Second public notice 

Neptune Anchor Pile Installation – Public comments invited 

June 10, 2021 – On May 27, 2021, Transport Canada notified the applicant that approval under the Canadian Navigable Waters Act would be needed. This required a new notice of intent be posted to the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry, and a new 30-calendar day public comment period. 

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, as part of its Project and Environmental Review process, and Transport Canada must determine whether the proposed Neptune Anchor Pile Installation, located at 1001 Low Level Road, in North Vancouver is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by July 9, 2021

To help inform this determination, and to assist the port authority in making a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the port authority and Transport Canada are inviting comments from the public. 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. In addition, your contact information may be shared with third parties, e.g., the tenant, other relevant agencies, to help respond to your questions and inform possible mitigations. 

Written comments must be submitted by July 9, 2021 to: 

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority 
Project and Environmental Review 
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place 
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6C 3T4  

Impact Assessment Pacific Region 
Transport Canada 
Suite 820 - 800 Burrard Street 
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2J8  

The proposed project  

Stantec Consulting Ltd., on behalf of Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd., proposes to install a steel anchor pile into the sea floor to facilitate the mooring of Capesize vessels at Berth 1. The anchor pile, which is 1.5 meters wide and 37 meters long, is proposed to replace an existing T-anchor that is currently connected to a floating anchor and anchor chain for mooring at Berth 1. The buried T-anchor will be abandoned in place, under the sea floor, and the anchor chain disconnected and lifted off the sea floor onto a barge. The mooring chain will be reconnected to the new anchor pile.  

The new anchor pile will be installed using vibratory techniques via marine derrick and the final elevation of the pile will be approximately 0.5 meters above the high water mark and always visible from the surface. The pile will be capped to prevent entrapment of wildlife. Once installed, the mooring chain to the floating mooring will be connected to the pile, approximately 0.5 m off the sea floor. 

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