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Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbour - Four Harbour Feasibility Study Field Program (149159)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Eleanor McEwan
Company: Fisheries & Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
Start Date: 2019-07-22
End Date: 2019-09-02
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Advisian has been retained by Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Small Craft Harbours Program (DFO-SCH) to conduct an engineering feasibility study for the construction of small craft harbour (SCH) for four communities in Nunavut: Arctic Bay, Grise Fiord, Resolute Bay, and Clyde River. To inform the feasibility study, a field program will be undertaken during the 2019 open water season to conduct environmental, geoscience, geophysics and archaeological baseline studies in each location as detailed in Table 1 1 and Figure 1 1 of the attached report. All locations are in the Qikiqtaaluk Region. The field program consists of the following: Marine Field Study Wildlife Field Study Vegetation Field Study Geoscience Field Study Geophysics Field Study Archaeological Field Study Study Areas will be developed prior to mobilization into the field to encompass the following Project components: Small Craft Harbour (SCH) Haul Road and Quarry Disposal at Sea sites (not confirmed if required) All Study Areas will be designed to include the maximum footprint required for construction plus a 100 m buffer. Study areas were not defined at the time of this permit application, but their predicted extent is described in Table 3 1 and displayed in Attachment 1 of the attached report. Field surveys are required to document existing conditions within the Project Study Areas and to support engineering design. A summary of the purpose and proposed methodology for each of the field studies is provided in Table 3 2 of the attached report.
Persons: 6
Days: 2
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5384 point Arctic Bay
5385 point Clyde River
5386 point Grise Fiord
5387 point Resolute Bay
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
DFO: Fish for Scientific Purposes Permit
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
GN-DOE: Wildlife Research Permit
CH: Archaeology and Paleontology Research Permit, Class II
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
No records found.
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
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Waste Management – Environmental baseline studies will employ a ‘pack in, pack out’ policy in terms of waste management. Bulk waste is not anticipated during these studies. Some non-combustible waste will be created from consumables during sampling (bottles, bags, gloves, etc.).  Sewage / Human Waste – the field crew will use existing facilities
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-05-23
Originator: Victoria Burdett Coutts
Public Registry ID: 16570
Document Size: 6486 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-06-03
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16662
Document Size: 237.73 Kb
2019-05-23 13:23:31, from: Victoria Burdett Coutts
 Hi Goump we wished to add the following to the North Baffin Questionnaire about engaging NRI. However, it would not enable a save NRI is being engaged research permits for the field program (this scope) as well as for a social license for work in October 2019. the communities have been consulted about the proposed field studies in November (2018) and are currently being consulted (June 2019) during a second series of consultations which include a detailed summary of all planned activities and engaging local contacts for field support


Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

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.

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.

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.

Low-Level Air Flights:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?

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?

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

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?

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)?

Scientific Research:
s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
i. Describe the results of your consultation.
Applications will be submitted to NRI to obtain a research license for the proposed works. Additionally a social science research permit will be obtained for the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (IQ) planned for October 2019. A summary of consultation is provided in Section 6 of the attached report.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
The research team will require local support such as wildlife monitors, field assistants, boat/operators, trucks, all terrain vehicles (ATVs) etc.

Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re