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A multidisciplinary study of glacial and periglacial processes on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut (149038)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Gordon Osinski
Company: University of Western Ontario
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-06-25
End Date: 2019-08-15
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
This project is a continuation of a pervious project (NPC# 148505). The overarching goal of this project is to enhance our understanding of glacial and periglacial processes in the Canadian High Arctic. This program will specifically focus on understanding glacial processes, subglacial processes (i.e., processes occurring beneath glaciers), and periglacial processes (i.e., processes distal from glaciers and/or due to freeze/thaw processes in unglaciated environments). A large number of highly qualified personnel will receive hands-on training in field techniques, instrumentation, project management, data collection and analysis, and in interpersonal communication and leadership.
Personnel:
Persons: 8
Days: 13
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
4816 point Location of Field Camp
Planning Regions:
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
NWB: Approval to Use Water/Deposit Water Without a Licence
NRI: 0
NIRB: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
ATV-Kawasaki Bayou 2 1.75x1.0x1.0m, 185kg Transport of personal in the field to sites too far from camp to be accessed by walking
Generator-Honda EU-2000I 1 0.5x0.3x0.4m, 22kg Powering and charging of electronic equipment incamp
Mountain Bike 2 17 and 19 Frame Transportation of personal in the field
Radio mast 1 20 ft tall Comunication with PCSP at Resolute and other field camps
Coleman Stoves 2 0.6x0.1x0.3m, 6kg Cooking food and boiling water
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Propane 3 20 Lbs Propane for water heating and cooking
Gasoline 14 140 Liters ATV fuel
Aviation fuel 6 200 Liters Fuel for Helicopter
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0.5 Hand Collection Local Streams
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Environmental impacts are expected to be minimal. Any combustible waste will be incinerated on site and all remaining waste will be removed. Greywater will be contained in a sump.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes 3 kg/day Remaining material will be returned to PCSP for proper disposal Material will be incinerated in a can
Greywater 12 L/day No harmful chemicals will be used for washing equipment, and greywater will be strained of any solid particles prior to sumping Material will be disposed of in a sump
Non-Combustible wastes 1 kg/day Material will be disposed of by PCSP Material will be safely transported to PCSP for proper disposal
Sewage (human waste) 12 kg/day Then transport remaining non combustible material to PCSP Cumbustable material will be incinerated on site
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2019-01-28
Originator: Peter
Public Registry ID: 15292
Document Size: 173.5 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2019-01-28
Originator: Peter
Public Registry ID: 15293
Document Size: 16.99 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2019-01-28
Originator: Peter
Public Registry ID: 15294
Document Size: 18.25 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2019-01-28
Originator: Peter
Public Registry ID: 15295
Document Size: 331.43 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2019-01-28
Originator: Peter
Public Registry ID: 15299
Document Size: 162.67 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-01-28
Originator: Peter
Public Registry ID: 15297
Document Size: 97.68 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-01-28
Originator: Peter
Public Registry ID: 15298
Document Size: 12.59 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-02-26
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 15399
Document Size: 226.34 Kb
2019-02-06 10:44:25, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi Gordon, Hi Gordon. Thanks for the clarification . For proper process of the application, I will be returning the application to you so that you can elaborate in the description which parts of the works are a continuation of previous year’s investigations on Axel Heiberg Island and /or Devon Island, and what will be the new investigations activities. Please also provide the past related NPC files numbers (148…). Also for future similar submissions we would appreciate if you could use our amendment or renewal forms whichever is applicable instead for such cases.

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?
NO
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
Low level flights will be necessary for take off and landing via 6 twin otter flights. With the exceptions of these instances, low level flights will be avoided
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
YES
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.

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.
We have contacted NRI about whether our research topics would be of interest to local residents, and these research topics were not deemed of significant interest.
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.
We will, wherever possible, be using local services to aid in logistics and non-scientific work.

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