Notice of Determination

Ottawa, Ontario – February 12, 2024 – The National Capital Commission (NCC) 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:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples.
  • comments received from the public.
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.
  • 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 considered for this determination are:

  • Respect the critical root zone (CRZ) of all trees to be protected (10 cm distance for every 1 cm diameter at breast height (DBH)).
  • No tree (DBH > 10cm) may be cut without prior authorization from the NCC's Quebec Urban Lands Biologists.
  • No fill or soil may be deposited within the riparian zone (formerly known as the high-water mark) without approval from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).
  • Install reptile exclusion fencing for work on sand or gravel banks to prevent turtle nesting, and maintain the fencing in good condition.  Fencing must be installed before May 15, or as soon as river levels permit.
  • Develop a spill contingency plan and an erosion and sediment control plan.

The NCC is satisfied that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Therefore, the NCC 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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