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Iqaluit Marine Infrastructure - Small Craft Harbour (149124)
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: 2020-10-30
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The Government of Nunavut (GN), through Community and Government Services, intends to construct upgrades to the small craft harbor facilities (the Project) in Iqaluit, located on the municipal breakwater within Koojesse Inlet in Frobisher Bay. For decades, the site has been and continues to be used for small craft launching, mooring, parking and related activities. The significant tidal range (11.9 m) and gently sloping mudflats near shore result in very limited time windows during high tide for boat users to access water. Another site in Iqaluit, the Old Causeway at the south end of Akilliq Road, is also used by small boat operators and has been used since the late 1940s when the causeway was built for sealift activities. The Old Causeway continues to be used for small boat launching and parking. Generally, the municipal breakwater is used primarily at high tide and the Old Causeway is used primarily at low tide. Both sites present access constraints and safety risks, as well as limited parking and congestion. The Project is located on approximately 13 hectares of land situated on the Koojesse Inlet in Frobisher Bay near Sinaa Street in the Lower Iqaluit neighbourhood of Iqaluit, at an approximate central latitude of 63° 44' 18 N and a longitude of 68° 30' 49 W. The Project location is presented as the most favourable site because it makes good use of the existing municipal breakwater, maintains public access to the commercial area of the city and provides a practical location to receive cruise ship passengers. The Project seeks to improve access to water and functionality of boating activities and to reduce the congestion, safety and environmental risks associated with the current use of the municipal breakwater. The Project is designed to serve small boat users such as recreational users, hunters and fishermen, subsistence harvesters, marine outfitters and cruise ship tenders. At this time, there is no plan to decommission or remove the permanent breakwater structure and it will likely be in place for the foreseeable future. Although not specifically intended to improve snowmobile access to the ice, the Project may improve access to the sea ice in winter. The permanent components of the Project include an extension of the existing breakwater, a boat launching ramp, improved and augmented parking/storage area at the municipal breakwater and potential improvements to the Old Causeway. Construction is anticipated to take 3 years, starting in summer 2018 with a completion date in 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 may include the use of the quarry to be developed for the Iqaluit Marine Infrastructure - Deep Sea Port project to source fill material. Potentially, the improvement to the Old Causeway will be completed in a manner to maintain small boat access to water during most of the construction phase. Fuel, potable water, sanitary and solid waste disposal are anticipated to use existing facilities operated by the City and the GN. Work crew accommodations will be provided by local businesses. Construction of the Project will be coordinated and completed as a single construction contract with the deep sea port project in Iqaluit.
Summary of Modifications:
Construction of the Small Craft Harbour (SCH) 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 SCH Project does not constitute a ‘significant modification’, which was previously screened by the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC, File No. 148431, NIRB File No. 17XN022). CGS has consulted with the Amaruq Hunters and Trappers Association (HTA) and the Boaters’ Working Group (BWG) to understand what residents, hunters, fishers, outfitters and recreational boaters would prioritize for additional scope on the SCH Project. The BWG was established by CGS and is formed of hunters, fishers, outfitters and recreational boat users in Iqaluit. The BWG has been very involved in consultation for the SCH Project. The design modifications discussed during these most recent meetings with the HTA and BWG had previously been discussed during consultations in 2016 and 2017 but were abandoned due to budget consideration. Consultees are pleased to see that many of these options are now included in the project design as funding is available. There are no changes to the SCH Project construction activities, and thus effects (terrestrial, marine) due to construction are the same as those presented to the NIRB in the initial screening. Therefore, the current Screening Decision Report (SDR) and its conditions and other regulatory permits continue to deal with project effects and mitigation measures appropriately. The exception to this is as follows: •the Fisheries Act Authorization (FAA): discussions are underway with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to issue a new FAA permit (Section 7 of attachment). •Transport Canada is being engaged to confirm the inclusion of the Northmart breakwater can be done with an amendment to the Notice of Works Approval for the SCH Project. •Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC). Confirm if a Land Use Permit (LUP) is required for the construction of the Northmart breakwater, or if the LUP for the SCH Project would be expanded All permit conditions are considered in the Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP), and consultation with the community of Iqaluit is continuing on a monthly basis from May or June to November every year. During early design workshops, HTA and BWG members requested that:  *the North breakwater be made driveable by trucks; *staging lanes be maximized as much as possible to reduce congestion along Sinaa street; *improvements be made at the existing Northmart breakwater to make it more robust and clear the area of boulders; *a snow mobile ramp south of the causeway be made to improve ice access for subsistence harvesters in late Spring. lighting be included as much as possible to increase safety at the SCH. The proposed scope changes do not result in any changes to the socio economic or environmental effects as discussed during the NIRB Screening, or any of the conditions of the SDR (see Figure 2 in attachment) The modifications to the SCH Project do 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 SCH 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.
