Runway End Safety Areas at Edmonton International Airport

New Project Being Assessed by Transport Canada – Public Comments Invited from August 12, 2021 to September 11, 2021


August 12, 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 80414.


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 September 11, 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 International Airport (EIA) is required to develop Runway End Safety Areas (RESA's) to comply with Transport Canada's requirements under Aerodromes Standards and Recommended Practices (TP 312) 5th Edition.

The objective of a RESA is to have an area free of objects other than frangible visual aids required to be there by function, so as to reduce the severity of damage to an aircraft overrunning or undershooting the runway, and to facilitate the movement of rescue and fire fighting vehicles.

RESA's will be constructed on each end of Runway 12-30 and Runway 02-20 (four areas). Each RESA is designed to be 152.4 meters by 150-300 meters, resulting in a maximum overall disturbance of approximately 183,000 square meters. The project is confined within the fenced airside restricted area. Soil is planned to be removed from the project area and built up with a layer of granular material.


Latest update

Notice of Determination

September 28, 2021 – Transport Canada has determined that the proposed Runway End Safety Areas project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects..



Transport Canada
Jackie Barker, Regional Environmental Advisor
Telephone: 204-979-1739

  • Location

    • Edmonton International Airport (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.


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