Notice of Determination 

Vancouver, B.C.May 6, 2022– The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Centerm Expansion Project located at 777 Centennial Road, Vancouver, B.C. is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors: 

  • Impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples  
  • Indigenous knowledge 
  • Community knowledge 
  • Comments received from the public 
  • Technically and economically feasible mitigation measures 

Mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are:  

  • The Permit Holder shall ensure the scope of works undertaken during extended hours is limited to the activities outlined in the proposal 
  • Heavy demolition work proposed, including demolition with excavator mounted crushers or jackhammers, shall be limited to the hours of 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays on each of the work weekends 
  • The Permit Holder shall implement proposed mitigation measures, including: a. Positioning stationary equipment and limiting unnecessary idling of vehicles and equipment; b. Confirming machinery covers and panels are well fitted and remain in place, and that bolts and fasteners are tight; c. Properly maintaining equipment, and confirming that engines are fitted with exhaust systems; d. Utilizing lighting only as needed to ensure safety of crews during the work periods. In addition lighting may only be positioned to be north facing. 
  • Given the locations and construction activities proposed, noise monitoring and video recording of the activities is required. The results of the noise monitoring shall be available to the contractor in real time, and shall be submitted to the port authority following each of the work weekends 
  • Following the first weekend of demolition activities, and no later than 10 business days prior to the second weekend, the Permit Holder shall provide the port authority the results of noise monitoring undertaken during the works and information on any proposed changes to activities and/or timing for removing the subsequent spans, or additional mitigations. The port authority will review the results and information and may add conditions to this authorization for the subsequent work weekends 
  • The Permit Holder shall circulate a construction notice to surrounding residents, at least 5 business days prior to commencing works, at each occurrence (3 times). The notice shall be consistent with the draft provided on March 14, 2022, and shall be distributed using several methods. 
  • All Project Permit 15-012 conditions shall continue to apply during the extended work hours 

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is satisfied that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. 

Therefore, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part. 

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