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EYOS Expeditions Canadian Arctic Five-Year Seasonal Submission (149164)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Kelvin Murray
Company: EYOS Expeditions Ltd.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2018-08-01
End Date: 2022-09-15
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Non-technical Project Proposal Summary EYOS EXPEDITIONS CANADIAN ARCTIC Five-year Seasonal Submission: 01 August 01 – 15 September 2018 through 01 August 01 – 15 September 2022 2019 Annual Update EYOS Expeditions Ltd. (www.eyos-expeditions.com) offer technical services and expedition yacht voyages in remote regions in the world. The EYOS team has decades of operational experience in ecologically-sensitive locations, including the polar regions. EYOS is a member of: - Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) - International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) - Travel Nunavut These associations advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally-responsible private-sector travel. Each summer EYOS provides consulting services to private pleasure yachts wishing to transit the Northwest Passage. These vessels carry the owner and guests (up to 12-15 people total). Each season, EYOS assists up to 8 yachts, ranging from sailing yachts to motor vessels. EYOS expedition staff and an experienced Ice Navigator assist the vessel’s Master and crew throughout the voyage. The yachts operate to the highest maritime standards, including MARPOL and SOLAS, and abide by Canadian maritime laws. Particular attention is given to the requirements of the Arctic Shipping Safety and Pollution Prevention Regulations (ASSPPR) and the International Maritime Organisation's 'Polar Code.' The itineraries may vary, but in general follow the “Amundsen route” of the Northwest Passage between 01 August to 15 September. Ice conditions may influence itineraries to a considerable degree. They typically include requests to visit the communities of Pond Inlet, Resolute, Gjoa Haven and Cambridge Bay; other communities along the route may be visited. Licensed local guides and cultural performers are often hired. This provides economic benefit and yacht guests receive an enriching cultural experience. EYOS expedition leaders are highly-experienced in Arctic travel and serve as guide, historian and naturalist. They ensure safe operations, provide logistical help and local knowledge to the yacht’s crew. EYOS staff manage wilderness landings to ensure guests are safe and protect wildlife. They use their diverse knowledge to give presentations and briefings and provide interpretation both onboard and ashore. Short-duration landings using the yacht's small boats occur in wilderness areas and coastal areas. No more than 20 persons at any one time visit cultural or historic sites. EYOS submit permit and license applications in advance to the appropriate authorities and permits/licenses carried on board. Standard operating procedures are in place to protect wildlife and sites. Visits also follow AECO guidelines, the Welcoming Visitors to Nunavut guidelines and the Code of Conduct for Operators in Nunavut provided by Cruise Nunavut. EYOS also cooperate with Transport Canada, Canadian Coast Guard, RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency. EYOS provide updates to each Hamlet and HTO ahead of each year’s operation. Expedition staff pre-arrange community visits and inform local leaders and HTOs of proposed activities in nearby areas (including archaeological sites). They arrange for local guides, cultural activities and supply of provisions and services. Operations are to be self-sufficient and within the search and rescue capability of the vessel, including medical evacuation. A Project Description / Environmental Impact Statement is included. Measures are taken to avoid, reduce, or mitigate the possible impacts of yacht-based tour operations. The exclusive nature of these yacht trips, usually involving less than twelve people, and the small number of single, bespoke voyages taking place every year, are major factors in reducing immediate and cumulative impacts. It is anticipated that the environmental impact resulting from the planned activity will be not more than minor or transitory in nature.
Summary of Modifications:
Addition of membership of Travel Nunavut Generalisation of language regarding number of yachts per season (up to 8) Generalisation of language regarding route itinerary, however it remains within the popular 'Amundsen' route Amendment to number of personnel: 75 per year, over 4 years, 45 days per season = 13,500 person days over a 4 year period Amendment to material use, distributed across multiple yachts Amendment to waste produced, estimated on a maximum amount per day, per vessel
Personnel:
Persons: 75
Days: 180
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5383 polyline EYOS Yachts 2018
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Marine-Based Activities
Marine-Based Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
CH: Archaeology and Paleontology Research Permit, Class I
GN-DOE: Wildlife Observation Licence
