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Lupin Mine Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (149187)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Karyn Lewis
Company: Mandalay Resources Corporation
Schedule:
Start Date: 2016-08-01
End Date: 2025-12-31
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The Lupin Mine is located on the west shore of Contwoyto Lake, Nunavut at 65° 46” N and 111° 15’ W. The monitoring program is a requirement for Lupin Mine under the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations (Government of Canada 2002), which is part of the federal Fisheries Act. The monitoring program will document the health of fish exposed to treated mine effluent and compare it to an area without effluent (reference area). Data will be collected in August 2019 for approximately 14 days. The surveys will be conducted within one Exposure Area and one Reference Area. The program will consist of a Ninespine Stickleback and juvenile Arctic Grayling survey, a benthic invertebrate community survey, and supporting environmental information (e.g., water and sediment quality). Methods: Fish will be captured using active and passive fishing gear (e.g., backpack electrofishing unit, seine nets, fyke nets and minnow traps). All non-target species will be identified, counted, and immediately live released. Field surveys will be completed in the Exposure Area and one Reference Area. Lethal Ninespine Stickleback Survey: The goal of the lethal survey is to capture 30 adult male, 30 adult female, and 30 juveniles from each area. Lethally sampled adult fish will be measured for length, weight, age (otolith removal), external condition, gender, life stage, state-of maturity, internal condition, gonad weight, liver weight, carcass weight, stomach fullness, parasite presence/absence, and parasite weight. Non-lethal Arctic Grayling Survey: The goal of the non-lethal survey is to capture a minimum of 100 young of the year to a maximum of 400 young of the year from each area. Non-lethally sampled fish will be measured for: length, weight, and external condition. Scales will be retained for non-lethal fish ageing. A sub-set of Arctic Grayling will be sacrificed for collection of otoliths to validate using scales as the primary ageing structure. Benthic invertebrate samples will be collected at five stations from each sampling area. Samples will be collected using a standard (6 in x 6 in x 6 in) Ekman grab. Samples will be used for taxonomic identification and enumeration of benthic invertebrate communities. Collection of key supporting environmental information during fish and benthic invertebrate surveys is required. These supporting data include: •habitat description; •seasonal water temperature; •field water quality variables (e.g., dissolved oxygen); •water chemistry variables (e.g., metals); and •sediment quality (e.g., total organic carbon).
Personnel:
Persons: 6
Days: 14
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5722 point
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Crown Lands
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Mine Development
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
DFO:
NTI:
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Boat 1 14' Access
Boat 1 18' Access
Argo 1 3.5 m x 1.8 m Access
Kubota RTV 1100 1 3.3 m x 1.7 m access
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 0 100 Liters Kubota
Gasoline 14 25 Liters Fuel for boat and argo
Aviation fuel 12 205 Liters Helicopter
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
hazardous 2 4 Liters Preserve samples
hazardous 2 4 Liters Preserve samples
hazardous 10 0.006 Liters Preserve samples
hazardous 10 0.001 Liters Preserve samples
hazardous 10 0.001 Liters Preserve samples
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 Using existing infrastructure covered under Type A Waer Licence 2AM-LUP1520 n/a
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
None and all waste will be backhauled to Lupin and is regulated under 2AM-LUP1520.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Other 0 n/a n/a
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2016-05-06
Originator: Karyn Lewis
Public Registry ID: 16736
Document Size: 160.53 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-07-04
Originator: Tamara Darwish
Public Registry ID: 16740
Document Size: 743.02 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2016-05-06
Originator: Karyn Lewis
Public Registry ID: 16734
Document Size: 166.52 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2016-05-06
Originator: Karyn Lewis
Public Registry ID: 16735
Document Size: 23.74 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2016-05-06
Originator: Karyn Lewis
Public Registry ID: 16737
Document Size: 163.59 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2016-05-06
Originator: Karyn Lewis
Public Registry ID: 16738
Document Size: 110.27 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-05-06
Originator: Karyn Lewis
Public Registry ID: 16733
Document Size: 14.34 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-08-22
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 16839
Document Size: 523.96 Kb
Category: Application related document - Generic Review Letter
Recieved: 2016-08-12
Originator: Alana Vigna
Public Registry ID: 16739
Document Size: 264.37 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.
NO

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.
NO

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.
NO

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.
NO

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.
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ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
NO
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.
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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?
NO

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
NO

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?
NO

MINING DEVELOPMENT
Mining Development:
s3.4.4: Is the proposal for mining development?
NO

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Scientific Research:
s6.4.2: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
NO
Local Services and Local Employment:
s6.4.3: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
NO
If no, explain why it is not possible.
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Communication on Scientific Research:
s6.4.4: Will the applicant communicate with communities in language that is clear, non-technical, in Inuktitut and English and communicate to the affected communities the results of all scientific res
NO

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s6.4.5: Has the applicant made all reasonable efforts to consult with the Nunavut Research Institute about research that would benefit or interest local residents?
NO
If no, explain why.
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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.
NO