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MS FRAM: The Northwest Passage - In the Wake of Great Explorers 2019 (149166)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Karin Strand
Company: Hurtigruten AS
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-08-24
End Date: 2019-09-07
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Non-technical Project Proposal Summary MS FRAM The Northwest Passage - In the Wake of Great Explorers Westbound 19 - 31 August 2019, Voyage FRNWP1912 and Eastbound 31 August – 12 September 2019, Voyage FRNWP1913 MS FRAM is a passenger ship owned/operated by Hurtigruten AS of Tromsø, Norway. Two cruises are planned to the Qikiqtaaluk and Kitikmeot regions of Nunavut during summer 2019. There will be up to 240 passengers and 80 crew members (inc. approx. 15 members of the expedition team) on board per voyage. Project duration in Nunavut is 15 days in total – from 24 August through 07 September. The vessel will clear immigration and customs in Pond Inlet. Community visits are planned for Pond Inlet, Gjøa Haven and Cambridge Bay on each voyage; with a Nunavummiut Beneficiary (a Cambridge Bay elder) hired to serve as Cultural Interpreter/Guest Lecturer as part of the staff team on board. Local services and guides will be employed when visiting communities. Equipment: MS FRAM – passenger ship Proposed use: Vessel providing transportation/accommodations Fuel: 403 metric tonnes marine gas oil Storage Methods: Built-in fuel tanks of the vessel Polarcirkel tender boats Quantity: 7 (5: Yanmar D-torque 111 50HP diesel outboard; 2: Oxe 150HP V1XL150 diesel outboard) Proposed use: Sightseeing tours and to facilitate shore landings Fuel: 50 litres diesel fuel (filled from ship’s main tanks) Kayaks Quantity: 6 doubles (guest use) and 4 singles (instructors) Activities include sightseeing by ship, Zodiac cruising, kayaking excursions and shore landings for activities such as guided interpretive walks, bird- and nature-watching and hiking. Activities will follow standard operating procedures and will be managed by the Expedition Leader with the assistance of a highly-experienced team of expedition staff members. Landings will be of short duration and in coastal areas. Visits will follow AECO guidelines available at www.aeco.no, as well as Welcoming Visitors to Nunavut guidelines and the Code of Conduct for Operators in Nunavut as provided by Cruise Nunavut. No structures will be erected (permanent/temporary), including docks or piers to support the proposed tourism activity. The vessel’s tenderboats will be used for making shore landings in wilderness areas. Appropriate arrangements in areas where docks or piers are available for use. Where applicable, permit and license applications will be submitted to the appropriate authorities and permits/licenses carried on board. A detailed operations plan has been compiled to evaluate environmental aspects of the planned activity and to ensure compliance with requirements under Federal and Territorial legislation. Operations have been planned to be fully self-sufficient, with activities managed by experienced personnel and to be within the search and rescue capability of the vessel, including for medical evacuation. An Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared. Alternatives considered were: •Changes to itinerary •Changes to number of guests •Changes to vessel and auxiliary craft used •Changes to activities •Alternative of not proceeding It is anticipated that the environmental impact resulting from the planned activity will be not more than minor or transitory in nature.
Personnel:
Persons: 320
Days: 15
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5390 point Kangerlussuaq
5391 polyline Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut
5392 point Sisimiut
5393 polyline Sisimiut to Iluissat
5394 point Ilulissat
5395 polyline Ilulissat to Sam Ford Fjord
5396 point Sam Ford Fjord
5397 polyline Sam Ford Fjord to Pond Inlet
5398 point Pond Inlet
5399 polyline Pond Inlet to Dundas Harbour
5400 point Dundas Harbour
5401 polyline Dundas Harbour to Crocker Bay
5402 point Croker Bay
5403 polyline Crocker Bay to Radstock Bay
5404 point Radstock Bay
5405 polyline Radstock Bay to Beechey Island
5406 point Beechey Island
5407 polyline Beechey Island to Fort Ross
5408 point Fort Ross
5409 polyline Fort Ross to Conningham Bay
5410 point Conningham Bay
5411 polyline Conningham Bay to Gjoa Haven
5412 point Gjoa Haven
5413 polyline Gjoa Haven to Cambridge Bay
5414 point Cambridge Bay
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Municipal
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Tourism Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
TC: Equivalency Certificate
CH: Archaeology and Paleontology Research Permit, Class I
GN-EDT: 0
GN-DOE: Wildlife Observation Licence
QIA: Land Use Licence II
CWS: Migratory Bird Sanctuary permit under the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
MS FRAM 1 Length overall 113,86m, Breadth moulded 20.19m, Draft 5.1m, GRT 11 647 Vessel providing transport and accommodations
Polarcircle-brand auxiliary tender boats (equipped with 4-stroke Yahama-brand 80 Hp outboard engines) 5 Length overall 5.8m. Capacity of 8 persons including the driver. Motorized auxiliary vessels providing transport between ship and shore and for small group guided sightseeing
Polarcircle-brand auxiliary tender boats (equipped with 4-stroke Yahama-brand 200 Hp outboard engines) 2 Length overall 6.6m. Capacity of 12 persons including the driver. Motorized auxiliary vessels providing transport between ship and shore and for small group guided sightseeing
Double kayaks 6 Length overall 5.18m. Guided sightseeing tours
Single kayaks 4 Length overall 5.08m. Instructor kayaks (to accompany kayakers on sightseeing tours).
