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February 24, 2020 – Environment and Climate Change Canada must determine whether the proposed Rideau River Cableway Decommissioning, located in Ottawa, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, Environment and Climate Change Canada is issuing this notice of intent to make a determination and inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.  All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online.  For more information on the public nature of your comments, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by March 27, 2020 to:

Environment and Climate Change Canada
867 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON L7S 1A1

The Proposed Project
At the Water Survey of Canada hydrometric gauge on the Rideau River at Ottawa (02LA004), there is a cableway spanning the river.  The cableway consists of support structures on either bank with a looped cable strung between the structures.  The cableway is no longer required for taking hydrometric measurements at this site and Environment and Climate Change Canada is planning to decommission this cableway.

The cableway support structure on the south bank of the river is located on federally owned land in Vincent Massey Park.  The structure consists of 2 concrete pillars and cross braces which support the cable traversing the river.  The tower is approximately 9 m (30') in height.  This structure will be cut to grade and removed.

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