Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Bivouac Site, OPSEE Training Area

January 29, 2021 — 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 February 18, 2021 to:
Joel Keddy, Project Manager
Real Property Operations Unit (Pacific) Detachment Chilliwack
5535 Korea Road
Chilliwack BC V2R 5P2
E-mail Address:Joel.keddy@forces.gc.ca

The Proposed Project

The area the project is located in was cleared by the engineering school prior to its removal from Chilliwack. The area is now second growth alder, some of which was previously cleared as part of an exercise. The current project will include the removal of shrubbery and stumps before 15 March 2021. After 1 April 2021, the cleared area will have 20 cm (8") of 5 cm (2") minus stone for drainage, and a 15 cm (6") layer of 2 cm (¾") minus gravel top dressing. Gravel will be virgin sourced. The area of the project is approximately 9,000 m2. The area of the existing bivouac that this work will expand is approximately 18,000 m2.

The area will be used as a bivouac and parking site during military exercises, and will be maintained as a large graveled lot.

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