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Monitoring the ice edge break-up in Eclipse Sound, Nunavut (148856)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Dany Dumont
Company: ISMER-UQAR
Schedule:
Start Date: 2016-05-01
End Date: 2020-08-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Eclipse Sound ia a narrow strait separating Bylot and Baffin Islands, Nunavut, and is covered with landfast ice two thirds of the year. An extension of the Mary River iron ore mine's shipping season has been discussed (and may be proposed again in the future), which would require intensive, unprecedented icebreaking in the Sound. The goal of this project is to monitor and characterize the landfast ice sheet covering Eclipse Sound before, during and after its break-up in late spring or early summer, using autonomous time-lapse camera systems deployed on high lands near the coast. Images will be acquired every 15 minutes allowing for a detailed description of when and how and the break-up occurred. We will deploy two cameras and exploit the cellular network to transmit images in real-time to a publicly available website.
Personnel:
Persons: 5
Days: 4
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
4034 point Mount Herodier / Igarjuaq
4035 point Guys Bight / Qallunaaviniqtalik
Planning Regions:
Kivalliq
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
NIRB:
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Camera, tripod and solar panel 2 20cmx20cmx20cm Taking pictures autonomously
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 4 5 Gallons Snowmobile
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 none none
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Expected environmental impacts are negligible.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) unknown none unknown
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2016-07-21
Originator: Dany Dumont
Public Registry ID: 14235
Document Size: 625.04 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2016-07-21
Originator: Dany Dumont
Public Registry ID: 14236
Document Size: 163.46 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2016-07-21
Originator: Dany Dumont
Public Registry ID: 14237
Document Size: 364.13 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-07-21
Originator: Dany Dumont
Public Registry ID: 14231
Document Size: 44.29 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-07-21
Originator: Dany Dumont
Public Registry ID: 14232
Document Size: 60.9 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-07-21
Originator: Dany Dumont
Public Registry ID: 14234
Document Size: 186.56 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-07-21
Originator: Dany Dumont
Public Registry ID: 14238
Document Size: 5359.82 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2016-07-21
Originator: Dany Dumont
Public Registry ID: 14239
Document Size: 23.95 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2016-07-22
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 14240
Document Size: 563.3 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-05-31
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 14307
Document Size: 236.18 Kb
2018-05-30 10:05:22, from: Goump Djalogue
 Good morning Mr Dumont You have indicated the Qikiqtani Inuit Association as well as the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. as authozing agencies. However , it does not seem like your project is located on Inuit own lands. Is this an error? If not, please kindly indicate the type of licenses you require from QIA and NTI. If you do not require a license from those organisations, please remove them from the list of authorizing agencies and resubmit. Thank you. Goump

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

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Scientific Research:
s3.9.3: 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

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?
YES
i. Describe the results of your consultation.
We consulted with NRI when the project began in 2015 and we notified them that the project was on going. This is the continuation of a project held in 2015. It is based on concerns raised by the Pond Inlet community about the potential disruption of the landfast ice cover by icebreaking activities associated with mining operations in the area. The Pond Inlet HTO provided a letter of support in 2015 and is kept informed of the project.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
YES
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
One or two persons from the community of Pond Inlet will be hired to guide researchers to the camera sites and assist with the set up.

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
YES