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Dewar Lakes Camp (149777)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Robert Cameron
Company: Commander Resources Ltd.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2022-09-02
End Date: 2022-09-29
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
The Dewar Lakes Camp has been used as a base location to conduct mineral exploration work on Baffin Island since 2003. Camp activities were most recently conducted under the authorization of Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) Land Use Permit N2017J0014 (Expires July 4, 2022) and Nunavut Water Board (NWB) Water Licence 2BE-NAD1722 (Expires July 17, 2022) both issued to Commander Resources Ltd. (Commander). Commander is requesting to renew Land Use Permit N2017J0014 for an additional 2 years and Water Licence 2BE-NAD1722 for an additional 5 years to support work activities at the existing Dewar Lakes Camp. The Camp is located on Crown Land beside Dewar Lakes, adjacent to the North Warning System Fox-3 airstrip in the Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut. The approximate location of the Camp is 68°37’59” N and 71°6’38” W (or 414199E/7614919N UTM Nad83 Zone 19) and is located within the 1:50,000 National Topographic System (NTS) map sheet 27B12. The Camp consists of accommodations for up to 40 persons with a dry, large cook tent, generator shack, tool shed, incinerator, core shack, latrine with pacto toilets and a metal silo structure used for storage. At the end of the 2018 program, the Dewar Lakes Camp fuel cache contained 6 drums of jet fuel and 5 propane cylinders. 50 empty drums remain on site for removal during the next field program. The Camp was used by Commander as an operating base to support exploration activities from 2003 to 2011. The Camp was unoccupied from 2012 to 2016 , other than in 2013 when Biogenie personnel, on behalf of Commander, were onsite to clean up and secure the Camp after an episode of vandalism damaged structures. The Camp was utilized by ValOre Metals Corp. (ValOre, formerly Kivalliq Energy Corp.) in 2017 and 2018 to support mineral exploration activities at their Baffin Gold Project. Exploration activities supported by the Dewar lakes camp are authorized under separate permits and licenses held by Commander or an assignee (currently ValOre). It is anticipated that the Dewar Lakes Camp will support ongoing exploration activities for the next several years.
Personnel:
Persons: 20
Days: 120
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
8778 point Dewar Lakes Camp
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Mineral Exploration
Temporary Structures
Licensing Agencies
INAC: Class A Land Use Permit
NWB: Type B Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Fixed-aircraft 1 Twin Engine Mob/demob, resupply food and backhaul garbage, etc
Helicopter 1 A-Star, Bell 407, or similar Transport Equipment & Personnel
ATV with trailer 1 Honda Foutrax, or similar Transportation from airstrip and around camp
Diesel generator 1 10 - 20 kW Power for Camp
Water pump - camp 1 General purpose 2 water pump Water for Camp
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 23 205 Liters Run equipment and heat
Gasoline 2 205 Liters Run equipment
Aviation fuel 25 205 Liters Fixed-wing and helicopter
Propane 2 100 Lbs Run equipment (ie. Kitchen)
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Oil 1 20 Liters Equipment (Ie generator)
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
2 Water will be extracted from a small lake using an electrically powered submersible pump with a fine screen (<1/4 openings) on the intake to prevent fish entrapments. From Dewar River, adjacent to camp
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
The environmental impacts of the use of the existing camp are anticipated to be negligible and mitigatable. All combustible garbage, including Pacto waste, will be incinerated using a dual chamber controlled air incinerator. All garbage that cannot be incinerated will be back hauled to an approved receiver. Secondary containment will be used for all hazardous materials, including fuel. Spill Kits will be located anywhere fuel or any other hazardous material is stored or used (ie. fuel cache, generator shack, etc). All personnel on site will be trained in proper spill prevention, cleanup and notification practices. All employees and contractors will be trained in the appropriate actions to take if wildlife are encountered in or near camp. Intentionally approaching, disturbing, or feeding wildlife is strictly prohibited. Any incidents will be thoroughly investigated and disciplined. All wildlife, and their dwelling sites, will be respected and efforts will be made to avoid them. All personnel will be required to record any wildlife sightings. Appropriate screens will be placed over all water intakes in order to reduce the potential for fish entrapment. All flights and camp activities will be suspended (when safe to do so) in the presence of large concentrations of caribou (50 or more) or any caribou cows with calves.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes 20 people Ash to be backhauled Incineration
Greywater 2 m3/day If available, coarse gravel will be placed in the bottom of the sump to provide filtration. Sump
Hazardous waste 20 people backhaul to a registered hazardous waste reciever. backhaul
Non-Combustible wastes 20 people backhaul to registered reciever backhaul
Sewage (human waste) 20 people Incineration Pacto-system
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2022-04-27
Originator: APEX Permitting Department
Public Registry ID: 20006
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Originator: APEX Permitting Department
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Category: Application form attachment - Equipment
Recieved: 2022-07-05
Originator: APEX Permitting Department
Public Registry ID: 20499
Document Size: 2359.56 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2022-07-05
Originator: APEX Permitting Department
Public Registry ID: 20500
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Category: Application form attachment - Hazardous Material Use
Recieved: 2022-07-05
Originator: APEX Permitting Department
Public Registry ID: 20501
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Category: Application form attachment - Project description
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Originator: APEX Permitting Department
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Public Registry ID: 20498
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Originator: APEX Permitting Department
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Originator: APEX Permitting Department
Public Registry ID: 20503
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Originator: APEX Permitting Department
Public Registry ID: 20504
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2022-07-22
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 20569
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