Norsafe-brand Fast Rigid Rescue Boats 2 Length overall 6.5m Emergency use only (rescue situations).
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 465000 Liters Low Sulfur Marine Gas Oil. Built-in fuel tanks of the vessel. The likelihood of a catastrophic puncture of a fuel tank is extremely low. The vessel also has an ice-class of ICE-1B with DNV-GL.
Diesel 3 116 Liters Low Sulfur Marine Gas Oil. Fuel for the Polarcircle tender boats. Filled from ship's main fuel tanks.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
65 Production on board (reverse osmosis) Produced in engine space
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
The predicted environmental impact from the planned activity is perceived to be not more than minor or transitory. Refer to the project document: Project Description / Environmental Impact Statement MS FRAM for an assessment and further information in this regard.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) TBD Disposal as per Canadian legislation Treated on board
Greywater TBD Disposal as per Canadian legislation Treated on board
Combustible wastes TBD Plastics - Removed for disposal at certified reception port. Paper - Incinerated as per Canadian legislation. Separated
Non-Combustible wastes TBD Depends upon the type. Food waste - removed for disposal at certified reception port (if separated and refrigerated). Metal and aluminum - removed for recycling or disposal at certified reception port. Glass - disposal as per Canadian legislation. Dry, non-burnable and Ash (24h burning) - removed for disposal at certified reception port. Separated. If food waste, segregated and refrigerated or grained and disposed of according to MARPOL regulations.
Hazardous waste TBD Depends upon the type. Batteries removed for recycling or disposal at certified reception port. Medical and sanitary and fuels and oil removed for disposal at certified reception port. Depends upon the type. Batteries - collected/separated. Medical and sanitary - collected/frozen. Fuels and oil - collected.
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Recieved: 2018-04-20
Originator: Karin Strand
Public Registry ID: 16561
Document Size: 12.21 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-05-31
Originator: Karin Strand
Public Registry ID: 16653
Document Size: 6172.63 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-05-31
Originator: Karin Strand
Public Registry ID: 16654
Document Size: 82.67 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-05-31
Originator: Karin Strand
Public Registry ID: 16655
Document Size: 75.3 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-05-31
Originator: Karin Strand
Public Registry ID: 16656
Document Size: 96.76 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-05-31
Originator: Karin Strand
Public Registry ID: 16657
Document Size: 500.94 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-05-31
Originator: Karin Strand
Public Registry ID: 16658
Document Size: 20.75 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-06-04
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16567
Document Size: 193.98 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-05-31
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16660
Document Size: 243.11 Kb
2019-05-29 15:21:00, from: Goump Djalogue
 Good Afternoon Karin, After review, we noticed that this application and 149163 are both renewal/amendment of the file 148834. In that sense, we would ask you to merge both files 149163 and 149166 into a single application. I will, therefore, release both files to you for edits. You should be able to transfer the relevant pieces of information from file 149163 to 149166 and withdraw the file 149163 from the review process. Then you may only validate and resubmit file 149166 to us with all the information about the two ships and their summer 2019 expeditions. Hope this makes sense to you. In any case, do not hesitate to contact me should require an assistance. Regards Goump

2019-05-29 15:24:17, from: Goump Djalogue
 *** ATTENTION please: I meant 149063 instead of 149163*** in the previous message. Thank you for your comprehension.

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