Barge Ramp Beam Installation Public Comments Invited

February 20, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Barge Ramp Beam Installation, located at Island Tug and Barge's Berry Point facility in Burnaby 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 21, 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

Island Tug and Barge propose to excavate a trench approximately six metres long and one metre deep in order to place and bury a five metre steel beam above the high water mark at their Berry Point facility in Burnaby. The installation is to allow barges to dock at the site for the purpose of loading concrete trucks that will access the neighbouring construction site at Westridge Marine Terminal. Approximately 15 concrete trucks are proposed to be loaded each day for up to 120 days.

The works are anticipated to take approximately one day to complete and would be conducted during Vancouver Fraser Port Authority's regular construction hours of Monday to Saturday between 7:00am and 8:00pm, excluding holidays.

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