Cargo and Apron Development at Edmonton International Airport

New Project Being Assessed by Transport Canada – Public Comments Invited from June 17, 2021 to July 17, 2021

June 17, 2021 - A new project has been proposed and before proceeding, Transport Canada must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Please note that this project was previously assessed.  See Reference 81501.

To help inform this decision, Transport Canada is issuing this notice of intent to make a determination and inviting comments from the public on the project's potential environmental effects. All comments received will be considered public. For more information on the public nature of your comments, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by July 17, 2021 to the contact identified on the project's homepage on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry website. Please include the project's Registry reference number in the subject line of your comments.


The Proposed Project

Edmonton Regional Airports Authority is proposing to expand cargo operations at EIA, bringing new job creation opportunities as well as critical transportation capacity for exports and imports to drive our region's recovery and growth.


This project will expand the cargo-area apron, allowing the airport to accommodate more cargo aircraft at one time for loading and unloading. EIA plans to install a modern hydrant fueling system in the apron, which will replace truck-based fueling to increase safety and reduce overall aircraft turnaround times. Additional cargo buildings will be developed to house cold storage facilities that will facilitate the movement of goods including the handling of critical temperature sensitive products. The project is located on 21st street and 35th avenue at EIA and encompasses lands referred to as Lot 52, Lot 53, and Lot 54.


The project is proposed to occur entirely on developed lands with existing utility connections to the leased lots. Paving activities on the existing airfield cargo-area apron and groundside development will expand by approximately 57,200 square meters. Cargo building development is designed to encompass up to 232,000 square feet. The described hydrant fueling system will connect the existing aviation fuel tanks to the apron through a new 1.5 km underground fueling line.


Latest update

Notice of Determination

July 21, 2021 – Transport Canada has determined that the proposed Cargo and Apron Development project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects..



Transport Canada
Adam Downing, Regional Senior Environmental Supervisor
Telephone: 204-771-0787

  • Location

    • Edmonton International Airport (Alberta) (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
  • Authorities

    • Transport 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.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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