Public Notice - Public Comments Invited

[September 14, 2021] – The Canadian Coast Guard and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada must determine whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, The Canadian Coast Guard and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada are inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submitted by [October 13, 2021] to:

Brian Teng, Project Engineer, Canadian Coast Guard, Marine Civil Infrastructure,  Brian.Teng@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

The Proposed Project

 

The objective of the project is to add radar capabilities to the existing site on Mount Gil located approximately 18km South of Hartley Bay, BC. The scope of the project is to build an replacement 80 ft (24.4m) radar tower (10mx20m), 5mx12m replacement prefabricated aluminum building, and a secondary helicopter landing pad (20x20). The existing site infrastructure is at the end of it's lifespan and cannot be renovated to accommodate the demands of a new radar system. The current infrastructure will be decommissioned. The new infrastructure must be built along side the existing infrastructure without impacting it's operation until the new equipment is online. To run a parallel system Coast Guard is seeking an expansion to the existing land tenure area to allow for uninterrupted coverage.

The Mount Gil radio site is located on Gil Island at the crest of Mount Gil at an elevation of 844m. Gil Island is located off the north coast of British Columbia south of the mouth of Douglas Channel.  The site is about 140 km southeast of Prince Rupert.

Coordinates: 53° 15' 45.8"N   129° 11' 50.3"W

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