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Arctic Operations Advisor (AOA) Course (149482)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Sarah Rahmer
Company: Department of National Defence / Defence Construction Canada
Start Date: 2021-03-16
End Date: 2021-03-22
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
The beginning of the high Arctic phase of the AOA course will be conducted in the vicinity of Resolute Bay, NU, centred around the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre. Here, students will learn to pull a qamutiik within a 50 km radius of Resolute Bay. After completing training in Resolute Bay, students will disperse into smaller groups to Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay, Cambridge Bay, lgloolik, and Taloyoak to conduct a Final Exercise partnered with a Canadian Ranger Patrol. GPS coordinates for training activities in each community is listed below, and maps outlining the operational boxes are also enclosed for your reference. This portion of the course will enable students to learn skills directly from the Canadian Rangers, primarily focussing on mobility and field living skills.
Summary of Modifications:
adding locations (previously used for this course in 2016) as current ice conditions in approved locations for this year do not seem to be good currently for safe over ice travel that is part of the training. adding Hall Beach and Iggolik. Everything else remains the same
Persons: 12
Days: 5
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
7097 point Arctic Bay
7098 point Pond Inlet
7099 point Resolute Bay
7100 point Taloyoak
7101 point CAF Arctic Training Centre RESOLUTE BAY NU,DRDC Camp Gascoyne Inlet DEVON Island
7103 point CAMBRIDGE BAY
7104 point KUGAARUK
7105 point OP area for Hall Beach and Igloolik
7106 point OP area for Hall Beach and Igloolik
7107 point OP area for Hall Beach and Igloolik
7108 point OP area for Hall Beach and Igloolik
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Licensing Agencies
KitIA: 0
QIA: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
LOSV 55 3.0 x 1.3m Mode of transportation
tent 7 17x17m Shelter
Stove 7 1x0.5m heating
Lanbtern 7 0.5 x 0.5m Lighting
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 50 20 Liters Transportation
Diesel 100 1 Liters Transportation
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Garbage, human waste and all contaminated water (including grey water) will be collected for return to CFB Trenton, ON at the end of the training, or disposed of in accordance with local landfill regulations and policies. Nothing will be released onto the land and no waste disposal of any kind will be permitted outside of a community. All site locations will be returned to their previous condition prior to departure. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS It is important to note that DND operates under strict environmental guidelines. Digital images of locations will be taken during and after use and will be included in the Post-Operation Environmental Report. Some of the environmental protection measures that will be implemented include but are not limited to: All CAF personnel will be briefed with respect to general environmental awareness, including spill response and reporting procedures; All hazardous materials, fuel storage, generator and vehicle parking areas are subject to inspection by environmental support staff. All involved elements will appoint an environmental representative, accountable for the supervision of best environmental practices; All hazardous materials and fuel will be stored in approved storage containers and facilities, including compliant secondary containment; Generators will be placed within suitable containment throughout the operation, and will be emptied for transportation; Local treatment systems and municipal landfill or incineration will be used for the disposal of human waste wherever possible. Waste generated by personnel on the land will be bagged and packed out for appropriate disposal; Local landfill or incineration will be used for the disposal of combustible waste. Disposal will occur in accordance with Territorial and Municipal regulations (waste will be handled by contract); Local landfill, incineration or recycling centres, where available, will be used for the disposal of non-combustible wastes. Disposal will occur in accordance with Territorial and Municipal requirements (waste will be handled and disposed by contract); and Hazardous waste will be appropriately packaged and transported to a suitable facility for disposal, in accordance with appropriate regulations – provided by an approved third party waste disposal facility if required. Permitting process requires detailed information regarding the nature and locations of the operation. The information contained in this document that is known at the time of production. A Post-Operation Environmental Report and will include the precise locations of activities during the operation, along with an overall review of the execution. The following is a list of potential impacts that could result from the proposed activities: Activity and vehicle traffic from the proposed activities is expected to increase ambient noise levels and may also cause minor disturbance to the wildlife within the vicinity of activity locations. However, because all activities will be temporary and all wildlife will be actively avoided, impacts are expected to be minimal. Emission from vehicles involved in the operation will release particulate into the atmosphere and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. Air quality in the vicinity of activities may be temporarily reduced due to the increased fumes. However, due to the relatively short duration of the activity, and the use of new, lower emission vehicles, impacts to the atmosphere are expected to be minimal. Despite efforts to ensure that all waste material is to be properly contained and transported back to municipal facilities for disposal, the potential exists for waste material produced during the Operation to litter property or be windblown onto surrounding locations. However, every effort will be made to ensure this does not happen, therefore the impact is considered to be easily mitigated and insignificant. Should a fuel leak and/or spill occur from vehicles, equipment, etc., the possibility exists for contamination of ground water resources, soil and/or surface water. However, all units traveling on the land will have spill cleanup supplies, and will be instructed on their use; therefore the potential for a malfunction and/or accident to cause any significant impact is low. Although there is potential for activities to impact the environment, mitigation measures have been established to minimize their significance. These mitigation measures, include, but are not limited to: An environmental brief will be provided to personnel involved in the exercise to ensure they have the required general level of environmental awareness and knowledge, and are aware of requirements related to wildlife prevention, response and reporting. Vehicle movement will be restricted to avoid sensitive areas where possible. In the event that established trails are impassable, personnel will be instructed to use alternate routes for as limited a distance as necessary. Individuals will be tasked to ensure that waste material and litter is collected on the site prior to departing the camp location. All waste produced on site will be packed out to municipal facilities for proper disposal. In order to prevent any unnecessary wildlife encounters, all waste will be appropriately contained, stored and removed from the sites as soon as possible. Personnel will be made aware of the potential for threats from local wildlife and instructed to avoid encounters or disrupting any wildlife. All activities that generate excess noise will be minimized to the furthest extent possible. Vehicles and equipment will be maintained in good repair to prevent leakage of fluids and fuel. When in built up area, all vehicle/equipment refueling will occur at a commercial, municipal or prepared site. Use of spill containment items including drip pans or mobile plastic berms will be used during refueling. All fuel storage systems and containers used in the proposed operation will be transported, stored, protected and handled according to proper legislation, regulation, codes and guidelines. HAZMAT prevention/response resources (spill pans, hydrocarbon spill pads, absorbal etc.) will be available and ready for use if required. Spill kits will be specifically located at all fuel storage areas, vehicle maintenance areas and refueling areas. Photographs will be taken of all locations before during and after use and noted in the In/Out Clearance Report.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) 100 L n/a via CAFATC
Non-Combustible wastes 100 L n/a via CAFATC
Greywater 50 L n/a via CAFATC
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2019-01-22
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 18333
Document Size: 183 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-02-01
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 18334
Document Size: 224.37 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2021-02-17
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 18346
Document Size: 277.48 Kb
Category: Application related document - Other document
Recieved: 2019-02-01
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 18335
Document Size: 275.54 Kb
Category: Application related document - Other document
Recieved: 2019-02-01
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 18336
Document Size: 143.64 Kb


Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

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.

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.

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:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?

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?

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

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?

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)?