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OP NUNAKPUT 2019 (149149)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Sarah Rahmer
Company: Department of National Defence / Defence Construction Canada
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-08-01
End Date: 2024-09-30
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
One of the primary goals of Joint Task Force (North) (JTFN) is to strengthen security and demonstrate Canadian control in the Arctic region through surveillance and presence operations. A component of this mandate is manifested through Operation NANOOK-NUNAKPUT (OP NA-NK), an annual JTFN operation to conduct surveillance and presence activities which are complementary to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) maritime enforcement activities, Environment Canada (EC) business, Parks Canada, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). In order to enhance interoperability with our Northern partners, JTFN will conduct coordinated operations and training with RCMP, DFO and EC maritime enforcement activities in the Northwest Passage. This operation will be occurring from 01 August to 30 September 2019. JTFN will conduct a surveillance and presence operation, concurrent with the DFO, EC and RCMP activities, using Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) surveillance and reconnaissance assets and 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (1CRPG) presence locations to characterize the activity in the Northwest Passage.
Summary of Modifications:
Given the nature of the Operation NANOOK-NUNAKPUT, I would like to amend the current application to change the type of the project from annual to seasonal. As such, the new dates are August 1, 2019 to September 30, 2024. The following minor modifications have been made to this application: 1) Fuel caches of 50,000 liters to allow helicopters re-fuel while flying to remote locations. 2) Added coordinates of the large Op Box. 3) Added coordinates of additional sites; 4) Duration of the project has been changed from 12 days to 21 days, and the number of people has been changed from 8 people to 75 people, which resulted in 1,575 total person/days; 5) Additional pieces of equipment have been added to the Equipment section; 5) Screening decision document issued by the NIRB for a similar operation in 2016 has been attached in the Documents section, Other Authorization subsection; 6) Updated Project Description has been uploaded in the Documents section.
Personnel:
Persons: 75
Days: 21
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5307 point 1 - TBC
5308 point 2 - TBC
5309 point 3 - TBC
5310 point 1CRPG OP1
5311 point 1CRPG OP2
5312 point 6 - TBC
5313 point 1CRPG OP5
5314 point 8 - TBC
5315 point 9 - TBC
5316 point NW corner - Large Op Box
5317 point NE corner - Large Op Box
5318 point SW corner - Large Op Box
5319 point SE corner - Large Op Box
5320 point Additional (1) - Large Op Box
5321 point Additional (2) - Large Op Box
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Other
Licensing Agencies
KitIA: Exemption Certificate
QIA: Exemption Certificate
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
CC-138 Twin Otter Aircraft 1 L15.1mm/W9.81m/H5.66m/Wt5600kg Transportation of troops and equipment
Small size boat 4 various Transportation of troops and equipment
CH-138 Griffon Helicopter 2 L17.1m/W14m/H4.6m/Wt3500kg Transportation of troops and equipment
Honda 5k Generator 10 L1.0m/W0.7m/H0.75m Temporary power
Tent 8 5.8m X 5.8m Shelter
Multi-spectrum observation capability 8 2m X 2m Vessel traffic tracking
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) 20 2m X 2m Transportation of troops and equipment
Heater 8 L1.0m/W1.0 m/H1.05 m Heating
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 1000 50 Liters Transportation of troops and equipment from local communities to sites. Fuel cache will be set up to allow helicopter to re-fuel at remote locations. For this purpose, 50,000 litres of fuel will be transported to one location by the existing airstrip.
Diesel 20 25 Liters Generator
Gasoline 20 20 Liters for boat use
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
TBD 2 50 Liters Empty petroleum product containers and the by-products of standard maintenance operations. Waste oil or other hazardous materials will be stored within a designated HAZMAT storage area with proper containment.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Nil
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) 100kg All human waste will be bagged and brought back to communities for proper disposal. All human waste will be bagged and brought back to communities for proper disposal.
Combustible wastes 1 Cubic Meter/Day Any hazardous waste will be disposed of by qualified operators. All waste will be returned to points of origin for proper disposal.
Greywater 0.25 Cubic Meter/Day nil All grey water will be returned to municipalities for proper disposal at existing facilities.
Hazardous 100L n/a disposed of by qualified operators via contract
Non-Combustible wastes 10L/day considered non-hazardous All waste will be returned to points of origin for proper disposal.
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-05-15
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 16461
Document Size: 1206.64 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-05-29
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 16649
Document Size: 497.49 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-05-31
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 16462
Document Size: 475.09 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-06-18
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16706
Document Size: 241.21 Kb
2019-06-03 14:25:07, from: Sarah Rahmer
 Good day Goump, As you might have seen, I have submitted the Amendment to the previously screened application for the land use to conduct this year's Operation NANOOK-NUNAKPUT 2019. I would like to draw your attention to an important nuance which I previously mentioned in our conversation in early May 2019. Although the amended application contains fifteen (15) sites, the CAF are planning to visit up to four (4) sites maximum during this year's Operation. The reason for submission of fifteen (15) sites was that the CAF have yet to finalize the exact locations as it will be determined closer to the commencement date of the Operation based on weather conditions and other factors. Please take this into consideration when processing this Amendment. Should you have questions or require additional information, don't hesitate to call or email me directly. Thanks kindly, Julia Provodina Tel: (613) 998-7287

2019-06-17 14:33:50, from: Sarah Rahmer
 Good day Goump, as discussed, please see below the coordinates of the fuel cache location you requested. The fuel cache is located in the southern part of Victoria Island, near the landing strip at the following Google Maps coordinates: 68°28'31.5N 113°13'15.1W. Should other questions arise, don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks, Julia

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?
YES

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