Neptune Coal Capacity Project and West Quadrant Shiploader - Project Permit No. 12-066-1 - Amendment (Condition 18 - Extended Hours) - Public Comments Invited

February 24, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed amendment to the construction hours in respect to condition 18 of the approved Neptune Coal Capacity Project and West Quadrant Shiploader (PP No. 12-066-1), located at Neptune Bulk Terminals, North Vancouver, 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 March 25, 2020 to:

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

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

The Proposed Project

Neptune Bulk Terminals proposes to carry out physical works associated with the approved Coal Capacity Project and West Quadrant Shiploader 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Statutory Holidays to August 31, 2020. This would require an amendment to condition 17 of the approved project permit, which states:

All general construction and physical activities related to the Project shall be conducted from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm. No construction and physical activities shall take place on Sundays or holidays. These hours shall not be modified without prior approval of VFPA. To request permission to conduct activities outside of these hours, the Permit Holder must submit a written request no less than 20 business days prior to the desired start date.

The condition amendment is being requested further to an earlier approval in August 2019, which allowed physical works to be carried out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Statutory Holidays from August 7, 2019 to February 29, 2020. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority understands that these works are not anticipated to generate significant noise and that Neptune Bulk Terminals is committed to concentrating any activities likely to generate noise to daytime hours.

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