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Naujaat Community Access Trail (149131)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Mayor
Company: Hamlet of Naujaat
Schedule:
Start Date: 2018-12-05
End Date: 2018-12-05
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
The Hamlet of Naujaat is proposing to construct a community access trail that runs approximately 15 km northeast from Naujaat past North Arrow Minerals' Q1-4 kimberlite deposit towards known caribou hunting grounds. The proposed route falls within Naujaat’s municipal boundaries and follows an existing All-Terrain Vehicle trail. The community’s interest in constructing the trail is multi-faceted: safer access by community members to caribou hunting grounds, access to potential sand, gravel, and carving stone resources, the development of eco-tourism and educational opportunities, and the facilitation of industrial opportunities (e.g., North Arrow Minerals’ exploration activities of the Q1-4 kimberlite deposit).
Summary of Modifications:
The original project proposal identified (in an attachment) the potential for (a) for the need to use borrow sites and other gravel quarries along the road alignment; and (b) limited blasting of bedrock exposures to make riprap and rock fills. In NIRB's opinion, these issues were not emphasized sufficiently in the project proposal. We have attempted to provide additional details in this amendment. We have added a map under Documents to show the location of the borrow/aggregate sources; these locations have also been identified on the Project Map. These areas have been identified during early ground-based and aerial reconnaissance but have not been formally assessed.
Personnel:
Persons: 20
Days: 90
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5200 polyline Naujaat Community Access Trail
5202 polygon potential surficial borrow source
5203 polygon potential surficial borrow source
5204 polygon potential surficial borrow source
5205 polygon potential surficial borrow source
5206 polygon potential surficial borrow source
5207 polygon potential surficial borrow source
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
All-Weather Road Access
Licensing Agencies
NWB: Type B Licence
NRCan: Authorization of Explosives
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
gravel trucks 4 TBD Four gravel trucks will be required to complete trail construction within the seasonal window.
bulldozer 1 TBD One bulldozer will be required by the lead construction crew for establishing initial alignment and developing grade.
excavators 3 TBD Three excavators will be required to complete trail construction within the seasonal window: one for lead crew (alignment and ditches), one for the crossing crew (culvert installation) and one for the surfacing crew (material movement).
Grader 1 TBD One grader will be required for the surfacing crew.
Crusher 1 TBD One crusher will be required by the surfacing crew.
roller/compactor 1 TBD One roller/compactor will be required by the surfacing crew.
water truck 1 TBD One water truck will be required by the surfacing crew.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 4 20000 Liters Fuel for construction equipment. Bulk fuel storage will occur at Naujaat, with work trucks delivering fuel to construction equipment as needed. Total estimate fuel usage over the construction period is 167,400 L. The capacity of long-term storage containers has not yet been decided.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
hydraulic fluid 5 100 Liters Proposed equipment will require hydraulic fluids. All hydraulic fluids will be stored at Naujaat and brought to site as needed. Total number of containers and volumes have not been determined.
Oil/grease 4 100 Liters Proposed equipment will require oil and grease for lubrication. All oil and grease will be stored at Naujaat and brought to site as needed. Total number of containers and volumns have not been determined.
explosives 1 1 Cubic Meters Limited blasting of bedrock to facilitate trail construction. At this time, it is not know if blasting will be required. It will be avoided to the greatest extent possible.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
10000 pump watercourse along proposed trail alignment
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Building an engineered trail with engineered watercrossings will eliminate two environmental impacts associated with the existing ATV trail: the braiding of the trail in sensitive tundra ecosystems as ATV operators look for drier ground to traverse, and the impacts associated with driving ATVs through the streams that transect the trail. Additional details on potential environmental impacts and proposed mitigation are provided in the Document section.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes unknown at this time Secure on-site storage until end of work day, at which point material will be stored until disposal. Construction projects generate combustible wastes in the form of spill pads, rags, use oil filters. Naujaat will endeavour to work with contractors to ensure safe disposal
Sewage (human waste) unknown at this time None required Portable toilets will be used at the job site. Construction staff will be staying in Naujaat.
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2018-12-05
Originator: Jason Jones
Public Registry ID: 15864
Document Size: 23.41 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2019-01-03
Originator: Jason Jones
Public Registry ID: 15866
Document Size: 207.22 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-12-21
Originator: Jason Jones
Public Registry ID: 15865
Document Size: 3412.86 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-04-15
Originator: Mayor
Public Registry ID: 15869
Document Size: 2202.83 Kb
2019-04-15 09:46:53, from: Peter Scholz
 As per NIRB's letter of Apr 9, 2019, please identify on the map the locations of anticipated borrow pits and blasting, and describe them in the project description. Thank you.

2019-04-15 11:47:08, from: Mayor
 It is currently known where, if at all, blasting activities may need to occur. These potential locations will be identified during final route selection. We have attached a map that outlines the location of potential borrow sources. These locations were identified during early stage route selection (for those locations closer to the Hamlet) and during aerial reconnaissance (for the locations near the terminus of the trail). The site were identified based on apparent surficial deposits but have not been formally characterized.

2019-04-15 11:47:59, from: Mayor
 Sorry, there was a typo in the first sentence. It is currently unknown where blasting may be required. Updated response below. It is currently unknown where, if at all, blasting activities may need to occur. These potential locations will be identified during final route selection. We have attached a map that outlines the location of potential borrow sources. These locations were identified during early stage route selection (for those locations closer to the Hamlet) and during aerial reconnaissance (for the locations near the terminus of the trail). The site were identified based on apparent surficial deposits but have not been formally characterized.

KEEWATIN QUESTIONAIRE

GENERAL
Environmental Protection:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurances of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.
YES

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s2.4.9: 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:
s2.4.15 and Appendix 2,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:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
YES

Caribou Protection Measures:
s2.4.6 and Appendix 3: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix 3?
YES

Caribou Water Crossings:
Will the applicant avoid, between May 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct s2.4.6 and map: any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified
YES

ARCHEOLOGY
Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s4.4.3 and Appendix 3, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Government of Nunavut?
YES

PARTICULAR AREAS
Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?
NO

Bird Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Mc Connell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuary or, the East Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary
NO

Southern Southampton Island and Coats Island:
s3.4.5: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, in southern Southampton Island and Coats Island?
NO
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
YES
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?
YES

PARTICULAR ACTIVITIES



New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?
NO

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix 2: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the Code of Good Conduct at all times.
NO