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Whale Cove quarry site #2 (149356)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Randy Mercer
Company: Government of Nunavut
Start Date: 2020-04-08
End Date: 2040-04-07
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
A quarry site to be used by the local Hamlet to meet the aggregate needs of the community. This is newly proposed quarry site. Its located on untitled Municipal land and is north-west of the community runway. There is road access to the site but upgrades to the road would be required for it to support larger vehicles such as dump trucks and loaders. At this time there is no currently approved extraction amount per year. The plan is it get the quarry approved as a whole and the Hamlet will authorize material to be taken out of the quarry on an as needed basis using quarry permits. Approved size of the quarry is the one shown in the project proposal. Its estimated that there is 60,000 cubic metres of material. There are no plans to increase the footprint.
Persons: 2
Days: 1800
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6328 polygon quarry boundary
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Pits and quarries
Licensing Agencies
CG&S: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
loader 1 5.7m x 2.7m x1.5m excavate quarry material
dump truck 1 8m x 2.5m x 3.4m haul quarry material
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 no water to be used no water to be used
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
quarry will be excavated which will result in the soil and vegetation being disturbed. Once quarry is depleted, the edge of the quarry will be smooth out to prevent steep incline surfaces and the vegetation will grow back naturally over time.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2020-04-08
Originator: Randy Mercer
Public Registry ID: 17701
Document Size: 5069.32 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2020-05-04
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 17755
Document Size: 478.62 Kb
2020-04-08 14:22:43, from: Randy Mercer
 The Department of Community and Government services is the applicant on behalf of the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet. This is a untitled Municipal Lot. As per the Nunavut Lands Claim Agreement, the Commissioner of Nunavut administers all untitled Municipal Land within the Municipal Boundary. The quarry will be used by either the Hamlet for community use or local contractors or private individuals . The contractors and private individuals will get a quarry permit from CGS or the Hamlet to extract material from the quarry. CGS approves this project submission.

2020-04-10 13:15:17, from: Peter Scholz
 I have returned your files to you as the "Authorizing Agencies” sections have not been filled out. Can you please kindly add in the appropriate information? A key factor is what class of land use permit you will need from the landowner. This isimportant in determining if a NIRB screening is required or not. Please remember to press “save” before re-submitting. Thank you.

2020-04-21 21:39:04, from: Peter Scholz
 Hello, please confirm that your responses to the questionnaire are correct. Thanks.

2020-04-22 13:51:58, from: Randy Mercer
 The questionnaire has been amended.

2020-04-23 15:00:01, from: Peter Scholz
 Responses on questions about restoration need to be changed to "yes" in order for this project to conform to the KRLUP.


Environmental Protection:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurances of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

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.

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.

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.

Low Level Air Flights:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?

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?

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

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?

Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?

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

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?
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?


New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix 2: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the Code of Good Conduct at all times.