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Qikiqtani Marine Renewable Energy Resource Assessment (149538)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Heather Shilton
Company: Nunavut Nukkiksautiit Corporation
Schedule:
Start Date: 2021-06-01
End Date: 2022-10-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Nunavut Nukkiksautiit Corporation (NNC) plans to collect ocean/river current data in five communities throughout the Qikiqtani region of Nunavut to support an assessment of the marine renewable energy resource potential. The research project will be completed in three distinct phases: Desktop assessment, Initial Site Surveys, and Detailed Site Surveys. The desktop assessment will consider publicly available information regarding communities, the environment, and the energy usage within communities to determine five communities with marine renewable energy potential. The initial site surveys will deploy vessel-mounted lowered acoustic doppler current profilers and other equipment (GPS & Depth Sounders) to collect ocean/river current data and transects in open water areas near the five communities selected in the desktop assessment. The initial site survey will use a local vessel and crew in each of the communities. For the initial site surveys there will be no installation of temporary or permanent equipment as all data can be collected from the vessel. The detailed site surveys will consider two of the five communities from the initial site survey determined to have the highest marine renewable energy potential. The detailed site surveys will deploy bottom-mounted ADCPs over the duration of the open water season and will be recovered at the end of the campaign. There will be no installation of permanent equipment for this project.
Personnel:
Persons: 4
Days: 25
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
7815 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Kimmirut
7816 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Iqaluit
7817 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Cape Dorset
7818 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Pangnirtung
7819 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Qikiqtarjuaq
7820 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Clyde River
7821 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Pond Inlet
7822 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Grise Fiord
7823 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Resolute Bay
7824 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Arctic Bay
7825 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Igloolik
7826 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Hall Beach
7827 point Rivers/Near Shore Ocean Areas Near Sanikiluaq
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Marine-Based Activities
Marine-Based Activities
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
DFO: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Marine Vessel 5 ~15 m Marine vessels will be used to deploy equipment and collect data. Quantity is 5 given that a local vessel will be hired in each of the selected communities
Lowered Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 1 ~ 1 m x 0.5 m The LADCP will be mounted to the vessels for the initial site surveys and used to collect current speed data.
Multibeam Sonar 1 ~0.5 m x 0.5 m Multibeam sonar equipment will be mounted to vessel for initial site surveys to conduct transects of the channels to inform some of the data analysis.
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler 2 ~ 1m diameter x 0.5 m height ADCPs will be deployed in two communities for the detailed site surveys to facilitate the collection of ocean/river current data. They will be recovered following the data collection campaign.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 25 100 Liters Diesel fuel will be used for the marine vessels throughout the survey. Quantities are estimated based on 25 vessel days over the entire two season program. Vessel selection will take place at a later date and therefore the fuel usage is only an estimate.
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
There are no envisioned environmental impacts from this program. There are no equipment deployments for the initial site surveys, and the detailed site surveys avail of non-intrusive, temporary equipment.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater 250 liters NA All waste generated onboard the vessels will be disposed of during the next port call.
Non-Combustible wastes 5 Bags NA All Garbage will be removed from vessel and disposed of according to municipal regulations during the next port call of the vessels.
Sewage (human waste) 100 L NA All sewage will be pumped from the vessel holds using a vacuum truck and disposed of according to municipal regulations during the next port call of the vessel.
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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

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Scientific Research:
s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
YES
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?
YES

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
YES
i. Describe the results of your consultation.
The applicant is submitting an application to the NRI in parallel to this NPC application. All recommendations regarding useful research topics aligning with the envisioned program will be taken into consideration and incorporated into the research program where practicable.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
YES
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
Local marine vessels and crew members will be employed and trained to assist with the physical data collection components of this research.

Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re
YES

MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL TRANSPORTATION
Corridor:
s3.5.11, s3.3.5.12: Does the proposal consider the development of a transportation and/or communications corridor?
NO

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