Public Notice 

Schnitzer Steel Maintenance Dredging –  Public Comments Invited 

December 18, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Schnitzer Steel Maintenance Dredging, located at 12301 Musqueam Drive, Surrey, BC  is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by January 16, 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 16, 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 

JJM Construction, on behalf of Schnitzer Steel Canada Ltd., proposes to conduct maintenance dredging of up to approximately 2,500 cubic metres of material adjacent to 12301 Musqueam Drive, Surrey, BC. The applicant is seeking a multi-year permit to dredge periodically. Previous maintenance dredging within the same footprint and to the same depth was most recently conducted in September 2017.  

The Project consists of dredging to an approximate grade of -6 metres local low water using a barge-mounted crane and clamshell bucket. The dredge area will be approximately 70 metres by 10 metres. Dredged materials will be loaded onto a barge for transport and disposal at an approved disposal at sea site. Dredging is anticipated to take two days to complete and will be conducted on a Saturday and Sunday day shift to avoid interrupting operations at the facility. 

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