Public Notice 

Teal-Jones Maintenance Dredging – Public Comments Invited 

December 16, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Teal-Jones Maintenance Dredging, located at 17897 Trigg Road, Surrey, British Columbia is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by January 14, 2021.

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 January 14, 2021 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 

The Proposed Project 

Teal-Jones Group proposes to conduct maintenance dredging of up to 4,000 cubic metres of accumulated sediment and wood waste from their industrial water lot. The average target depth is -1.9 meters Local Low Water (LLW). Maximum depth will be -4 meters LLW at the eastern, deeper parts of the proposed footprint and will be 1 meter in the shallower parts of the dredge boundary. The proposed dredge footprint and depth remain unchanged from previous years. Dredging will be conducted using a clamshell bucket from a barge mounted derrick. Dredged sediment will be loaded on to an adjacent flat scow barge, positioned within the water lot. The applicant is seeking a multi-year permit to dredge periodically. Dredging is proposed during the June 16 - February 28 least risk window for fish and fish habitat. Once loading is complete, the dredged materials will be towed and disposed at sea. The works will take up to 3 days.  

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