Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Replace High Voltage Cables – Canadian Forces Base Greenwood

March 24, 2022 — 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 12, 2022 to:
Ted O'Brien, Civil Designer, Real Property Operations Unit Detachment (Greenwood)
Mailing Address:  2 Ad Astra Way,14 Wing Greenwood
Ontario, Canada, B0P 1N0
E-mail: Ted.O'Brien@forces.gc.ca

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed to replace the existing high voltage 15kV cables at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Greenwood in Greenwood, Nova Scotia. Work will generally consist of construction of a new raceway system of electrical utility vaults and duct banks and installation of electrical equipment (switches) and cables to replace portions of the existing 15kV raceway system, switches and cables. The location of the proposed project is alongside existing roadways within Mission Support Area, from the intersection of Swordfish Drive and Administration Drive and along Administration Drive to the rear (south side) of Building 132 (Military Police building), across Ad Astra way to the Cadet Compound north of Ad Astra Way. Work will be completed on DND property, outside the Airfield Operations Zone. The area of work is within the existing security fence line in a developed area of the Base. The closest ecological receptor is Zekes Brook approximately 15 – 20 metres south of the project area behind Building 132 (Military Police building). It is anticipated the project will consist of various activities including excavation and trenching, backfilling and reinstatement of areas including landscaping, concrete walkways and asphalt pavement in parking areas and roadways.

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