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Hope Bay Regional Exploration Program - Type B Water Licence (2BE-HOP1222) Renewal (149605)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Oliver Curran
Company: TMAC Resources Inc.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2022-06-30
End Date: 2032-06-30
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
TMAC Resources Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Agnico Mines Limited), the “Proponent”, is submitting this proposal to renew Water License 2BE-HOP1222 (the “Existing License”), associated with the Hope Bay Regional Exploration Program (the “Project”), located within the Kitikmeot Region, in Nunavut. The proposal is to to allow for the use of water and disposal of waste during camp operations and exploration drilling associated with the Hope Bay Regional Exploration Program, located within the Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, generally located at the geographical coordinates as follows: Regional Drilling Extents: NW: Latitude: (68° 12’ 30.017” N) Longitude: (106° 45’ 0.001” W) NE: Latitude: (68° 9’ 33.886” N) Longitude: (106° 28’ 59.986” W) SE: Latitude: (67° 29’ 11.226” N) Longitude: (106° 8’ 3.172” W) SW: Latitude: (67° 31’ 39.992” N) Longitude: (106° 42’ 33.509” W) The proposal is to renew the licence prior to expiry in June 2022 to ensure that the regional exploration program is maintained along with existing mining operations authorized under the applicable Project Certificates and Type A Water Licences. 2BE-HOP1222 is a Type B Water License that was issued by the Nunavut Water Board (NWB) on June 30, 2012, to allow for water use during exploration activities and to allow for the construction and operations of an exploration camp at Hope Bay. The existing licence permits water use of up to 343 m3 per day, while the renewal application seeks the maximum allowable water use of 299 m3 per day. The existing licence includes terms and conditions regarding waste disposal, camps, access infrastructures and operations, drilling, modifications, spill contingency planning, abandonment and restoration, and monitoring requirements. TMAC has been in compliance with all Terms and Conditions and expects that the renewal of the licence will include similar conditions (at the discretion of the NWB) to govern exploration activities. Apart from reducing the total allowable water use in the licence to 299 m3 per day, the Proponent does not intend to reduce the scope of activities addressed by the licence. Changes in predicted environmental impacts are not expected to occur as a result of the proposal, and the terms and conditions of the license are anticipated to remain the same and be adequate to avoid or minimize any potential environmental impacts.
Personnel:
Persons: 180
Days: 365
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
8039 polygon 2BE-HOP1222_RenewalArea
8041 point Northwestern corner of Renewal Area Extent
8042 point Northeastern corner of Renewal Area Extent
8043 point Southwestern corner of Renewal Area Extent
8044 point Southeastern corner of Renewal Area Extent
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Mineral Exploration
Mineral Exploration
Licensing Agencies
NWB: Type B Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Pumps 3 6 feet by 6 feet Pumps will be used to pump water from water bodies within the water licence daily limits.
Drill rigs 6 20' x 8' Drill rigs will be housed in 20' by 8' seacans.
Drill Shack 1 26' x 12 ' A drill shack will be used to house drill rods and facilitate sampling and personnel safety.
Helicopter 2 13 meters wide by 3 meters high Helicopters are used to transfer personnel, drills, water, and cuttings to locations where roads are not available.
Low Impact Fat Truck 3 3.7 meters long by 2.5 meters high by 2.6 meters wide The Low Impact vehicle is used to move drilling equipment and personnel safely over land for exploration purposes. The use of these vehicles reduces helicopter use and saves fuel.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 730 205 Liters Jet A fuel is used for helicopters to access drill targets that are not road accessible.
Diesel 1 150000 Liters For drill rigs and mobile equipment, diesel will be sourced from bulk storage at Doris. The amount of diesel to be used on an annual basis is estimated at 1, 012,275 liters.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
299 Extraction via screened pump Water bodies proximal to drilling activity
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
This application is for the renewal of an existing water licence. As such, the proponent plans to abide by the existing Terms and Conditions of the Water Licence for waste management including but not limited to the following. These measures will ensure sound mitigation for any potential impacts. 1. The Licensee shall locate areas designated for waste disposal, a minimum distance of thirty one (31) metres from the ordinary high water mark of any water body such that the quality, quantity or flow of water is not impaired. 2. The Licensee shall not practice open burning or on-site land filling of domestic waste. 3. The Licensee is authorized to dispose of all acceptable food waste, paper waste and untreated wood products in an incinerator. 4. The Licensee shall not open burn plastics, wood treated with preservatives, electric wire, Styrofoam, asbestos or painted wood to prevent the deposition of waste materials of incomplete combustion and/or leachate from contaminated ash residual, from impacting any surrounding waters. 5. All sewage must be treated and meet the applicable effluent quality standards in the licence. 6. The Licensee shall backhaul and dispose of all hazardous wastes, waste oil and non-combustible waste generated through the course of the operation at an approved waste disposal site.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) Limited to potable water use Sewage and grey water will be treated using a water treatment plant. Treated effluent must meet effluent quality standards prescribed in the licence prior to discharge to tundra.
Hazardous waste Limited to seasonal backhaul Treatment of hazardous waste will be done off site by the authorized treatment facility. The Licensee will backhaul and dispose of hazardous wastes through the course of the operation at an approved waste disposal site.
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) Limited to to daily water use for drilling No additional treatment methods are proposed. Cuttings will be placed a minimum distance of thirty one (31) meters from the ordinary high water mark of any water body such that the quality, quantity or flow of water is not impaired. Natural depressions on the land will be found to contain the cuttings.
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2021-11-03
Originator: Oliver Curran
Public Registry ID: 19148
Document Size: 311.16 Kb
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Recieved: 2021-11-03
Originator: Oliver Curran
Public Registry ID: 19151
Document Size: 1.75 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2021-11-03
Originator: Oliver Curran
Public Registry ID: 19150
Document Size: 295.68 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2021-11-16
Originator: Solomon Amuno
Public Registry ID: 19196
Document Size: 227.83 Kb