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RV David Thompson Eastern Arctic Operations 2019 (149058)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Ryan Harris
Company: Parks Canada
Start Date: 2019-09-23
End Date: 2019-10-21
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Ice conditions permitting, in late September 2019 the Parks Canada Research Vessel (RV) David Thompson will transit east from Larsen Sound through Bellot Strait and into the Gulf of Boothia. Non-intrusive marine survey operations (i.e. underwater archaeological, bathymetric, selected marine water sampling, habitat mapping and seabed classification) will take place at selected locations along a planned route from Bellot Strait to Pond Inlet, where a port visit and community open house are planned, on or around October 3-4, 2019. From Pond Inlet the RV David Thompson will continue its Arctic transit and conduct selected marine survey operations en route to Pangnirtung, where another port visit and community open house are planned, on or around October 10, 2019. After departure from Pangnirtung the RV David Thompson will head south to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and ultimately for overwintering in Prescott, Ontario. Activities connected with the eastern Arctic operations of the RV David Thompson are marine based, and will principally involve towed side-scan sonar and multi-beam echosounder survey.
Persons: 10
Days: 17
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5013 polygon RV David Thompson Eastern Arctic Operations 2019
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Marine-Based Activities
Marine-Based Activities
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
PC: 0
CH: Archaeology and Paleontology Research Permit, Class II
CWS: Migratory Bird Sanctuary permit under the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
RV David Thompson (steel vessel) 1 29.0 meters (228.3 gross tonnage) Accommodation and dive platform, remote sensing platform.
Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat RHIB 1 5.90 m Ship's work boat and remote sensing platform.
FC 530 zodiac 1 5.30 m Auxiliary workboat.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 1 800 Liters Boat and equipment fuel in jettison tank
Propane 2 20 Liters Cooking
Diesel 1 53000 Liters RV David Thompson shipboard fuel
Diesel 4 205 Liters Power tools and equipment
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 No fresh water retrieval. Onboard water maker (desalination) with a 22,000 L holding tank. Aboard RV David Thompson
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
No environmental impact.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes N/A N/A All garbage will be compacted and at the end of the project, brought to approved shore disposal facilities in Pond Inlet.
Greywater 1540 L/day N/A All accommodation will be on the ship which is equipped with a Transport Canada approved sewage treatment plant meeting the IMO MEPC 227(64) and Annex IV of MARPOL regulatory standards.
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2019-02-21
Originator: Ryan Harris
Public Registry ID: 15393
Document Size: 1.82 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2019-02-21
Originator: Ryan Harris
Public Registry ID: 15394
Document Size: 1.66 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2019-03-07
Originator: Ryan Harris
Public Registry ID: 15482
Document Size: 3.17 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-07-29
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16797
Document Size: 269.85 Kb
2019-04-09 20:18:14, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi Eric, I am just wondering if you have confirmation from the NRI that you would not require a license from them for this project. Also, would please confirm that you are not entering the Migratory Birds Sanctuary and would not require a CWS license. Thank you. Goump

2019-04-15 08:42:36, from: Goump Djalogue
 Good morning Ryan , We have noted that you did not list NRI and CWS as authorizing agencies, Could you please confirm you have contected them and would not require licenses from them . Thanks

2019-07-11 09:02:22, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi Ryan, As discussed, plesae add CWS to the autorizing agencies and resubmit. Thank you. Goump

2019-07-11 09:13:19, from: Goump Djalogue
 I addition , If application, could you please add the refrences your past NIRB file number for activities done in previous related this one. Thank you. Goump

2019-07-23 10:32:19, from: Ryan Harris
 Further to your request of July 11, please note that highly congruent operational activities involving the RV David Thompson in Nunavut were previously screened in 2018 (NIRB ref. 15YN03). Regards, Ryan Harris


Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

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.

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.

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.

Low-Level Air Flights:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?

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?

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

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?

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)?

Scientific Research:
s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
i. Describe the results of your consultation.
For planned operations in Cumberland Sound, Parks Canada has consulted with the NRI and has secured NRI Licence # 02 019 19R-M.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
It is our intention to hire two Inuit deck hands through the Nunavut Fisheries Training Consortium to work on the RV David Thompson during its Eastern Arctic Operations in 2019.

Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re

s3.5.11, s3.3.5.12: Does the proposal consider the development of a transportation and/or communications corridor?

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