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HMS Erebus 2017 -- Underwater Archaeological Survey and support for wreck site Guardian Program. (148616)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Mr. Ryan Harris
Company: Parks Canada
Schedule:
Start Date: 2017-08-26
End Date: 2017-09-09
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Parks Canada's 2017 archaeological survey of the wreck of HMS Erebus (pursuant to Parks Canada Research & Collection Permit application 29439) has undergone a change of scope due to evolving logistical circumstances. The initial fieldwork plan called for a wholly marine based project with all sewage treatment, garbage disposal, fuel storage, and personnel accommodation taking place on the 228 tonne Parks Canada Research Vessel David Thompson. Unfortunately, the ship is delayed in dry dock in Nanaimo and will not be available for this Arctic's summer field season. Parks Canada's Underwater Archaeology Team still wishes to conduct archaeological investigations this summer, albeit of much shorter duration and of substantially reduced scale. We are proposing to establish a temporary camp on one of three islands in proximity to the site from which to conduct small boat operations. Scientific diving would be conducted by a 6 person UAT dive team from a 5.30 m zodiac with a second 4.65 m inflatable available for security. The camp will also support 4 community members from Gjoa Haven who will be hired by Parks Canada as part of a new collaborative and ongoing Guardian Program intended to support seasonal monitoring of the wreck site area by local Inuit. The camp will also provide logistical support and emergency shelter for Adventure Canada zodiac-based visitors to the wreck site on September 9th. The marine component of the Adventure Canada site visit is subject to separate Parks Canada and NIRB approval processes (only the very brief use of the Parks Canada land camp for logistical support and emergency shelter for visitors is considered here).
Personnel:
Persons: 10
Days: 9
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
2907 point Possible landing and camp site. Island. 1.2 km in length, with a flat terrace top. E side.
2908 point Possible landing and camp site. Island. SE side.
2909 point Possible landing and camp site. Island. SE side. Beach isthmus separating small freshwater pond from the sea.
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Marine-Based Activities
Scientific Research
Tourism Activities
Licensing Agencies
PC:
NIRB:
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Zodiac FC530 infatable boat w/ Yamaha F40 hp 1 5.30 m Support for scientific diving and site reconnaissance for Guardian Program
Avon W465 inflatable boat w/ Yamaha F25 hp 1 4.65 m Support for scientific diving and site reconnaissance for Guardian Program.
Coltri 5.5 hp 4.2 scfm air compressor 1 125 lb. 24 x 34 x 24 " Filling SCUBA cylinders.
Ready Containment 30 mil Fuel containment berm 1 700 L spill containment capacity Temporary fuel cache
Mountain Hardware Space Station Expedition dome tent 3 69 lb Cooking/accommodation/gear storage
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 2 200 Liters Fuelling of 40 hp and 25 hp 4-stroke outboard motors and two 2000W gnerators.
Propane 2 4.7 Gallons Cooking
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 Flown in (8x20L potable water jerry cans) Cambridge Bay
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Negligible. Human waste will be collected in WAG bags and disposed of at approved landfill in Cambridge Bay or Gjoa Haven after the survey. All garbage will be collected in plastic drums and disposed of at approved landfill in Cambridge Bay or Gjoa Haven after the survey. A supply of 210 L of gasoline (two steel drums) will be stored at the camp within a commercial off-the-shelf fuel containment berm (Ready Containment 30 mil 700 L capacity). Any remaining fuel and both drums will be returned to Cambridge Bay or Gjoa Haven after the survey. A manual rotary pump will be used for fuel transfer to the generators and boat fuel tanks. All fuelling will take place within the berm. A fuel spill kit will be available on site. The Yamaha outboards are fuel efficient and clean running 4-stroke engines.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) 80 kg Subsequent disposal in approved Community landfill. WAG bags
Sewage (human waste) 30 kg Subsequent disposal in approved Community landfill. WAG bags
Combustible wastes 40 kg Subsequent disposal in approved Community landfill. Collected in plastic drums.
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2017-07-17
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 12831
Document Size: 616.33 Kb
Category: Application related document - Email Capture Attachment
Recieved: 2017-07-13
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 12821
Document Size: 207.65 Kb
Category: Application related document - Email Capture Attachment
Recieved: 2017-07-13
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 12822
Document Size: 102.89 Kb
Category: Application related document - Other document
Recieved: 2017-07-13
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 12819
Document Size: 151.08 Kb