Burin Search and Rescue Wharf Construction

The proposed project involves the construction of a new treated cribwork finger pier wharf at the existing Search and Rescue (SAR) station located in Burin, NL. The new finger pier structure will consist of a stem section measuring 6.1 metres wide by 24.4 metres long and a headblock measuring 6.1 metres wide by 15.2 metres long; total wharf length will be 39.6 metres. The wharf will consist of standard treated timber cribwork filled with ballast and seated on a placed rock mattress. Prior to placement of the rock mattress, approximately 4000 cubic metres of sediment will be excavated from the harbour basin. In order to properly reach the target dredge area, a temporary dredge road or floating barge may be utilized.  As part of the proposed project, an existing marginal wharf will be repaired and a new steel sheet pile facing added. The steel sheet piling will be anchored to bedrock and tied into the existing structure to ensure required structural support. Project work and activities will involve the usage of heavy equipment such as excavators and dump trucks as well as manual labour.

Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

September 13, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Real Property Safety and Security is considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada
William Duggan, Project Officer
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre
80 East White Hills
St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5X1
Telephone: 709-631-8563
Email: william.duggan@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue Station, Burin (Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Real Property Safety and Security
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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