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Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Upgrade J7 Parking Lot/Parade Square – 5th Canadian Division Support Base (CDSB) Gagetown, Oromocto NB

May 8, 2020 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project to Upgrade J7 Parking Lot/Parade Square – 5th Canadian Division Support Base (CDSB) Gagetown 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 May  28, 2020 to:

Alison McCoy, P.Eng., Senior Project Manager, Real Property Operations Detachment (Gagetown)
Canadian Forces Base Gagetown
PO Box 17000 Station Forces
Oromocto, New Brunswick E2V 4J5
E-mail Address: Alison.McCoy@forces.gc.ca

The Proposed Project

J7 Parking lot /Parade Square was constructed in 1960. Area predominantly used as parking for privately owned motor vehicles, and is at times utilize for military parades. It underwent a major rehabilitation approximately 30 years ago, and the asphalt is currently in poor condition. The purpose of this project is to bring parking area/parade square back to an acceptable state of repair. Work will include:
1. Pulverizing existing asphalt, fine grading and re-surfacing with a new layer of asphalt.
2. Replacement of the concrete portion of the parade square.
3. New storm drainage through the center of the area (currently no storm drainage).
4. Addition of a bio-swale at the north end of the parade square.
5. Line painting.
6. Site restoration.

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