Dredging to deepen berth 1

February 25, 2020

Project Status

Permit amendment – under review

In February 2020, Neptune Bulk Terminals submitted an amendment to a project permit No. 18-027-1. The amendment would extend the permit (which is due to expire on February 29, 2020) to October 31, 2020. The amendment would also amend the permitted construction hours in respect to condition 23 of the approved Dredging to Deepen Berth 1 permit, located at Neptune Bulk Terminals, North Vancouver North Vancouver, B.C.

As part of the Project and Environmental Review for the proposed project under the Impact Assessment Act, the proposed project is posted on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry here with an opportunity for public comment between February 24, 2020 to March 25, 2020.

About the proposed amendment:

The Permit Holder proposes to carry out physical activities related to the installation of a sheet pile wall and the dredging to deepen Berth 1 at Neptune Bulk Terminals up until October 31, 2020. This would require an extension to the approved Dredging to Deepen Berth 1 project permit (PP No. 18-027-1), which has an expiry date of February 29, 2020.

Neptune Bulk Terminals also proposes to carry out physical works associated with the approved Dredging to Deepen Berth 1 Project 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Statutory Holidays to August 31, 2020. This would require an amendment condition 23 of the approved project permit, which states:

All general construction and physical activities related to the Project shall be conducted from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm. No construction and physical activities shall take place on Sundays or holidays. These hours shall not be modified without prior approval of VFPA. To request permission to conduct activities outside of these hours, the Permit Holder must submit a written request no less than 20 business days prior to the desired start date.

The condition amendment is being requested further to an earlier approval in August 2019, which allowed physical works to be carried out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding Statutory Holidays from August 7, 2019 to February 29, 2020. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority understands that these works are not anticipated to generate significant noise and that Neptune Bulk Terminals is committed to concentrating any activities likely to generate noise to daytime hours.

Contact information

For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, please contact Regan Elley, Planner, by email or phone at 604.665.9594