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Geotechnical and Environmental Baseline Studies – Iqaluit Port Development (148305)
Proposal Status: Closed w/o Conformity Determination
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Mr. Kofi Boa-Antwi
Company: Advisian, WorleyParsons Group
Schedule:
Start Date: 2016-07-01
End Date: 2017-09-30
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Geotechnical and environmental baseline studies are required to support the design of a proposed deep water port and upgrades to an existing municipal breakwater and boat ramp in Iqaluit. These baseline studies will support engineering design, preparation of an EA, as per Article 12, Part 4 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, and post-EA permitting. Site coordinates for the original municipal breakwater and boat ramp are approximately 68°30’41.45” W and 63°44’24.67” N. NOTE: The site coordinates for extended area in the municipal water/boat ramp (small craft harbour) are -68.513573 lat and 63.738477 long. The site coordinates for the proposed deepwater port are approximately 68°31’29.07” W and 63°43’26.82” N. Geotechnical and environmental baseline studies to be conducted include the following:  Water and sediment quality  Oceanographic studies  Fish and fish habitat  Migratory and marine birds  Terrestrial vegetation and rare plants  Terrestrial landforms, soil and permafrost  Traditional Knowledge (Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit)  Geotechnical investigations – borehole drilling, Cone Penetration Tests (CPTs), and vibrocores Site is in area with no approved regional land use plan. Geotechnical and environmental baseline studies will focus on the areas surrounding the proposed deep water port site, municipal breakwater and boat ramp. The study area includes marine pelagic and benthic habitat, and coastal tundra. The study area encompasses Crown, Municipal, and Commissioner’s Lands.
Personnel:
Persons: 20
Days: 75
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
950 polygon 20160510_Generalized_Site_Location
955 point Municipal Breakwater and Boat Ramp
956 point Proposed Deepwater Port
1342 polygon 20160510_Generalized_Site_Location
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Crown Lands
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Marine-Based Activities
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
CWS:
DFO:
INAC:
NIRB:
NWB:
NEB:
Other Licensing Requirements
Class B Water License
Class A Land Use Permit
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Drill rig 1 Standard Borehole drilling and Cone Penetration Testing
Support Vehicle 1 Standard Pick-Up Truck Vehicle for crew/supplies transport
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 100 Liters Fuel for drill rig.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 100 Liters Equipment operations.
Hydraulic Oil 1 5 Liters Equipment maintenance
Petrol 1 50 Liters Drilling/vibrocore activities
Anti-freeze 1 10 Liters Equipment operations
Drill grease 1 5 Liters Equipment operations
Sample preservative (in sample bottles) 1 1 Liters Sample preservation
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
2 Drill water sourced from the municipality and / or pumped from sea Location for sourcing seawater to be confirmed by successful contractor
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Potential environmental impacts that may occur during the studies include the following:  Accidental leaks and spillages of substances such as fuel or petroleum-based lubricants to the environment  Disturbance of terrestrial and marine habitat and wildlife  Noise and vibration effects from drilling activities  Temporary sediment suspension  Drill cuttings disposal  Disturbance of heritage resources  Disruption of traditional use of proposed study area  Increased overall anthropogenic presence within study areas Impacts of the proposed geotechnical sediment sampling and drilling activities on the marine environment are anticipated to be minimal. Some minor, temporary sediment suspension is expected as a result of drilling activities; however, suspended sediments are expected to quickly settle back to the seabed with no significant impact to aquatic habitats. Studies are not expected to result in impacts to Species at Risk Act (SARA) species or aquatic and terrestrial environments provided mitigation measures are adhered to. Mitigation Measures Environmental management plans will be implemented for the studies to mitigate potential effects of the field activities on the environment. The environmental management plan will include: • Spill Prevention • Waste Management • Wildlife Mitigation and Monitoring • Abandonment and Restoration Mitigation measures will be detailed in the environmental management plan.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) Five cubic metres N/A Spread on seafloor
Sewage (human waste) 1 cubic metre Municipal facillity Portable toilet
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2016-05-25
Originator: Kofi Boa-Antwi
Public Registry ID: 10835
Document Size: 5.05 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-05-25
Originator: Kofi Boa-Antwi
Public Registry ID: 10837
Document Size: 2240.32 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-05-25
Originator: Kofi Boa-Antwi
Public Registry ID: 10838
Document Size: 131.36 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-09-15
Originator: Kofi Boa-Antwi
Public Registry ID: 11118
Document Size: 1067.9 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-09-15
Originator: Kofi Boa-Antwi
Public Registry ID: 11119
Document Size: 1070.09 Kb
Category: Application related document - Generic Review Letter
Recieved: 2016-09-16
Originator: Jonathan Savoy
Public Registry ID: 11123
Document Size: 246.87 Kb
2016-09-15 12:24:13, from: Kofi Boa-Antwi
 Per our discussion, an alternative design for the Iqaluit Port Development Project is currently being evaluated, which would subsequently extend the northern study area portion approximately 500 meters in the southwest direction. The extended area in the proposed small craft harbour is the only change. The geotechnical and environmental baseline studies remain unchanged with respect to type, personnel, schedule, land uses and licensing, and materials and waste.