Underground Fuel Storage Tank Removal at NRC Montreal Road Campus

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is proposing to remove an existing gasoline fuel tank and the associated piping and fuel pumps. The equipment is no longer required and will not be replaced. The proposed project would take place on National Research Council Canada (NRC) owned lands, but is subject to a federal land use, design, and real estate transaction approval under the National Capital Act. The project area consists of a concrete apron with a concrete island for the pump. The intention is to remove both the island and apron and pave to match the surrounding area. No vegetation removal is anticipated for this project. It is planned to use this space for additional mailroom parking. The project work would take approximately two weeks from start to completion.

Latest update

August 18, 2023 – The National Research Council has determined that the proposed underground fuel storage tank removal located at the NRC Montreal Road Campus, building m19 in Ottawa is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Mitigation measures will be implemented for soil, soil and groundwater management, accidents and malfunctions.

The National Research Council is satisfied that carrying out the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.  Therefore, the National Research Council may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - Underground Fuel Storage Tank Removal - August 18, 2023
1 Underground fuel storage tank removal - Public Comments Invited - July 14, 2023


National Research Council of Canada
Email: NRC.ImpactAssessment-Evaluationdimpact.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • National Research Council, Montreal Road Campus, Ottawa, Ontario (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    National Research Council of Canada
  • Authorities

    • National Capital Commission
    • National Research Council of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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