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Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. - W2022L2-0001


​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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1. Permit - Licence - Other Issuances
All Issuances
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Renewal - Water Licence - GNWT-ECC Minister Response - Nov 29_23.pdf (359.46 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Water Licence - Issuance Letter and Licence - Dec 1_23.pdf (1012.44 KB)
Ekati - Licence - Renewal - Recommendation to Minister and Reasons for Decision - Oct 17_23.pdf (2.06 MB)
Security and Water Use Fees
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - CRP Version 3.1 - Updated GNWT Response to IR - Winter Road Access - Feb 9_24.pdf (352.69 KB)
Ekati - GNWT-ECC Letter to Arctic - Security Acceptance Letter - Mar 1_24.pdf (723.69 KB)
2. Initial/Renewal Application
Application and Related Docs
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
W2022L20001-WLRenewal Fee ReceiptSept 272023.pdf (41.72 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Newspaper Notice of Application - Nov 14_22.pdf (186.55 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - DRAFT Water Licence - Nov 1_22.pdf (647.47 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Application Receipt - Nov 7_22.pdf (41.38 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Application Form - Nov 7_22.pdf (7.37 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - DRAFT Water Licence - Nov 1_22.docx (608.16 KB)
Ekati - 2022 Koala WQ Model Update Report - Nov 1_22.pdf (14.66 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Engagement Record - Nov 1_22.pdf (206.63 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Summary of Proposed Changes - Nov 2_22.pdf (9.07 MB)
Consultations - Reviews - Work Plans
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Renewal - Draft Licence - Jun 30_23.pdf (1.2 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - TG and Arctic letter RE 23.4.1 of Tłı̨chǫ Agreement - Feb 1_23.pdf (194.46 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Notice of Application for a Major Mining Project in Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè - TG - Dec 15_22.pdf (198.79 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Work Plan - Version 2 - Dec 5_22.pdf (280.17 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Draft Work Plan - Parties' Comments - Nov 21_22.pdf (308.26 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Work Plan - Version 1 - Nov 21_22.pdf (313.89 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Provision of Support to Parties - Nov 21_22.pdf (150.3 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Notice of Application for a Major Mining Project in Mǫwhı̀ Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè - Nov 8_22.pdf (296.02 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Draft Work Plan - Version 1 - Nov 8_22.pdf (312.09 KB)
Preliminary Screening
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Renewal - Preliminary Screening - Determination and Reasons for Decision - Feb 22_23.pdf (482.42 KB)
Public Hearing
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - WLWB Follow up Request to ECCC IR Response - Jun 28_23.pdf (155.25 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Closing Arguments - Arctic - Aug 04_23.pdf (1023.48 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Closing Arguments - DKFN - Jul 31_23.pdf (491.6 KB)
Ekati -Renewal - Closing Arguments - DFO - Jul 28_23.pdf (169.16 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Closing Arguments - TG - Jul 28_23.pdf (349.97 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Closing Arguments - GNWT-ECC - Jul 28_23.pdf (257.16 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Closing Arguments - IEMA - Jul 28_23.pdf (272.2 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Closing Arguments - ECCC - Jul 28_23.pdf (261.79 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - Additional ECCC Response to S.22 IR - Jul 13_23.pdf (187.83 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - GNWT-ECC Response to Undertaking 10 - Jul 07_23.pdf (399.86 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - Arctic Undertaking Responses - Jun 23_23.pdf (652.62 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - ECCC Undertaking Responses - Jun 23_23.pdf (598.99 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - GNWT Undertaking Responses - Jun 23_23.pdf (368.44 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - Request for Extension for Undertaking 10 Response - Jun 22_23.pdf (698.83 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - ECCC Response to S.22 IR - Jun 20_23.pdf (518.48 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - Day 1 Transcript - Jun 13_23.pdf (1.78 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - Day 2 Transcript - Jun 14_23.pdf (1.94 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - Day 3 Transcript - Jun 15_23.pdf (1.72 MB)
Ekati - Licence Renewal - Public Hearing - Undertakings - Jun 16_23.pdf (240.51 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - YKDFN Intervention - Formal withdrawal - Jun 12_23.pdf (657 KB)
Ekati - Licence Renewal - Public Hearing Agenda - Version 3.0 - Jun 9_23.pdf (341.77 KB)
