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Complete Expeditions Tourist Operations - Bylot Island MBS interpretive trip (148496)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Mr. Matthew Jess
Company: Complete Expeditions Inc.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2017-07-31
End Date: 2017-09-15
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
ComEx is a licenced Nunavut guiding and outfitting company that provides expedition management services to private yachts who desire to sail through the Northwest Passage. As part of its services, ComEx guides lead boating trips and shore excursions from the private yacht with small groups (less than 20 persons) to sites of interest. ComEx is a Leave No Trace Canada member and compliant guide and outfitter. Access to Bylot Island is requested for the 2017 summer season. Bird colony observations will take place from small boats launched from the yacht, maintaining a minimum distance of 100m from the colonies to ensure the colony is not interfered with. Time on-site will be kept to a maximum of 5 hours per visit. In addition, access to Inuit Owned Lands on the island is being requested through QIA for hiking, specifically to view unique landforms such as hoodoos. In addition, access to different parts of Sirmilik National Park is being requested for hiking opportunities through Parks Canada.
Personnel:
Persons: 20
Days: 3
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
2239 polyline proposed small boat viewing - CGM
2241 polyline proposed small boat viewing - CH
2243 polygon PI-28 hiking area
Planning Regions:
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
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
CWS:
PC:
QIA:
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Yacht 3 max 200 ft Transport personnel to Bylot Island
Small boat (yacht tender) 2 max 40 ft View nesting colonies. Land group on shore for hike.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 100000 Liters Power of yacht (no refueling)
Gasoline 1 1000 Liters Power of small boat (no refueling)
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
N/A 0 0 Liters N/A
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 N/A N/A
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Potential environmental impacts include noise polution and human disturbance. Small boats will be operated maintaining a constant and low throttle, traveling parallel to shore, will maintain a minimum distance of 100m from colonies, to ensure colonies are not interfered with. If bowhead whales or polar bears are observed, a minimum distance of 500m will be maintained. Leave No Trace principles will be implemented and all waste hiked out. The ComEx guide will monitor the species being observed for any behavioural changes and will immediately take mitigation measures such as moving the group farther away, if such changes are detected. The ComEx guide will always plan the approach to ensure that there is ample room for the animal to escape and does not feel cornered.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes max 2L storage onboard yacht pack out all garbage per Leave No Trace
Sewage (human waste) max 2L storage onboard yacht pack out all human waste per Leave No Trace
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-03-09
Originator: Matthew Jess
Public Registry ID: 12199
Document Size: 126.55 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2017-03-09
Originator: Matthew Jess
Public Registry ID: 12200
Document Size: 2437.4 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2017-03-09
Originator: Matthew Jess
Public Registry ID: 12201
Document Size: 6.47 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2017-03-09
Originator: Matthew Jess
Public Registry ID: 12202
Document Size: 6621.73 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2017-03-09
Originator: Matthew Jess
Public Registry ID: 12203
Document Size: 2376.94 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-03-13
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 12207
Document Size: 596.51 Kb
Category: Application related document - Other document
Recieved: 2017-03-30
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 12346
Document Size: 148.63 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