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Centerm Expansion Project - Amendment (Condition 66 - Dredging) - Public Comments Invited

January 17, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed amendment to the period allowed for dredging in respect to condition 66 of the approved Centerm Expansion Project (PER No. 15-012-02), located in Vancouver, BC, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by February 15, 2020 via the online commenting tool or to:

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Project and Environmental Review
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. Canada  V6C 3T4
per@portvancouver.com

The Proposed Project

The Centerm Expansion Project proposes to carry out dredging from February 28 to April 5, 2020 which is outside the Burrard Inlet least-risk window. This would require an amendment to condition 66 of the approved Centerm Expansion Project (PER No. 15-012-02), which states:

66. There shall be no dredging during the fisheries sensitive period from March 1 to August 15, inclusive. Other in and near water activities described in the application are not affected by this restriction.

The amendment is being requested as a result of project scheduling delays. A report has been provided by an Environmental Professional in support of the proposed amendment that reviews the potential impacts to marine life and the mitigation measures that would be put in place.

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