Quotation MarksHemmera led the regulatory support for the Project which included submissions in two jurisdictions and a focus on identification, effects and mitigation for wetlands along this 800-km long project.

Client: Government of Yukon, Department of Highways and Public Works

Location:Dawson City, Yukon to Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Date: December 2018 – Ongoing

Project Lead:  Kurt Neunherz, Kim Milligan

Project Team:  Michael Muller, Devon Yacura, Nathan Aasman, Catherine Craig, Caroline Astley, Ryan Gill, Kirby Ottenbreit, Julien Traverse,  Shena Shaw, Emily Mann, Calista Morrison

DEMPSTER FIBRE PROJECT PERMITTING

Project Description
The Dempster Fibre Project is an approximately 800-km fibre optic line proposed to be installed from Dawson City, YT, to Inuvik, NT. The line will connect Yukon to the existing Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link in Northwest Territories, creating a continuous network running through Yukon, Northwest Territories and Northern British Columbia. This new line will ensure Yukon, Northwest Territories, and other northern communities will have access to a secondary fibre network in the event of a service disruption. It will also benefit the northern communities that tie into the line through satellite by providing redundancy. This is a linear project, related to a road, in the NT, in more than one First Nation traditional territory, requiring an assessment under the MVRMA.

Scope of Work
Hemmera is the lead Assessment and Permitting Consultant for the Project. We are responsible identifying strategy, supporting engagement, developing the assessment documentation, and navigating the dual assessment processes in Yukon and the Northwest Territories. This role is ongoing and is responsible for obtaining all regulatory approvals required for project construction. The Hemmera EA Team engaged regulatory agencies to identify Project-specific permitting requirements. We then coordinated with more than half a dozen technical specialist, engineering and construction firms (reporting to YG) as well as the Project Engineer to identify the information necessary for the regulatory processes. Hemmera developed the approach and components of the Project Proposal submitted to the Dawson City Designated Office of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board. Similarly, a Land Use Permit (Type A) and Water Licence (Type B) application were prepared and submitted to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act. The MVLWB submittal proceeded to screening in less than one week, with no additional information requested. Hemmera’s northern-based team coordinated a multi-disciplinary team of specialists and integrated consultation/engagement information into MVRMA documentation and effectively managed the process.

DEMPSTER FIBRE PROJECT PERMITTING

Client: Government of Yukon, Department of Highways and Public Works

Location:Dawson City, Yukon to Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Date: December 2018 – Ongoing

Project Lead:  Kurt Neunherz, Kim Milligan

Project Team:  Michael Muller, Devon Yacura, Nathan Aasman, Catherine Craig, Caroline Astley, Ryan Gill, Kirby Ottenbreit, Julien Traverse,  Shena Shaw, Emily Mann, Calista Morrison

Project Description
The Dempster Fibre Project is an approximately 800-km fibre optic line proposed to be installed from Dawson City, YT, to Inuvik, NT. The line will connect Yukon to the existing Mackenzie Valley Fibre Link in Northwest Territories, creating a continuous network running through Yukon, Northwest Territories and Northern British Columbia. This new line will ensure Yukon, Northwest Territories, and other northern communities will have access to a secondary fibre network in the event of a service disruption. It will also benefit the northern communities that tie into the line through satellite by providing redundancy. This is a linear project, related to a road, in the NT, in more than one First Nation traditional territory, requiring an assessment under the MVRMA.

Scope of Work
Hemmera is the lead Assessment and Permitting Consultant for the Project. We are responsible identifying strategy, supporting engagement, developing the assessment documentation, and navigating the dual assessment processes in Yukon and the Northwest Territories. This role is ongoing and is responsible for obtaining all regulatory approvals required for project construction. The Hemmera EA Team engaged regulatory agencies to identify Project-specific permitting requirements. We then coordinated with more than half a dozen technical specialist, engineering and construction firms (reporting to YG) as well as the Project Engineer to identify the information necessary for the regulatory processes. Hemmera developed the approach and components of the Project Proposal submitted to the Dawson City Designated Office of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board. Similarly, a Land Use Permit (Type A) and Water Licence (Type B) application were prepared and submitted to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act. The MVLWB submittal proceeded to screening in less than one week, with no additional information requested. Hemmera’s northern-based team coordinated a multi-disciplinary team of specialists and integrated consultation/engagement information into MVRMA documentation and effectively managed the process.

Quotation MarksHemmera led the regulatory support for the Project which included submissions in two jurisdictions and a focus on identification, effects and mitigation for wetlands along this 800-km long project.