Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
2021 Single Well Battery (SWB) Tie-in Project

April 28, 2021 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by May 17, 2021 to:
Mr. Danny Laganiere, Base Environment Officer, Canadian Forces Base Suffield
Mailing address: CFB Suffield, Box 6000 Station Main, Medicine Hat, AB T1A8K8
Email address:


Joel Heese, Environment and Regulatory Advisor, IPC Canada Ltd.
1711 Broadway Ave East, Redcliff, AB T0J 2P0
Email address:

The Proposed Project

IPC Canada Ltd. is proposing to install pipelines to 11 producing oil wells within the Oil Access Area on CFB Suffield, approximately 75 km from Medicine Hat, Alberta. All wells are currently producing to single well batteries (SWB). Installing pipelines will increase the efficiency of operations by eliminating trucking and product transfer, while reducing emissions. Approximately 4.6 km of new right-of-way (ROW) varying in width from 15 to 20 m will be required for the installation of the pipelines. The ROW's will be reclaimed once construction is complete and surrendered upon exhaustion of the productive life of the associated wells.

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