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Le Boreal - Northwest Passage 2022 (149827)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Kate Smith
Company: F.K. Warren Ltd.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2022-09-12
End Date: 2022-09-17
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Compagnie du Ponant's French flagged small cruise vessel m/v Le Boreal will be making the following Arctic cruise in 2022: Tromso, Norway to Nome, Alaska from August 27, 2022 to September 25, 2022. During this cruise, the vessel will be stopping at various locations in Nunavut. The vessel specializes in luxury adventure cruising and carries a maximum of 264 passengers and 139 crew members. The passengers are predominately French nationals and the crew are a mix of French, Phillipine, Indonesian and Mauritian nationalites. Compagnie du Ponant has several projects on file; Most recently 149151 in 2019. The vessel specializes in luxury adventure cruising and carries a maximum of 264 passengers and 139 crew members. The passengers are predominately French nationals and the crew are a mix of French, Philippine, Indonesian and Mauritian nationalities. Le Boreal is equipped with a GMDSS emergency communication system and a satellite weather system, receiving real-time satellite images of weather and ice conditions in the area. The vessel also employs the latest environmental practices and technology which conform to the “Clean ship standard (meets or exceeds all IMO, EPA and IATO operating standards), including using the cleanest-burning marine gas oil fuel and a state-of-the-art positioning system that eliminates the need for dropping anchor in fragile marine reserves. All waste, waste water and waste oil generated will be retained onboard until a port with suitable discharge facilities is available and the vessel will only intake seawater for desalination in order to provide potable water for onboard consumption. The intention for the majority of calls is to either anchor or stop offshore and land passengers ashore using the vessel's Zodiacs. The vessel carries a fleet of 10 to 12 seat Zodiacs, which allow passengers to explore remote shores where there are no docking arrangements. They can nimbly cruise alongside coastlines, landscapes, ice formations and wildlife without disturbing the natural environment. Le Boreal's Zodiacs feature fuel-efficient motors that comply with all environmental protection standards. Once passengers are landed ashore, they will be able to explore the location they are visiting in small groups. They will be assisted by crew members who are trained guides and naturalists that will provide safety guidance and information on the environment. The information supplied is specific to each location and is made in an effort to afford protection and conservation of the locations visited. Passengers will be instructed on where they should go, what to avoid and what is and isn't acceptable so as to avoid causing damage to any sites or to the environment they are visiting. The utmost care will be taken to provide an informative and positive experience without disruptive consequences. Crew members will also be stationed to provide a Polar Bear watch for passenger safety. Any firearms these crew will carry will be properly documented with the Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA). Passenger and crew member involvement at these remote ports of call is meant for the purpose of personal interest and the activity undertaken will be confined to sightseeing only. No flora, fauna, soil, artifacts, remains or other material will be disturbed or collected for research purposes. As well, no structures will be erected and no equipment or other debris will be left ashore. Le Boreal is a cruise vessel providing adventure tourism opportunities to its passengers and is not a research or education vessel.
Personnel:
Persons: 403
Days: 6
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
9121 polyline Le Boreal - NWP Cruise 2022
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Municipal
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Marine-Based Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
QIA: Land Use Licence II
KitIA: Exemption Certificate
GN-EDT: 0
GN-DOE: Wildlife Observation Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Cruise Vessel - :e Boreal 1 142 m long; 10944 gross registered tonnes Transportation and accommodations for passengers and crew
Zodiacs 10 15 ft long Transport passengers from vessel to provide scenic cruising along shoreline.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 20 35 Liters Gasoline for zodiacs
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 Vessel will consume on board supply of fresh water and will only intake seawater to provide potable water for on board consumption when necessary. Vessel will only intake seawater when necessary. Retrieval location will depend upon location of vessel when intake required.
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Vessel will be transiting through wildlife habitats and passengers and crew will be landing ashore in areas where wildlife may be present. This activity could be indirectly disruptive to certain species. Direct contact and interaction with wildlife will be avoided. All activities the vessel, passengers, and crew engage in will be environmentally conscious and intended for the purpose of sightseeing only. No manmade structures or materials will be left in wildlife areas. Crew members who are trained and certified naturalists will provide safety guidance and information on the environment to the passengers and other crew. The information provided is specfic to each location and is made in an effort to afford protection and conservation by minimizing any potential damage or disruption that could occur. Vessel employs the latest environmental practices and technology which conform to the Clean ship standard (meets or exceeds all IMO, EPA and IATO operating standards).
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes TBA Vessel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea Retained on board until the vessel reaches port where disposal is authorized.
Greywater TBA Vessel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea Retained on board until the vessel reaches port where disposal is authorized.
Hazardous TBA Vessel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea Retained on board until the vessel reaches port where disposal is authorized.
Non-Combustible wastes TBA Vessel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea Retained on board until the vessel reaches port where disposal is authorized.
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) TBA Vessel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea Retained on board until the vessel reaches port where disposal is authorized.
Sewage (human waste) TBA Vessel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea Retained on board until the vessel reaches port where disposal is authorized.
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2022-05-28
Originator: Kate Smith
Public Registry ID: 20318
Document Size: 472.32 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2022-05-28
Originator: Kate Smith
Public Registry ID: 20315
Document Size: 210.09 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2022-05-28
Originator: Kate Smith
Public Registry ID: 20317
Document Size: 40.5 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2022-05-28
Originator: Kate Smith
Public Registry ID: 20316
Document Size: 7327.54 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2022-08-17
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 20618
Document Size: 262.1 Kb
2022-06-09 16:59:54, from: Adrian Gerhartz
 Please add GN Department of Environment as one of the authorizing agencies (Wildife Observation License).

2022-07-25 15:58:19, from: Goump Djalogue
 Hi Kate, we have sent you a message on June 9, but have not received any action. Just following up if you are still interested in pursuing this project. If yes, could you please add the GN dept of Environment as requested by Adrian, for us to finalize the review of your project proposal? Do not hesitate to communicate with us should you need any assistance.

2022-07-25 16:00:13, from: Kate Smith
 Hi Goump, Apologies, I must have missed the previous message! We are still pursuing the project. I will update the GN dept of Environment as requested. Thank you for the follow up! Kate

2022-07-25 16:00:18, from: Kate Smith
 Hi Goump, Apologies, I must have missed the previous message! We are still pursuing the project. I will update the GN dept of Environment as requested. Thank you for the follow up! Kate

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