Public notice 

Delta Cedar Maintenance Dredging – Public comments invited 

April 19, 2022 - As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Delta Cedar Maintenance Dredging, located at 10075 River Road, Delta, B.C. is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by May 18, 2022

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 May 18, 2022 to: 

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

The proposed project 

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. on behalf of Delta Cedar Products Ltd., proposes to conduct maintenance dredging of up to 12,000 cubic metres per year in the water lot adjacent to 10075 River Road, Delta, BC. Maintenance dredging is required to remove accumulated sediments from within the water lot to restore design grades and ensure continued safe navigation and operation of dozer boats, barges, and support vessels. Similar maintenance dredging was most recently conducted in February 2022. The Applicant is seeking a multi-year permit to dredge periodically. 

The Project consists of selectively dredging high points during each dredge event (i.e., the entire footprint is not dredged each event) with a target dredge grade depth ranging between -3 and -5 metres chart datum. Maintenance dredging will be conducted from the water using a marine spud derrick- or barge-mounted clamshell dredge. The derrick would maintain position via spuds that are driven into the riverbed while the barge will be secured in place using existing piles. The derrick or barge will be towed to the site on the Fraser River using a tugboat. Dredged materials will be loaded onto barges for transport and disposal at an approved disposal at sea site under a valid disposal at sea permit from Environment and Climate Change Canada. Dredging is anticipated to be conducted several times per year on weekend shutdowns and potentially holidays to accommodate the schedule of the sawmill on site.  

Date modified: