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PIN-3 Lady Franklin Point Landfill Monitoring Program (148623)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Ms Alison Street
Company: Department of National Defence
Start Date: 2019-01-01
End Date: 2029-12-31
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Project Activities and Necessity: The Department of National Defence (DND), in cooperation with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), developed a landfill monitoring plan to address post-closure monitoring requirements for the landfills at the former DEW Line sites. The objective of the landfill monitoring program is to collect sufficient information to assess the performance of the landfills from a geotechnical and environmental perspective. The landfill monitoring plan specifies the requirements for visual inspection, soil and groundwater sampling, and ground temperature monitoring of landfills at the DEW Line sites in Nunavut under DND's jurisdiction. The DND-NTI cooperation agreement stipulates that the landfills at PIN-3 must be monitored until at least 2029. Duration: 5 days Timing: August 2019 and August 2029 Long Term Developments: None Number of People: 6 Method of Air and Ground Transportation: Charter fixed wing aircraft and ATVs. Type of Equipment: Hand shovels, peristaltic pumps, digital cameras, ATVs. Type of Fuel and Storage: A maximum of 200 L of gasoline for ATVs either stored in up to 10 jerry cans or in one drum. Structures/Camps: Small temporary tent camp, no permanent structures, docks or piers. Airstrip: Field team will use existing PIN-3 airstrip. Local Resources: Local support staff (wildlife monitors and field assistants) will be hired, local hotel accommodations will be used, local ATVs will be rented. Air charter services will be provided by a business on the NTI registry. Nearest Community: 105 km northeast of Kugluktuk. Location Relative to Sensitive Sites: No archaeological sites within boundaries of work areas (landfills), camp area (airstrip) or site roads. If any archaeological sites are encountered outside of these areas, they will not be disturbed. No national parks, territorial parks or bird sanctuaries near site. Brief History of Site: PIN-3 is a former auxiliary radar site of the DEW Line constructed in the 1950s. PIN-3 was refitted in the 1990s to become a Long Range Radar station within the North Warning System (NWS). The environmental clean-up and demolition of former DEW Line facilities not required for the operation of the NWS site commenced in 2002 and were completed in 2004. There are six landfills at the former PIN-3 Lady Franklin Point DEW Line site that are included in the monitoring program. Alternatives Considered: Not applicable. The landfill monitoring program is a requirement of the DND-NTI cooperation agreement. Community Consultation: The DEW Line Clean-up Project included an extensive amount of consultation meetings (occurring in the 1990s); these consultations resulted in a clean-up protocol for the project. The long term monitoring portion of the DEW Line Clean-up Project is the comprehensive measure to address any of the concerns expressed. Previous Nunavut Water Board Licence: 1BR-FRA1016 (included on Project Documents tab, along with application to renew it). Previous NIRB Screening Decisions: 01DN100 (unavailable on NIRB registry).
Persons: 6
Days: 5
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
2920 polygon PIN-3
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Licensing Agencies
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Hand shovels 2 N/A Hand digging small holes up to 0.5 m deep to collect soil samples
Peristaltic pump 1 N/A Small pump for collecting groundwater samples
Digital cameras 2 N/A Generate visual record of landfill conditions
ATVs 2-4 N/A Transporting staff and sampling supplies around site
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 10 20 Liters Fuel for ATVs
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
1 Perstaltic pump and plastic tubing Monitoring well locations established in site's landfill monitoring plan
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
No environmental impacts.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater <1 m3 N/A Burial in pit
Non-Combustible wastes <1 m3 N/A Removal from site
Sewage (human waste) <1 m3 N/A Burial in pit toilet
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-08-04
Originator: Alison Street
Public Registry ID: 12982
Document Size: 165.72 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-08-04
Originator: Alison Street
Public Registry ID: 12983
Document Size: 424.26 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-08-09
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 12988
Document Size: 191.18 Kb