no local Resolute Inuit’s that are interested to leave town for work. We would most definitely look into hiring a local for future visits if the opportunity arises for a multi-year permit.
Summary of Modifications:
Renwal and multi-year application Additional location Change of dates
Personnel:
Persons: 12
Days: 3
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
4810 point Prince Leopold Island
4811 point Coburg Island
Planning Regions:
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
CWS: National Wildlife Area permit under the Wildlife Area Regulations
CWS: Migratory Bird Sanctuary permit under the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Summit Air Twin-Otter 1 N/A Fly from Arctic Watch ,Somerset Island to Prince Leopold Island and return to Arctic Watch the same day.
Summit Air Twin-Otter 1 N/A Fly from Arctic Watch to Resolute Bay then to Coburg Island and return to Arctic Watch the same day.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 0 0 Gallons The twin otter will be fuel at Arctic Watch or Resolute Bay. No fuel will be transported to either location.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
N/A 0 0 Cubic Meters No hazardous materials or chemicals will be part of this trip
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 0 0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
There will not be any environemental impacts from wast. Guests will be expected to carry their own wast back to Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge. Bathrooms will be used at Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge before departure, if nesscary human waste will be carried out off the island via twin-otter. No Hazerdous materilas are involved.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) 0 N/A Guests will be expected to have restroom needs before departure to the island at Arctic Watch Lodge. If a guest or guide does need to have an emergency restroom break, all personal garbage or waste will be carried off the island in a garbage bag by guests themselves or the guides.
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-01-23
Originator: Richard Weber
Public Registry ID: 15260
Document Size: 180.68 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-01-23
Originator: Richard Weber
Public Registry ID: 15259
Document Size: 780.29 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-02-08
Originator: Richard Weber
Public Registry ID: 15353
Document Size: 706.9 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-01-29
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 15302
Document Size: 223.66 Kb

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)?
NO