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One Ocean Expeditions - Arctic 2018 Cruise Season (148855)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Aaron Lawton
Company: One Ocean Expeditions, Inc
Schedule:
Start Date: 2018-08-01
End Date: 2018-09-15
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Expedition cruise tourism in the Canadian Arctic with approximately 100 passengers from around the world. Our ships, the M/V Akademik Ioffe and M/V Akademik Sergey Vavilov will drift or drop anchor while passengers disembark into small inflatable boats. Passengers will cruise in zodiacs or will land on shore briefly (apprx 2 hours) where appropriate. One Ocean Expeditions is a Canadian company and has been operating expedition cruises in Nunavut since 2011. We will operate four voyages on the M/V Akademik Ioffe and four voyages on the M/V Akademik Sergey Vavilov.
Personnel:
Persons: 100
Days: 1
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
4029 polyline NWP - Iqaluit to Cambridge region
4030 polyline Resolute to Resolute
4031 polyline Resolute to Iqaluit via Grise Fjord
4032 polyline Resolute to Resolute - NWP
4033 polyline Cambridge Bay to Kangerlussuaq
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Municipal
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
CWS: Migratory Bird Sanctuary permit under the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations
PC: 0
CH: Archaeology and Paleontology Research Permit, Class I
GN-EDT: 0
CWS: National Wildlife Area permit under the Wildlife Area Regulations
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Inflatable zodiac boats 10 X 2 5.8m X 2.5m Cruising around ice and making shore landings from the ships
Expedition ship, small 2 117m X 18.2 Ship based adventure tourism
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 1 1 Gallons No fuel will be used, stored, or transported on shore.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
None 0 0 Gallons No hazardous materials or chemicals are used during our excursions.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
There will be no disposal of waste on shore and the vessels adhere to the MARPOL Convention for the management of grey, brown, and black water.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-05-22
Originator: Aaron Lawton
Public Registry ID: 14274
Document Size: 14 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-05-22
Originator: Aaron Lawton
Public Registry ID: 14275
Document Size: 15.05 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-05-22
Originator: Aaron Lawton
Public Registry ID: 14276
Document Size: 14.43 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-05-22
Originator: Aaron Lawton
Public Registry ID: 14277
Document Size: 14.7 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-06-04
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 14323
Document Size: 174.08 Kb
2018-05-22 20:54:09, from: Aaron Lawton
 Thank you for considering our application. We are looking forward to another great season, working with you. If you have any questions or if we have missed any information you need, please contact us immediately. Through this system, or you can email me directly at tim@onceoceanexpeditions.com. I also wanted to point out a 'quirk' in our application. Under the North Baffin Questionnaire it asks if we are doing any Mining, or Oil & Gas work. We are NOT! We are a tourism cruise ship! But the form wants a Yes or No. Some of the answers, not related to our business - like mitigation for mining sites and oil drum removal were left as no. But only because they do not relate to our business. We are VERY environmentally and culturally aware! In fact, that is our business - bringing people to this beautiful area and introducing them to the amazing culture. Thank you, Tim

2018-05-28 13:56:49, from: Goump Djalogue
 Good Afternoon Tim, You have indicated in this application that there's no significant modification from previous years. Could you please confirm that this years itinerary is the same as last year and/or do not include any new location from previous; and also that there's no new activities are involved in this years' tour. Thank you. Goump

2018-05-31 16:54:42, from: Aaron Lawton
 Hello Goump - I have double checked our sailplans, comparing 2017 to 2018, and also checked with Aaron, our Director of Operations, and we are not visiting and new or different sites than last year, not are we making any landings in new or different locations. In a few cases we may change the order (eg visit 'site x' on Day 4 instead of 5) but we keep that flexible so that we can adapt to changes in weather, ice, etc. Please let me know fi you need anything else. Tim

2018-05-31 16:54:50, from: Aaron Lawton
 Hello Goump - I have double checked our sailplans, comparing 2017 to 2018, and also checked with Aaron, our Director of Operations, and we are not visiting and new or different sites than last year, not are we making any landings in new or different locations. In a few cases we may change the order (eg visit 'site x' on Day 4 instead of 5) but we keep that flexible so that we can adapt to changes in weather, ice, etc. Please let me know fi you need anything else. Tim

2018-05-31 16:55:14, from: Aaron Lawton
 Hello Goump - I have double checked our sailplans, comparing 2017 to 2018, and also checked with Aaron, our Director of Operations, and we are not visiting and new or different sites than last year, not are we making any landings in new or different locations. In a few cases we may change the order (eg visit 'site x' on Day 4 instead of 5) but we keep that flexible so that we can adapt to changes in weather, ice, etc. Please let me know fi you need anything else. Tim

2018-05-31 16:55:35, from: Aaron Lawton
 Hello Goump - I have double checked our sailplans, comparing 2017 to 2018, and also checked with Aaron, our Director of Operations, and we are not visiting and new or different sites than last year, not are we making any landings in new or different locations. In a few cases we may change the order (eg visit 'site x' on Day 4 instead of 5) but we keep that flexible so that we can adapt to changes in weather, ice, etc. Please let me know fi you need anything else. Tim

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