Notice of determination

Retaining wall replacement


August 19, 2020 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Retaining wall replacement, located at 220 Edworthy Way, New Westminster, 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
  • A sediment and erosion control plan will be in place prior to commencement of works
  • 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
  • There will be no in-water works during the fisheries sensitive period from March 1 to June 15, inclusive
  • Any invasive plants will be managed in a manner that prevents their spread
  • All construction debris and waste materials will be collected in the immediate working area and disposed of at an appropriately licensed facility
  • No refeuling or maintenance activities will be conducted within 30 metres of a waterbody or in areas where run-off may potentially reach a waterbody.
  • All piles will be removed completely by extracting the entire length of the pile from the river/seabed. If the condition of the pile prevents the complete removal, the pile will be removed to the extent possible to avoid leaving a pile stump which may pose a hazard to navigation

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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