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Iqaluit Marine Infrastructure - Deep Sea Port (149115)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Victoria COUTTS
Company: Advisian
Schedule:
Start Date: 2018-07-01
End Date: 2020-10-31
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
A deep-sea port development for Iqaluit has been studied since the 1970s with the objective of improving sealift and fuel delivery reliability for Iqaluit. The most comprehensive study undertaken in 2010 confirmed the port site at Koojeese Inlet as the most favourable site because it balances ship access, current location of fuel tanks and pipeline, and lowest capital cost. The Government of Nunavut (GN), through Community and Government Services, intends to construct a new deep sea port (the Project) in Iqaluit, opposite the south end of Polaris Reef and Frobisher Bay in Koojesse Inlet. The Project seeks to improve the reliability, functionality and capacity of transport and delivery of sealift containers and material, and fuel supply from tankers and to reduce safety and environmental risks. The new facility will be located immediately northwest of the existing bulk fuels anchorage and receiving facilities at Innuit Head. It is located on approximately 11 hectares of land situated in the Koojesse Inlet at approximate central latitude of 63° 43' 19.178 N and a longitude of 68° 31' 13.960 W. Currently, there is no commercial or residential development at the area delineated as the proposed Project footprint. However, the existing fuel pipeline runs outside and parallel to the proposed project area until it reaches the existing main storage tanks situated along the existing access road (Akilliq Road). In the project vicinity, a causeway, known locally as the Old Causeway, was built originally to support the unloading of barges from the sealift. This older structure is also used quite extensively by residents, hunters and fishermen for boat launching and for skidoo/sled access. The permanent components of the Project include a deep-sea wharf structure and associated hardware (i.e. fenders, guardrails, moorings, etc.), a sealift cargo laydown area, auxiliary landing ramp for occasional sealift lightering, new fuel receiving manifold on the wharf structure and new road segment connecting Akilliq Road to the new laydown area. The mobile site offices currently located at the existing sealift beach will be relocated to the new laydown area. Construction is anticipated to take 3 years, starting in summer 2018 continuing into fall 2020. During the construction, the Project will use the existing scheduled sealifts and scheduled flights, and potentially chartered flights. Supporting project activities during construction include the development of a quarry to source fill material and sediment dredging and disposal at sea activities. The project will look for opportunities to improve the safety and access to small boat launching near the area where Akilliq Road ends; however, the deep-sea port will service large commercial ships only. Large ship traffic is not anticipated to change significantly and the project is designed to mostly satisfy current community needs. Fuel, power, potable water, sanitary and solid waste disposal are anticipated to be provided by the City of Iqaluit and the GN. Work crew accommodations will be provided by local businesses and no work camp is anticipated. Construction of the Project will be coordinated and completed as a single construction contract with the proposed small craft harbour project in Iqaluit.
Summary of Modifications:
Construction of the Deep Sea Port (DSP) Project started in the open-water season of 2018 and is on schedule to be completed in 2021. Subsequent to Project award to a contractor (Tower Arctic), the Government of Nunavut (GN) Community and Government Services (CGS) was able to confirm that additional funds were available. This submission is to confirm that the proposed changes to the Iqaluit DSP Project does not constitute a ‘significant modification’, which was previously screened by the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC, File No. 148429, Nunavut Impact Review Board [NIRB] File No. 17XN021). Design changes have been made to infill the intertidal lagoon that is landward of the proposed access road to create a larger laydown area (see Figure 2 in attachment) Anticipating the potential availability of additional funding, CGS has consulted with the Amaruq Hunters and Trappers Association (HTA) and the Boaters’ Working Group (BWG) to understand what they would like to see as part of additional scope for the DSP. The BWG was established by CGS and consists of hunters, fishers, outfitters, and recreational boat users in Iqaluit. The BWG has been very involved in the consultation process for the DSP Project. The design modifications discussed during these most recent meetings with the HTA and BWG had also previously been discussed during consultations in 2016 and 2017 but were abandoned due to budget consideration (see Section 8 of attachment for details on consultation). Expansion of the DSP laydown area does not change any of the socio-economic or environmental effects as discussed during the NIRB Screening, or any of the conditions of the Screening Decision Report (SDR). There are no changes to Project construction activities, and thus effects (terrestrial, marine) due to construction are the same as those presented to NIRB in the initial screening. Therefore, the current SDR and other regulatory permits continue to deal with project effects appropriately. The exception to this is the Fisheries Act Authorization (FAA) which was required due to the DSP Project footprint below the high water line (HWL). Discussions are underway with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to issue a new FAA permit due to the changes to the footprint location and size.
