Public Notice

City of Delta Stormwater Outfall - Public Comments Invited

January 26, 2021 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed City of Delta Stormwater Outfall, located at 8600 River Road, Delta, BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is also reviewing an application for Authorization under the Fisheries Act and must make a similar determination about the project. Written comments to be received by February 27, 2021.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Fisheries and Oceans Canada are 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 February 27, 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

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
401 Burrard Street, Suite 200
Vancouver, B.C. Canada  V6C 3L6

The Proposed Project

The City of Delta proposes to install a new stormwater outfall at 8600 River Road, Delta. The outfall will capture runoff from a 15 hectare catchment allowing for redevelopment of a former land?ll site into a new industrial complex. The proposed industrial development is located outside lands managed by the port authority. The City of Delta also proposes to remove woody debris in two nearby areas of marsh as habitat offsetting in support of a Fisheries Act Authorization for the project.

The project consists of installing a manhole at the road edge, a pipe below an intertidal marsh, a headwall at the edge of the marsh, and a rip rap lined channel leading to a channel cut into the mudflat. The marsh area that will be excavated during pipe installation will be reinstated upon completion. The outfall will discharge stormwater runoff largely from roofs and paved areas to the Fraser River. One of two existing pipes located beneath River Road will be reused, with the second being removed. River Road is located outside lands managed by the port authority. Some construction activities may be conducted outside of regular construction hours to accommodate low tides.

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