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DRDC - Northern Watch Technology Demonstration Project (NWTD) (148552)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Tamara Van Dyck
Company: Defence Construction Canada
Start Date: 2017-07-31
End Date: 2017-09-01
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
The DRDC Northern Watch Technology Demonstration Project will demonstrate an Arctic maritime surveillance capability to the Department of National Defence and other concerned federal departments. This is a multi-year undertaking and is based at Gascoyne Inlet. The surveillance demonstration system will be unmanned, semi-autonomous, and remotely controlled through a satellite system connection to one of the DRDC centres. In preparation for the for the technology demonstration annual trips to the Gascoyne Inlet camp will be required. Once the team has arrived to the camp their main tasks will include: conduct routine camp maintenance and conduct testing on equipment. The on-site team for the 2017 field season is expected to range from 10-20 persons, with the normal load being approximately 15 people. The duration of their time on site is expected to be 31 July 2017 – 1 September 2017.
Persons: 15
Days: 15
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
2513 polygon
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
Other Licensing Requirements
Class B Land Use Permit
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
ATV 1 400cc transportation
diesel generators 2 25 KW, 15.5 KWW electrical power
loader 1 bobcat lifting heavy items
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 70 205 Liters generator/ loader fuel
Gasoline 2 205 Liters ATV fuel
Propane 7 89 Liters Cooking
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
There are no environmental impacts anticipated with this project; mitigation measures include the uploaded Spill Contingency Plan, proper fuel storage, wildlife avoidance and archaelogical briefing and awareness. All waste is removed from site including sewage; greywater is discharged through gravel filtration method.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes <1 cu m none off site disposal
Greywater <0.1 cu m none gravel filtration
Non-Combustible wastes <1 cu m none off site disposal
Sewage (human waste) <0.1 cu m ash is removed from site composting
Combustible wastes <1 cu m none off site disposal
Greywater <0.1 cu m none gravel filtration
Non-Combustible wastes <1 cu m none off site disposal
Sewage (human waste) <0.1 cu m ash is removed from site composting
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2017-04-20
Originator: Tamara Van Dyck
Public Registry ID: 12472
Document Size: 164.8 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-05-17
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 12687
Document Size: 194.74 Kb


Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

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.

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.

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:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?

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?

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

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?

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)?

Scientific Research:
s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
ii. If no, explain why.
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is the national leader in defence and security science and technology. As an agency of Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND), DRDC provides DND, the Canadian Armed Forces and other government departments as well as the public safety and national security communities, the knowledge and technological advantage needed to defend and protect Canada’s interests at home and abroad. The Government of Canada continues to have a focus on surveillance and control of Canadian territory and approaches, particularly our Arctic regions. The Northern Watch Technology Demonstration Project reflects the mandate of DRDC and the Government of Canada.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.

Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re