Public notice 

Fibreco Dock Conveyor Alignment – Public comments invited 

September 7, 2021 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Fibreco Dock Conveyor Alignment, located on the north end of the Burrard Inlet at 1209 McKeen Ave, North Vancouver, BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by October 6, 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 October 6, 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  

Fibreco proposes to realign their dock conveyor structure to allow for a lower conveyor angle, as well as replace their existing mechanical tripper at Conveyor 2. The scope of work involves using a barge-mounted crane to lift conveyor sections off, the support legs will be modified and extended where required, and then the conveyor section brought back down and secured to the legs. Once the conveyor has been aligned, the Conveyor 2 mechanical tripper will be replaced like-for-like using a barge-mounted crane. A temporary construction trailer is to be located nearby for contractor use. Works will take place over water. All cutting and welding debris will be contained to prevent it entering the marine environment. Operation and fueling activities will be conducted using preventative spill containment and spill kits. The works are proposed outside standard working hours between 6:00 a.m. and midnight, on weekdays. The Project is proposed to start in mid-October 2021 and is expected to be completed within approximately 10 weeks.

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