QIA: Land Use Licence I
KitIA: Land Use Licence I
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Private yacht Up to 8 45 - 110m Private pleasure vessel used by owner and guests for sightseeing. Vessels are usually up to 12 passengers, occasionally 15. Vessels make various stops en route, either at communities or wilderness areas.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 8 150 Metric Tons Main propulsion fuel for yacht; occasionally used for small boats and tenders. Stored in main fuel tanks onboard the vessel.Container capacity noted is average maximum amount.
Gasoline 200 20 Liters Fuel for outboard engines on small boats. Numbers noted represent estimates of containers across multiple vessels. Primarily stored in suitable containers on deck as per maritime regulations.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Engine and hydraulic oils 16 50 Liters Regular maintenance of yacht and tender engines will require periodic exchange of oils and lubricants. The vessels are anticipating the need to store any used product onboard for a considerable period. Procedures are in place for prevention and containment of spills.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 Desalination plants onboard vessels Ocean (not applicable)
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Please see attached document 'Environmental Impact Statement'
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater Up to 500 litres per day, per vessel Sewage treatment facilities onboard As per International and Canadian legislation including ASSPPR. Discharge while vessel underway offshore, minimum 3 nm from land, fast ice or ice shelf
Hazardous 0.00005 cubic metres per day, per vessel Used batteries will be separated from other waste and isolated. Batteries will be stored onboard vessel and offloaded at a suitable reception port for recycling and disposal.
Hazardous waste 0.0002 cubic metres per day, per vessel Vessels have procedures in place for the prevention of spills and carry containment and clean-up kits. Any materials contaminated would be stored and disposed of as above. Engine oils will be collected in robust containers and stored onboard for offloading at a suitable reception port.
Non-Combustible wastes Up to 10 kg per day, per vessel Food waste will be cleared of other waste products and frozen whenever possible and storage space allows. Food waste ground/comminuted to pass through screen with openings <25 mm for discharge as per International and Canadian legislation including ASSPPR. When this is not possible, it will be stored in vacuum-sealed bags or refrigerated storage for transport off the vessel to suitable waste disposal facility.
Non-Combustible wastes 0.02 cubic metres per day, per vessel Plastics and tins will be washed and compacted. Glass will be washed and stored. Paper and card will be compacted. Vessels do not have the ability to burn waste - all will be stored onboard. Plastics, glass, metals and cardboard will be stored onboard and offloaded at a suitable reception port for disposal.
Sewage (human waste) 220 litres per day, per vessel Sewage treatment facilities onboard As per International and Canadian legislation including ASSPPR. Discharge while vessel underway offshore, minimum 3 nm from land, fast ice or ice shelf
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Recieved: 2018-05-28
Originator: Kelvin Murray
Public Registry ID: 16549
Document Size: 5.8 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-06-08
Originator: Kelvin Murray
Public Registry ID: 16550
Document Size: 264.98 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-06-08
Originator: Kelvin Murray
Public Registry ID: 16551
Document Size: 98.19 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-06-08
Originator: Kelvin Murray
Public Registry ID: 16552
Document Size: 139.18 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-06-08
Originator: Kelvin Murray
Public Registry ID: 16553
Document Size: 139.18 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-06-08
Originator: Kelvin Murray
Public Registry ID: 16554
Document Size: 11406.55 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-05-23
Originator: Kelvin Murray
Public Registry ID: 16560
Document Size: 195.8 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-06-25
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16556
Document Size: 177.52 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-05-28
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16636
Document Size: 262.71 Kb
2019-05-22 10:43:45, from: Kelvin Murray
 Hello, hope you are well. I received notification that a conformity letter had been posted for our updated submission, but I haven't 'validated and submitted' yet. I plan to update some documents within the file. I hope there hasn't been some confusion from my end. Thanks and all the best, Kelvin

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

MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL TRANSPORTATION
Corridor:
s3.5.11, s3.3.5.12: Does the proposal consider the development of a transportation and/or communications corridor?
NO

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