Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Decommission Small Arms Range Target and Remediation of Contaminated Soils – Stony Point (Former Camp Ipperwash), Ontario

February 26, 2024 — 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 March 16, 2024 to:
Adriana Peisajovich, Senior Project Manager
Mailing Address:  Directorate of Contaminated Sites, 1554 Carling Ave
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1Z 7M4

The Proposed Project

Canada is committed to the timely and successful clearance and remediation of the Stony Point land in accordance with the Ipperwash Final Settlement Agreement between the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada. As per the Final Settlement Agreement, the Department of National Defence (DND) will conduct clearance and remediation activities to prevent, minimize and mitigate risks to human health, safety and the environment for the express purpose of making the land available for the use and benefit of the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation (KSPFN).

Although the Final Settlement Agreement requires all clearance and remediation activities to be conducted in accordance with the Clearance and Remediation Plan, there are interim activities that need to be completed to reduce health and safety risks and prepare the site for clean-up.

This project activity includes removal of soils from the small arms range target berm and the pistol berm impacted by hazardous concentrations of lead. Hazardous and contaminated soils within the berms will be excavated, transported, and disposed of to the appropriate licensed facilities to decommission the target backstop berm and pistol berm. Ex-situ soil mixing with phosphate to stabilize lead concentrations in soil may be deployed in smaller volumes as required.


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