19-248 - FRPD Richmond Barge Ramp Dredging

Notice of Determination

Waterlot adjacent to 16100 Portside Road, Richmond, British Columbia – February 19, 2020 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed maintenance dredging of the waterlot at the No. 8 Barge Ramp 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 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 March 1 to June 15, inclusive.
  • The works will not negatively affect fish or fish habitat, or release any deleterious substances that would affect fish.
  • 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.
  • All dredge/load all material intended for disposal at sea will be under a valid Disposal at Sea Permit under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

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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