Public notice 

Dumper 2 Potash Replacement Project – Public comments invited 

June 16, 2022 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Dumper 2 Potash Replacement Project, located at Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. 1001 Low Level Road, North Vancouver, BC are likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by July 15, 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 July 15, 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 

Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. (NBT) is proposing to replace one of two existing potash rail dumper receiving and conveyor systems located at the south east corner of their terminal (immediately north of Berth 3). Potash Dumper No. 2 is reaching the end of its service life and requires a replacement that will match the increased dumper capacity (6000 metric tonnes per hour from 4000 metric tonnes per hour) as Potash Dumper No. 1, which was refurbished in 2010. As part of the project, the dumper hopper is to be extended approximately 6 metres towards the north east for positioning and unloading of up to 3 rail cars at a time. Overall terminal throughput is not anticipated to increase as a result of the project and there is no anticipated change in rail or vessel traffic. The total land-based footprint includes an area of approximately 2000 square metres with the majority of the excavation to a depth of 7 metres and up to a depth of 12 metres. 

Work is anticipated to commence Q1/Q2 of 2024 and is expected to occur over a period of approximately 10-15 months.

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