Public Notice
Cape Scott Lightstation – Fuel Tank Replacement

Public Comments Invited
November 23, 2023 - The Fisheries and Oceans Canada must decide whether the fuel tank replacement project, located at Cape Scott Lightstation, near Port Hardy, BC, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. 

To help inform this decision, Fisheries and Oceans Canada 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 December 23, 2023 to:

Eliza Gray, Project Engineer
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Real Property Technical Services, Pacific Region
Tel: 250-634-0574
9860 West Saanich Rd
Victoria, B.C.
V8L 4B2

Assessment Summary
DFO and CCG are proposing to replace the diesel fuel tanks at the Cape Scott Lightstation. The lightstation is staffed by two lightkeepers 24/7 as per maritime safety requirements. Currently, the station is powered by diesel fuel powered generators, which supply electricity to the three residences, radio communication equipment, weather monitoring system, and the many other buildings and assets on station. The current diesel fuel tanks are at their end of service and need to be replaced. 

This proposed project involves the removal of five 5,000 L diesel fuel tanks and associated piping, which have been drained. The project also involves the installation of four 5,000 L diesel fuel tanks and associated piping. The new infrastructure will be placed in the exact location of the old infrastructure, and connected to existing generators on site 

Ground disturbance is not expected in the area, as all infrastructure is above-ground. 

Helicopter slinging will be used to mobilize and demobilize equipment. Materials will be lifted to site by helicopter from the nearby barge, stationed offshore.

Project Locations
Cape Scott is a lighthouse on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island.
Cape Scott Lightstation
Site Access: Helicopter or Boat
Latitude: 50°46'57"N 
Longitude: 128°25'38"W

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