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Resolute Bay Airport – Landfarm Facility (149252)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Holly Poklitar
Company: Transport Canada
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-11-04
End Date: 2030-04-01
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Resolute Bay Airport – Landfarm Facility RENEWAL – Transport Canada (TC) proposes to continue operation of its landfarm facility (LTF) at the Resolute Bay Airport, and is requesting updated Nunavut Water Board (NWB) licensing requirements. This is a “new” project submission to the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC)’s electronic registry, which did not exist at the time of original application submission, but is not a new project. The NWB received the NPC’s Conformity Determination for the file on May 17, 2012 and the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s (NIRB) Screening Decision for the file on June 22, 2012. The NWB provided a licence for the project, issued August 17th, 2015 (NWB Licence No. 1BR-RLF1520). This licence will expire on August 16, 2020. In 2001, TC undertook demolition and remediation work at the former Fire Training Area (FTA) and Above-Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs) area at the Resolute Bay Airport. Approximately 5,800 m3 of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil (PHC) soil was excavated from the site. 5,500 m3 from the FTA and 300 m3 from the former ASTs area. A lined Landfarm Facility was constructed and consists of two (2) Land Treatment Units (LTU 1 and LTU 2) to contain and treat the PHC soil. Transport Canada notes that there are two smaller Land Treatment Units in the same vicinity. Transport Canada is not the owner/operator of these facilities, it is our understanding that they are the responsibility of ATCO. In accordance with the licencing requirements, TC has attempted groundwater monitoring an annual basis. However, site conditions are such that sufficient groundwater samples to complete the required analysis have not been available. These attempts and findings have been documented in the annual reports. In 2015, TC identified that per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) was also a potential Contaminant of Concern (COC) since the FFTA would have likely used firefighting foam containing PFAS. Sampling for both PHC and PFAS was undertaken and all soil samples exceeded CCME guidelines for one or more PHC parameters and exceeded interim guidelines for PFAS. TC is not aware of any technically feasible, cost-effective treatment options for PFAS in soil for this site. As such, TC has not been actively till or treating the soil for PHC’s, as an effective method to address all COCs in the soil would be required. TC continues to inspect the LTF on an annual basis and complete the monitoring required in the licence and will continue to maintain the facility until a suitable remedial option for both PFAS and PHCs can be identified. In 2019 TC commissioned a preliminary quantitative health and ecological risk assessment to help support management decisions for the site. The report concluded that there were no human or ecological exposure pathways that required further assessment and that potential unacceptable risks are not anticipated for human or ecological receptors at the site. TC is requesting that the considerations identified above be taken into account during the NWB licence renewal and that the NWB considers a reduced sampling and reporting schedule during this LTF maintenance phase.
Personnel:
Persons: 1
Days: 20
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5896 polygon Land Farm Facility - Land Treatment Units 1 & 2 location (Approximate)
Planning Regions:
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Site Cleanup/Remediation
Licensing Agencies
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
NWB: Type B Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
No records found.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
N/A
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-11-04
Originator: Holly Poklitar
Public Registry ID: 16990
Document Size: 61.83 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-11-04
Originator: Holly Poklitar
Public Registry ID: 16991
Document Size: 343.98 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-11-04
Originator: Holly Poklitar
Public Registry ID: 16994
Document Size: 341.58 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-11-04
Originator: Holly Poklitar
Public Registry ID: 16995
Document Size: 3057.62 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-11-04
Originator: Holly Poklitar
Public Registry ID: 16996
Document Size: 29009.34 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-11-04
Originator: Holly Poklitar
Public Registry ID: 16992
Document Size: 77.47 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-11-04
Originator: Holly Poklitar
Public Registry ID: 16993
Document Size: 74.04 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2020-01-24
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 17234
Document Size: 823.25 Kb
2019-11-07 13:56:49, from: Goump Djalogue
 Good Day Holly, Could you please revise the project name. It is currently showing “https://lupit.nunavut.ca/portal/pportal.php" . Also could you indication the number of personnel visiting the site. Thank you.

2020-01-24 10:38:16, from: Holly Poklitar
 Done as requested. I apologize as I did not know to look in this section for correspondence.

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