Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1516

5 Wing Labrador Practice Training Area Landing Strip

Proponent: Department of National Defence

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes the construction and operation of a gravel/sand austere landing strip at the Practice Training Area (PTA) located in central Labrador. The proposed location of the airstrip currently contains a mock runway and is approximately 17 kilometres southwest of Minipi Lake. The airstrip will be 75-100 feet wide to allow medium transport aircraft to land and take off and will include a turn around area for loading/off-loading transport aircraft, while simultaneously allowing another aircraft to land or take-off. The landing strip will be used for transporting bomb scrap back from the PTA, used to satisfy the growing requirements for both air and ground force training in the region and used for the practice of soft surface take-off/landing operations. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the summer/fall 2010.

  • June 17, 2010 - The undertaking was registered.
  • July 27, 2010 - Public comments are due.
  • July30, 2010 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • August 17, 2010 - The undertaking was released.

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