Scarlett Point Lightstation Fuel Tank Replacement

DFO and CCG are proposing to replace the diesel fuel tanks at the Scarlett Point Lightstation. The lightstation is staffed by two lightkeepers 24/7 as per maritime safety requirements. Currently, the station is powered by diesel fuel powered generators, which supply electricity to the three residences, radio communication equipment, weather monitoring system, and the many other buildings and assets on station. The current diesel fuel tanks are at their end of service and need to be replaced.  

This proposed project involves the removal of four 5,000 L diesel fuel tanks and associated piping, which have been drained. The project also involves the installation of three 5,000 L diesel fuel tanks and associated piping. The new infrastructure will be placed in the exact footprint of the previous  infrastructure, and connected to existing generators on site. 

Ground disturbance is not expected in the area, as all infrastructure is above-ground.  

Helicopter slinging will be used to mobilize and demobilize equipment. Materials will be lifted to site by helicopter from the nearby barge, stationed offshore. 


Latest update

February 19, 2023 – The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. DFO and CCG are considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region
Emily Sapsford, Project Engineer
200 - 401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S4
Telephone: 250-217-0323

  • Location

    • The Scarlett Point Lightstation is located on Balaklava Island, near Port Hardy, BC. It can be accessed by ship offshore or by helicopter only. The light tower is recognized as a Federal Heritage Building through the Lighthouse Protection Act. (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

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

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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