Disposal at sea permit ATL-00082-1

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(Amendment: April 28, 2020)

Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), disposal at sea permit no. ATL-00082-1 authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea is approved. The permit is published on the Canadian Environmental Protection Act Registry on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

1. Permittee: Department of Public Works and Government Services, Moncton, New Brunswick.

2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: dredged material.

2.1. Nature of waste or other matter: dredged material consisting of gravel, sand, silt, clay and seaweed.

3. Duration of permit: permit is valid from March 3, 2020, to March 2, 2021.

4. Reference documents:

  1. Appendix A of the document titled “2019 Management Plan for Disposal at Sea Sites Serving Small Craft Harbours Dredging Projects, Gulf of St. Lawrence, New Brunswick” (April, 2019)

5. Loading site(s):

  1. Botsford (Murray Corner), New Brunswick, at approximately 46.16900° N, 63.93277° W North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83)

  2. Cap Pelé, New Brunswick, at approximately 46.23527° N, 64.26153° W (NAD83)

  3. Les Aboiteaux, New Brunswick, at approximately 46.23167° N, 64.29893° W (NAD83)

  4. Petit Cap, New Brunswick, at approximately 46.19856° N, 64.16143° W (NAD83)

The loading sites are as described in the document identified in paragraph 4a.

6. Disposal site(s):

  1. Botsford (Murray Corner), New Brunswick, within a 200-square-metre boundary of 46.16773° N, 63.93000° W (NAD83)

  2. Cap Pelé, New Brunswick, bound by 46.23633° N, 64.25765° W, 46.23605° N, 64.25641° W, 46.23455° N, 64.25713° W, and 46.23480° N, 64.25840° W (NAD83)

  3. Les Aboiteaux, Site C1, New Brunswick, bound by 46.23316° N, 64.30185° W, 46.23317° N, 64.29990° W, 46.23138° N, 64.29986° W, and 46.23135° N, 64.30181° W (NAD83)

  4. Les Aboiteaux, Site C2, New Brunswick, bound by 46.23393° N, 64.29680° W, 46.23394° N, 64.29550° W, 46.23214° N, 64.29545° W, and 46.23213° N, 64.29676° W (NAD83)

  5. Petit Cap, New Brunswick, within a 200-square-metre boundary of 46.19880° N, 64.15802° W (NAD83)

The disposal sites are as described in the document identified in paragraph 4a.

7. Method of loading: dredging will be carried out using a suction dredge.

8. Route to disposal site(s) and method of transport: most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via pipeline.

9. Method of disposal: disposal will be carried out by pipeline.

10. Total quantity to be disposed of:

  1. Botsford (Murray Corner): not to exceed 20 000 cubic metres, place measure

  2. Cap Pelé: not to exceed 10 000 cubic metres, place measure

  3. les Aboiteaux: not to exceed 15 000 cubic metres, place measure

  4. Petit Cap: not to exceed 30 000 cubic metres, place measure

11. Fees: the fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations shall be paid by the permittee in accordance with those regulations as modified according to the provisions of the Service Fees Act. The applicable fee rates for April 1, 2019, are in effect for the duration of this permit.

12. Inspection:

12.1. By accepting this permit, the permittee and its contractors accept that they are subject to inspection pursuant to Part 10 of CEPA.

13. Contractors:

13.1. The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit shall not be carried out by any person without written authorization from the permittee.

13.2. The permittee shall ensure that all persons involved in the loading, transport or disposal activities authorized by this permit conduct these activities in accordance with the relevant permit conditions.

14. Reporting and notification:

14.1. The permittee shall provide the following information no later than 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence and no sooner than 7 days before loading and disposal activities commence: name of the contractor, including corporate and on-site contact information; measures to estimate quantities of dredged material disposed at each disposal site, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information shall be submitted to:

  1. Ms. Christa Skinner
    Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
    Department of the Environment
    Atlantic Region
    45 Alderney Dr
    Dartmouth NS  B2Y 2N6

    Email: christa.skinner@canada.ca

  2. Ms. Stephanie Rheault
    Environmental Enforcement Directorate
    Department of the Environment
    Atlantic Region
    33 Weldon St
    Moncton NB  E1C 0N5

    Email: stephanie.rheault@canada.ca

  3. Ms. Rachel Gautreau
    Canadian Wildlife Service
    Department of the Environment
    Atlantic Region
    17 Waterfowl Lane
    Sackville NB  E4L 1G6

    Email: rachel.gautreau@canada.ca

  4. Mr. Gilles Paulin
    Department of Fisheries and Oceans
    343 Université Ave
    Moncton NB  E1C 9B6

    Email: gilles.paulin@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

14.2. The Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communication and Traffic Services (MCTS) of Sydney (navwarn.mctssydney@innav.gc.ca) is to be notified in advance of the commencement of work, and upon completion, so that appropriate “navigational warnings” may be issued.

14.3. The permittee shall submit a written report to the minister, as represented by the Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Atlantic Region, care of Ms. Christa Skinner, as identified in paragraph 14.1a within 30 days after the expiry of the permit. This report shall contain the following information: a list of all work completed pursuant to the permit, including the location of the loading and disposal site(s) used, the total number of hours of night dredging conducted at each loading site, the quantity of matter disposed of at the disposal site(s) and the dates on which disposal activities occurred.

14.4. At all times, a copy of this permit and of the document referenced in paragraph 4a shall be available at the loading site and on all powered vessels directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations.

15. Special precautions:

15.1. The loading and disposal at sea activities referred to under this permit shall be carried out in accordance with the mitigation measures as identified in the document referenced in paragraph 4a.

Jeffrey L. Corkum
Regional Director
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Atlantic Region

On behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Signed on February 20, 2020

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