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Quarries in Arctic Bay (149368)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Rita Sewornu
Company: Government of Nunavut - CGS
Schedule:
Start Date: 2020-07-01
End Date: 2030-07-01
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
This application is to renew a Quarry Administration Agreement (QAA) between the Government of Nunavut and the Hamlet of Arctic Bay. The agreement will authorize the Hamlet to administer the extraction of aggregate resources to meet the construction demands of the community. The quarry sites contain gravel, sand, silt, and riprap suitable for construction purposes, and road and airstrip maintenance, making these sites very beneficial for the growth of the community. These sites will remain active until all the aggregate is depleted. The Municipality will use the proceeds from Quarry permit fees to remediate the area to a point in which the area’s vegetation can grow back. These sites are in reasonable proximity to Arctic Bay, which results in easier access for the residents of the community to retrieve gravel. Close proximity to the community also minimizes costs to the contractors and the Hamlet due to the fact that equipment has quicker access to the proposed sites. The Government did explore other quarry sites, but felt these were the best option due to the reasonable proximity to the community, its aggregate reserves, and the quality of the aggregates.
Personnel:
Persons: 3
Days: 120
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6629 polygon Arctic Bay
6630 point Arctic Bay
6631 point Arctic Bay
6632 point Arctic Bay
6633 point Arctic Bay
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6642 point Arctic Bay
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6644 point Arctic Bay
6645 point Arctic Bay
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6648 point Arctic Bay
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6651 point Arctic Bay
6652 point Arctic Bay
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6675 point Arctic Bay
6676 point Arctic Bay
6677 point Arctic Bay
6678 point Arctic Bay
6679 point Arctic Bay
Planning Regions:
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Pits and quarries
Pits and quarries
Licensing Agencies
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
GN-CGS: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Excavator 1 3000mm x 4075mm To extract aggregates
Loader 1 3000mm x 4075mm To load and haul aggregates
Jaw Crusher 1 3000mm x 4075mm To crush aggregates
Screening machines 1 3000mm x 4075mm To screen aggregates
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 5 100 Liters To power machines
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
These site will be used to extract aggregate (Sand, Gravel, riprap and silt) to be used for construction projects in the community of Arctic Bay. Stockpiling of aggregate may occur in the event that a project requires aggregate but will not be permanent. A road already exists to the sites so construction of a road is not required. Minor slumping may occur to the landscape due to the extraction of aggregate but will be levelled off once the quarry is depleted. Once the sites are depleted of essential aggregate, the quarry will be levelled off to avoid any steep ditches using sand, silt and any other undesirable aggregate. No water will be used in this project and no waste will be dumped into any water source. The runoff from this site will be all natural material (dust,sand etc.) in which runoff of this material already occurs in nature. No plans for snow accumulation exist due to the fact that any changes in snow drifting in this area from extraction of aggregate will be minimal (if any) No fuel will be stored at this location so no official plan exists. In the unlikely event that a transportation vehicle’s (dump truck/loader) fuel tank is punctured, the Municipality will call the NU 24-hour spill report line at (867) 920-8130 and immediately extract and remove the aggregate at the point of the spill. The contaminated soil will be relocated to the community land farm.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2020-08-07
Originator: Rita Sewornu
Public Registry ID: 17934
Document Size: 5.45 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2020-08-07
Originator: Rita Sewornu
Public Registry ID: 17935
Document Size: 6.32 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2020-08-07
Originator: Rita Sewornu
Public Registry ID: 17936
Document Size: 5.98 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2020-08-07
Originator: Rita Sewornu
Public Registry ID: 17937
Document Size: 10.33 Kb
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2020-08-07
Originator: Rita Sewornu
Public Registry ID: 17938
Document Size: 10.33 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2021-02-01
Originator: Rita Sewornu
Public Registry ID: 18295
Document Size: 3003.33 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2021-02-01
Originator: Rita Sewornu
Public Registry ID: 18294
Document Size: 16.65 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2021-02-22
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 18349
Document Size: 254.46 Kb
2021-02-18 12:44:58, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi Rita, I Just wanted to confirm one detail. My understanding is that, although the project description reads, "This application is to renew a Quarry Administration Agreement (QAA)...", this application is, in fact, for the development of 4 new quarry sites that NPC, NIRB, or NWB have never reviewed... Please clarify? Thanks. 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