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Population Studies of Common and King Eider Ducks and other birds at East Bay, Southampton Island (148687)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Amendment
Proponent name: Ms Catherine Geoffroy
Company: Environnement and Climate Change Canada
Schedule:
Start Date: 2018-05-20
End Date: 2018-08-10
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
The purpose of our work at East Bay Island is to continue to investigate potential threats to breeding seabirds in Hudson Strait, including the impacts of increasing polar bear predation, industrial development, emerging disease and harvest. The island camp consists of 5-12 individuals, housed in 2 sleeping cabins and 3 canvas tents for storage and kitchen facilities. There is also a lab cabin on the island to house a freezer and scientific equipment. Crew activities including trapping and banding of eiders and snow buntings (May/June), blind-based plot monitoring and band reading (all season). The camp is only in use from late May to late July each year. In May and June, a snowmachine and Komatik are used to move around on the nearby sea ice, and transport in and out of the camp is provided by chartered helicopter or Twin Otter. Twin otters land at the East Bay Mainland Shorebird research camp that is 5km away from our camp.
Summary of Modifications:
We wish to continue activities as they were conducted last year with no modifications.
Personnel:
Persons: 6
Days: 73
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
3269 polygon
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Keewatin Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
CWS: Scientific Permit for Migratory Birds in Nunavut
CWS: Migratory Bird Sanctuary Permit
EC: Animal Care Permit - Will be renewed
EC: Bird Banding Permit - Will renewed
KivIA: Kivalliq Inuit Association Certificate of Exemption - Will be renewed
NWB: Approval for Use of Waters without a License - Will be renewed
GN-DOE: Wildlife Research Permit - Will be renewed
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
No records found.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2018-01-24
Originator: Catherine Geoffroy
Public Registry ID: 13535
Document Size: 481.37 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-01-09
Originator: Catherine Geoffroy
Public Registry ID: 13479
Document Size: 1484.72 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-01-09
Originator: Catherine Geoffroy
Public Registry ID: 13481
Document Size: 1350.29 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-01-24
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 13540
Document Size: 506.45 Kb

KEEWATIN QUESTIONAIRE

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

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.
YES

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.
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:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
NO
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
Low level flying is avoided, except when necessary in order to land Twin Otter aircraft and A-star Helicopters to drop off crew and supplies.
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.

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?
YES

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
YES

ARCHEOLOGY
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?
YES

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Scientific Research:
s6.4.2: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
YES
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?
YES
Local Services and Local Employment:
s6.4.3: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
YES
Describe the services retained and people to be employed.
At East Bay Island we hire 2-3 people from Coral Harbour as research assistants to help guide researchers during scientific activities at the island. We also hire several others to help transport researchers and equipment to the island via snowmachine, once per season.

Communication on Scientific Research:
s6.4.4: Will the applicant communicate with communities in language that is clear, non-technical, in Inuktitut and English and communicate to the affected communities the results of all scientific res
YES

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s6.4.5: Has the applicant made all reasonable efforts to consult with the Nunavut Research Institute about research that would benefit or interest local residents?
YES
Describe the results of your consultation.
Our group holds an annual educational workshop at the Arctic College in Iqaluit and often sends posters and reports of our work to the Arctic College.

PARTICULAR AREAS
Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?
NO

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
YES

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?
NO
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
YES
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?
NO

PARTICULAR ACTIVITIES



New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?
NO

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