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Ex Arctic Mapper 21 (149564)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Sarah Rahmer
Company: Department of National Defence / Defence Construction Canada
Schedule:
Start Date: 2021-07-19
End Date: 2021-08-10
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
MCE in conjunction with 1 Engineer Support Unit (1 ESU) intend to conduct a Northern Survey Campaign from 19 July to 10 August 2021 from several locations throughout Nunavut. Initially the Team will stage out of Arctic Bay and commute to Nanisivik to conduct lidar and control surveys at the port facility and airstrip (approx. 19 – 29 Jul 21). The Team will then be flown to Military Survey Mountain at 73 10’N 82 42’W (approx. 30 Jul – 01 Aug 21) to conduct a control verification survey of the survey monument located at the site. Once this is completed the Team will return to Arctic Bay and immediately following they will be flown to Iqaluit (approx. 02 Aug 21) and will conduct an FOL Survey (02 – 09 Aug 21) before returning to Ottawa, ON. The overall aim is to further enhance the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) knowledge and capacity to operate in austere locations and challenging environments, while allowing the CAF to demonstrate their ability to effectively respond to safety and security issues in the Arctic.
Personnel:
Persons: 6
Days: 22
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
7855 point Resolute Bay Op Box N/W
7856 point Resolute Bay Op Box S/E
7857 point Iqaluit FOL
7858 point Sirmilik National Park
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
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
PC: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Rental Pick-Up / ATV unknown unknown All equipment usage will be based off of local availability. No additional Major Equipment will be brought into the area to support the campaign. Vehicle movement will be restricted in sensitive areas. In the event established trails are impassable, personnel will be instructed to use alternate routes for as limited a distance as necessary.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 0 0 Liters Gasoline (Rental Pick-Up / ATV): Volume will be locally purchased based on requirements.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Not specified 0 0 Liters All hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and fuel will be stored in approved storage containers and facilities, including compliant secondary containment and will be stored in accordance with municipal, territorial, and federal regulations; all vehicle/equipment refueling will occur in a central location.Use of spill containment items including drip pans or mobile plastic berms will be maximized during refueling
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
All activity conducted in this area is assessed as low impact and any wildlife sightings will be recorded and reported. It is important to note the Department of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces operates under strict environmental guidelines. In and out clearances will be conducted at each location used for resupply or bed down. Digital images of locations will be taken during and after use and will be included in the Post-Operation In/Out Clearance Report. The permitting process requires detailed information regarding the nature and locations of the operation, and the information contained in the following document is all known information at the time of production. Minor variances may occur during the conduct of the operation. The following is a list of potential impacts which 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, since all activities will be temporary, impacts are expected to be minimal. Vehicles involved in in the campaign 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 direction to ensure all waste material is to be properly contained and transported back for disposal, the potential exists for waste material produced during the survey campaign 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, when traveling outside of the staging areas (i.e. Arctic Bay/Iqaluit) 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. While 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 in sensitive areas. In the event 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 waste material and litter is collected on the site prior to departing work locations. All waste produced on site will be packed out to Arctic Bay/Iqaluit 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. All caribou will be avoided and not disturbed in any way. Personnel will be made aware of the potential for threats from local wildlife and instructed to avoid encounters or disrupt any wildlife unless absolutely necessary. For the Nanisivik activities, the team will directly follow the instructions provided by 1 CRPG. Local treatment systems and municipal landfill or incineration will be used for the disposal of human waste. Waste generated during foot patrols or when municipal services are otherwise unavailable, 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 centers, 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); All noise making activities will be limited as much as possible. Vehicles and equipment will be maintained in good repair to prevent leakage of fuel, oil, etc. When in Arctic Bay/Iqaluit, all vehicle/equipment refueling will occur in a central location. Use of spill containment items including drip pans or mobile plastic berms will be maximized during refueling. All hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and fuel will be stored in approved storage containers and facilities, including compliant secondary containment and will be stored in accordance with municipal, territorial, and federal regulations; HAZMAT waste will be appropriately packaged and transported to a suitable facility for disposal, in accordance with appropriate regulations – provided by a third party waste disposal facility if required; and, Photographs will be taken of austere camp locations (Military Survey Mountain) before, during and after use. Based on all of the information available regarding the proposed survey campaign and the surrounding environment, if designed and carried out using the knowledge of the local 1 CRPG members in addition to the identified mitigation measures, and follow-up programs and monitoring, the Northern Survey Campaign is not likely to cause any significant effect on the environment.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2021-06-03
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
Public Registry ID: 18735
Document Size: 5735.52 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2021-06-22
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 18787
Document Size: 273 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