Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. - W2022L2-0001
Mining and Milling
Diamond mining and milling at the Ekati Mine. Water Use and Waste Disposal.
The Renewal application includes proposed water use from Upper Exeter Lake, Ursula Lake, Lac de Gras, and Lac du Sauvage, and an underwater remote mining trial at Lynx Pit.
The current Licence (W2020L2-0004) contains scope as described below:a) Subject to the terms and conditions of this Licence, the Licensee may divert water from Upper Panda Lake to Kodiak Lake, and use water and dispose of Waste for the purpose of mining the Panda, Koala, Koala North, Misery, and Fox kimberlite pipes, for operating the processing facilities and related infrastructure, and carrying out Reclamation associated with diamond mining within the Koala, Misery, King-Cujo, Desperation-Carrie, and Lac du Sauvage Watersheds of the Lac de Gras basin, Northwest Territories.This Licence entitles the Licensee to use water, Dewater Sable, Pigeon, and Beartooth Lakes for the purpose of mining, to Drawdown Two Rock Lake, divert Pigeon Stream around the Pigeon pit, pipe water from Bearclaw Lake outflow around Beartooth pit, and deposit Processed Kimberlite into a Processed Kimberlite Containment Area for the purpose of creating a pit lake. The Licensee may also dispose of Waste for industrial undertakings in diamond mining and processing, production, Reclamation and associated uses in the Koala, Pigeon, and Sable watersheds, Northwest Territories as shown on Figure 6, 8, & 10 of the Class A Water Licence and Land Use Permits supporting documents, submitted August 21, 2001.This Licence entitles the Licensee to Dewater Lynx Lake, use water, dispose of Waste, and divert runoff around the Lynx pit, for the purposes of mining the Lynx kimberlite pipe and carrying out Reclamation of the Lynx Development.This Licence also entitles the Licensee to use water, dispose of Waste, and divert Groundwater inflows for the purposes of underground mining of the Misery kimberlite pipe and carrying out Reclamation of the Misery Underground Development, as described in the Application submitted August 15, 2017 and the additional information submitted during the regulatory process.This Licence also entitles the Licensee to Dewater Point Lake, use water, and dispose of Waste, for the purposes of mining the Point Lake, Phoenix and Challenge kimberlite pipes and carrying out Reclamation of the Point Lake Development.The activities listed above are to be conducted as described in the relevant portions of the approved Environmental Impact Assessments and determinations made under Part 5 of the MVRMA.
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2. Initial/Renewal Application
|Ekati - Renewal - Newspaper Notice of Application - Nov 14_22.pdf (186.55 KB)||November 14, 2022||January 26, 2023|
|Ekati - Renewal - DRAFT Water Licence - Nov 1_22.pdf (647.47 KB)||November 1, 2022||November 28, 2022|
|Ekati - Renewal - DRAFT Water Licence - Nov 1_22.docx (608.15 KB)||November 1, 2022||November 8, 2022|
|Ekati - Renewal - Application Form - Nov 7_22.pdf (7.37 MB)||November 7, 2022||November 8, 2022|
|Ekati - 2022 Koala WQ Model Update Report - Nov 1_22.pdf (14.66 MB)||November 1, 2022||November 8, 2022|
|Ekati - Renewal - Engagement Record - Nov 1_22.pdf (206.63 KB)||November 1, 2022||November 8, 2022|
|Ekati - Renewal - Summary of Proposed Changes - Nov 2_22.pdf (9.07 MB)||November 2, 2022||November 8, 2022|
|Ekati - Renewal - Application Receipt - Nov 7_22.pdf (41.38 KB)||October 31, 2022||November 8, 2022|
|Ekati - Renewal - Preliminary Screening - Determination and Reasons for Decision - Feb 22_23.pdf (482.42 KB)||February 22, 2023||February 22, 2023|
|Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - Agenda - Update - Mar 17_23.pdf (328.85 KB)||March 17, 2023||March 17, 2023|
|Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - Agenda - Mar 13_23.pdf (328.95 KB)||March 13, 2023||March 13, 2023|