Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Backwater Valve Installation - Canadian Forces Base Kingston

June 5, 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 June 17, 2023 to:
Andrew Wollin, Base Environment Officer, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston
Mailing Address:  11 Mercury Crescent, Kingston
Ontario, Canada, K7K 7B4

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project. The project will involve the installation of backwater valves on eight existing stormwater outfalls at Canadian Forces Base Kingston. The backflow prevention valves will provide a long-term solution to mitigate effects of high water from Lake Ontario on existing infrastructure. The work will include, removing damaged outfall pipe ends and replacing with new sections of pipe, and installing the backwater valves within the stormwater pipe. Physical work will be conducted in the late summer and early fall, when lake water levels are typically at

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