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Naujaat Project (149290)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Mike MacMorran
Company: North Arrow Minerals Inc.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2020-07-01
End Date: 2020-09-30
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The land use activity being proposed is a drilling and bulk sampling program to further evaluate the Q1-4 kimberlite complex at the Naujaat Project located approximately 10 km outside of the Hamlet of Naujaat, NU. NOTE: this is an amendment of an existing land use permit. The land use permit being amended is a Permit to Use Commissioner's Land (LUP06-607-016) which was renewed Sept. 12, 2019. The land use activities have been previously screened, see NPC/NIRB file # 12EN012 (the screening report document has been uploaded to the Project Documents folder of this application). Other land use activities authorized under the permit (i.e. drilling, equipment storage site, water use) have not changed for the project, and activities remain the same. Following the 2015 NIRB screening of the proposed amendment of permit LUP06-607-016 to include drilling, authorizations for drilling, bulk sampling, fuel storage and construction of a weatherhaven-style core-logging facility, authorizations were combined into one Commissioner's Land Use Permit (LUP06-607-014).
Summary of Modifications:
The land use activity amendment being proposed is an increase to the amount of rock permitted to collect for bulk sampling from 1,500 tons to 2,000 tons. The collection of additional sample material (500 tons) will result in a slight increase to the total number of days on site for crews and equipment, as well as the total number of jet fuel drums stored at North Arrow's storage facility in Naujaat. The increase to the total amount of fuel is needed to facilitate transport of the additional sample material being collected. The total number of fuel drums stored at North Arrow's fuel storage facility in Naujaat will be much less than the proposed limit as fuel will be received in multiple shipments throughout summer 2020.
Personnel:
Persons: 12
Days: 60
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6055 polygon
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Advanced Mineral Exploration
Bulk Sample
Mineral Exploration
Licensing Agencies
CG&S:
GN-CGS:
NWB:
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Helicopter 1 12m x 2.8m x 10m Daily transport of personnel to/from drill site; transport of drill and its components to the drill site at the start of the program and from the site upon completion; transport drill core boxes from the drill site to Naujaat; transporting fuel drums to/from the drill
Diamond and/or Reverse Circulation (RC) Drill 2 6m x 6m x 3m Rock coring and sample collection
Snowmobile/Snowmachine 1 2m x 1m x 1m Transporting people and drill core between town and the drill in the winter
Excavator 2 3m x 3m x 2m Dig up rock and deposit it into sample bags
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 100 2050 Liters Drilling and diesel oil heating stove in the core-logging facility
Gasoline 1 20 Liters Snowmobile/Snowmachine
Propane 1 60 Liters Drilling
Aviation fuel 500 205 Liters Fuel for Helicopter
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Antifreeze 5 5 Liters Drill, excavator, helicopter, hagglund
Drilling muds/grease 2 20 Liters Drilling
Salt 2 20 Liters Drilling
Lead-acid battery 1 1 Liters Drilling
Quick Foam 10 20 Liters Drilling
Alkamer 10 20 Liters Drilling
Engine Oil 12 1 Liters Engine oil for drill, excavators, helicopter
Hydraulic Oil 5 20 Liters Excavator, Drill, Helicopter
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
50 Hose with screen and water pump One of two lakes located within the proposed land use area
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Drilling setups are likely to disturb small patches of vegetation (i.e. grasses and shrubs) over the course of the program. Staff of the proponent will consider less vegetated areas when selecting drill setup locations. In addition, staff will remove vegetation prior to setting up the drill, and will re-plant the removed vegetation following the completion of each drill hole. Following the completion of bulk sampling, surface pits are to be leveled/re-contoured to as close as practicable the pre-sampling ground surface level.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Non-Combustible wastes minimal Backhauled daily to Naujaat for disposal at an approved facility. Backhauled daily to Naujaat for disposal at an approved facility.
Hazardous waste Engine Oil: minimal (assuming 20 litres per week for oil changes Bankhauled to Naujaat for proper disposal at an approved facility at the end of the land use operation. Backhauled to Naujaat for proper disposal at an approved facility at the end of the land use operation.
Other 10-30 m^3 per drill hole (approximate) Returned water and drill cuttings will be pumped to an on-land natural despression or hand-dug sump. Returned water and drill cuttings will be pumped to an on-land natural depression or hand-dug sump.
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) 20-40 m^3 (approximate Small boulder piles will be placed below (downslope) of the extraction pit in order to catch any fine particulate matter that may get washed out of the pit during seasonal melt and heavy rainfall. This will further protect nearby lakes from fine sediment produced from the bulk sampling activities. There will be no rock stockpiles remaining upon completion of the sample extraction. The overburden in the area is thin and any that may be reomved in order to reach the kimberlite beneath it will be replaced upon completion of the bulk sample activities. The extraction pit will be recontoured using the overburden material initially removed.
Combustible wastes Minimal amount of domestic waste (i.e. food containers, paper) N/A Backhauled to Naujaat for proper disposal at an approved facility.
Hazardous Batteries (lead-acid, alkaline) N/A Backhauled to Naujaat and disposed/recycled at an approved facility.
Hazardous 500 Empty Fuel Drums N/A Loaded into shipping containers and shipped south on the annual sealift.
Category: Application form attachment - Equipment
Recieved: 2017-04-07
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17260
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Originator: Mike MacMorran
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Category: Application form attachment - Equipment
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Originator: Mike MacMorran
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Category: Application form attachment - Equipment
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Originator: Mike MacMorran
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Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-04-07
Originator: Mike MacMorran
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Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
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Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17267
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Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2017-04-07
Originator: Mike MacMorran
Public Registry ID: 17264
Document Size: 607.02 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
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Originator: Mike MacMorran
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Category: Application form attachment - Project description
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Originator: Mike MacMorran
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-04-11
Originator: Peter Scholz
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
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Originator: Peter Scholz
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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?
YES

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