Installation of Diving Aid - Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges (CFMETR), Nanoose Bay

The Department of National Defence (DND) is proposing to install a permanent diving aid adjacent (~40 feet depth) to the Ranch Point float at DND's Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges (CFMETR) in Nanoose Bay, BC. The diving aid is an uncoated aluminum boat shell, approximately 16 feet long, 6 feet wide and 6 feet tall. RCMP divers will use the shell for underwater recovery training. Once installed, RCMP divers would attach lift bags to the training aid at various points; the aid would be lifted to surface and then placed back into its previous location. CFMETR is located on the east side of Vancouver Island, ~20km south of Parksville, BC and ~30km north of Nanaimo, BC.


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September 6, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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Contacts

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Todd Kaufmann, Corporal
National Underwater Recovery Training Centre, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
4416 Boban Drive
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5V9
Email: Todd.kaufmann@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Nanoose Bay (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2021-08-27
  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    82938

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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