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Operations at the Mary River Project involves multiple sites and a wide range of activities. To manage the Mary River Project, Baffinland has developed a suite of management and monitoring plans that ensures the Project operates in a manner that protects Project personnel and the environment while promoting positive impacts.

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Air Quality & Noise Abatement Management Plan - Rev. 8     Apr-30-2021 Full Report
Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Rev. 2     Apr-04-2017 Full Report
Ballast Water Management Plan - Rev. 1     Mar-31-2019 Full Report
Cultural Heritage Resource Protection Plan - Rev. 3     Mar-31-2017 Full Report
Emergency Response Plan - Rev. 5     Dec-08-2020 Full Report
Environmental Protection Plan - Rev. 2     Apr-30-2021 Full Report
Fresh Water Supply, Sewage and Wastewater Management Plan - Rev. 9     Apr-09-2021 Full Report
Hunting and Fishing (Harvesting) Policy - Rev. 1     Nov-6-2013 Full Report
Interim Closure and Reclamation Plan - Rev. 5     Oct-30-2018 Full Report
Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Plan - Rev. 0     May-11-2020 Full Report
MDMER Emergency Response Plan - Rev. 3     Dec-16-2020 Full Report
Oil Pollution Prevention Plan - Milne Inlet - Rev. 1     May-11-2021 Full Report
Roads Management Plan - Rev. 7     May-01-2020 Full Report
Sampling Program QA/QC Plan - Rev. 4     Apr-09-2021 Full Report
Shipping and Marine Wildlife Management Plan – Rev. 8     July-12-2021 Full Report
Snow Management Plan - Rev. 4     Apr-09-2021 Full Report
Spill at Sea Response Plan - Rev. 0     Aug-7-2015 Full Report
Spill Contingency Plan - Rev. 6     Apr-09-2021 Full Report
Surface Water and Aquatic Ecosystems Management Plan - Rev. 7     Apr-09-2021 Full Report
Terrestrial Environment Mitigation and Monitoring Management Plan - Rev. 1     Mar-31-2017 Full Report
Waste Management Plan - Rev. 8     Mar-31-2020 Full Report

In September, 2013, Baffinland and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) entered into the Mary River Project Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA). The IIBA is a legally-binding contract that provides Mary River Project-related benefits for Nunavummiut of the northern Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) Region and describes the roles and responsibilities of Baffinland and the QIA in implementing its provisions. Benefits flowing to Nunavummiut from the Mary River Project include financial participation in Mary River Project revenues, guarantees relating to employment and training, business opportunities and Inuit content in contracts, and the establishment of funds for education and training, wildlife compensation, business capacity and community wellness. The IIBA is intended to form the basis of a positive and enduring relationship between Baffinland, the QIA and the Nunavummiut of the northern Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) Region. It reflects Baffinland’s commitment to working in cooperation and collaboration with Nunavummiut to achieve mutual benefit throughout the life of the Mary River Project.

Baffinland reports regularly to the QIA on the performance of its obligations through quarterly reports and an annual IIBA Implementation Report. In addition, QIA and Baffinland jointly host an Annual Project Review Forum to provide information on the progress of IIBA implementation to representatives of the five northern Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) Region communities of Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Arctic Bay, Sanirajak and Igloolik.
 

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2019 Annual Project Review Forum Report (English)     Dec-17-2018 Full Report
2019 Annual Project Review Forum Report (Inuktitut)     Dec-17-2018 Full Report
Mary River Project IIBA (English)     Dec-03-2018 Full Report
Mary River Project IIBA (Inuktitut)     May-07-2018 Full Report
2017 Annual Project Review Forum Report     Jan-22-2018 Full Report
Q3 2017 IIBA Report Highlights     Jan-22-2018 Full Report

Baffinland is committed to timely, meaningful and culturally appropriate engagement with the communities potentially affected by the Mary River Project in order to promote the sustainable development of the operation. Through a proactive approach to stakeholder engagement, Baffinland strives to maximize the social and economic benefits flowing to Nunavummiut, the communities and the region, and to identify and mitigate any adverse environmental effects of the Project.

