Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) Rocky Point Main Gates Recapitalization

September 1, 2022 — The authorities must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the authorities are 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 September 20, 2022 to:
Becky MacInnis, Environment Officer / MARPAC Formation Safety and Environment
Mailing Address:  Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria, BC, Canada, V9A 7N2
E-mail:  Rebecca.MacInnis@forces.gc.ca

The Proposed Project

The authorites have proposed a project. This project includes the recapitalization of the main entry gates to Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) Rocky Point in Metchosin, British Columbia. Entry control is an important aspect of base operations as the first line of defence and mitigating risks associated with the physical security of the base. The Commissionaires buildings currently in use are at the end of their life and need to be replaced. Active Vehicle Barriers, a turnaround for large vehicles that have been denied entry, the addition of road features to impede the velocities of vehicles approaching the gate, remote controlled gates and security camera observations to the two side roads near the entrance also need to be addressed in this project.

Proposed work will include the reconfiguration of existing roadways, the addition of new roadways, provision of vehicle inspection areas, vehicle control features and denial barriers, safety and weather protection for personnel, construction of a new security building, demolition of existing entrance guardhouse, relocation of existing impacted utilities, and inclusion of parking.

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