Notice of Determination

Graestone Ready Mix - Concrete Batch Plant, 9260 Oak Street, Vancouver, B.C.  January 21, 2020 The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed concrete batch plant is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

Mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are:

  • All works will be carried out in accordance with the construction environmental management plan.
  • An appropriately qualified archaeological monitor will be on the Project site at all times during ground disturbing activities with the potential to intrude into native soils. Interested Indigenous groups will be invited to monitor and be present on the Project site during ground disturbing activities. A Chance Find procedure will be in place.
  • All activities involving the use of concrete, cement, mortars and other Portland cement or lime-containing construction materials will be conducted in a manner that will not deposit sediments, debris, concrete (cured or uncured), and concrete fines into the aquatic environment, either directly or indirectly.
  • No in-water works or activities below the top of bank will be conducted as part of the Project.
  • The works will not, directly or indirectly: (a) deposit or permit the deposit of a deleterious substance of any type in water frequented by fish in a manner contrary to Section 36(3) of the Fisheries Act; or (b) adversely affect fish or fish habitat in a manner contrary to Section 35(1) of the Fisheries Act.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is satisfied that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Therefore, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.

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