Public notice 

Georgia Pacific Dock Removal – Public comments invited 

September 16, 2021 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Georgia Pacific Dock Removal, located at 12509 116 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 3S6 is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by October 15, 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 15, 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 

On behalf of Georgia Pacific Gypsum Holdings ULC, Tetra Tech Canada Inc. proposes to remove a fire damaged dock structure at the Georgia Pacific Gypsum Holdings ULC site in Surrey, BC. The dock is comprised of a wharf head 60 metres by 16 metres connected to a timber trestle 30 metres by 6 metres wide with several steel mooring piles riverward of the dock. The dock was damaged by fire the week of June 18, 2021. 

The project consists of: 

  • installing a curtain around the entire area to contain floating debris during the length of the project 
  • removing the top of the superstructure, e.g., decking, with a clam bucket and crane on a spud barge 
  • removing piles and the superstructure using a vibratory hammer 
  • removing floating debris 
  • placing debris on a flat scow for disposal offsite  

All creosote timber material will be removed from the site via barge, transferred to trucks, and taken to an approved government facility for disposal. All equipment will have spill containment kits.  

The works are anticipated to be complete within 30 days, during standard construction hours. All works will be completed during the window of least risk for the Fraser River.

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