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Committee Bay Project (148538)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Mr. Fabio Capponi
Company: 5530 Nunavut Inc.
Start Date: 2017-06-15
End Date: 2017-07-27
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
The Committee Bay Property is located in the Kitikmeot and Kivalliq Regions of Nunavut, within the 1:250,000 scale NTS map sheets, 56J and 56K. The Property is approximately 300 km west of the community of Naujaat (Repulse Bay), 300 km northeast of the community of Baker Lake and 400 km northwest of the community of Rankin Inlet. The Property consists of three project areas: Area A to the north, Area B in the centre and Area C to the south. The proposed exploration program will be supported by a temporary, 6 to 10 person exploration camp. The program is anticipated to commence June 15th, 2017 and run for 6 weeks (42 days). INAC, NWB and NIRB will be notified 30 days prior to the establishment of the camp and fuel cache. Personnel and cargo will be transported to the Property via a chartered plane from Baker Lake or Rankin Inlet. Structures for the proposed camp may include 4 sleeper tents, 1 kitchen, 1 dry, 1 generator shack, and 1 outhouse. The majority of the structures will be insulated Weatherhaven tents, or similar, with tarp floors. A fuel cache of less than 4,000 L (approximately 19 drums) will be established on stable ground near the camp, primarily to store diesel and jet fuel. Small quantities of gasoline and propane will also be stored. Small temporary fuel caches (less than 4,000 L), may also be required to supply the drilling and exploration programs. Within 30 days of the establishment of any temporary fuel cache, the appropriate agencies will be notified of the details of the cache including: GPS location, fuel type, container sizes, method of storage and proposed date of removal. The temporary fuel cache GPS locations will also be included in the annual reports submitted to the INAC, NWB and NIRB. The proposed 2017 exploration activities for the Committee Bay Property include prospecting, till sampling and ground geophysical surveys. The intent of the 2017 exploration program is to delineate targets for diamond drilling. As soon as targets are identified for drilling INAC, NWB and NIRB will be notified and supplied with locations and maps. All exploration work and drilling will be strictly confined to the Areas A, B and C.
Persons: 6
Days: 42
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
2398 polygon Committee Bay Property Claims
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Mineral Exploration
Licensing Agencies
Other Licensing Requirements
Class B Water License
Class A Land Use Permit
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Helicopter 1 Longranger Fly personnel around project and sling supplies from road to camp
Drill 1 helicopter portable diamond drilling
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 8 205 Liters Heat, fuel for generator
Aviation fuel 10 205 Liters Helicopter
Propane 2 45 Liters fuel for stove, fridge, hot water
Gasoline 1 205 Liters water pumps
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
oil 2 1 Liters generator
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
2 water will be extracted from a small lake using an electrically powered submersible pump with a fine screen (<1/4' openings) on the intake to prevent fish entrapments. to be decided, within Area A, B and C.
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
The potential environmental impacts of the 2017 small scale grassroots exploration program are anticipated to be negligible. All garbage produced from the 2017 program will be properly stored and removed. Camp greywater will be stored and treated in an excavated sump, which will allow for slow infiltration into the soil and will be located at least 31 m away from any waterbody. As the program progresses and expands all activities will be assessed for environmental impact risks and every measure available will be taken to ensure the protection and preservation of the natural environment. Drill sites will be located at least 31 m from any waterbody. All drillhole locations will be submitted to the proper regulating authorities for approval. Recirculation and filtration equipment will be used to minimize the amount of water used in during drilling activities. Any residual drill water will be contained in sumps at least 31 m from any waterbody. Secondary containment will be used for all fuel and chemicals and appropriate spill kits will be located at each fuel cache, drillhole and camp. All exploration activities will be documented and drill sites photographed to comply with environmental due diligence. Environmental training, monitoring, reclamation, and site clearance surveys will be built in to the program budget to ensure adequate resources are being allocated to environmental management.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes negligable to low none Back hauled to Baker Lake or Rankin Inlet until a larger camp is required then it will be incinerated
Greywater 2m3/day If available, coarse gravel will be placed in the bottom of the sump to provide filtration Sumps
Non-Combustible wastes negligable to low recycled or disposed at approved disposal site Back hauled to Baker Lake or Rankin Inlet
Sewage (human waste) negligable to low lime latrine pit
Hazardous waste negligable to low taken to approved disposal site back hauled to Baker Lake or Rankin Inlet
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-04-11
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 12410
Document Size: 557.22 Kb
2017-04-03 12:25:37, from: Peter Scholz
 We have received your application. Can you please confirm whether this is a continuation or renewal of an existing programme, or is it a completely new programme? Thank you!

2017-04-04 10:08:13, from: Peter Scholz
 Tara: two concerns with your project application. First, it says it is located within hamlet boundaries. But this looks like a very remote project. If the portion within hamlet boundaries is referring to the chartering and procurement part of the project, please clarify that in project description. Also, you indicate a Class A Land License. What is the trigger for this?


Environmental Protection:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurances of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

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.

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.

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.

Low Level Air Flights:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
Low level flights will be required to drop off and pick up personnel throughout the project. All low level flights will be suspended or redirected in the event that wildlife are in the area.
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.

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?

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

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?

Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?

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

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?
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?


Uranium Development and Mining:
s3.4.5, s3.4.6: Does the project proposal involve either uranium development or uranium mining?

New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix 2: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the Code of Good Conduct at all times.