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Rail Expansion with Tent - Public Comments Invited

May 14, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Rail Expansion with Tent, located at Univar Canada, 1545 Bay Street, 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 June 13, 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

Univar Canada proposes to install a new 120 meter rail storage track that will twin the existing track at the southern end of their lease area. They also propose to install a fabric tent with LED lighting to cover both tracks, facilitate maintenance operations and provide weather protection. The existing rail track will not be adjusted except to replace the existing switch with a lap switch to allow for movements onto either the existing or the new track.  Works to protect existing utilities are also proposed, which may require excavation down to an anticipated depth of approximately 3.5 meters. The new storage track is proposed to help improve logistics and manage the large swings in numbers of CN rail cars received by the terminal; it will also allow Univar Canada to receive approximately 10 additional rail cars per week. Works are proposed to take place in September 2020 for a one month duration.

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