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OP NUNAKPUT 2022 (149790)
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: 2022-08-12
End Date: 2022-09-15
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Joint Task Force North (JTFN) will conduct Op NA-NK 22 in Nunavut from 12 August 2022 until 15 September 2022. The operation will take place along the Northwest Passage in the coastal areas of the Kitikmeot and Qikiqtaaluq Regions of Nunavut. The overall objective of the operation is to enhance Canadian sovereignty in Canada’s Arctic by demonstrating a visible presence, monitoring activities and proving Canada’s ability to operate in the challenging Arctic environment. The operation will be conducted by working closely with international, federal, territorial, regional and community partners. The Joint Area of Operations (JOA) for this operation will encompass the Western Baffin, Lancaster Sound, Queen Maud Gulf, Foxe Basin and the Southern branch of the Northwest Passage. Op NA-NK 22 will involve over-land patrols, maritime, air and littoral operations. The operation will involve up to 500 personnel in total, including members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) the Canadian Army (CA), the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), civilian researchers from Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC), a robust Distinguished Visitor (DV) Program, international participants and several media organizations. To facilitate the conduct of Op NA-NK 22, JTFN will establish a Joint Task Force Headquarters (JTF HQ) and Joint Task Force Support Contingent (JTFSC) in Cambridge Bay, NU. The total maximum number of personnel to be accommodated in Cambridge Bay, NU at any one time will be 240. The RCN will arrange to take on fuel via barge or resupply ship in the vicinity of Cambridge Bay. The RCN may operate a Forward Logistics Site (FLS) in Cambridge Bay to embark and disembark personnel and equipment and food to RCN vessels. POND INLET, NU. Small contingent(s) from the DV Program may visit Pond Inlet to interact with visiting RCN vessels; The RCN may operate a FLS in Pond Inlet to embark and disembark personnel and equipment to RCN vessels. The LTF may also operate a small group in the vicinity of Pond Inlet (see Presence Locations (PLs)). The RCN may operate a FLS in Resolute to embark and disembark personnel, food and stores to RCN vessels; The RCN will arrange to take on fuel via barge or resupply ship in the vicinity of the Nanisivik Naval Station (NNS). RCN vessels will not attempt to come alongside the pier at NNS for this purpose. Small Land Task Force (LTF) contingents consisting of up to 12 personnel will deploy forward to PLs in the vicinity of the Dolphin and Union Strait, Cambridge Bay, and the Victoria Strait. A small LTF contingent of up to 12 personnel may deploy forward to PL(s) in the vicinity of Pond Inlet, NU (Eclispe Sound). Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) HARRY DEWOLF (HDW), HMCS MARGARET BROOKE (MAR) and HMCS GOOSE BAY (GBY) will operate a sail plan that will take all three vessels into the JOA. The vessels will participate in Op NA-NK 22 through maritime patrols. The RCN vessels may transport LTF personnel between Pond Inlet and other arctic communities. Importantly, the RCN is planning to facilitate a DRDC Low Frequency (LF) Active Sonar research project in which the effects of LF Active Sonar on marine mammals will be studied. This project is critical to improving our understanding of the effects of LF Active Sonar on the environment. Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) is submitting its own application to the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) governing this project and it conducting its own consultation with communities and community organizations for maritime operations. The LTF will be active from 15 to 29 August and consist of approximately 55 Canadian Army (CA) personnel from 4 Canadian Division, plus 20 Canadian Rangers (CRs) and Ranger Instructors (RIs) from 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (1 CRPG). The LTF will be established primarily in Cambridge Bay, NU. The LTF will participate in land-based patrols and monitoring at PLs in section-sized groupings with enablers. Each section grouping is expected to consist of no more than 12 personnel, although a larger grouping of approximately 30 personnel may operate in the vicinity of Cambridge Bay for part of the operation. The maximum length of time that any LTF grouping will bivouac in any one presence location will be seven days. The ATF will be based primarily in Cambridge Bay, NU. The ATF