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Hackett River Project (149430)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Rick Schwenger
Company:
Schedule:
Start Date: 2021-03-31
End Date: 2026-03-31
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
This Application is in support of a Water Licence Renewal and Land Use Permit Renewal NOT a new application. The Hackett River Project (Project) is located in the West Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. The property is situated on Crown Land and on Inuit-Owned Land within the West Kitikmeot Regional Land Use Plan Area. The Project is located approximately 300 km south of Cambridge Bay and 80 km southwest of Bathurst Inlet. The Project area lies within four drainage basins, one that drains into the Hackett River and three that drain into the Mara River. Both rivers flow north into Bathurst Inlet. Geological exploration has been conducted in the Project area since 2004 with comprehensive environmental baseline work conducted in 2007 and 2008. Xstrata Zinc Canada (Xstrata) acquired the property from Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. (Sabina) in November 2011, and is now wholly owned by Glencore Canada Corporation (Glencore). The project includes three main sliver-rich zinc deposits: Main Zone, Boot, East Cleaver and the Jo Zone satellite deposit. Glencore proposes two activities for water use at the Project site: 1. Care and Maintenance and 2. Exploration. The current activity is Care and Maintenance and no new undertakings or infrastructure is proposed. Seasonal operation of the existing camp will occur for both care and maintenance and exploration work. Water use for both care and maintenance, and exploration work is primarily from Camp Lake to supply water to the existing showers, kitchen, laundry, and rock saw. Water use for exploration and camp will be as outlined in the Water Licence. As part of care and maintenance, Glencore will continue to ensure the stability of the site and undertake continued progressive reclamation. To date, these activities have included multiple campaigns to remove wastes, reclaim sumps and drill sites, consolidate, reduce and inventory fuel storage, undertake revegetation seeding and to bear-proof and maintain camp infrastructure. Fixed wing planes (Twin Otter) and helicopter will be used for transportation to and from camp. A helicopter will be used for transport to and from camp to reclamation sites. Exploration activities have previously been screened and determined to be exempt from environmental assessment (files 04EN021, 06EN033 and 08EA084). Exploration may be completed in the future with land based and on-ice drilling for lead, zinc, gold, silver, and copper deposits. This will be associated with use of the exploration camp on a seasonal basis as well as ongoing drill sump monitoring. Camp would be occupied between March and October annually and may house up to 120 people. Exploration activities may include: •Transport of fuel and drilling supplies to and from camp and associated storage and handling; •Ground and aerial geophysical surveys and geologic mapping; •Diamond drill testing of the geophysical targets and step-out drilling on known drilling deposits; •Transport of drilled core to camp for geological logging, sampling and storage; •Transport of personnel to and from the camp and drill sites with a helicopter; Environmental data collection; •Fixed wing planes will provide transport to and from the camp; •Inspection and reclamation of drill sites upon drill hole completion; and •Camp clean-up and progressive reclamation. Please also see other Project information in the attached documents.
Personnel:
Persons: 4
Days: 12
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6941 polygon
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Mineral Exploration
Licensing Agencies
INAC:
KitIA:
NIRB:
NWB:
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Swamp buggy (Nodwell) 1 3.05 m x 6.20 m Exploration drilling support; Care and maintenance support work if required
Case 850 Dozer 2 4,270 mm x 2,260 mm Exploration drilling
Cat skid steers 3 3,684 mm x 1,898 mm Exploration drilling support; Care and maintenance support work if required.
Large gensets 3 1,016 mm width- 2,591 mm Power in camp if required during long-term as part of care and maintenance work; Power in camp during Exploration drilling.
Small gensets 2 812 mm x 1,524 mm Power in camp if required during long-term as part of care and maintenance work; Power in camp during Exploration drilling.
Diamond drill rigs 6 18 m x 15 m Exploration drilling
Boats 5 3- 12 ft boats, 1- 14 ft boat, 1- 16 ft boat Progressive reclamation use if required and for support of baseline studies.
outboard motors 4 3- 6 hp motors, 1- 90 hp motor Progressive reclamation use if required and for support of baseline studies.
Snow machines 30 2.9 to 3.1 m x 0.9 to 1.2 m Exploration drilling support; Care and maintenance support work if required.
ATV 2 2.1 m x 1.2 m; Exploration drilling support; Care and maintenance support work if required
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 500 205 Liters Helicopter and fixed wing plane use. Quantity may vary substantially depending on Project phase (i.e. exploration vs care and maintenance)
Gasoline 50 205 Liters boat and ATV use. Quantity used may vary substantially depending on Project phase (i.e. exploration vs care and maintenance)
Diesel 500 205 Liters Drill Rigs. Quantity used may vary substantially depending on Project phase (i.e. exploration vs care and maintenance)
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Acetylene 0 0.02 Liters Welding
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
299 Electric Pump Camp Lake, Ponds near drill water targets
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Please see attached application for information on impacts, previous NIRB screening decisions, and waste management practices.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2020-12-09
Originator: Katsky Venter
Public Registry ID: 18068
Document Size: 7545.64 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2020-12-16
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 18086
Document Size: 242.04 Kb

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.
NO

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.
NO

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.
NO

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.
NO

Low Level Air Flights:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
NO
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
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ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
NO
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.
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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?
NO

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
NO

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?
NO

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?
NO

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.
NO