Notice of Determination

Ottawa, Ontario – January 10th, 2024 The National Capital Commission has determined that the proposed project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with the application of all recommended mitigation measures.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures; and
  • the components of the environment that are within the legislative authority of Parliament identified in the "Definitions" section of the?Impact Assessment Act

Mitigation measures will be implemented to address potential adverse effects on the following components of the environment:

  • migratory birds;
  • species at risk;
  • surface water;
  • soil quality;
  • vegetation;
  • human health; and
  • archaeological resources

Some of the mitigation measures considered for this determination are:

  • All vegetation removals shall be conducted outside of the breeding bird season;
  • All trees within proximity to the project shall be protected;  
  • Plan in-water works, undertakings and activities to respect timing windows to protect fish and fish habitat; and
  • Install effective erosion and sediment control measures prior to beginning works, undertakings and activities.

After reviewing the comments received and conducting an internal review of effects, the National Capital Commission is satisfied that the implementation of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, as long as all mitigation measures are applied. Therefore, the National Capital Commission may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.

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