Personnel:
Persons: 30
Days: 350
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5171 polygon IQ_DWP_Site_Area
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
All-Weather Road Access
Marine-Based Activities
Offshore Infrastructure
Permanent Structures
Pits and quarries
Licensing Agencies
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Other Licensing Requirements
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Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Drill 2-3 5 tons Quarrying
Excavator 5 to 6 30 to 40 ton Quarrying, handling armour stone, excavating
Truck 3 to 4 35 ton articulating Hauling quarried rock
Front end loader 2 - 3 966 to 988 Loading rock and moving cargo/equipment
Compactor 1 20 ton Compacting road surface
Bulldozer 1 D8 Leveling placed rock and road surfaces
Grader 1 140 Road Maintenance
Spud barge/derrick 1 20m x 50m deck w/ 150t crane Dredging, sheet pile installation, moving/lifting materials and equipment
Dump scow 2 -3 500 cubic meter Dredging and disposal at sea
Tug 1 - 2 1000 - 1500 horsepower Mobilization and floating equipment movement
Work boat 2 - 3 Varies, 50 to 500 horsepower Floating equipment movement
Pick-up truck 5 Crew cab, 3/4 ton Crew and supplies movement
Mini-bus 1 15 passenger Daily crew mobilization from hotel/accommodation to project site
Fuel/service truck 1 10 ton Daily refueling and servicing of major mobile equipment, fueled from GN/PPD dispensers in Iqaluit
Telehandler 1 5 ton Moving materials and equipment
Rough terrain crane 1 40 ton Lifting materials
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 0 5000000 Liters Mobile equipment; remote generators and heaters. Fuel will be dispensed daily from existing facilities in Iqaluit
Gasoline 0 50000 Liters Small work boats, small generators, and ATVs. Fuel will be dispensed on daily basis from existing facilities in Iqaluit
Propane 20 25 Cubic Meters Heaters
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Lube and oils 2 500 Liters Maintenance of mobile equipment
Lube and oils 2 5 Gallons Maintenance of mobile equipment
Oxy/Acetylene 4 4000 Liters Welding and cutting of steel
Paint 10 1 Gallons Painting wharf hardware and miscellaneous components
Explosives 1 240000 Liters Quarrying, quantity tbd
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
5 Delivery by city or contractor water truck City reservoir/water system
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Potential Environmental Effects Potential environmental impacts that may occur during the studies include the following:  Accidental leaks and spillages of substances such as fuel or petroleum-based lubricants to the environment;  Disturbance of terrestrial and marine wildlife;  Loss of fish habitat;  Changes to traffic patterns;  Disturbance of heritage resources;  Disruption of marine and terrestrial land uses;  Increased noise, light and dust related to construction activities; and  Increased pressure on community infrastructure and support services. Mitigation Measures Environmental management plans will be implemented to mitigate potential effects of the Project on the environment. The environmental management plans will include but will not be limited to:  Construction Environmental Management Plan  Spill Response Plan Mitigation measures will be detailed in the environmental management plans.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) 333 m3 n/a City or contractor sanitary truck to City sewage lagoon
Greywater 266 m3 n/a City or contractor sanitary truck to City Sewage Lagoon
Combustible wastes 6.6 tons n/a City landfill
Non-Combustible wastes 1.6 tons n/a City landfill
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) negligible n/a Buried within laydown
Sewage (human waste) 333 m3 n/a City or contractor sanitary truck to City sewage lagoon
Greywater 266 m3 n/a City or contractor sanitary truck to City Sewage Lagoon
Combustible wastes 6.6 tons n/a City landfill
Non-Combustible wastes 1.6 tons n/a City landfill
Combustible wastes 6.6 tons n/a City landfill
Greywater 266 m3 n/a City or contractor sanitary truck to City Sewage Lagoon
Non-Combustible wastes 1.6 tons n/a City landfill
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) negligible n/a buried within laydown
Sewage (human waste) 333 m3 n/a City or contractor sanitary truck to City sewage lagoon
Hazardous waste 2000 Litres (total includes Offshore Infrastructure and Permanent Structures) n/a Return to south in sealed drums, transprted in 20' shipping containers and disposed of in accordance with regulatory procedures or use local company, if available
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-05-01
Originator: Victoria Burdett Coutts
Public Registry ID: 16435
Document Size: 101.6 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-05-01
Originator: Victoria Burdett Coutts
Public Registry ID: 16436
Document Size: 690.5 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-05-01
Originator: Victoria Burdett Coutts
Public Registry ID: 16437
Document Size: 186.18 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-04-11
Originator: Victoria Burdett Coutts
Public Registry ID: 15816
Document Size: 4462.85 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2017-01-12
Originator: Jamiann Questa
Public Registry ID: 15761
Document Size: 1082.22 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-02-15
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 15762
Document Size: 616.6 Kb
2019-05-01 15:36:29, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi Victoria, Test. Please attached documents as discussed. Thanks, Goump

2019-05-01 15:47:18, from: Victoria Burdett Coutts
 Hi Goump. I have uploaded the DFO authorization, the ECCC disposal at sea permit and the CIRNAC land use permit. Let me know if this is sufficient. Annual reports for DFO and CIRNAC from 2018 are also available.