Cape Scott Lightstation Fuel Tank Replacement

DFO and CCG are proposing to replace the diesel fuel tanks at the Cape Scott 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 five 9,465 L diesel fuel tanks and associated piping, which have been drained. The project also involves the installation of four 9,465 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

The assessment is in progress.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination PDF (57 KB) March 25, 2024
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - November 23, 2023


Eliza Gray
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region
Eliza Gray, Project Engineer
25 Huron Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4Z9
Telephone: 250-634-0574

  • Location

    • Cape Scott Lightstation (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

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

    In progress
  • 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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