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Kuulu Project (formerly known as the Peter Lake Project) (148660)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Mr. Chris McFadden
Company: NxGold Ltd.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2018-03-01
End Date: 2020-10-01
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The Applicant is seeking clarification from the NPC on whether the following would be considered a significant modification: • Use of heliportable fuel containers (500 -3000L) as depicted in the attached document (“Fuel Cubes”), in place of and in addition to barrels, for fuel use at the drills and in camp. Fuel cube use will diminish fuel handling risks and so is considered to be more protective of the environment. All spill contingency planning aspects, including use of secondary containment, will remain in place. It is understood that fuel cubes have been approved for use on other exploration programs in Nunavut. The Applicant also wishes to correct an administrative error that was presented in the original application: person days was estimated to be 100 days over the life of the project, while the the program scope was described and authorized to involve seasonal operations from March -October over a period of 5 years and involving up to 60 people in camp at any one time. The Applicant wishes to advise that scope remains unchanged, and clarify that the personnell estimate over the life of project may be up to an approximate total of 50,000 person days over 5 years (average of 42 person days over an 8 month period annually, for 5 years). The Applicant requests notification from the NPC regarding whether this clarification is considered a significant modification.
Summary of Modifications:
Use of heliportable fuel containers (fuel cubes), in additon to barrels Clarification of the number of anticipated person days
Personnel:
Persons: 42
Days: 1200
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
3206 polygon Kuulu Project (formerly known as the Peter Lake Project)
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Mineral Exploration
Licensing Agencies
NIRB: Screening decision report
NWB: Type B water licence
NTI: Mineral Exploration Agreement
KivIA: Land use permit (renewal underway)
KivIA: Land use permit (renewal underway)
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
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
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2017-11-29
Originator: Sharleen Hamm
Public Registry ID: 13294
Document Size: 269.7 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-12-07
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 13343
Document Size: 588.28 Kb

KEEWATIN QUESTIONAIRE

GENERAL
Environmental Protection:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurances of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.
YES

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s2.4.9: 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:
s2.4.15 and Appendix 2,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:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
NO
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
To clarify: the Applicant plans to avoid low level fixed wing aircraft flights wherever possible. The Applicant does, however, plan to use a helicopter and a drone to conduct airbourne surveys in support of exploration activities. These surveys will be low level and of short duration and will occur in accordance with the NIRB screening descision report terms and conditions.
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
YES
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.

Caribou Protection Measures:
s2.4.6 and Appendix 3: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix 3?
YES

Caribou Water Crossings:
Will the applicant avoid, between May 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct s2.4.6 and map: any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified
YES

ARCHEOLOGY
Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s4.4.3 and Appendix 3, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Government of Nunavut?
YES

PARTICULAR AREAS
Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?
NO

Bird Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Mc Connell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuary or, the East Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary
NO

Southern Southampton Island and Coats Island:
s3.4.5: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, in southern Southampton Island and Coats Island?
NO
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
YES
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?
NO

PARTICULAR ACTIVITIES

Uranium Development and Mining:
s3.4.5, s3.4.6: Does the project proposal involve either uranium development or uranium mining?
NO


New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?
NO

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix 2: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the Code of Good Conduct at all times.
YES