Public Notice 

S&R Sawmills - D-Mill Urgent Bank Stabilization – Public Comments Invited 

June 29, 2021 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed S&R Sawmills - D-Mill Urgent Bank Stabilization, located at 19791 101 Avenue in Langley, along Parson's Channel is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by July 28, 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. 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 28, 2021 to: 

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

The Proposed Project 

S&R Sawmills proposes to install a sheet pile wall to minimize potential future erosion of the embankment into the Fraser River. This includes excavating a keyway for the sheet pile wall, removing existing riprap and vegetation, installing the sheet pile wall, and backfilling using 10 kilogram class riprap to build up the existing slope protection material, and fill voids created during the sheet pile installation. No removal or disturbance of native sediment will occur during the excavation of the keyway. The retaining wall will extend 30 metres along the slope and will consist of approximately 24 pairs of 9 metre (or greater) AZ13 steel sheet piles and will penetrate the ground to a depth of approximately 4.5 metres, extending 1.5 metres above ground. The works will be conducted in the dry (above the water level) with land-based equipment such as a crawler-crane, an excavator, and a vibratory hammer. The project is proposed to occur during the least-risk work window of June 16 to February 28. The works are expected to take approximately 1 week to complete.

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