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Transport Canada Mineral Development Advisory Group (MDAG) Newmont Mining Corporation Hope Bay & Doris North Project Nunavut, October 26 - 28, 2010.

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1 Transport Canada Mineral Development Advisory Group (MDAG) Newmont Mining Corporation Hope Bay & Doris North Project Nunavut, October , 2010

2 Overview of Transport Canada’s Mandate TC’s Mission: To serve the public interest through the promotion of a safe and secure, efficient and environmentally responsible transportation system in Canada. Regulates transportation infrastructure within its mandate. Administers federal transportation legislation (e.g.) Aeronautics Act, Canada Shipping Act, Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, Navigable Waters Protection Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992.

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4 Environmental Affairs – Programs Roles and Responsibilities: Administers and coordinates TC’s Environmental Assessment Management Program for TC Divisions. Compliance with Nunavut Land Claims Agreement and Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). Liaises with NIRB, other Nunavut government agencies and federal departments on EA decisions and approvals. Membership on Nunavut Intergovernmental Environmental Assessment Committee (NIEAC) and Nunavut Working Group.

5 Aviation Safety Mandate and Regulatory Overview Aerodrome Safety Branch inspects and certifies aerodromes. Regulatory Services Branch of Civil Aviation oversees compliance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations under the Aeronautics Act. Aeronautics Act – legislation respecting the development, regulation and supervision of aeronautics. Regulations under Aeronautics Act include: -Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) -Canadian Aviation Security Regulations -Ministerial Regulations Authorization Order

6 Surface Group - Mandate TC develops regulations and national standards for safety and security in rail and road modes. Regulation of road transportation has been delegated to the provinces and territories through agreements. Rail Safety Directorate develops, implements and promotes safety policy, regulations, standards and research and monitors/enforces compliance. Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate is the primary source of regulatory development, information and guidance on dangerous goods transport.

7 Surface Group – Regulatory Overview Railway Safety Act and Regulations – safety of public and personnel, protection of property and environment, in operation of railways. Transportation of Goods Act, 1992 and Regulations – public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods.

8 Marine Safety - Mandate Marine Branch promotes the safe and secure use of Canada’s waters Control of foreign ships entering Canadian Waters Develops and administers legislation promoting marine safety and protection of the marine environment TC’s marine transportation responsibilities include: -approval of Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans -periodic inspection and certification of ships -monitoring safe transport of dangerous goods

9 Marine Safety – Regulatory Overview Arctic Water Pollution Prevention Act and Regulations – pollution prevention in arctic waters Canada Shipping Act and Regulations – protection of health and safety and environment in marine transportation systems Coasting Trade Act – use of a foreign ship when no Canadian ship is suitable/available Navigable Waters Protection Act and Regulations – protection of the public right of navigation Marine Transportation and Security Act and Regulations – security of marine transportation

10 Transport Canada potential areas of interest are: aerodrome construction / operation of an airstrip (CARs 301 & TP 312) construction work(s) on, in, near or over navigable waters (must make formal application to the Navigable Waters Protection Program to obtain Approval under the NWPA). marine transportation - vessel navigation safety protection of marine environment – (Oil Pollution Emergency Plan for the proposed fuel tank farm) transportation of dangerous goods

11 Questions / Comments Doug Soloway Superintendent, Environmental Assessment Management Program Environmental Affairs, Programs Transport Canada Christopher Aguirre Environmental Officer Sophia Garrick Environmental Officer Laura Jones Environmental Officer


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