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Ice Loading on the Nanisivik Naval Facility (148770)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Jeffrey Brown
Company: National Research Council of Canada
Start Date: 2018-06-01
End Date: 2018-06-08
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Purpose – We aim to study the ice loads on the deep water harbor at Nanisivik and compare the load measurements with the movement of the ice bustle against the harbour with tidal action. Goals & objectives – measure loads, measure the ice bustle and observe the movement of the bustle under tidal action. Method of transportation – We will communicate with the local hunters and trappers association to arrange for transportation and wildlife monitoring. Any structures that will be erected (permanent / temporary) – All equipment is part of the Nanisivik Naval Facility and has been installed as part of that Construction. Equipment to measure the ice profile will consist of pylons, tripods, poles and is will be retrieved. Restoration / abandonment plans – The load monitoring system is part of the Naval Facility and as such is accounted for in their long term retrieval plans. All ice profile equipment will be retrieved from the site at the completion of our work.
Persons: 3
Days: 7
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List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
3473 polygon Nanisivik Pier
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
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
2 ice auger 2 45 x 7 inch diameter Measure ice thickness near the Nanisivik Pier.
Survey Equipment 1 17x13x37 inches Measure the ice surface height near the Nanisivik Pier
Sled 1 74 x 24 x 36 inches Transport augers and equipment on ice for measurement.
Drill, cables, tools 1 23 x 15 x 16 inches Drill and basic tools, used to power the auger bits.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 1 20 Liters Power for drill/auger used to measure ice thickness.(Note if feasible, an electric drill will be used instead)
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
No waste will be generated as a result of the work. All tools and equipment will be taken from site at the conclusion of the project.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-03-27
Originator: Jeffrey Brown
Public Registry ID: 13941
Document Size: 14.75 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-03-27
Originator: Jeffrey Brown
Public Registry ID: 13942
Document Size: 18.18 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-04-12
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 14073
Document Size: 194.49 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?
i. Describe the results of your consultation.
NRI is aware of our project and they have suggested that we reach out to the Hunters and Trappers Organization of Arctic Bay for the community consultation portion, along with the possibility of the hiring of guides for assistance in the field by way of wildlife monitoring and guiding, to which we already have.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
ii. If no, explain why it is not possible.
Following this year's data retrieval work, NRC will work with local communities to identify suitable technical expertise locally to perform the season extraction and transfer of data. While we cannot commit to hiring this year, the ongoing nature of the research may permit such work in the future.

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