Victoria, BC – July 6, 2020 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada has decided that the project Canadian Coast Guard Victoria Base – Wharf Refurbishment is not likely to cause significant.

In making this determination, the Fisheries and Oceans considered the following factors and mitigation measures:

Impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples: Engagement has confirmed that the activities within the project will not have a negative impact on their rights;

Indigenous knowledge: Project activities will not negatively impact the surrounding traditionally used land and water;

Comments received from the public: No public comments were received;

Water and sediment quality

Coastal riparian and shoreline

Marine mammal transit

Fish and fish habitat

Migratory Birds

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is satisfied that there is little potential for the project to cause adverse environmental effects on areas of federal jurisdiction. Environmental effects that are within provincial jurisdiction would be addressed through provincial regulations.

Therefore, Fisheries and Oceans Canada may 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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