Class Environmental Assessment Study Report Available for Review
The City of Ottawa has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study for the construction of a stormwater management (SWM) pond at the northeast corner of Baseline Road and Woodroffe Avenue. The pond will provide treatment and flow control for runoff from some 435 hectares that currently drain uncontrolled to Pinecrest Creek.
The Baseline Woodroffe SWM pond was identified as a priority project in the Pinecrest Creek/Westboro SWM Retrofit Study (P/W Study), completed in 2011. The P/W Study was completed as a Master Plan under the Municipal Class EA process, identifying a preferred SWM retrofit plan composed of multiple projects. Prior to implementation, individual infrastructure projects recommended in the retrofit plan are required to complete additional Class EA requirements. For the Baseline Woodroffe SWM pond, the process for a “Schedule B” undertaking has been followed in accordance with the Municipal Class EA (2000), as amended 2007 and 2011.
A Class EA Study report has been prepared documenting the problem statement, existing conditions, evaluation of pond options and the selection of the preferred solution, public and agency consultation as well as potential construction impacts and mitigation measures.
The Report is available for public review at the following locations for a period of 30 calendar days, starting on July 6, 2017:
City Hall Client Service Centre
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
Nepean Client Service Centre
101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7
Interested persons should provide written comments within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice to:
Darlene Conway, P. Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure Planning
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 3rd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 27611
If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the City of Ottawa, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order). Requests must be received by the Minister at the address below by August 11, 2017. A copy of the request must also be sent to the City of Ottawa at the address listed above. If there are no requests received by Friday, August 11, 2017, the project will proceed to design and construction as presented in the Class EA Study.
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
The Honourable Glen R. Murray
77 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto ON, M7A 2T5
With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.
This Notice first issued on July 6, 2017.