will be active from approximately 15 to 29 August and consist of up to two CC-138 Twin Otter and up to two CH-146 Griffon aircraft, support equipment and up to 40 personnel. The CC-177 Globemaster and CC-130 Hercules aircraft will provide transportation and resupply from southern Canada into Cambridge Bay, Resolute, and Pond Inlet. The CC-138 (Twin Otter), CH-147 (Griffon) will be used to move personnel, stores and equipment within the JOA. Civilian rotary-wing or fixed-wing aircraft may be contracted to supplement this capability. One or more civilian medevac aircraft may be contracted to support this operation. The RCN is planning to facilitate a DRDC Low Frequency (LF) Active Sonar research project in which the effects of LF Active Sonar on marine mammals will be studied. This project is critical to improving our understanding of the effects of LF Active Sonar on the environment. Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) is submitting its own application to the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) governing this project and it conducting its own consultation with communities and community organizations for maritime operations; A separate application to NPC will be made under NWTD to proceed with the research project. At this time, no access to National Parks or wildlife sanctuaries is required for Op NA-NK 22. A robust DV Program of up to 40 personnel will be conducted as part of this operation. The DV Program may include participation by international dignitaries and observers. Based on the information available regarding Op NA-NK 22 and the surrounding environment, The overall impact of Op NA-NK 22 is assessed as low, taking into account identified risks (e.g. Noise and Disturbance to Wildlife, Air Quality, Solid Waste, Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPL), Species at Risk etc.) and mitigation measures (Environmental Brief, Vehicle Use, Species at Risk, Waste Disposal, Maintenance, Simplified Environmental Study (SES) etc.) including the training and the incorporation of CRs into all over-land activities Op NA-NK 22 Main Camp – Cambridge Bay A main camp housing up to 240 personnel will be constructed in Cambridge Bay, either on the grounds of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) or on the grounds of the DND-owned North Warning System (NWS) Site LSS-C CAM-MAIN. All personnel in Cambridge Bay will be sleeping in DND or contracted facilities. Temporary structures will be erected for the camp. Air drops may be used to deliver equipment, stores or messages to personnel operating in any of the presence locations. Additional information on air drops as follows: The CC-138 Twin Otter is approved for aerial delivery loads up to 60lbs (more than one bundle can be dropped per flight) and the standard altitude for para-supply drops is 300 feet above ground level (AGL); Consideration may be given to increasing the altitude to 400 ft AGL if a timber extension is used. Message drops, normally take place at 150 ft AGL. Each container or bundle should have a list of its contents attached and appropriate coloured streamers attached in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations; The list is to be printed in both French and English. •RED indicates medical supplies and first aid; •BLUE indicates food and water; •YELLOW indicates blankets and protective clothing; and •BLACK indicates miscellaneous equipment (i.e., axes, camp equipment and compass, etc.). Consultation with the Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA) and Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) Directorates of Lands for the conduct of Op NA-NK 22 will be done concurrent to the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) and Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) project proposals. Any parcels of Nunavut-owned land that may be affected by the operation will be identified so that a solution can be brokered satisfying all parties. The information provided is the most accurate information available at this time. Dates and locations may change slightly due to unpredictable circumstances such as weather and minor variances may occur during the conduct of the operation, such variances will be captured in a post-operation report that will include all completed SES. Regardless of circumstance, the CAF is accountable to environmental stewardship, and will conduct the operation with due diligence towards the environment.
Summary of Modifications:
- Project date - Project description - Project map - Material use - Waste - Keewatin Questionnaire - North Baffin Questionnaire - Documents
Personnel:
Persons: 500
Days: 35
