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Le Commandant Charcot (149828)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Kate Smith
Company: F.K. Warren Ltd.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2022-09-13
End Date: 2022-09-23
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Compagnie du Ponant's French flagged small cruise vessel m/v Le Commandant Charcot will be making the following Arctic cruise in 2022: Reykjavik, Iceland to Nome, Alaska from September 6, 2022 to October 1, 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 nationalities. Le Commandant Charcot 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 Commandant Charcot'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 Commandant Charcot is a cruise vessel providing adventure tourism opportunities to its passengers and is not a research or education vessel.
Personnel:
Persons: 403
Days: 10
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
9167 polyline Arctic Cruise
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Municipal
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Marine-Based Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
GN-EDT: 0
KitIA: Exemption Certificate
CWS: National Wildlife Area permit under the Wildlife Area Regulations
QIA: Land Use Licence II
GN-DOE: Wildlife Observation Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Cruise Vessel - Commandant Charcot 1 150m long Transportation and accommodations for passengers and crew
Zodiacs 10 15 ft length Transport passengers from vessel to provide scenic cruising along shoreline
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 20 35 Liters Fuel 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 crew. The information provided is specific 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 tbc Vessel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea. Retained on board vessel
Greywater TBC Vessel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea. Retained on board vessel
Hazardous TBC Vessel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea. Retained on board vessel
Non-Combustible wastes TBC Vessel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea. Retained on board vessel
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) TBC essel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea. Retained on board vessel
Sewage (human waste) TBC vessel has the most advanced waste water and waste management system. No waste or waste water is discharged at sea. Retained on board vessel
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2022-06-09
Originator: Kate Smith
Public Registry ID: 20381
Document Size: 471.02 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2022-06-09
Originator: Kate Smith
Public Registry ID: 20382
Document Size: 30.85 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2022-06-09
Originator: Kate Smith
Public Registry ID: 20383
Document Size: 31.59 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2022-06-09
Originator: Kate Smith
Public Registry ID: 20384
Document Size: 11.3 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2022-06-09
Originator: Kate Smith
Public Registry ID: 20385
Document Size: 571.75 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2022-09-02
Originator: Adrian Gerhartz
Public Registry ID: 20675
Document Size: 239.64 Kb
2022-06-09 16:58:48, from: Adrian Gerhartz
 Please add GN Department of Environment as one of the authorizing agencies (Wildife Observation License).

2022-07-25 16:00:30, 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 16:27:28, from: Kate Smith
 Hi Goump and Adrian, Not sure how I missed this message. Have updated the land use section accordingly. Thank you, Kate

2022-08-31 17:46:19, from: Adrian Gerhartz
 Seeking confirmation from NIRB whether communities of Resolute Bay, Cape Dorset, and Kimmirut were previously consulted as part of the screening process, NIRB File 13AN028

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?
YES

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?
YES

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?
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