Public Notice 

South Causeway Eelgrass Project Extension to the Expiry Date and Project Name Change – Public Comments Invited 

December 9, 2021 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed amendment to extend the validity period and change the project name of the approved South Causeway Eelgrass Project (formerly known as the Tsawwassen Eelgrass Project), located in Delta, BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by January 7, 2022

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed permit extension and project name change, 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 January 7, 2022 to: 

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority 

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

The Proposed Project Amendment 

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority proposes to raise the elevation of two subtidal depressions and create eelgrass beds on Roberts Bank, south of the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Delta, BC. The project will convert two depressions into more productive fish habitat by creating two beds of suitable elevation and substrate for the establishment and persistence of eelgrass. A total estimated area of up to 42,600 square meters of eelgrass beds will be created. The project includes constructing riprap perimeter berms at two sites, installing four navigation markers, placing fill material within the constructed berms, and transplanting donor stock eelgrass. 

The project is proposed to be conducted until December 31, 2028. This would require an extension to the approved project permit (PER No. 15-167), which has an expiry date of December 31, 2021. The project name is also proposed to be changed to be the South Causeway Eelgrass Project. 

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