Stakeholder engagement activities include community tours, public meetings, participation in Working Groups, employee and community surveys, career fairs and technical workshops. Annual Socio-Economic Monitoring Reports support regular performance assessments on a number of indicators. We have been undertaking socio‐economic monitoring for the Project since 2013 and the socio‐economic monitoring program has evolved beyond its initial framework included in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), based on lessons learned and feedback from stakeholders. Discussions on how indicators and data sources could be improved continue as part of various stakeholder engagement activities.

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2023 Socio-Economic Monitoring Report     2023 Full Report
2022 Socio-Economic Monitoring Report     2022 Full Report
2021 Socio-Economic Monitoring Report     2021 Full Report
2020 Socio-Economic Monitoring Report     2020 Full Report
2019 Socio-Economic Monitoring Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2018 Socio-Economic Monitoring Report     2018 Full Report
Stakeholder Engagement Plan - Rev. 1     March 14, 2016 Full Report

Baffinland has obtained a significant amount of authorizations, permits and licences from multiple regulatory agencies and stakeholders to operate the Mary River Project. Key authorizations and licences issued to the Project include NIRB Project Certificate No. 005 issued by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), Commercial Lease (No. Q13C301) with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and Type “A” and “B” Water Licences issued by the Nunavut Water Board (NWB). These authorizations listed above along with other permits and regulations, require Baffinland to report on various aspects of Project operations throughout the year. Baffinland produces a NIRB Annual Report that provides performance against the Commitments in the Project Certificate and a QIA/NWB Annual Report that documents performance on meeting environmental requirements in the Water Licence and Commercial Lease.
 

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2023 ESTMA Report     May 17, 2024 Full Report
2023 NIRB Annual Report - Popular Summary (Inuktitut)     May 3, 2023 Full Report
2023 NIRB Annual Report - Popular Summary (English)     May 3, 2023 Full Report
2023 NIRB Annual Report     May 3, 2023 Full Report
2022 ESTMA Report     May 29, 2023 Full Report
2022 NIRB Annual Report - Popular Summary (Inuktitut)     April 30, 2023 Full Report
2022 NIRB Annual Report - Popular Summary (English)     April 30, 2023 Full Report
2022 NIRB Annual Report     April 30, 2023 Full Report
2021 ESTMA Report     May 30, 2022 Full Report
2021 NIRB Annual Report     March-31-2022 Full Report
2021 NIRB Annual Report - Popular Summary (English)     March-31-2022 Full Report
2021 NIRB Annual Report - Popular Summary (Inuktitut)     March-31-2022 Full Report
2021 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Operations     May-09-2022 Full Report
2020 NIRB Annual Report     May-31-2021 Full Report
2020 NIRB Annual Report - Popular Summary (English)     May-06-2021 Full Report
2020 NIRB Annual Report - Popular Summary (Inuktitut)     May-06-2021 Full Report
2020 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Operations     Apr-07-2021 Full Report
2019 NIRB Annual Report     May-15-2020 Full Report
2019 NIRB Annual Report - Popular Summary     May-15-2020 Full Report
2019 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Operations     May-01-2020 Full Report
2019 MDMER Annual Report     Apr-06-2020 Full Report
2020 ESTMA Report     May-28-2021 Full Report
2019 ESTMA Report     Oct-29-2020 Full Report
2018 ESTMA Report     Jun-05-2019 Full Report
2017 ESTMA Report     May-30-2019 Full Report
2016 ESTMA Report     May-30-2019 Full Report
2018 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Operations     Apr-04-2019 Full Report
2018 NIRB Annual Report     Apr-01-2019 Full Report
2017 MMER Annual Report     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
2017 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Operations     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2018 MDMER Annual Report     Mar-31-2019 Full Report
2017 NIRB Annual Report     Apr-02-2018 Full Report
2017 NIRB Annual Report - Appendices     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
2016 MMER Annual Report     Jul-28-2017 Full Report
2016 NIRB Annual Report     Apr-04-2017 Full Report
2016 NIRB Annual Report - Appendices     Apr-04-2017 Full Report
2016 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Operations     Apr-04-2017 Full Report
2016 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Operations - Appendices     Apr-04-2017 Full Report

The earth’s atmosphere and its impact on our everyday lives has only become more evident over the last several decades. From weather to air quality, Baffinland is engaged in multiple monitoring programs focused on investigating and monitoring Mary River Project effects and the changing Arctic climate. Current monitoring topics include: dust, noise, climate, emissions and air quality.
 

