Public Notice

Maintenance Dredging – Centerm – Extension to the Expiry Date and Modification of Work Window (Condition 23) – Public Comments Invited

February 10, 2021 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed amendment to modify the work window and extend the validity period of the approved Centerm Maintenance Dredging project, located at 777 Centennial Road, Vancouver, BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by March 11, 2021.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed permit amendment and extension, 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 March 11, 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 Amendment

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority proposes to conduct maintenance dredging at berths 5 and 6 of Centerm terminal, 777 Centennial Road, Vancouver, between August 16 and 31, 2021. This would require an extension to the approved project permit (PER 20-059) which has an expiry date of February 28, 2021, and an amendment to permit condition 23, which limits in-water works to the period from September 1 to February 28 to minimize the impact to Dungeness crabs during the molting period.

Due to conflicts between ship berthing schedules, construction activities associated with a separate project, and the availability of dredge equipment, the project could not be completed prior to February 28, 2021. The proposed dredging will be conducted for 7 to 10 days over a two week period at the end of the female Dungeness molting period and within Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) least-risk windows for Burrard Inlet (August 16 to February 28). There are no changes to dredging activity or the scope of the work.

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