Notice of determination

Columbia Containers Shoreline Protection Repair

August 12, 2020   The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Columbia Containers Shoreline Protection Repair, located in the foreshore at 2319 Commissioner Street, Vancouver, B.C. is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • Impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Community knowledge
  • Comments received from the public
  • Technically and economically feasible mitigation measures

Mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are:

  • The works will not deposit a deleterious substance in water inhabited by fish, or affect fish or fish habitat in a manner contrary to the Fisheries Act
  • All works will be carried out in accordance with the construction environmental management plan
  • The physical activities will be conducted to avoid increasing sedimentation of foreshore and nearshore areas and induced turbidity of local waters
  • A qualified environmental professional will be retained to monitor works and activities with the potential to negatively affect fish or fish habitat
  • The barge and other support vessels will be prevented from grounding on the foreshore, seabed or otherwise disturb the foreshore or seabed
  • There will be no in-water works during the fisheries sensitive period from August 16 to February 28, inclusive
  • All construction debris and waste materials will be collected in the immediate working area and disposed of at an appropriately licensed facility
  • A spill prevention, containment and clean-up plan will be developed for the project, be available in the immediate working area, and project personnel will be trained on spill prevention, containment, and clean-up
  • No refueling or maintenance activities will be conducted within 30 metres of a waterbody or in areas where run-off may potentially reach a waterbody

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is satisfied that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Therefore, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part. 

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