Project Summary

May 26 2020 – The Canadian Coast Guard must decide whether the proposed Mount Gil Radio Site Upgrade and Radar Installation, located on Mount Gil, BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Canadian Coast Guard is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public [and may be posted online]. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by June 24, 2020 to:

Brian Teng, Project Engineer, Canadian Coast Guard, Marine Civil Infrastructure,

The objective of the project is to add radar capabilities to the existing site on Mount Gil located approximately 18km South of Hartley Bay, BC. The scope of the project is to build an replacement 80 ft (24.4m) radar tower (10mx20m), 5mx12m replacement prefabricated aluminum building, and a secondary helicopter landing pad (20x20). The existing site infrastructure is at the end of it's lifespan and cannot be renovated to accommodate the demands of a new radar system. The current infrastructure will be decommissioned. The new infrastructure must be built along side the existing infrastructure without impacting it's operation until the new equipment is online. To run a parallel system Coast Guard is seeking an expansion to the existing land tenure area to allow for uninterrupted coverage.

In general, project works are proposed to start in June 2020 and end in October 2021.

The Mount Gil radio site is located on Gil Island at the crest of Mount Gil at an elevation of 844m. Gil Island is located off the north coast of British Columbia south of the mouth of Douglas Channel.  The site is about 140 km southeast of Prince Rupert.

Coordinates: 53° 15' 45.8"N   129° 11' 50.3"W

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