Oil Spill Emergency Response Base – Project Permit No. 16-290 – Extension to the Expiry Date – Public Comments Invited

February 28, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed extension to the expiry date of the approved Oil Spill Emergency Response Base (Project Permit No. 16-290), located in Vancouver, B.C., 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 29, 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

The permit holder, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, has requested an extension to both the commencement and expiry dates of the approved project permit (No. 16-290), which has a commencement date of February 10, 2020, and an expiry date of February 28, 2021. It is proposed to extend the commencement date to September 10, 2020, and extend the expiry date to September 30, 2021. The permit approved the construction of an oil spill emergency response base at 2800 Commissioner Street, Vancouver.

While under review, proposed dates were revised to extend the commencement date to December 10, 2020, and extend the expiry date to November 30, 2021.

The works approved through Project Permit No. 16-290 are comprised of marine piles and floats, riparian shore protection, two upland buildings and site services, and a paved parking area.

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