Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Amiens Range Upgrade Project – 5th Canadian Division Support Base, Gagetown

May 30, 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 June 18, 2022 to:
Victor Turner, Range Training Area Engineer
Mailing Address:  PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Oromocto, NB, Canada, E2V 4J5

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which consists of upgrades to the existing facility, which is approximately 21 years old, including the bullpen and staging area. The existing Amiens Range includes firing lines, troop shelters and tower, access road and gates, drilled/monitoring wells, concrete culverts, target mound, lane markers, earth butt stop, bullet catchers, bullpen, staging area, and berms and is used by the DND for training purposes. The Project footprint is anticipated to remain primarily in the current facilities footprint. The Project will consist of the following activities:

  • Demolition and reconstruction of the existing butt stop such that the geometry complies with the latest DND standards, including the installation of a new base clay liner and bioswale;
  • construction of firing lines positions including placing common fill, grading, topsoil and hydroseed;
  • replacement of the existing bullet catcher and lane markers;
  • installation of concrete firing vaults at the 100 meter and 400 meter firing positions; and
  • repair of the vaults at the 200 meter and 300 meter positions.


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