Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Building Construction - Canadian Forces Base Suffield

March 31, 2023 — 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 April 19, 2023 to:
Sheri McNamara, Base Environmental Officer
Mailing Address:  CFB Suffield, Box 6000 St Main, Medicine Hat
Alberta, Canada, T1A 8K8

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which involves the construction of a new building, which will be located in the southwestern portion of Canadian Forces Base Suffield, Alberta. The Project will involve the following Project components: Mobilization and demobilization of Project personnel, equipment, and materials and construction and reclamation of the temporary laydown area(s); Construction of the Ground Based Optical System and associated infrastructure including access road and utilities; Operation and regular maintenance of the Ground Based Optical System throughout the Project life; and, Accidents, malfunctions, and unplanned events throughout the Project life. DND is responsible for managing lands in a sustainable manner, and therefore, the Project must demonstrate that sustainable environmental protection and mitigation measures are provided and implemented throughout all of the Project components.

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