National inventory of asbestos for DFO and Coast Guard buildings and assets
During the summer of 2016, Privy Council Office (PCO) and the National Joint Council directed all Federal real property custodians to develop an inventory of buildings that contain asbestos. This inventory is a list of owned and leased buildings and assets, and indicates if there is a known presence of asbestos in each building and if an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) is available.
The National Asbestos Inventory lists all buildings and assets owned or leased by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard, and indicates whether or not they are know to contain asbestos as of September 2018.
How DFO and Coast Guard manage asbestos in its buildings and assets
The Government of Canada carefully manages the risks associated with asbestos in its buildings and assets. All buildings and assets owned or leased by DFO and Coast Guard that contain asbestos are required to have an AMP. If asbestos has recently been discovered, an AMP may not yet be in place. DFO is working diligently to ensure that AMPs are developed where required.
Consult the buildings inventory
To find out whether there is a known presence of asbestos in a DFO / Coast Guard custodial building, locate the building in the inventory below. You can search by entering key words in the "Filter items" box. You can also sort certain columns to locate a building by its Directory of Federal Real Property (DFRP) number, name, city, province or territory, postal code or by asset type (Crown-owned or Lease).
- Only buildings owned or leased by DFO and Coast Guard are listed in this inventory.
- Asbestos information for buildings and assets owned or leased by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) or other Federal organizations is available on the National inventory of asbestos in federal buildings. Inquiries about these properties should be addressed to the on-site facility management organization, or to the appropriate Departmental contacts.
- This inventory does not contain information related to buildings or assets owned by a third party.
- Buildings that are part of a campus or grouping of buildings are listed with the campus name, as well as their individual building names and addresses. For example, you can find the Argo Building at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) listed under “Bedford Institute of Oceanography – Argo Building”.
- Information on leased buildings was obtained from the landlords for each building.
- Where the presence of asbestos in a building or asset is unknown, DFO / Coast Guard will be conducting on-site inspections before any invasive or disruptive maintenance or repair work is undertaken.
- Where there is no asbestos in a building or asset, an AMP is not required.
|No.||DFRP No.||Asset name||Address||City||Province||Postal code||Asset type||Known presence of asbestos?||Asbestos management plan in place?|
How DFO and CCG manages asbestos in other assets
In addition to buildings, DFO and Coast Guard own more than 10,000 assets at various locations across Canada. These include small buildings (with an area of less than 15m2), structures and works, and standalone equipment (such as aids to navigation and communications towers). These assets have been grouped into the following categories, and Asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are presumed to be present in many of these assets, and will be confirmed by an assessment.
- This inventory does not contain information related to: vehicles, vessels, or other equipment or materials that are not part of the “base building” (e.g. fire curtains, scientific equipment, etc.).
- This list of assets also does not include works that are natural landforms, such as landscaping, open storage areas, unpaved roads, artificial islands, basins, channels, and waterways.
- Marine Infrastructure includes wharves, breakwaters, launching ramps, boat haulouts, shore protection, etc.
- Site services and grounds includes pipelines (water or sewer), wells, fuel and waste oil tanks, fences, retaining walls, walkways, etc.
- AMPs will be developed as required. AMPs may be developed for individual assets, or by category.
|Asset Category||Address||Asset type||Known presence of asbestos?||Asbestos management plan in place?|
|Aids to navigation (fixed and floating)||various locations||Crown-owned||presumed||work in progress|
|Sheds, hydrographic stations, and other small buildings||various locations||Crown-owned||presumed||work in progress|
|Bridges and culverts||various locations||Crown-owned||presumed||work in progress|
|Communications towers and antennas||various locations||Crown-owned||presumed||work in progress|
|Dams, weirs, fishways, and fish ladders||various locations||Crown-owned||presumed||work in progress|
|Electrical systems (lighting, hydro and power lines, solar arrays)||various locations||Crown-owned||presumed||work in progress|
|Paved helipads, roads, and parking lots (asphalt and/or concrete)||various locations||Crown-owned||presumed||work in progress|
|Marine infrastructure||various locations||Crown-owned||presumed||work in progress|
|Site services and grounds||various locations||Crown-owned||presumed||work in progress|
- Public Services and Procurement Canada Asbestos Management Directive
- Public Services and Procurement Canada Asbestos Management Standard
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