Maintenance Dredging - Riverside Forest Products

The proposed project 

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. on behalf of Riverside Forest Products Inc. is seeking a multi-year permit for dredging works in the waterlot fronting 11732 130th Street, Surrey, BC. Dredging is required to re-establish the required depths to ensure continued safe navigation and access for equipment and support vessels. Known maintenance dredging has taken place at this facility in 2002 to 2006.   

Dredging works will include removal of up to 4,000 cubic metres per year within a 1,430 square metre footprint. Dredging will remove accumulated sediment high spots within the waterlot with a target dredge grade of -5 metres local low water. Dredging will be carried out using a marine spud derrick equipped with a clamshell bucket. Material will be loaded on a materials barge for disposal at sea under a valid Environment and Climate Change Canada Disposal at Sea permit, or placed upland for later reuse or disposal. Works are proposed to take four days per annual dredge event and will be carried out within the least risk window for the Fraser River. Works may be conducted during weekend periods (i.e., Saturday, Sunday and potentially holidays) to accommodate the facility's schedule.  


Latest update

Notice of Determination 

Surrey, B.C. – February 6, 2023 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Maintenance Dredging – Riverside Forest Products located at 11732 130th Street, Surrey, B.C. is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - February 6, 2023
1 Maintenance Dredging - Riverside Forest Products - Public comments invited - December 7, 2022


Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4

  • Location

    • Maintenance Dredging - Riverside Forest Products (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Maintenance Dredging - Riverside Forest Products
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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