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OPERATION NEVUS 2021 (149532)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Sarah Rahmer
Company: Department of National Defence / Defence Construction Canada
Schedule:
Start Date: 2019-06-12
End Date: 2024-07-17
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Operation NEVUS Joint Task Force North The HADCS links Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert to federal government communications centres in Ottawa. CFS Alert is on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island. The HADCS is the critical communication link between the High Arctic and Ottawa. It was built because CFS Alert is too far north to link to communications satellites orbiting over the Equator. The HADCS came into service in 1982. The system has been visited and maintained each summer since then to ensure the communications link remains operable. Joint Task Group Nevus members deploy to the High Arctic each year. They operate from Fort Eureka, the base camp, in June. The operation can extend into July to accommodate the weather. Technicians travel to and from the satellite-uplink sites and microwave stations by helicopter. They bring their tools and spare parts. Members of the task group might also: •inspect and maintain related equipment and infrastructure (roads, culverts, vehicles and buildings); •conduct fire prevention; •conduct health and safety reviews; and •perform any environmental cleanup that may be necessary.
Summary of Modifications:
GENERAL Operation NEVUS is conducted annually by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in Canada’s North to perform regular maintenance on the High Arctic Data Communications System (HADCS). Operation NEVUS 2021 will be conducted from 20 July to 07 Aug out of Eureka and Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert, NU. CAF personnel and aircraft will conduct maintenance of the HADCS system at sites located between Eureka and CFS Alert. There will be small command, control and support activities operating out of the DND facilities at Eureka (Fort Eureka) or CFS Alert depending on the stages of the operation. Military personnel will stay in and work from CAF accommodations whenever possible. Eureka and Tanquarey Fijord are the locations of active fuel caches to be used by DND during the operation in 2021. summary of changes in 2021: Dates: 21 Jul – 15 Aug. Number of Personnel: up to 40. Isolation Plan: Personnel would isolate for 14 days in CFB TRENTON prior to deploying. project name adjusted to 2021
Personnel:
Persons: 5
Days: 35
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
7750 point CFS Alert
7751 point Eureka
7752 point Skull Point
7753 point Blacktop
7754 point Yankee
7755 point Whiskey
7756 point Victor
7757 point Ida
7758 point Grant
7759 point Tanquary Fiord
Planning Regions:
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Other
Licensing Agencies
INAC: 0
PC: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
CH-138 Griffon Helicopter 2 L17.1m/W14m/H4.6m/Wt3500kg Transportation of troops and equipment
CC-130 Hercules 1 L30m/W40m/H11m/Wt 34,400kg Transportation of troops and equipment
CC-138 Twin Otter Aircraft 2 L15.1m/W9.81m/H5.66/Wt5600kg Transportation of troops and equipment
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) 2 L3.00m/W1.30m/H1.20m/Wt140kg Transportation of troops and equipment
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 0 0 Liters Transportation of troops and equipment from Eureka or CFS Alert to HADCS sites. Pre exisitng fuel caches located at Eureka and possibly (pending quality tests) Tanquary Fiord will be used by air assets. No extra fuel will be transported to these fuel caches for this Operation.
Diesel 2 25 Liters Generator
Gasoline 1 25 Liters Generator
Other 1 10 Liters Power the heating equipment
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
1 Existing infrastructure at CFS Alert and/or Eureka Existing infrastructure
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Please see the Project Description document.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Non-Combustible wastes 1 Cubic Meter/Day Any hazardous waste will be disposed of by qualified operators. All waste will be returned to points of origin for proper disposal
Combustible wastes 1 Cubic Meter/Day Any hazardous waste will be disposed of by qualified operators. All waste will be returned to points of origin for proper disposal.
Greywater 0.25 Cubic Meter/Day nil All grey water will be returned Eureka or CFS Alert for proper disposal at existing facilities.
Sewage (human waste) 0.25 Cubic Meter/Day Personnel overnighting at HADCS field camps will bag all waste for transport to either Eureka or CFS Alert for disposal. All human waste will be returned to Eureka or CFS Alert for proper disposal at existing facilities.
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-04-12
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 18602
Document Size: 339.31 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-04-12
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 18603
Document Size: 95.75 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-04-19
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 18604
Document Size: 77.27 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2019-05-01
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 18608
Document Size: 376.77 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-05-01
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 18607
Document Size: 1605.59 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-04-23
Originator: Allan Thompson
Public Registry ID: 18605
Document Size: 173.09 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-05-24
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 18610
Document Size: 234.38 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2021-05-03
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 18677
Document Size: 250.71 Kb

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