Summit Earthworks | Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility

December 15, 2016

 

 

Project status

Permit under review

In December 2016, Summit Earthworks submitted a project permit application to develop the Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility at the parcel southeast of the intersection at Derwent Way and Salter Street in New Westminster, British Columbia on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. As part of the Project and Environmental Review for the proposed project, consultation with the public and stakeholder groups is required. The port authority is conducting formal consultation activities with stakeholders as part of the permitting process. Summit Earthworks is required to send a notification letter to the surrounding community to gather feedback about the proposed project and construction activities.

About the project

Summit Earthworks proposes to develop a soil transfer and barge facility. The proposed project is to facilitate the transfer of waste soil (concentrations less than the BC Hazardous Waste Regulation Criteria) up the Fraser River by barge to an appropriate disposal facility in Mission, B.C. In addition, the site incorporates a gravel storage and loading area to facilitate back-hauling of gravel materials off-site. The gravel is brought to the site by barge and it is estimated that the barge will move 3,000 to 5,000 tonnes of gravel in/out per month. 

 
Vehicle access to the site is proposed to be from Salter Street. Operation of the facility would include up to 60 trucks arriving and departing intermittently each day. It is anticipated that one barge per week would be loaded with approximately 1,500 to 2,500 m3 of soil. The material will be loaded onto dump trucks with a front-end loader and then loaded onto the barge. The total estimated volume through the site per month is 6,000 m3.

Proposed project activities and components include:

  • Installation of a lined 2,600 m2 (~28,000 ft2) lined and covered material storage area designed to prevent infiltration into the underlying subgrade;
  • Installation of two uncovered gravel storage bays that occupy an area of 15 metres by 20 metres total, with 3.25 metre high lock blocks around the east, north and west perimeter sides of the storage bays;
  • Construction of a lock block perimeter wall, tree barrier, and soil berm along the western boundary of the site;
  • Construction of an asphalt road;
  • Installation of a weigh scale and scale house;
  • Installation of a 2,500 litre fuel storage tank;
  • Installation of a wheel wash station;
  • Installation of a runoff water collection sump, pumping station, and three ~19,000 litre (5,000 gallon) storage tanks;
  • Installation of storm drains and catch basins;
  • Construction of a floating barge ramp;
  • Installation of 26 steel piles; and
  • Berthing and bumper dolphins.

Should the proposed project be approved, construction is expected to take approximately six months.

Resources

December 2017 – Project Permit Application Addendum Air Assessment Memo: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility [PDF]
December 2017 – Project Permit Application Addendum Noise Assessment Memo: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Form: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Location Plan: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Barge Berth and Ramp Drawing: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility (Updated April 2017) [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Marine Structures Drawing: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Contingency and Spill Response Plan: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility (Updated November 2017) [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Geotechnical Report: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility (Updated April 2017) [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Air Assessment Report: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility (Updated April 2017) [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility (Updated November 2017) [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Storm Runoff Drainage Plan Drawing: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Biophysical Assessment and Vegetation Plan: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility (Updated April 2017) [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Noise Assessment Screening: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility (Updated April 2017) [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Traffic Impact Study: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility (Updated September 2017) [PDF]
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Archaeological Overview Assessment: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility (Updated November 2017; Received and under review)
January 2017 – Project Permit Application Construction Environmental Management Plan: Summit Earthworks Derwent Way Soil Transfer and Barge Facility (Updated April 2017) [PDF]

Contact information

For more information about Summit Earthworks’ proposed project, please contact Myles Hargrove by email or phone at 604-820-0569. For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, please contact Ken Berglund, Planner, by email or phone at 604.665.9642.