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Ennadai Lake Long Term Monitoring (148721)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: David Rochette
Company: AANDC (CSPNU), Govt of Canada
Schedule:
Start Date: 2018-04-01
End Date: 2041-03-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
THIS IS AN APPLICATION FOR AMENDMENT AND RENEWAL OF WATER LICENCE 1BR-ELR1419 FOR LONG TERM MONITORING AT ENNADAI LAKE (THIS IS A PRE-NUPPAA WATER LICENCE) The Northern Contaminated Sites Program (NCSP) is responsible for the management and remediation of contaminated sites located on federal lands north of the 60th parallel, and on any other lands under Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) custodial responsibility. Following completion of site remediation, long term monitoring (LTM) is recommended under the Abandoned Military Site Remediation Protocol (AMSRP) for sites that require post-remediation monitoring (i.e., non-hazardous waste landfills, Tier II soil facilities, tailings containment areas). In most cases, the LTM plans follow a 25 year schedule over 3 phases, as outlined in the AMSRP: Phase I (years 1, 3, 5); Phase II (years 7, 10, 15, 25); and Phase III (beyond 25 years). The LTMs generally include visual inspection of the landfill, groundwater sampling (from monitoring wells), thermal monitoring, soil sampling (where seepage and/or staining are observed), surface water sampling (as required), and natural environmental monitoring (i.e., traditional use, wildlife sightings, etc.). Site-specific LTM plans are revised as required following phase evaluations at years 5 and 25. The former Ennadai Lake Weather Station is located in southwestern Nunavut in the Kivalliq Region (61°07'51 N, 100°53’14” W). It is on Crown and Inuit Owned Land and is located approximately 380 km west of Arviat and 500 km southwest of Rankin Inlet. The site was operational from 1949 to 1979, and was abandoned in the late 1980s to early 1990s. Remediation took place between 2014 and 2015 and included the construction of a non-hazardous waste landfill (NHWL), demolition and disposal of on-site structures and clean-up of hazardous waste and contaminated soil. The NHWL was constructed in 2014 and was designed to contain non-hazardous materials only. It is approximately 240 m east of the site and occupies a footprint of approximately 1,500 m2 (38 m x 40 m). The Ennadai Lake Long Term Monitoring plan was implemented in 2016 and includes visual inspection, groundwater sampling, soil sampling (if required), and natural environmental monitoring. The first monitoring event took place in 2016 and the next event will take place in 2018 (year 3). Future monitoring is scheduled for 2020, 2022, 2025, 2030, 2035, and 2040. The Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Contaminated Sites Division is submitting an application to amend Water Licence 1BR-ELR1419 to reduce the scope of work from remediation to monitoring activities. A renewal for a term of 23 years was also requested to conduct the remainder of the 25-year long term monitoring program to ensure that the NHWL is performing as designed and that potential impacts to the environment are sufficiently mitigated.
Personnel:
Persons: 4
Days: 1
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
3335 point New project geometry
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Other
Licensing Agencies
NWB: Type B Licence
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
INAC: Class B Land Use Permit
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
air charter 1 adequate size to transport up to 4 people To gain access to the site to conduct LTM activities
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
1 Groundwater will be collected from monitoring wells, surface water may be collected from nearby water bodies (if required) Water samples will be collected at or near the NHWL (see the attached LTM Plan for details)
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Remediation was completed in 2015 and the site is being monitored for 25 years as recommended by the AMSRP and in accordance with the site-specific LTM plan to ensure that the NHWL is performing as designed. The LTM Plan includes visual inspection of the landfill, groundwater sampling, soil sampling (as required), surface water sampling (as required), and natural environmental monitoring. Site-specific LTMs are revised as required following scheduled LTM events and following LTM phase evaluations at years 5 and 25. There will be no requirement for a camp (less than 1 day onsite), all waste generated onsite will be back-hauled to a municipal landfill, less than 20L water will be collected for laboratory analysis, and monitoring events are not conducted every year and follow the schedule recommended by the AMSRP (7 monitoring events over the next 23 years). The LTM program would have manifestly insignificant ecosystemic impacts. The site-specific LTM plan is a mitigation measure to ensure that the NHWL is performing as designed and that any potential impacts to the receiving environment are adequately mitigated as required under the AMSRP.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes < 0.5 m3 N/A Solid waste (i.e. packaging, paper towels, paper, kimwipes, filters, teflon tubing) will be backhauled to the nearest municipal waste facility.
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2018-02-05
Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 13570
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Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 13572
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Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 13573
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Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2018-02-05
Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 13574
Document Size: 376.35 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2018-02-05
Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 13575
Document Size: 758.81 Kb
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Recieved: 2018-02-05
Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 13576
Document Size: 154.48 Kb
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Recieved: 2018-02-05
Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 13577
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-03-13
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 13786
Document Size: 698.45 Kb

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?
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