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
8859 point JOA OP Box 1
8861 point JOA OP Box 2
8862 point JOA OP Box 3
8863 point JOA OP Box 4
8864 point JOA OP Box 5
8865 point JOA OP Box 6
8866 point JOA OP Box 7
8867 point JOA OP Box 8
8868 point JOA OP Box 9
8869 point JOA OP Box PL 1 – Dolphin and Union Strait 1
8870 point JOA OP Box PL 1 – Dolphin and Union Strait 2
8873 point JOA OP Box PL 1 – Dolphin and Union Strait 3
8874 point JOA OP Box PL 1 – Dolphin and Union Strait 4
8875 point JOA OP Box PL 2 – Dease Strait & Cambridge Bay 1
8876 point JOA OP Box PL 2 – Dease Strait & Cambridge Bay 2
8877 point JOA OP Box PL 2 – Dease Strait & Cambridge Bay 3
8878 point JOA OP Box PL 2 – Dease Strait & Cambridge Bay 4
8879 point JOA OP Box PL 2 – Dease Strait & Cambridge Bay 5
8880 point JOA OP Box PL 3 – Victoria Strait 1
8881 point JOA OP Box PL 3 – Victoria Strait 2
8882 point JOA OP Box PL 3 – Victoria Strait 3
8883 point JOA OP Box PL 3 – Victoria Strait 4
8884 point JOA OP Box PL 3 – Victoria Strait 5
8886 point JOA OP Box PL 11 – Eclipse Sound & Pond Inlet 1
8887 point JOA OP Box PL 11 – Eclipse Sound & Pond Inlet 2
8888 point JOA OP Box PL 11 – Eclipse Sound & Pond Inlet 3
8890 point JOA OP Box PL 11 – Eclipse Sound & Pond Inlet 4
8891 point JOA OP Box PL 11 – Eclipse Sound & Pond Inlet 5
8892 point JOA OP Box PL 11 – Eclipse Sound & Pond Inlet 6
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Other
Licensing Agencies
KitIA: Exemption Certificate
QIA: Exemption Certificate
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
HMCS HDW (Navy ship) 1 105m X 19m Transport
HMCS MAR (Navy Ship) 1 103m x 19m Transport
HMCS GBY (Navy Ship) 1 55.3m x 11.3m Transport
5kW Generator 5 L2.0m/W1.1m/H2.0m Temporary power
Indirect-Fired Heaters 10 L1.24m/W2.55m/H1.20m Heating Tents
4-Section Mod Tent 28 L10.0m/W5.4m/H2.50m Accommodations, Workspace
CC-177 Globebaster 1 L53.0m/R52.0m/H17.0m/Wt128100kg Strat Airlift
CC-130J Hercules 1 L30.0m/R40.0m/H11.0m/Wt34400kg Strat Airlift
CH-146 Griffon or similar 2 L17.1m/R14m/H4.6m/Wt5400kg Tactical airlift - Transportation of troops and equipment
CC-138 Twin Otter Aircraft 2 L15.1m/W9.81m/H5.66m/Wt5600kg Tactical airlift - Transportation of troops and equipment
ATV 20 L1.5m/W1.2m/H1.0m/Wt235kg Transportation
4x4 Pickup 4 L5.85m/W2.03m/H1.96m/Wt2274kg Transportation
Cube Van 1 L6.1m/W2.59m/H2.46m/Wt5443kg Transportation
Passenger Van / Bus 4 L5.59m/W2.06m/H2.08m/Wt3000kg Transportation
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 6 200 Liters Cambridge Bay - Generators, Heaters
Gasoline 5 200 Liters Cambridge Bay - for ATV fueling.The passenger vehicles to fuel at community fuel farm
Gasoline 1 40 Liters Presence Location (PL) 1. The gasoline will be stored in gasoline jerry
Gasoline 1 40 Liters Presence Location (PL) 2. The gasoline will be stored in gasoline jerry
Gasoline 1 40 Liters Presence Location (PL) 3. The gasoline will be stored in gasoline jerry
Gasoline 1 40 Liters Presence Location (PL) 11. The gasoline will be stored in gasoline jerry
Other 1 200 Liters Naptha - for stoves & lanterns at Cambridge Bay
Other 1 60 Liters Naptha - for stoves & lanterns at Presence Location (PL) 1.
Other 1 60 Liters Naptha - for stoves & lanterns at Presence Location (PL) 2.
Other 1 60 Liters Naptha - for stoves & lanterns at Presence Location (PL) 3.
Other 1 60 Liters Naptha - for stoves & lanterns at Presence Location (PL) 11.
Other 100 4 Liters Lubricants - (Motor Oil, Aircraft Lubricants)for use at Cambridge Bay
Aviation fuel 0 0 Liters Cambridge Bay - Fuel directly from airport (FBO or contractor)
Aviation fuel 36 200 Liters Presence Location (PL) 3 - to 7200L of JP-8 will be cached in 200L drums (36 drums total) at the CAM-1A airstrip (68.657213°N, -101.741645°W) to support rotary wing operations in PL 3. The cache will be closed and all drums and berms removed by the end of the operation.
Aviation fuel 21 200 Liters Presence Location (PL) 1 - Up to 4200L of JP-8 will be cached in 200L drums (21 drums total) at the PIN-3 NWS airstrip (68.476797°N, 113.225051°W) to support rotary wing operations in PL 1. The cache will be closed and all drums and berms removed by the end of the operation.
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
