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Construct Temporary Contaminated Soils Landfarm (149803)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Nathan
Company: Department National Defence
Start Date: 2022-06-30
End Date: 2026-06-01
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Purpose of the modification The current situation at CFS Alert is that the Station is currently at capacity in both landfarm designated areas until remediation of contaminated soils is complete expected summer of 2026/27. Principally, these locations are known as ALT-10 and ALT-12 of the current Water Licence. Several projects related to infrastructure are planned this upcoming year and are known to be located on contaminated sites of which soil will be required to be removed. Currently there is no storage for near term construction projects or future spills, should they occur. Thus the requirement for a temporary storage solution on existing contaminated ground. Description of the Modification DND is purposing a 1,000m3 capacity temporary contaminated soils storage, this would allow existing contaminated soil piles that are not currently contained to be place in a safe storage space, until the new (in design phase) large storage space is construct North East (NE) of the Alert’s Runway. The overall foot print of this proposed temporary land farm is 33m x 43m x 1.75m in height and located 200m West by North West (WNW) of the “Millionaire’s Dump” (ALT-6) located on previous contaminated ground, approximately 25m off the old dump’s access road. The design will be of similar construction to the already approved “Day Tank” contaminated soils storage which is located on the station proper (ALT- 12).
Persons: 200
Days: 365
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
9052 point New project geometry
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Site Cleanup/Remediation
Site Cleanup/Remediation
Temporary Structures
Winter Access
Licensing Agencies
DND: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Front End loader 1 12ft x12ft x6ft moving gravel/ soil
Bull dozer 1 12 x12 x6 ft move soil
dump truck 2 12 x12 x6 ft movement of soil/ gravel from contaminated sites locations
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 200 Liters Fuel use for construction of heavy equipment
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Currently an already altered and prepared site with roads to and from location. Location of proposed land farm in being built on an already contaminated site adjacent to a closed dump (Alt 6). Location of proposed land farm is not located with 30m of a water body Appropriate sediment and erosion measures will deployed on site during construction. The ground beneath the contaminated soil will be lined with several layers of impermeable rubber (see attached pdf of engineered drawing).
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2022-05-18
Originator: Nathan
Public Registry ID: 20148
Document Size: 3675.06 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2022-06-22
Originator: Adrian Gerhartz
Public Registry ID: 20453
Document Size: 278.96 Kb


Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

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.

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.

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.

Low-Level Air Flights:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?

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?

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

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?

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)?