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Marine Habitat Use of Thick-billed Murres (149299)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Michael Janssen
Company: Environment and Climate Change Canada
Schedule:
Start Date: 2020-07-05
End Date: 2022-08-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Recent increases in resource development activities are projected to increase shipping traffic in Canada’s eastern arctic marine regions. However, there is not enough information to properly assess potential ecological impacts of year-round shipping lanes on marine wildlife. Our goal is to determine the distribution and abundance patterns of Thick-billed Murres, in an effort to identify key marine habitats. At the Cape Graham Moore colony, we are investigating whether birds breeding at a variety of specific locations within the colony utilize different marine habitat areas, and whether this changes between breeding stages (incubating eggs vs feeding chicks). This work will establish a baseline of marine habitat use from which potential future impacts of resource development to marine birds may be assessed. It will also help to provide the information necessary to develop efficient monitoring protocols for Canada’s northern Thick-billed Murre colonies.
Personnel:
Persons: 6
Days: 22
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6090 point Field Camp Location
Planning Regions:
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
No data found.
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
CWS:
EC:
GN-DOE:
NIRB:
NWB:
QIA:
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Generator 1 2000 Watts Electricity
Helicopter 1 Bell 206 L 6 flights - 2 take crew and gear in, 2 resupply and crew change over mid-season, 2 take crew and gear out
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 5 25 Liters Generator
Other 10 4 Liters White gas for camp stove
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
1 Melted Snow Snow in shaded areas within 1km of camp
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
We attempt to minimize the impact our project has on the land, water, and wildlife. We will not use any motorized vehicles at either site, and will have a small amount of gasoline for use in a generator. We store food and gear appropriately to avoid contaminating the surrounding areas. We burn garbage at high temperatures and will transport non-combustible material back to town. We will dispose of grey water and sewage in sumps that are backfilled to fit the contours of the landscape. We will not use any motorized vehicles on the island, and we will have a small generator and camp stove. There is a possibility of a small fuel spill from these. We will have an Emergency Spill Kit and Spill Contingency Plan for the fuels used in camp. Fuel is stored in Jerry Cans in a sump to localize any potential spills.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes 6 garbage bags . incineration at high temperature
Greywater 5L/day backfilled Sump
Sewage (human waste) 10L/day Backfilled Sump
Non-Combustible wastes 3 garbage bags Dispose of at municipal waste center return to Pond Inlet
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2016-02-03
Originator: Michael Janssen
Public Registry ID: 17341
Document Size: 224.78 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2020-02-21
Originator: Holly Hennin
Public Registry ID: 17413
Document Size: 135.39 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2016-02-25
Originator: Michael Janssen
Public Registry ID: 17345
Document Size: 238.18 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2020-02-21
Originator: Holly Hennin
Public Registry ID: 17416
Document Size: 404.26 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2020-02-21
Originator: Holly Hennin
Public Registry ID: 17417
Document Size: 831.89 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-02-03
Originator: Michael Janssen
Public Registry ID: 17340
Document Size: 1140.9 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2020-02-21
Originator: Holly Hennin
Public Registry ID: 17414
Document Size: 372.75 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2020-02-21
Originator: Holly Hennin
Public Registry ID: 17415
Document Size: 264.7 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2020-03-04
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 17514
Document Size: 233.45 Kb
Category: Application related document - Email Capture Attachment
Recieved: 2016-02-15
Originator: Administration
Public Registry ID: 17342
Document Size: 1638.31 Kb
Category: Application related document - Email Capture Attachment
Recieved: 2016-02-25
Originator: Administration
Public Registry ID: 17346
Document Size: 238.61 Kb
Category: Application related document - Generic Review Letter
Recieved: 2016-02-24
Originator: Jonathan Savoy
Public Registry ID: 17343
Document Size: 261.12 Kb
Category: Application related document - Other document
Recieved: 2016-02-24
Originator: Jonathan Savoy
Public Registry ID: 17344
Document Size: 27.62 Kb
2020-03-02 14:27:53, from: Goump Djalogue
 Good Day Holly, With this application, you are required to fill out the North Baffin Questionnaire. The questionnaire may not have been activated when you are filling out your proposal due to a glitch in our system. Sorry about that. Please log into your application. Locate and fill out the Questionnaire and validate and resubmit to us. Do not hesitate to contact me should you have any question. Regards. Goump

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

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Scientific Research:
s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
YES
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?
YES

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
YES
i. Describe the results of your consultation.
We have chatted with the people of Pond Inlet and NRI about this research project. We first met with both parties in 2016 to begin monitoring the population of thick-billed murres at Cape Graham Moore prior to mining activities in the region which was a priority for NRI, the community of Pond Inlet and many other territorial and federal government parties. The Mary River mine is now active with a significant increase in shipping activity in the region. To complete our objectives and research priorities outlined by NRI and the community, we would like to return to Cape Graham Moore to assess the impacts of shipping activities from the Mary River Mine on marine birds in the region.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
YES
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
We hope to hire a local person to help assist in meeting our research objectives at the field site.

Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re
YES