Public Notice
Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) Rocky Point Main Gates Recapitalization

January 23, 2020 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) Rocky Point Main Gates Recapitalization 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 February 11, 2020 to:

Jennifer Holder, Maritime Forces Pacific, Environmental Staff Specialist
Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt,
Post Office Box 17000  Station Forces, Victoria British Columbia, V9A 7N2 

The Proposed Project

This project includes the recapitalization of the main entry gates to Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) Rocky Point in Metchosin, British Columbia. Entry control is an important aspect of base operations as the first line of defence and mitigating risks associated with the physical security of the base. The Commissionaires buildings currently in use are at the end of their life and need to be replaced. Active Vehicle Barriers, a turnaround for large vehicles that have been denied entry, the addition of road features to impede the velocities of vehicles approaching the gate, remote controlled gates and security camera observations to the two side roads near the entrance also need to be addressed in this project.

Proposed work will include the reconfiguration of existing roadways, the addition of new roadways, provision of vehicle inspection areas, vehicle control features and denial barriers, safety and weather protection for personnel, construction of a new security building, demolition of existing entrance guardhouse, relocation of existing impacted utilities, and inclusion of parking.


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