July 25, 2022 – Environment and Climate Change Canada must determine whether the proposed Automated Weather Station located at the Port Hardy Airport is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Environment and Climate Change Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online.

Written comments must be submitted by August 12, 2022 to:

Fayyaz Ahmed Project Supervisor, 

Atmospheric Monitoring Operations, Pacific and Yukon, Meteorological Services Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada / Government of Canada

Mailing Address: 140 – 13160 Vanier Pl, Richmond BC V6V 2J2

Telephone: 604-916-2495

Email: fayyaz.ahmed@ec.gc.ca 

The Proposed Project

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) plans to install a new Automatic Weather Station (AWS) at Port Hardy Airport (CYZT) in British Columbia, property of Transport Canada. The station will be installed in a fenced compound of 30 m by 30 m, located in an unused field 100m to the North of Newport Ave, and between Yew St., Hemlock and Byng Road (see Figure 1). Previously at the suggested location were Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) resident and support buildings.

The weather station will have concrete foundation bases to support the instruments and equipment. The depth of the concrete base is between 6 feet to 9 feet. Trenches will be used to run the power and signals cables between the bases and communication kiosk.

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