Weenusk - Diesel Generating Station Fuel Tank Replacement

Weenusk First Nation is undergoing an upgrade to their diesel generating station (DGS), which will result in better operational capacity and reduced liabilities from operating this system. This upgrade involves replacing the fuel tanks with new ones to ensure that any leaks are minimized and more fuel capacity is obtained to ensure that electricity can be generated for a longer amount of time between fueling of these tanks. The proposed project calls for decommissioning the current tanks at the site and decommissioning them according to all fuel tank regulations at both the provincial and federal level. These tanks will then be hauled out of the community, and the new tanks installed according to current best practices and regulations. 

Latest update

March 30, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/document/134499 and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
3 Notice of Determination for the Weenusk - Diesel Generating Station Fuel Tank Replacement - March 30, 2020
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - February 27, 2020


Indigenous Service Canada
Philip Stringer, Environment Officer
760 Notre Dame Ave
Unit M
Sudbury, Ontario P3A 2T4
Telephone: 705-522-3475
Fax: 705-677-7976
Email: philip.stringer@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Weenusk First Nation (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
    • Waste Management
    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Weenusk First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

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