Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Washed Out Culvert and Roadway Repair at Heals Rifle Range – Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt

May 4, 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 23, 2023 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
E-mail:  Rebecca.MacInnis@forces.gc.ca

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) is proposing a project. An existing road/culvert over Durrance Creek, approximately 900 meters northwest of the Rifle Range, has washed out and needs to be repaired/replaced in order to provide safe sentry and fire prevention access. The failed culvert will be removed and replaced with a larger diameter culvert, with culvert design details including size and materials to be confirmed following completion of a Fish Habitat Assessment. Following culvert installation, the existing road over the culvert will be repaired to restore sentry and fire prevention access.

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