Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Pump Station Demolition – 3rd Canadian Division Support Group (CDSG), Detachment British Columbia Mainland - Chilliwack

September 2, 2021 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project 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 September 11, 2021 to:
Sandy Edwards, Project Manager, Regional District of North Okanagan
Mailing Address:  9848 Aberdeen Road, Coldstream
British Columbia, Canada, V1B 2K9

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) is proposing to remove a number of facilities over time. The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) owns the Greater Vernon Water Utility (GVWU), and a number of these facilities are no longer in use. As a result, funding has been created to remove these facilities over time. The DND pump station is a small building located on DND land just off highway 97 when entering Vernon from the South. A demolition contractor has been secured for the work and plans to remove the small building (5.5m by 8m). The Project is approximately a 2 to 3 day project. The prime contractor will mobilize on site, review unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) protocols with Notra, remove hazardous materials prior to demolition. Once the site is cleared of UXO and hazardous materials contractor will remove the building and chain link fence and legally dispose of non-recyclable materials.

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