Estevan Point Lightstation Fuel Tank Removal and Replacement

Project Summary

DFO and CCG are undertaking a project to replace the existing diesel fuel tanks at the Estevan Point Lightstation in Alberni-Clayoquot, B.C.(the Site). The Site is under the jurisdiction of DFO and CCG, and as such, is on federal land.  DFO and CCG require the replacement of five 2,000 gallon diesel fuel tanks at the Site, in addition to the replacement of the piping and fittings connecting the tanks to each other and within the engine building. The existing fuel tanks were purchased in 1997, installed in 1998, and have reached the end of their serviceable life. 

The project works do not require any ground disturbance as the existing foundation for the fuel tanks will remain intact. Five new 2,000 gallon diesel fuel tanks will be slung in to the Site with a helicopter from an offshore barge. The helicopter will also be used to remove the existing tanks, to be loaded onto a sling and transported to the offshore barge. Once the new tanks have been placed, the existing piping and fittings will be replaced with new stainless steel pipes and a variety of adaptable fittings. Work is anticipated to take 28 days to complete with a crew of three to four workers.


Latest update

May 20, 2021 - The public comment period on the project and its potential for causing adverse effects is closed. DFO and CCG are considering comments received to inform its determination on whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region
Emily Sapsford, Project Engineer
200 - 401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3S4
Telephone: 250-217-0323

  • Location

    • Estevan Point Lightstation (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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