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PIN-4 Byron Bay Landfill Monitoring Program (149265)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Alison Street
Company: Department of National Defence
Start Date: 2020-08-01
End Date: 2040-08-31
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The Department of National Defence (DND), in cooperation with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), developed a landfill monitoring plan to address post-closure monitoring requirements for the landfills at the former DEW Line sites. The objective of the landfill monitoring program is to collect sufficient information to assess the performance of the landfills from a geotechnical and environmental perspective. The landfill monitoring plan specifies the requirements for visual inspection, soil and groundwater sampling, and ground temperature monitoring of landfills at the DEW Line sites in Nunavut under DND's jurisdiction. The DND-NTI cooperation agreement stipulates that the landfills at PIN-4 must be monitored until at least 2037. DND plans to undertake landfill monitoring activities at PIN-4 in August 2022, August 2027, and August 2037, as per our agreements with NTI. A short maintenance visit to replace expired batteries and download thermal data might also take place in approximately August 2032. The landfill monitoring activities consist of making visual observations, collecting soil and groundwater samples, and downloading temperature data from thermal monitoring instruments. The team would travel to/from the site by fixed-wing aircraft. All soil and groundwater sampling locations are pre-determined around the landfill perimeters, as part of the site's monitoring plan. Soil samples are collected at depths of 0-15 cm and 40-50 cm below ground surface using shovels, which are cleaned between each use. All soil sampling locations are backfilled using the native soil from each hole, and the surface is compacted using shovels and/or work boots. Groundwater samples are collected from monitoring wells using peristaltic pumps, which are cleaned between each use. These monitoring wells were installed around the landfills during the DEW Line Clean-Up Project. Equipment to be used at the site would include: - 2 ATVs (to transport personnel and equipment around the site) - 1 generator (to provide power for the temporary camp) - 2 digital cameras (for the visual observation work) - 2 shovels (for the soil sampling work) - 2 peristaltic pumps (for the groundwater sampling work) - 2 laptop computers (for the temperature data downloading work) DND is applying for a renewal of an existing Class B Water Use License (1BR-BYR1320) from the Nunavut Water Board, for a period of 20 years (from August 2020 until August 2040); the requested period of time includes some contingency in the event that a currently unforeseen requirement arises in the future for an additional monitoring event after August 2037. DND is not applying for any other licenses for this work. The monitoring team would set up a temporary camp at the site's airstrip to provide accommodations during the work plan. The camp would consist of several tents. All drinking water would be brought in bottles from the staging community.
Persons: 6
Days: 5
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5954 polygon Lands containing landfills to be monitored
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Licensing Agencies
NWB: Type B Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Hand shovels 2 1'x5' To collect potential soil samples
Peristaltic pump 2 1'x0.5'x1.5' used to collect water samples from monitoring wells
digital camera 2 0.5'x0.1'x0.25' to document site conditions
ATV 2 4'x8'x4' ATVs used for transportation on Site
Generator 1 3'x3'x3' To provide power for temporary camp
Laptop computer 2 1'x0.5'x0.05' To download temperature data from thermal monitoring instruments
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 10 20 Liters Fuel for ATVs
Diesel 5 20 Liters Fuel for generator
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
1 Peristaltic Pump and plastic tubing Groundwater from monitoring wells as per landfill monitoring plan
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater <1 m3 N/A Burial in pit
Combustible wastes <1m3 N/A Removal from Site
Sewage (human waste) <1m3 N/A Burial in pit
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-12-18
Originator: Alison Street
Public Registry ID: 17111
Document Size: 185.31 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-12-18
Originator: Alison Street
Public Registry ID: 17112
Document Size: 6226.1 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2020-01-27
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 17235
Document Size: 247.57 Kb
2020-01-08 22:43:25, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi Alisson, Could you please provide more detail in the project description about the works or activities to be perform on site through this particular application including the equipment to be uses, when the personnel will be on site, for what periodicity, how the crew will travel to the site...Also please specify all type or class of licenses your will be requesting from other organizations and for what duration of validity. Thank you