Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Ortona Firing Range Recapitalization – Valcartier Military Base

June 5, 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 June 14, 2023 to:

Étienne Boulanger-Dumont, Project Manager, Real Property Operations Detachment Valcartier
Mailing Address:  Real Property Operations Unit Quebec, Detachment Valcartier
Post Office Box 1000 Station Forces, Courcelette
Quebec, Canada, G0A 4Z0

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project. The Ortona firing range was closed because parts of the steel bullet traps are exposed due to erosion. The exposed metal surfaces pose a ricochet hazard and, as a result, are dangerous for users. The work consists of removing the steel bullet traps, building new ones out of wood, partially decontaminating and recontouring the stop butt, and building a new marker's gallery at a lower elevation so that bullets stop in the bullet traps during close fires.

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