Lands Branch

YESAB Projects

Location of YESAB Applications

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  • 2016-0194 Soil Segregation Facility

Summary- The proposed Soil Segregation Facility will expand the current Special Waste Management Facility located at the CoW Landfill, owned and operated by KBL environmental Ltd. The Soil Segregation Facility will allow for on-site treatment and separation of hydrocarbon contaminated material such as soil. The proposed project will utilize such technologies such as conventional mechanical aeration treatment and thermal desorption so that more contaminated soils can be treated in Yukon, instead of having to be shipped south. Untreatable material will continue to be shipped for disposal or treatment.

Public Comment Period Open until May 24, 2017.

  • 2017-0052- City of Whitehorse Quarry Lease Expansion and Renewal (McLean Lake Road)
  • 2017-0058- Travolion Pit- Copper Haul Road NEW Quarry Lease

Summary – The proposed project is located in a highly industrial area- Mount Sima Subdivision/ Whitehorse Copper Belt. Geotechnical exploration was complete in 2014. The granular supply is estimated to be 850,000 m3.

Public Comment Period Open until May 17, 2017.

  • 2017-0076- Class 3 Quartz Exploration- Salloon Property

Summary- the proposed project is a class III quartz exploration on 52 claims located 68km northeast of Whitehorse, on Boswell mountain and adjacent to Loon Lakes.  Exploration activities may include: camp construction, prospecting, geological mapping, geochemical sampling, drill pad construction, diamond drilling, geophysical surveys, hand trenching, and helicopter use.

Next Steps: Further discussion with YG- EMR- Mining Land Use regarding the terms and conditions of the Decision Document and the Operating Plan.

  • 2017-0089 Alaska Highway Whitehorse Corridor South – improvement projects

Summary – This project is part of the Whitehorse Corridor- Alaska Highway Improvement Project. Yukon Highways and Public Works will upgrade the following intersections on the Alaska Highway: In 2017, South Klondike Highway (Carcross Cut-off), Salmon Trail,
In 2018,  Fireweed Drive/ Engelmann Drive, and Dawson Road/ Castle Drive.

Public Comment Period Open until May 25, 2017

  • 2017-0097 Livingstone Creek Placer Project

Summary- Geoplacer Exploration Ltd. would like to develop and operate a Class 4 Placer Mine on 11 claims along Livingstone Creek. This placer claims are located within a region of significant cultural importance to Ta’an Kwӓch’ӓn.

Placer operations are proposed to occur between April 15 and October 15 for 10 years. This project will require a Water Use Licence. For a list of the activities associated with this project, please visit the YESAB website or follow the link below.

Public Comment Period Open until May 17, 2017

  • 2017-0098 Summit Creek Placer Project

Summary – Geoplacer Exploration Ltd. would like to develop and operate a Class 4 Placer Mine on 14 claims along Summit Creek and a section of an unnamed tributary. These placer claims are located within a region of significant cultural importance to the Ta’an Kwӓch’ӓn.

Placer operations are proposed to occur between April 15 and October 15 for 10 years. This project will require a Water Use Licence. For a list of the activities associated with this project, please visit the YESAB website or follow the link below.

Public Comment Period Open until May 24, 2017

  • 2017-0112 Yukon Horsepacking Adventures – Lot Enlargement

Yukon Horsepacking Adventures has applied for a 1.7ha agricultural lot enlargement located near their current lot 1023 . The applicant is applying for this land for the purpose of hay production to feed their horses. TKC Settlement Land parcel R-5B is located within 500m of this project. Fox Creek is located 30m (riparian buffer) from the proposed lot boundaries. The project is located within the planning boundaries of the DRAFT Fox Lake Local Area Plan. Due to the potential for a conflict of interest, the Watson Lake Designated office will be reviewing this project.

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If you would like to learn more about any of the above projects, please view the project packages on the YESAB Online Registry (YOR) at the YESAB website http://www.yesab.ca/ or contact the Whitehorse Designated Office at (867) 456-3200 or email at whitehorse.do@yesab.ca

If you have any further questions or comments, please contact the TKC Environmental Assessment Technician- Shawana Williams at (867) 668-3613 ext. 610 or email at swilliams@taan.ca

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