Public Notice

Maintenance Dredging at FRPD Waterlot - Public Comments Invited

April 15, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Maintenance Dredging at FRPD Waterlot, located adjacent to 447 Twentieth Street, New Westminster, British Columbia  is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments must be submitted by May 14, 2020.

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 May 14, 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

The Proposed Project

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (FRPD) proposes to conduct maintenance dredging within the waterlot fronting the New Westminster works yard, generally located at 447 Twentieth Street, New Westminster, British Columbia. FRPD uses the waterlot to moore water-based equipment including spud-derricks, barges, cutter suction dredge. Maintenance dredging is required to re-establish the required depth for safe mooring of FRPD's fleet of marine-based equipment. The dredging is proposed to be completed using a clamshell dredge bucket with disposal by barge at a marine disposal site. All works would be conducted under a valid disposal at sea permit and would take place within the fish least risk window for the Fraser River.


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