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Halo Sawmill Maintenance Dredging - Public Comments Invited 

February 19, 2021 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Halo Sawmill Maintenance Dredging, adjacent to 17700 Fraser Dyke Road, Pitt Meadows, BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by March 20, 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 March 20, 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  
per@portvancouver.com 

The Proposed Project 

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc., on behalf of Halo Sawmill Manufacturing Limited Partnership, proposes to conduct maintenance dredging of up to 4,000 cubic metres of material adjacent to 17700 Fraser Dyke Road, Pitt Meadows, BC. The applicant is seeking a multi-year permit to dredge periodically, during the least risk fish window for the Fraser River. Previous maintenance dredging within the same footprint and to the same depth was most recently conducted in February 2020.  

The Project consists of dredging to an approximate grade of -4 metres local low water using a barge-mounted crane and clamshell bucket. The dredge footprint will be approximately 7,770 square 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 to four days to complete per event. Due to potential restrictions from the nearby Pitt Meadows Airport, dredging may be conducted overnight and on weekends and holidays. 

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