Baseline/Woodroffe Stormwater Management (SWM) Pond - Class Environmental Assessment Study Report Available for Review 30 calendar days starting July 6, 2017

Post date: Jul 17, 2017 5:42:52 PM

Notice of Completion

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

Tel: 613-580-2400

Nepean Client Service Centre

101 Centrepointe Drive

Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7

Tel.: 613-580-2940

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

Email: sends e-mail)

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

Tel: 416-314-6790

Fax: 416-314-6748

With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

This Notice first issued on July 6, 2017.