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Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Cruise Ship 2019 Itinerary (149122)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Alicia Johnson
Company: Lindblad Expeditions
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-08-19
End Date: 2019-09-08
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Lindblad Expeditions has over 50 years of expedition experience and 20 years of experience operating in the polar regions around the world including Nunavut, Greenland, Franz Josef Land, Svalbard, and Antarctica. They are a pioneering expedition travel company that works to inspire people to explore and care about the planet, while promoting conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. Lindblad Expeditions employs highly talented and committed staff to ensure not only memorable experiences for their passengers, but also safe and respectful operations in the areas they travel. Lindblad’s ship, the National Geographic Explorer, will be the vessel operating in Nunavut this summer. The Explorer is the flagship of Lindblad Expedition’s fleet, built to be the most technologically advanced, fully stabilized, and accommodating expedition ship in the world. Lindblad Expeditions is operating two itineraries in Canada this year: Epic 80°N: Exploring Greenland, Baffin & Ellesmere Island and Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic. Please see attached itineraries for full details. The captain and expedition leaders for these itineraries have requested permission to visit protected wildlife areas, archaeological sites and areas of Inuit owned land. This is a tourist expedition where the goal is to experience the Arctic and visit various sites along the way with minimal disturbance. For the visits to these areas, all passengers will be accompanied by members of Lindblad Expedition staff including the expedition leader, Inuit guide, and a number of naturalists. The activities undertaken during these visits may include walking/hiking, photography, kayaking, Zodiac cruising, scuba diving and operating a remote operated vehicle. Lindblad shore staff will provide interpretation of the sites and ensure that all passengers adhere to a strict look but do not touch and leave no trace policies. Their staff have years of experience traveling in protected areas around the world and will abide by all guidelines any governing agencies have for visits to these sites. Site visits are planned to be between a half day and a full day in length, will take place between August 19th and September 8th, 2019, and may be shortened or cancelled due to bad weather or environmental conditions. The cruise ship carries on board with it 13 Zodiac Mark V boats, which it uses for transporting passengers to and from shore, and 30 two-person kayaks used for touring, photography, and observation from the water. Maximum capacity for the National Geographic Explorer is 148 guests with a staff size of 98 including engine & deck crew, hotel department, and expedition team. Approximately 20 field staff are required to go ashore for land visits.
Personnel:
Persons: 168
Days: 1
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5185 polyline National Geographic 2019 Canadian Itinerary Location
5187 polyline Nirjutiqavvik (Coburg Island) - CWS Site
5188 polyline Prince Leopold IslandCWS Site
5189 polyline Ninginganiq (Isabella Bay) CWS Site
5192 polyline Bylot Island - CWS Site
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Municipal
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Tourism Activities
Marine-Based Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
CWS: Migratory Bird Sanctuary permit under the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations
CWS: National Wildlife Area permit under the Wildlife Area Regulations
CH: Archaeology and Paleontology Research Permit, Class I
QIA: Land Use Licence I
GN-DOE: Wildlife Observation Licence
GN-EDT: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Cruise Vessel 1 112m To transport and accommodate cruise ship passengers and crew
HD Zodiac Mark V 13 5.85m To transport passengers to shore or used for wildlife/scenery observation, touring and photography from the water, safety support for kayakers & scuba divers
Kayak 30 5.5 Touring, photography, and observation from the water
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 All water is carried onboard No water will be retrieved in Canada
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
See attached documents: Environmental Impacts English Operational Guidelines for Approaching Marine Mammals Lindbald Expeditions
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater 40m3 per day Treated with an approved marine sanitation device. Discharged at a speed of no less than 4 knots when the ship is beyond 12nm from shore whenever possible and in all cases beyond 3nm as required by Marpol Annex V. Canadian Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulation will be followed.
Hazardous waste 0.004m3 per day None Properly contained and stored until it can be disposed of at a proper facility on shore.
Non-Combustible wastes Food waste - 0.25m3 per day Ground or pulped. Sent ashore with general waste or ground and discharged beyond 12nm from shore in line with Marpol Annex V regulations
Sewage (human waste) 15m3 per day Treated with an approved marine sanitation device. Discharged at a speed of no less than 4 knots when the ship is beyond 12nm from shore whenever possible and in all cases beyond 3nm as required by Marpol Annex V. Canadian Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulation will be followed.
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Originator: Brittany Manley
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-04-30
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16426
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2019-04-23 18:45:56, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi Brittany, I have noticed that you have not updated some dates in the project description. Could you please update tte dates and resubmit. Thanks. Goump

2019-04-30 14:42:10, from: Brittany Manley
 Hello Goump, Thank you for letting me know and sorry about that. I have updated it on the first page of the application in the Project Descritpion. Are there other locations that you noticed an incorrect date? Warm regards, Brittany

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.
NO

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.
NO

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.
NO

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.
NO

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.
null
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
NO
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.
null

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?
NO

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
NO

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?
NO

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

MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL TRANSPORTATION
Corridor:
s3.5.11, s3.3.5.12: Does the proposal consider the development of a transportation and/or communications corridor?
NO

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