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Amaruq Exploration Project (149209)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Ryan Vanengen
Company: Agnico Eagle Mines
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-04-01
End Date: 2025-12-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Exploration activities, including drilling, started on the Amaruq property in 2013 following the signature of a Mineral Exploration Agreement with the Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated. In February 2017, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. approved development of the Whale Tail Pit as a satellite deposit to supply ore to the existing Meadowbank mill. The final permits were received in July 2018, when development began. The exploration camp initially located at km 100 of the AWAR, near of the Meadowbank Mine, was transported and installed on the Amaruq property in 2014 to support exploration activities in the area. With the opening of the Whale Tail operation camp and the mining activities conducted in the vicinity, the exploration camp has to be relocated again to allow exploration activities to continue safely and efficiently.
Summary of Modifications:
With the opening of the Whale Tail operation camp and the mining activities conducted in the vicinity, the exploration camp has to be relocated to allow exploration activities to continue safely and efficiently. The present application is submitted to obtain the authorizations to relocate the Amaruq exploration camp from its present location to a site located approximately 2.7km mostly East of the present location. This exploration camp continues to be necessary to support exploration programs in the region and on the Amaruq property. The relocation works are planned for spring-summer 2020.
Personnel:
Persons: 75
Days: 365
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5802 polygon New exploration camp area proposed
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
NWB: Type B Licence
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
KivIA: Commercial Lease III
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Snobear 1 1600kg Workers transport on the field.
ATV 3 400kg Workers transport on the camp site
Loader backhoe 420E Cat 1 7000kg Material and equipment handling and excavation
Pickup F250 3 2800kg Workers transport on the camp site and on the road
Helicopter Bell 407 2 1500kg Material, equipment and workers transport
Diamond drill 8 22000kg To obtain rock core
Bulldozer D6 4 22000kg To move diamond drills during winter period
Snowmobile 6 550kg Workers transport on the field and on camp site
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 1 100000 Liters For the helicopter
Diesel 1 50000 Liters Equipment, electricity, heating
Gasoline 1 10000 Liters For small equipment, ATV, Snowmobile, etc
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Grease 50 25 Liters Equipment maintenance
Glycol 5 1000 Liters Equipment maintenance
Oil 200 25 Liters Equipment maintenance
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
299 By pumping, as authorised by water licence 2BB-MEA1828 Proximal Lake will be used for the camp
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
The present application is submitted to obtain the authorizations to relocate the Amaruq exploration camp from its present location to a site located approximately 2.7km mostly East of the present location. Due to the small footprint of the new camp site and since its a relocation of existing activities in the area, no significant additional environmental impacts have been predicted.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes 50 tonnes/year Onsite incinerator and Meadowbank landfill Incinerator and landfill
Greywater 2700m³/year Remaining sludge following Bionest treatment is disposed of at the Meadowbank mine site or transported south for disposal in approved facility. Treated by Bionest treatment system
Sewage (human waste) 350m³/year Remaining sludge following Bionest treatment is disposed of at the Meadowbank mine site or transported south for disposal in approved facility. Treated by the Bionest treatment system with the greywater.
Hazardous waste 20 tonnes/year Recycling or disposal in approved facilities (Used oil, used oil filters, used absorbent, contaminated water, batteries, etc); transported south to a disposal or recycling facility.
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2016-03-31
Originator: Ryan Vanengen
Public Registry ID: 16816
Document Size: 6.12 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2016-03-31
Originator: Ryan Vanengen
Public Registry ID: 16817
Document Size: 6.12 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2016-03-31
Originator: Ryan Vanengen
Public Registry ID: 16818
Document Size: 5.48 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2019-08-27
Originator: David Frenette
Public Registry ID: 16840
Document Size: 2.02 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2019-08-29
Originator: David Frenette
Public Registry ID: 16843
Document Size: 2.36 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Hazardous Material Use
Recieved: 2016-03-31
Originator: Ryan Vanengen
Public Registry ID: 16821
Document Size: 519.94 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Hazardous Material Use
Recieved: 2019-08-28
Originator: David Frenette
Public Registry ID: 16841
Document Size: 1119.68 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Hazardous Material Use
Recieved: 2019-08-28
Originator: David Frenette
Public Registry ID: 16842
Document Size: 1119.68 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2016-03-31
Originator: Ryan Vanengen
Public Registry ID: 16822
Document Size: 273.35 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2019-09-11
Originator: David Frenette
Public Registry ID: 16857
Document Size: 875.41 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2016-03-31
Originator: Ryan Vanengen
Public Registry ID: 16823
Document Size: 470.94 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-03-31
Originator: Ryan Vanengen
Public Registry ID: 16819
Document Size: 4540.26 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-03-31
Originator: Ryan Vanengen
Public Registry ID: 16820
Document Size: 3945.29 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-08-30
Originator: David Frenette
Public Registry ID: 16844
Document Size: 1119.68 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-09-04
Originator: David Frenette
Public Registry ID: 16847
Document Size: 1056.23 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-09-19
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 16869
Document Size: 428.2 Kb
Category: Application related document - Email Capture Attachment
Recieved: 2016-05-12
Originator: Administration
Public Registry ID: 16825
Document Size: 279.08 Kb
Category: Application related document - Other document
Recieved: 2016-04-21
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 16824
Document Size: 809.25 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?
YES

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