Public notice 

CIPA Lumber Maintenance Dredging – Public comments invited 

March 17, 2023 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed CIPA Lumber Maintenance Dredging, located within the water lot fronting 797 Carlisle Road, Delta, BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by April 16, 2023. 

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 April 16, 2023 to: 

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

The proposed project

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (FRPD), working on behalf of CIPA Lumber Co. Ltd., is proposing to conduct maintenance dredging of up to up to 23,000 cubic metres per year at the log boom storage areas and CIPA Lumber's log processing and storage facility at 797 Carlisle Road, Delta, BC. The dredging program will target high-priority spots each year through an approximate area of 92,430 square metres (i.e., the entire area will not be dredged annually).  

Similar maintenance dredging in the water lot adjacent to the mill and a downriver log storage area was most recently conducted in February 2022 under Port Authority Project Permit 18-049. Targeted dredge grades would remain consistent with previous dredging works (i.e., approximately -2.5 metres local low water within the log storage areas and -6.1 metres local low water within the mill pocket). Maintenance dredging is required to maintain the navigational channel design depths and reduce risk to marine navigation. 

Dredging is expected to be conducted between 7 am to 7 pm and may occur on weekends (i.e., Saturday and Sunday) and holidays to accommodate facility shutdowns and periods of inactivity.  

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