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2020 Air Quality Memo     Apr-29-2021 Full Report
2020 Noise & Vibration Monitoring Report     Dec-31-2020 Full Report
2019 Air Quality Memo     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Emissions Source Testing Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Noise & Vibration Monitoring Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
Climate Change Strategy     Mar-31-2019 Full Report
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2023 Marine Shipping and Vessel Management Report     August-08-2023 Full Report
2022 Marine Shipping and Vessel Management Report     August-08-2023 Full Report
2022 Marine Environmental Effects and Aquatic Invasive Species Non-Indigenous Species Monitoring Report     May-05-2023 Full Report
2022 Marine Mammal Aerial Survey Report     May-05-2023 Full Report
2022 Passive Acoustic Monitoring Program     May-05-2023 Full Report
2022 Underwater Acoustic Monitoring – Preliminary Analysis of Noise From Vessel Convoys     May-05-2023 Full Report
2022 Bruce Head Shore-Based Monitoring Report     May-05-2023 Full Report
2021 Passive Acoustic Monitoring Program     Feb-28-2023 Full Report
2021 Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (MEEMP)     Nov-4-2022 Full Report
2021 Marine Mammal Aerial Survey Report     Nov-4-2022 Full Report
2021 Bruce Head Shore-Based Monitoring Report     Nov-4-2022 Full Report
2021 Ringed Seal Aerial Survey Report     Sep-14-2022 Full Report
2021 Marine Shipping and Vessel Management Report     July-14-2021 Full Report
2021 Year 2 Freight Dock Offset Habitat Monitoring Report     Mar-16-2022 Full Report
2020 Passive Acoustic Monitoring Program     Feb-28-2023 Full Report
2020 Year 1 Freight Dock Offset Habitat Monitoring Report     Mar-03-2021 Full Report
2020 Underwater Acoustic Monitoring Program     Mar-03-2022 Full Report
2020 Milne Ore Dock Fish Offset Monitoring Report     Dec-22-2020 Full Report
2020 Bruce Head Shore-Based Monitoring Report     Aug-21-2021 Full Report
2020 Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (MEEMP) and Aquatic Invasive Species / Non-Indigenous Monitoring     Aug-18-2021 Full Report
2020 Marine Mammal Aerial Survey Report     Sep-07-2021 Full Report
2019-2020 Shoulder Season Acoustic Monitoring Report     Aug-20-2021 Full Report
2019 Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (MEEMP) and Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Marine Mammal Aerial Survey     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Passive Acoustic Monitoring Program     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Milne Ore Dock Fish Offset Monitoring Report     Jan-13-2020 Full Report
2019 Bruce Head Shore-based Monitoring Program     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2018 Passive Acoustic Monitoring Program     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
2018 Milne Ore Dock Fish Offset Monitoring Report     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
2018 Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (MEEMP) and Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
2018 Bruce Head Vessel-based Monitoring Program     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
2017 Milne Ore Dock Fish Offset Monitoring Report     Apr-02-2018 Full Report
2017 Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (MEEMP) and Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring     May-02-2018 Full Report
2017 Bruce Head Shore-based Narwhal Monitoring Program     Apr-04-2018 Full Report
2016 Milne Ore Dock Fish Offset Monitoring     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2016 Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (MEEMP) and Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring - Milne Inlet Marine Ecosystem     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2016 Bruce Head Narwhal Monitoring Report     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2014 – 2017 Integration Report: Bruce Head Shore-Based Monitoring Program     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
Integration Report: Marine Mammals in Eclipse Sound, Milne Inlet and Pond Inlet     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
Peer Review: Marine Mammal Aerial Surveys in Eclipse Sound, Milne Inlet and Pond Inlet (Aug 1 - Sept 17, 2015)     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2017-2018 Integrated Narwhal Tagging Study -Technical Data Report     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2017 Narwhal Tagging Study     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
2019 Construction Monitoring Report for the Freight Dock     May-14-2020 Full Report
2018 Ship-Based Observer Program     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
2019 Daily Ship Track Figures with Ice Reports     May-14-2020 Full Report

 

 

 

