Institute of Ocean Sciences - Container Storage Facility

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is proposing to establish a compound to store and sort Canadian Coast Guard marine equipment and machinery. The area will also provide short and long term storage for marine safety and spill response equipment. The proposed storage area will have the dimensions of 50 m by 100 m, be graveled in with perimeter fencing, and a new access road. The new access road will have a culvert to accommodate the existing ditch that runs parallel along side West Saanich Road.


The work involves taking off 30 cm of top soil and stock piling it on the side of the gravel storage site. It will then be backfilled with a gravel to suit the needs of the stored items. Machinery used for this work will include hauling trucks to bring the gravel to site, a small dozer to move the topsoil and distribute the gravel, and possibly a small excavator to help with stock piling and leveling the soils and gravels.


Latest update

April 25, 2022 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada is considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada Real Property Technical Services Pacific Region
Dan Loglisci, Senior Project Engineer
Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, British Columbia V6C 3S4
Telephone: 604-363-2983

  • Location

    • The Institute of Ocean Sciences (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada-Real Property Safety and Security, Real Property & Technical Support
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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