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MY ARCHIMEDES Northwest Passage 2017 (EYOS Exoeditions Ltd) (148568)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Victoria Wheatley
Company: EYOS Expeditions Ltd.
Schedule:
Start Date: 2017-07-28
End Date: 2017-08-27
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The MY ARCHIMEDES is a privately-owned yacht that plans a private cruise for the yacht owner and guests starting on or around 28 July 2017 in Pond Inlet or an alternative location depending upon ice conditions. It is anticipated that there will be 12 guests aboard as well as 10 crew members, 1 Ice Navigator and 1 Expedition Leader/Guide. The cruise intends to visit communities, subject to invitations and approvals, and visit sites of interest including hsitoric sites with all required permits/authorizations. Transporation to and from the yacht will be arranged using Nunavut-based air services whenever possible, and local services and guides will be employed when visiting communities. Expedition management is provided by EYOS Expeditions Ltd. (www.eyos-expeditions.com). Contact person: Victoria Wheatley, email: Victoria@eyos-expeditions.com. The draft itinerary is included as a Project Document (in the Non-technical Project Proposal). Tim Soper, an experienced Expedition Leader/Guide, a conservation biologist and company principal from EYOS Expeditions Ltd, will accompany the voyage. He is responsible for working with the yacht's Captain, Ice Navigator and crew to develop and carry out the itinerary; provide lectures and briefings on topics related to culture, natural history and history; educate guests about the Arctic; set-up and organize daily operations and coordinate shore progarms; inform guests and crew of site visitation protocols and ensure they are followed; lead guided walks and hikes ashore; supervise all who go ashore; provide polar bear protection and drive tenders for tours and shuttles to/from the yacht. A highly experienced Ice Navigator, Captain Alexander Golubev, also from EYOS Expeditions Ltd, with previous experience in the Canadian Arctic, will be aboard to assist the yacht's Captain (Christopher Walsh). Landings will be done in one group. Guests and any crew landing will be informed in advance of the importance of sites to be visited and that archaeological and historical sites are not to be disturbed in any way. Site and community visits will follow the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) Guidelines for Visitors to the Arctic, which cover points dealing with environmental, safety and cultural and social interaction to conduct respectful, environmentally friendly and safe tourism. The voyage will also adhere to the AECO Biosecurity Guidelines for Visitors. Both are available at www.aeco.no. The following will be contacted to provide an introduction and overview on the planned activity: the Economic Development Officers and Hunters and Trappers Organizations of Pond Inlet, Resolute, Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven (alternate), and Grise Fjord and the Qikiqtani and Kitikmeot Inuit Associations. A detailed operations plan has been compiled to evaluate environmental aspects of the planned activity and to ensure compliance with requirements under Canadian legislation. Where applicable, permit and license applications have been submitted to the appropriate authorities and will be carried on board. Operations have been planned to be fully self-sufficient, with activities managed by experienced personnel and to be within the search and rescue capability of the yacht, including for medical evacuation. It is anticipated that the environmental impact resulting from the planned activity will be less than minor or transitory in nature. Additional information on the project many be found in the Project Description & Environmental Impact Statement, which has been included as a background document.
Personnel:
Persons: 24
Days: 32
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
2641 polyline Sisimiut to Resolute
2642 polyline Bellot Strait to Goja Haven/Cambridge Bay (Alternate)
2643 polyline Resolute-Cambaridge Bay
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Marine-Based Activities
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
CWS:
EC:
TC:
CLEY:
KitIA:
NIRB:
QIA:
Other:
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
MY ARCHIMEDES 1 LOA 67.75M, Breadth 12.5M, Draft Max 3.5M, 1462 Gross Tonnage Vessel providing transportation and accommodations
XXX-brand Helicopter (Canadian registered) - NOTE: the contract is still being worked out so details are not yet available) 1 TBA - see Note) Auxiliary craft to facilitate shore landings and for short sightseeing excursions
Mark V Zodiac with 25 HP outboard engine (gasoline) 1 Length overall 5.79M To facilitate shore landings and for short sightseeing excursions
Nouvarania brand RIB with 90 HP outboard engine (gasoline) 1 Length overall 5.47M To facilitate shore landings and for short sightseeing excursions
Chase Nouvarania with 300 HP Volvo engine (diesel) 1 Length overall 8.23M Main tender
Chris Craft with 400 HP Gas IO engine (gasoline) 1 Length overall 8.23M Secondary tender
SOLAS MOB boat with 25 HP outboard engine (gasoline) 1 Length overall 3.96M For rescue purposes
Kayaks (for 11 kayakers) 8 Length overall 3-5M To provide for short sightseeing excursions
Jet Skis 2 Length overall 3M Recreational use (in areas where wildlife is not present)
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 9 21555.555 Liters MY Archimedes and main tender (built-in fuel tanks of the vessel)
Gasoline 40 20 Liters Zodiac, RIB, Chris Craft, MOB and Jet Skis)
Aviation fuel 1 0 Liters TBA-Fuel for Helicopter
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
11 HEM Desalination United From ocean
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
The predicted environmental impact resulting from the proposed activity is perceived to be less than minor or transitory. Refer to the Project Document: "MY ARCHIMEDES Canadian Arctic 2017 Project Description & Environmental Impact Statement" for an assessment and further information in this regard.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) 0.3 m3/day Treated by Hammond system; storage capacity 11.7 m3. Disposal as per Canadian legislation and regulations under MARPOL 73/78, Annex V, Rule 9, adopted on 10 July 1996
Greywater 1.0 m3/day N/A Disposal as per Canadian legislation and regulations under MARPOL 73/78, Annex V, Rule 9, adopted on 10 July 1996
Combustible wastes 0.005 m3/day Removed for disposal at a certified reception port Plastics - separated
Combustible wastes 0.005 m3/day Removed for disposal at a certified reception port Paper - separated
Non-Combustible wastes 0.01 m3/day Removed for disposal at a certified reception port Food waste - segregated and refrigerated
Non-Combustible wastes 0.005 m3/day Removed for recycling or disposal at a certified reception port Metal - separated
Non-Combustible wastes 0.005 m3/day Disposal as per Canadian legislation Glass - separated
Non-Combustible wastes 0.005 m3/day Removed for recycling or disposal at a certified reception port Aluminum - separated
Non-Combustible wastes 0.005 m3/day Removed for disposal at a certified reception port Dry - separated
Hazardous waste 0.00005 m3/day Removed for recycling or disposal at a certified reception port Batteries - separated
Hazardous waste 0.001 m3/day Removed for disposal at a certified reception port. Medical & Sanitary Waste - separated. Frozen.
Hazardous waste 0.00015 m3/day Removed for disposal at a certified reception port Fuels & Oils - collected
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) N/A N/A N/A
Other TBD Dealt with as noted above. Collected, then separated by type and dealth with as noted above.
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Originator: Victoria Wheatley
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-05-17
Originator: Alana Vigna
Public Registry ID: 12690
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2017-05-15 18:28:26, from: Alana Vigna
 Hi Victoria, Please answer the questions in the Questionnaire and resubmit once complete. Alana

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