Del Bonita Port of Entry Redevelopment

In support of the Canada Border Services Agency's Border Transformation initiative, the Land Border Crossing Project seeks to renovate or rebuild 24 land border ports of entry (POE) to modernize its custodial facilities. Included as part of this initiative, is the project at Del Bonita POE. The new building will replace the current facility that is past its lifecycle, and will be rebuilt within the existing site footprint. The CBSA will use building and construction methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to sustainable development commitments by integrating climate change resilience into the design, construction, and operational aspects of the project and by reducing the environmental impact of structural construction materials using recycled and lower-carbon materials. Temporary facilities will be installed if required in order to keep the Port of Entry operational during construction.

This project will consist of multiple phases. First, the project will demolish any required outbuildings. This will be followed by site preparations for the new facility, and then finally the construction of the new facility along with new roadways. Once commissioned and deemed operational, the staff will move into the new facility.

The Del Bonita POE is located on the Alberta Provincial Highway 62 South, and is situated north of the international boundary and across from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The surrounding topography is flat and primarily used for agriculture. The nearest Canadian hamlet is Del Bonita, which is located approximately four kilometers to the north. The nearest Canadian town is Margarth, and is located 50 kilometers north. The site is situated on two parcels of land that are registered to Her Majesty the Queen with the Primary Inspection Lane extending onto the right of way of Alberta Infrastructure.

An Environmental Effects Evaluation report was completed by WSP Engineering, and included a review of biophysical effects, socio-economic and health effects, and effects on Indigenous Peoples. The site survey was completed July 2017 when migratory birds were present. The final report was published in March 2018. The CBSA has and will continue to engage all potentially impacted Indigenous communities. All suggested mitigation measures to reduce environmental effects will be enforced.


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Latest update

September 22, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.

Contacts

Environmental Operations
Canada Border Services Agency
Hayley Buchanan, Manager of Compliance
Telephone: 343-543-3144
Email: Hayley.Buchanan@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Del Bonita Port of Entry (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    Completed
  • Start Date

    2022-07-18
  • Proponent

    Canada Border Services Agency
  • Authorities

    • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    83815

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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