Solid Waste Despite efforts to ensure all waste material is to be properly contained and transported to an appropriate municipal waste facility for disposal, the potential exists for solid waste produced during Op NA-NK 22 to litter property or be windblown onto surrounding locations. As per standard operating procedure, all locations will be swept prior to departure. The residual risk of contamination by solid waste is considered to be low. Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPL) Potential LNAPL contaminants that will be used on Op NA-NK 22 include fuels, lubricants and hydraulic fluid. Should a LNAPL leak and/or spill occur from vehicles, equipment or other containment systems, the possibility exists for contamination of ground water, soil and/or surface water. However, all contingents will have spill cleanup supplies and will be instructed on their use. Therefore, the potential for a malfunction or accident to cause any significant impact is considered low. Waste disposal measures Solid Waste - General Individuals will be tasked to ensure waste material and litter is collected on the site prior to departing the camp location. All waste produced on site will be packed out for proper disposal. In order to reduce the possibility of unnecessary wildlife encounters, all waste will be appropriately contained, stored and removed from the sites as soon as possible. Combustible Solid Waste 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). Non-Combustible Inert Solid Waste Municipal solid waste facility 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). Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) and Hazardous Waste (HazWaste) HAZMAT and HazWaste will be stored in approved storage containers and facilities, including compliant secondary containment according to material compatibility. HAZMAT and HazWaste will be packages and disposed in accordance with municipal, territorial, and federal regulations, either through the establishment of contract(s) with qualified local HAZMAT handlers or by retrograding these materials to southern Canada where they can be properly disposed. Human Waste Where possible, human waste will be disposed in local wastewater treatment systems. Where impossible, human waste will be deposited into commercial disposable waste bags containing a neutralizing agent, enabling the bags to be disposed of as normal solid waste.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater 200L/Day NIL Municipal Wastewater Treatment (contractor)
Sewage (human waste) 800L/Day Nil. Municipal Wastewater Treatment (contractor)
Combustible wastes 400L/Day Nil. Municipal waste facility (contractor)
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Recieved: 2018-05-15
Originator: Sarah Rahmer
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KEEWATIN QUESTIONAIRE

GENERAL
Environmental Protection:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurances of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.
YES

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s2.4.9: 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:
s2.4.15 and Appendix 2,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:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
NO
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
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ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
YES
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.

Caribou Protection Measures:
s2.4.6 and Appendix 3: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix 3?
YES

Caribou Water Crossings:
Will the applicant avoid, between May 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct s2.4.6 and map: any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified
YES

ARCHEOLOGY
Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s4.4.3 and Appendix 3, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Government of Nunavut?
YES

PARTICULAR AREAS
Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?
NO

Bird Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Mc Connell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuary or, the East Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary
NO

Southern Southampton Island and Coats Island:
s3.4.5: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, in southern Southampton Island and Coats Island?
NO
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
YES
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?
NO

PARTICULAR ACTIVITIES



New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?
NO

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix 2: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the Code of Good Conduct at all times.
YES

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?
NO
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
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ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
YES
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.

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