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FOX-C Ekalugad Fjord Long Term Monitoring (148608)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Mr. David Rochette
Company: AANDC (CSPNU), Govt of Canada
Schedule:
Start Date: 2017-09-30
End Date: 2034-09-30
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
THIS IS AN APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF WATER LICENCE 1BR-EKA1017 FOR LONG TERM MONITORING AT THE FOX-C EKALUGAD FJORD SITE. FOX-C Ekalugad Fjord (Water Licence No. 1BR-EKA1017) is located in the Qikiqtani Region on the northeast coast of Baffin Island, on the south shore of Ekalugad Fjord, approximately 240km northwest of Qikiqtarjuaq and 260km south of Clyde River. FOX-C was an intermediate DEW Line Site constructed in 1957 and subsequently abandoned in 1963. Remediation occurred between 2006 and 2008 and included the construction of a Non-Hazardous Waste Landfill (NHWL), the cleaning and disposal of drums, debris collection, contaminated soil excavation, hazardous waste removal, and building and structure demolition. Long term monitoring (LTM) was initiated in 2009 and includes visual inspection, groundwater/active layer sampling, soil sampling (if required), and natural environment monitoring (i.e., traditional activities, wildlife, vegetation, etc.). LTM plans typically follow a 25 year schedule over 3 phases, as outlined in the Abandoned Military Site Remediation Protocol (AMSRP): Phase I (years 1, 3, 5); Phase II (years 7, 10, 15, 25); and Phase III (beyond 25 years). The FOX-C site was monitored in 2009 (year 1), 2011 (year 3), 2013 (year 5), and 2015 (year 7). Year 10 LTM is scheduled for 2018 and future LTM is planned for 2023, 2028, and 2033. Water licence 1BR-EKA1017 currently authorizes post-remediation activities (i.e. LTM) and expires on September 30, 2017. An application for its renewal is being requested until 2034 to complete LTM activities at the FOX-C Ekalugad Fjord site. 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 each monitoring event, and monitoring events are not conducted every year and follow the schedule recommended by the AMSRP and the site-specific long term monitoring plan (4 monitoring events over the next 17 years).
Personnel:
Persons: 4
Days: 1
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
2892 point FOX-C Ekalugad Fjord LTM Site
Planning Regions:
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Other
Licensing Agencies
NWB:
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Helicopter 1 Large enough to transport up to 4 people To gain access to the FOX-C site to conduct LTM activities
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 0 0 Liters No fuel brought to site
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No hazardous materials will be brought to site 0 0 Liters N/A
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 NWHL (see the attached LTM Plan for details).
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Remediation was completed in 2008 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 (if 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 (4 monitoring events over the next 17 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 0.5m3 None. 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: 2017-06-26
Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 12789
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Recieved: 2017-06-26
Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 12790
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Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-06-26
Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 12791
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Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-06-26
Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 12792
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Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2017-06-26
Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 12793
Document Size: 371.37 Kb
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Originator: David Rochette
Public Registry ID: 12794
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Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-07-07
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 12808
Document Size: 206.68 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?
NO
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
Air access via helicopter is necessary to get to the site and to access the site effieciently.
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
YES
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.
There are no communities within the flight path. The utmost care will be taken to avoid disturbance to wildlife.

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