Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Construction of Emergency Generator Systems – Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt

August 18, 2022 — 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 6, 2022 to:
Becky MacInnis, Environment Officer / MARPAC Formation Safety and Environment
Mailing Address:  Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria, BC, Canada, V9A 7N2

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which will involve the construction of emergency generator systems for the Colwood Fuel Oil Depot and the Colwood Warehouse Facility. Neither facility currently has any backup power supply. The Fuel Depot is a largely automated facility with computer controlled equipment that allows ships to be fueled safely and in a timely manner. The Warehouse is fitted with electronically controlled, automated rack storage systems. In order for both of these facilities to remain operational during a power outage an emergency generation system is required. The intent is to supply two generators including one new 350 kilowatt generator and one new 1200 kilowatt generator. Both generators will be outfitted with above ground fuel tanks that will require Product Transfer Areas. The approximate size of fuel tanks will be 2500 litres and 10,000 litres.

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