Notice of Determination for Dakota Springs Spa

March 20, 2023 - Indigenous Services Canada has determined that the proposed Dakota Springs Spa is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

-the Whitecap Dakota First Nation has planned the additional development to expand the Dakota Dunes resort
-no comments were received from the public about the project
-the environmental screening report includes mitigation measures provided by a consultant hired by WDFN

Implementation of the following mitigation measures is required for the project:

-Sediment and erosion control measures are implemented as required, including a storm water management plan.
-All waste materials will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner and in accordance with provincial and municipal legislation.
-Careful maintenance and monitoring of all equipment will be carried out to minimize the risk of spills or leaks of petroleum based products. Refueling is done at lease 30m from water body and on impermeable surface. The contractor will have an emergency response plan to manage fuel spills. All spills must be reported to relevant federal, provincial and municipal government departments.
-All equipment must be properly maintained and equipped with standard air emissions equipment.
-Site access will be restricted to authorized workers only.
-Project activities will comply with the provincial and federal Occupational health and safety requirements.
-In addition to these mitigation measures, please ensure that the project meets or exceeds all municipal, provincial and federal laws, codes, standards as applicable.

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is satisfied that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. If applicable, environmental effects that are within provincial jurisdiction would be addressed through provincial regulations. Therefore, ISC may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.

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