Ekati - Licence Renewal - Public Hearing Agenda - Version 2.0 - Jun 5_23.pdf (340.27 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - Arctic Presentation - June 1_23.pdf (1.3 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - DFO Presentation - May 30_23.pdf (318.25 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - DKFN Presentation - May 30_23.pdf (528.35 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - ECCC Presentation - May 30_23.pdf (1.08 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - GNWT-ECC Presentation - May 30_23.pdf (616.94 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - IEMA Presentation - May 30_23.pdf (642.09 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - TG Presentation - May 30_23.pdf (1.09 MB)
Ekati - Licence Renewal - Public Hearing Agenda - May 29_23.pdf (341.93 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - Intervention Responses - May 23_23.pdf (500.23 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - TG Intervention - May 11_23.pdf (350.13 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - YKDFN Intervention - May 11_23.pdf (302.61 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Notice of Public Hearing - Newspaper Ad - May 8_23.pdf (110.09 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - DFO Intervention - May 11_23.pdf (337.79 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - DKFN Intervention - May 11_23.pdf (758.66 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - ECCC Intervention - May 11_23.pdf (769.9 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - GNWT-ECC Intervention - May 11_23.pdf (295.56 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Public Hearing - IEMA Intervention - May 11_23.pdf (359.51 KB)
Ekati - Licence - Renewal Application - Pre-Hearing Conference - Agenda - Apr 06_23.pdf (252.65 KB)
Technical Session
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR 2 Response - 2000 Ekati AEMP Data Report - Apr 13_23.pdf (13.14 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR 2 Response - Aquatic Baseline 1997 - Apr 13_23.pdf (18.5 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR 2 Response - Aquatic Baseline 2001 - Apr 13_23.pdf (18.11 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR 2 Response - Comprehensive Aquatic Baseline 2003 - Apr 13_23.pdf (13.87 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR 2 Response - EIS Environmental Setting - Apr 13_23.PDF (59.58 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR 2 Response - ICRP Source Lake H2O Withdrawl 2009 - Apr 13_23.pdf (6.91 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR 2 Response - Pigeon Aquatic Baseline 2005 - Apr 13_23.pdf (33.52 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR 2 Response - Pigeon Aquatic Baseline 2006 - Apr 13_23.pdf (11.84 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR 2 Response - Jay Pipe Baseline 2006 - Apr 13_23.pdf (74.13 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR 5 Response - Old Camp Phase 1 Pond - Cross Sections - Apr 13_23.pdf (173.8 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR 9 Response - DRAFT Water Licence - Apr 13_23.pdf (802.38 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR Responses - Arctic - Apr 13_23.pdf (1.33 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - IR Responses - GNWT - Apr 13_23.pdf (314.43 KB)
Ekati - Licence - Renewal - Technical Session - Information Requests - Mar 31_23.pdf (190.95 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - Day 3 Transcript - Mar 29_23.pdf (1.9 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - Day 1 Transcript - Mar 27_23.pdf (1.95 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - Day 2 Transcript - Mar 28_23.pdf (2 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - WLWB Presentation - Waste Policy - Mar 28_23.pdf (1.24 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - Arctic Presentations - Mar 27_23.pdf (4.03 MB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - Expert CVs - Mar 27_23.pdf (477.46 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - Agenda - Update - Mar 17_23.pdf (328.85 KB)
Ekati - Renewal - Technical Session - Agenda - Mar 13_23.pdf (328.95 KB)
3. Amendment Application
Application and Related Docs
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Sable UG - Notice of Application for a Major Mining Project - Apr 24_24.pdf (258.3 KB)
Ekati - Sable UG - Project Description Report and Appendices - Apr 16_24.pdf (13.77 MB)
Ekati - Sable UG - Cover letter, attachments, and Application - WL Amendment - Apr 24_24.pdf (2.45 MB)
Ekati - Sable UG - GIS Shape files - Apr 24_24.zip (94.76 KB)
Ekati - Sable UG - Security Estimate - Early Works - Apr 24_24.xlsx (546.09 KB)
Ekati - Sable UG - Security Estimate - Mining - Apr 24_24.xlsx (547.83 KB)
Consultations - Reviews - Work Plans
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - SUG - Work Plan - DRAFT - Comments - May 8_24.pdf (330.3 KB)
Ekati - Sable UG - Work Plan - Version 1 - May 10_24.pdf (277.49 KB)
Ekati - Sable UG - Work Plan - Draft - Apr 24_24.pdf (295.87 KB)
5. Reports and Studies
Designs and As-Builts
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Sable WRSA - Sable WRSA Design Report V 3.0 Retraction - May 16_24.pdf (155.98 KB)
Inspection Reports
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Water Licence Inspection Report - December 13 2024 - Jan 12_24.pdf (3.58 MB)
Operations and Notifications
Document Received/Sent Uploaded
Ekati - Overburden Stockpile Seepage and Runoff - Reasons for Decision - April 26_24.pdf (447.2 KB)
Ekati - Detailed Spill Report– Spill-2024078 - Apr 25_24.pdf (403.93 KB)
Ekati - Overburden Stockpile Seepage and Runoff - Request to Board - Follow-up Correspondence - Apr 18_24.pdf (306.35 KB)