Personnel:
Persons: 30
Days: 100
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5195 polygon IQ_SCH_Merged_Area
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Commercial Harvesting Activities
Offshore Infrastructure
Permanent Structures
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
DFO:
INAC:
TC:
NIRB:
NWB:
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Excavator 2 - 3 30 to 40 ton Handling armour stone, excavating
Truck 2 - 3 35 ton articulating Hauling rock
Front end loader 1 - 2 966 to 988 Loading rock and moving cargo/equipment
Bulldozer 1 D8 Leveling placed rock and road surfaces
Spud barge/derrick 1 20m x 50m deck w/ 150t crane Dredging, moving/lifting materials and equipment
Dump scow 2 - 3 500 cubic meter Dredging and reuse within the laydown area
Tug 1 - 2 1000 - 1500 horsepower Mobilization and floating equipment movement
Work boats 1 - 2 Varies, 50 to 500 horsepower Floating equipment movement
Pick-up truck 2 Crew cab, 3/4 ton Crew and supplies movement
Mini-bus 1 15 passenger Daily crew mob from hotel/accommodation to project site
Fuel/Service vehicle 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
Compactor 1 20 ton Compacting road surfacing
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 0 500000 Liters Mobile equipment; remote generators and heaters. Fuel will be dispensed daily from existing facilities in Iqaluit
Gasoline 0 5000 Liters Samll work boats, small generators, and ATVs. Fuel will be dispensed daily from existing facilities in Iqaluit
Propane 5 25 Cubic Meters Heaters
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Lube and oils 10 200 Liters Maintenance of mobile equipment
Lube and oils 10 5 Liters Mainenance of mobile equipment
Oxy/Acetylene 20 4000 Liters Welding and cutting of steel
Paint 25 1 Gallons Painting wharf hardware and miscellaneous components
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
2 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 construction and operation of the Project 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;  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) 75 m3 n/a City or contractor sanitary truck to City sewage lagoon
Sewage (human waste) 75 m3 n/a City or contractor sanitary truck to City sewage lagoon
Greywater 25 m3 n/a City or contractor sanitary truck to City sewage lagoon
Greywater 25 m3 n/a City or contractor sanitary truck to City sewage lagoon
Combustible wastes 2.5 tons n/a City landfill
Combustible wastes 2.5 tons n/a City landfill
Non-Combustible wastes .5 ton n/a City landfill
Non-Combustible wastes .5 ton n/a City landfill
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) negligible n/a Buried within laydown
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) negligible n/a Buried within laydown
Hazardous waste 500 litres (total shared with Permanent Structures) n/a Returned to south in sealed drums, transported in 20' shipping containers and disposed of in accordance with regulatory procedures.
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-05-01
Originator: Victoria Burdett Coutts
Public Registry ID: 16438
Document Size: 101.6 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-05-01
Originator: Victoria Burdett Coutts
Public Registry ID: 16439
Document Size: 171.5 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2017-01-12
Originator: Jamiann Questa
Public Registry ID: 15818
Document Size: 1084.62 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-04-11
Originator: Victoria Burdett Coutts
Public Registry ID: 15826
Document Size: 10038.11 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-02-15
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 15825
Document Size: 180.64 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-05-14
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16520
Document Size: 236.21 Kb
2019-05-01 15:45:57, from: Victoria Burdett Coutts
 Hi Goump. I have uploaded the DFO authorization and the CIRNAC land use permit. There are also annual reports that have been submitted to both of these regulators, if you are interested to receive comments from them.