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2021 Freshet Monitoring Report     Mar-31-2022 Full Report
2021 Groundwater Monitoring Report     Mar-24-2022 Full Report
2021 Milne Inlet Freshwater Fish Habitat Assessment - Preliminary Results     Mar-28-2022 Full Report
2020 Freshet Monitoring Report     Mar-25-2021 Full Report
2020 Groundwater Monitoring Program Report     Mar-24-2021 Full Report
2020 SNP Hydrometric Monitoring Report     Mar-25-2021 Full Report
2020 Tote Road Report     Dec-29-2021 Full Report
 2020 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Core Receiving Environment Monitoring Program Report     Apr-07-2021 Full Report
2020 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Lake Sedimentation Monitoring Report     Apr-07-2021 Full Report
2019 Tote Road Report      Jan-13-2020 Full Report
2019 SNP Hydrometric Monitoring Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Ship-based Observer Program     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Lake Sedimentation Monitoring Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Groundwater Monitoring Program Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Freshet Monitoring Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Core Receiving Environment Monitoring Program Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2018 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Lake Sedimentation Monitoring Report     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2018 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Core Receiving Environment Monitoring Program Report     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2018 Annual Report - Tote Road Upgrades Fish Habitat Monitoring     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
2017 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Lake Sedimentation Monitoring Report     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2017 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Core Receiving Environment Monitoring Program Report     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2017 Annual Report - Tote Road Upgrades Fish Habitat Monitoring     Apr-02-2018 Full Report
2016 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Lake Sedimentation Monitoring Report     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2016 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Core Receiving Environment Monitoring Program Report     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2016 Annual Report - Tote Road Upgrades Fish Habitat Monitoring (DFO)     Jul-27-2017 Full Report

 

 

 

The land, its history and the wildlife it supports, plays a vital role in Nunavummiut culture and lifestyle. Baffinland recognizes the land’s importance and engages in several monitoring programs each year. Collaborating with local communities and Arctic researchers, Baffinland monitors the potential effects of Mary River Project operations and climate change on the Arctic’s changing landscape. Monitoring topics currently include: caribou, vegetation, dust, birds, and archeology.
 

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2022 Terrestrial Environment Annual Monitoring Report     May-5-2023 Full Report
2021 Terrestrial Environment Annual Monitoring Report     Nov-4-2022 Full Report
2020 Terrestrial Environment Annual Monitoring Report     Sep-14-2021 Full Report
2019 Terrestrial Environment Annual Monitoring Report     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Revegetation Study Reports     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Tote Road and Borrow Source Assessment Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Geotechnical Inspection Reports     May-14-2020 Full Report
2016 Terrestrial Environment Annual Monitoring Report     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2017 Terrestrial Environment Annual Monitoring Report     Apr-18-2018 Full Report
2018 Terrestrial Environment Annual Monitoring Report     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
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Eqe Bay Environmental Protection Plan - Rev. 0     Feb-22-2019 Full Report
Eqe Bay Spill Contingency Plan - Rev. 1     Jul-24-2020 Full Report
Eqe Bay Exploration Program Closure and Reclamation Plan - Rev. 0     Feb-22-2019 Full Report
Eqe Bay Environmental Inspection and Monitoring Plan - Rev. 0     Feb-22-2019021 Full Report
Eqe Bay Waste Management Plan - Rev. 0     Feb-22-2019 Full Report
2021 Eqe Bay Exploration Program NIRB Annual Report     Mar-21-2022 Full Report
2020 Eqe Bay Exploration Program NIRB Annual Report     Apr-07-2021 Full Report
2019 Eqe Bay Exploration Program NIRB Annual Report     Apr-06-2020 Full Report
2018 Eqe Bay Exploration Program NIRB Annual Report     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2021 Eqe Bay QIA NWB Annual Report for the Exploration Program     Mar-21-2022 Full Report
2020 Eqe Bay QIA NWB Annual Report for the Exploration Program     Apr-07-2021 Full Report
2019 Eqe Bay QIA NWB Annual Report for the Exploration Program     Apr-06-2020 Full Report
2021 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Exploration and Geotechnical Drilling Activities     Mar-21-2022 Full Report
2020 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Exploration and Geotechnical Drilling Activities     Apr-07-2021 Full Report
2019 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Exploration and Geotechnical Drilling Activities     May-01-2020 Full Report
2018 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Exploration and Geotechnical Drilling Activities     Mar-31-2019 Full Report
2017 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Exploration and Geotechnical Drilling Activities     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2016 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Exploration and Geotechnical Drilling Activities     Apr-03-2017 Full Report