Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Building Construction – 5th Canadian Division Support Base (CDSB) Gagetown

April 25, 2023 — 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 May 14, 2023 to:
Andrew Gillett, Environmental Technologist, Real Property Operations Detachment (Gagetown)
Mailing Address:  Post Office Box 17000 Station Forces, Oromocto
New Brunswick, Canada, E2V 4J5

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) is proposing a project which will involve the mobilization and demobilization of Project personnel, equipment, and materials and construction and reclamation of the temporary laydown area(s); construction of the Ground Based Optical (GBO) System and associated infrastructure, including access road and utilities; operation and regular maintenance of the GBO System throughout the Project life; and, accidents, malfunctions, and unplanned events throughout the Project life. DND is responsible for managing lands in a sustainable manner, and therefore, the Project must demonstrate that sustainable environmental protection and mitigation measures are provided and implemented throughout all of the Project components.

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