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Notice of Determination 

March 23, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada has determined that the proposed Mississauga First Nation - Gas Bar Tank Removal is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. 

The determination was based on a consideration of the following factors: 

  • The removal of the underground gas tanks will assist in cleaning up the lands, preventing potential impacts to groundwater and soils
  • Mississauga First Nation is operational with the First Nation's Land Management Act, and as such, have an internal environmental review protocol which adequately addresses environmental issues for projects implemented in the community

Implementation of mitigation measures is required for the project to address: 

  • Registered TSSA installer: A registered TSSA company with a valid class 2 petroleum license will need to be retained to remove the tanks from the site. This company must be familiar with the TSSA's protocols of tank removal.
  • Fueling of equipment: all equipment must be fueled in a designated fueling area away from water bodies, and must have spill kits on hand.
  • Clean Backfill: clean backfill must be utilized for filling in the removed soil. This backfill must be tested prior to utilization, and must be below CCME regulations for BTEX, PHC and PAH. 

Indigenous Services Canada is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. 

Therefore, Indigenous Services Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part. 

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