Infrastructure Support to Fuel Testing Lab at Aviation Fuel Farm- 12 Wing Shearwater

The Department of National Defence (DND) is proposing to install a new fuel testing lab on a new pad at the 12 Wing Shearwater aviation fuel farm. A new fuel testing lab was procured by Base Logistics and stored in the parking lot of 12 Wing Shearwater building SHHRH. The intention is to replace the existing fuel shed (building SH252) at the aviation fuel farm with the procured fuel testing lab. The procured fuel testing lab is explosion proof and will not be suitable for other equipment that is not explosion proof, therefore, the existing fuel shed (building SH252) will remain for other uses. Various components at the fuel farm will need to be replaced to support continued fuel farm functionality, including installation of a new concrete slab on grade, replacement of an outside aboveground 2,000 Liter waste turbo fuel storage tank, and replacement of an inside oil-water separator with a new inside 200 Liter/minute oil interceptor.

Latest update

August 31, 2023— The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - August 31, 2023
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - May 9, 2023


Douglas MacNeil
Department of National Defence
Douglas MacNeil, Project Manager
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5X5

  • Location

    • 12 Wing Shearwater (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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