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Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Construction of a Solar Photovoltaic System for the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Building at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown

May 13,  2020 — 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 May  23, 2020 to:
Sia Salehi, P.Eng.,
Senior Project Manager, Directorate Construction Project Delivery – East
Mailing address: MGen Pearkes Building, 101 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2
Email address: Sia.Salehi@forces.gc.ca

The Proposed Project

The proposed project consists of the general construction of a ground mount Solar Photovoltaic system at the Explosive Ordinance Disposal training facility at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick. The Solar Photovoltaic system will offset energy consumed by Explosive Ordinance Disposal building campus throughout the year while providing a source of green power for Explosive Ordinance Disposal Building SW-11.

The Solar Array will produce up to approximately 375 kilowatts of useful power output and a minimum 515 megawatt hours energy per year. The system is designed to generate as much yearly electrical power as the Explosive Ordinance Disposal facility consumes making it a net zero facility. The Solar Array photovoltaic panel will be located in a partial developed 8,600 square meter site directly adjacent the Explosive Ordinance Disposal building, leveled, graded and surrounded by security fencing.

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