Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Remediation of a watercourse at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Bagotville, Saguenay (Quebec)

April 6, 2020 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed remediation of a watercourse at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Bagotville, Saguenay (Quebec) is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by April  25, 2020 to:

Michel Lajoie, Wing Environment Officer, 3 Wing / CFB Bagotville
Building 60, Post Office Box 5000  Station Forces, Alouette QC, G0V 1A0
E-mail Address:

The Proposed Project

Department of National Defence (DND), is planning to carry out a remediation of a watercourse located within a contaminated site on CFB Bagotville property. Previous environmental studies have shown contamination of the sediment and of the surface water by various contaminants. The project will include excavation of the sediment, about 45 cm in depth, for a distance of 480 m. Contaminated soil will be disposed in accordance of the applicable regulations, in an authorized site for the treatment. After completing the work, the stream will be deeper, to insure an adequate water level, going from the current 10-15 cmto 30 cm in depth. Two "Stormceptors" will be installed upstream to control future contamination risk.

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