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Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Endurance (149815)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Alana Bradley Swan
Company: Adventure Canada
Schedule:
Start Date: 2022-07-18
End Date: 2022-08-29
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Lindblad Expeditions has over 50 years of expedition experience and 20 years of experience operating in the polar regions around the world including Nunavut, Greenland, Franz Josef Land, Svalbard, and Antarctica. They are a pioneering expedition travel company that works to inspire people to explore and care about the planet, while promoting conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. Lindblad Expeditions employs highly talented and committed staff to ensure not only memorable experiences for their passengers, but also safe and respectful operations in the areas they travel. Lindblad’s ship, the National Geographic Endurance will be the vessel operating in Nunavut this summer. The Endurance is the flagship of Lindblad Expedition’s fleet, built to be the most technologically advanced, fully stabilized, and accommodating expedition ship in the world. Lindblad is operating two Northwest Passage trips this season. Please see attached itineraries for full details. The captain and expedition leaders for these itineraries have been selected based on their polar experience. This is a tourist expedition where the goal is to experience the Arctic and visit various sites along the way with minimal disturbance. For the visits to these areas, all passengers will be accompanied by members of Lindblad Expedition staff including the expedition leader, Inuit guide, and a number of naturalists. The activities undertaken during these visits may include walking/hiking, photography, kayaking, Zodiac cruising, scuba diving and operating a remote operated vehicle. Lindblad shore staff will provide interpretation of the sites and ensure that all passengers adhere to a strict look but do not touch and leave no trace policies. Their staff have years of experience traveling in protected areas around the world and will abide by all guidelines any governing agencies have for visits to these sites. Site visits are planned to be between a half day and a full day in length, will take place between July 18 and Aug 29, 2022, and may be shortened or cancelled due to bad weather or environmental conditions. The cruise ship carries on board with it 14 Zodiac Mark V boats, which it uses for transporting passengers to and from shore, and 24 two-person kayaks used for touring, photography, and observation from the water. Maximum capacity for the National Geographic Endurance is 260 persons. All staff are trained and there are certified firearms specialists. During this itinerary the communities of Pond Inlet, Gjoa Haven, Cambridge Bay and Uluhaktok are visited in Canada. All Covid 19 protocol will be followed by the territory, public health and Transport Canada. Protected areas for archaeology purposes are visited and Class 1 permits have been applied for through the Department of Culture Heritage. No artifacts will be collected and no scientific research carried out. NO CWS sites are visited and No Inuit owned lands are visited. Please see attached sailplan for full itinerary details.
Personnel:
Persons: 260
Days: 1
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
9076 polyline Pond Inlet, Dundas Harbour, Bellot Strait, Gjoa Have, Jenny Lind Island, Cambridge Bay, Ulukohaktok, Herschel Island, to Alaska
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Municipal
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Tourism Activities
Marine-Based Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
CH: Archaeology and Paleontology Research Permit, Class I
GN-EDT: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
cruise vessel 1 125m passenger vessel to transport and accommodate cruise ship passengers and crew
kayaks 24 5.5m Touring, photography, and observation from the water
zodiac mark 5 14 5.85m To transport passengers to shore or used for wildlife/scenery observation, touring and photography from the water, safety support for kayakers
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 930 Cubic Meters MGO. for ship engine
Gasoline 56 25 Liters 95 octane gasoline for zodiac operation
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
greywayer 1 258 Cubic Meters following all regulations for greywater under per marpol annex 5
oily bilge 1 14 Cubic Meters engine oils
clean bilge 1 14 Cubic Meters engine bilge clean
black water 1 101 Cubic Meters treated blackwater in accordance with marpol annex 5
sludge 1 22 Cubic Meters engine sludge
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 no water retrieved in canada no water retrieved in canada
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
see attached documents for environmental and operational wildlife guidelines
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater 40m3 per day Treated with an approved marine sanitation device.Discharged at a speed of no less than 4 knots when the ship is beyond 12nm from shore whenever possible and in all cases beyond 3nm as required by Marpol Annex V. Canadian Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulation will be followed. Treated with an approved marine sanitation device.
Hazardous waste .0004m3 Properly contained and stored until it can be disposed of at a proper facility on shore. none
Non-Combustible wastes .25m3 per day Sent ashore with general waste or ground and discharged beyond 12nm from shore in line with Marpol Annex V regulations ground or pulped
Sewage (human waste) 15m3 Discharged at a speed of no less than 4 knots when the ship is beyond 12nm from shore whenever possible and in all cases beyond 3nm as required by Marpol Annex V. Canadian Arctic Shipping Pollution Prevention Regulation will be followed. Treated with an approved marine sanitation device.
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2022-05-20
Originator: Alana Bradley Swan
Public Registry ID: 20192
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Originator: Alana Bradley Swan
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Originator: Alana Bradley Swan
Public Registry ID: 20194
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Originator: Alana Bradley Swan
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Originator: Alana Bradley Swan
Public Registry ID: 20196
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2022-06-21
Originator: Adrian Gerhartz
Public Registry ID: 20448
Document Size: 358.68 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

MARINE AND TERRESTRIAL TRANSPORTATION
Corridor:
s3.5.11, s3.3.5.12: Does the proposal consider the development of a transportation and/or communications corridor?
NO

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