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Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Construction of 400 Squadron Transition Infrastructure (H-18), CFB Borden

May 14,  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:

Jace McLaughlin
Assistant Base Environment Officer, Canadian Forces Base Borden
20  Seine Lane, Canadian Forces Base Borden, L0M  1C0
Email address: Jace.McLaughlin@forces.gc.ca

The Proposed Project

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) requires infrastructure to support 400 Squadron at CFB Borden now that it has completed the transformation from a Tactical Helicopter Squadron to an Air Maintenance Squadron. The transition of 400 Squadron was due to the rebalancing and centralization of 2nd line maintenance of the existing multi-role Griffon fleet assigned to 1 Wing.

Currently, select vehicle maintenance and transport operations along with aircraft material maintenance storage is conducted in Building P-156. Construction and renovation of the new H-18 infrastructure will allow all 400 Squadron maintenance required activities to be conducted at one location and reorganize the space utilized by the various shops. The renovation will also address existing health and safety concerns in H-18.

Anticipated H-18 renovations include the construction of a 1,839 m2 building addition attached to the existing H-18 via a corridor, a smaller 210 m2 building addition attached directly to H-18, as well as a 398 m2 second story addition.

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