Fraser Grain Terminal Ltd. | Grain Export Facility Project

October 28, 2016

Project status

Permit under review

In September 2017 Fraser Grain Terminal Ltd. submitted a project permit application to develop a grain export facility at 11041 Elevator Road in Surrey, British Columbia on federal lands 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. Fraser Grain Terminal Ltd. is required to undertake consultation activities in the application review phase.

About the project

The Applicant proposes to construct a grain export facility to trans-ship up to 3.5 million metric tonnes per annum of bulk grain products including wheat, barley, oil seeds, pulses and other specialty grains on the Fraser River via an existing berth at Fraser Surrey Docks. The proposed project includes the construction of 34 above ground steel storage silos, a travelling ship-loader, a semi-loop rail track, container loading facility and storage yard, rail and truck loading facility and other associated terminal infrastructure. The terminal would receive grains by rail which would then be transferred to storage silos, or directly loaded onto ocean-going vessels at Fraser Surrey Docks should a vessel be waiting at the dock. From the storage silos, most of the grain would be loaded onto vessels, and any remaining product transferred into containers, rail cars or trucks. Containers for export would be loaded directly onto container ships at Fraser Surrey Docks and would also be trucked to other container terminals, such as Deltaport. A small amount of product would be distributed to customers in the Fraser Valley via rail and trucking. The proposed project includes the following within Vancouver Fraser Port Authority jurisdiction:

  • Unloading station and transfer tower with fully enclosed conveying equipment and a built-in dust suppression system
  • 34 above-ground steel storage bins (24 at 3,000 tonnes and 10 at 500 tonnes)
  • Travelling shiploader with telescopic cascading spout to reduce dust during vessel loading, replacing existing ship loader fitted with older technology
  • Semi-loop rail track
  • Extensions to four port authority rail yard rail tracks (off-site works)
  • Container loading facility and storage yards
  • Rail and truck loading facility
  • An administration building and maintenance shop.
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Public Consultation

The 20-business day comment period for the proposed project took place from November 15, 2017 until December 12, 2017. The applicant conducted both online activities and two open houses during this public comment period. The open houses were held in Surrey and in New Westminster. The Consultation Summary Report and the Consideration Report will be available soon in the Resources section below.

Prior to submitting a formal permit application to the port authority, the applicant was required to conduct preliminary consultation activities to solicit early feedback on the proposed project and scope of technical studies from the public, stakeholders and Aboriginal groups. A summary of consultation and how feedback was considered in the preliminary review phase, is available in the resources section below.

Resources

March 2018 – Application Review Public Consultation Consideration Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
January 2018  – Application Review Public Consultation Summary Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
January 2018  – Application Review Public Consultation Summary Report Appendices: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
November 2017 – Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project: Discussion Guide [PDF]  
November 2017 – Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project: Display Boards [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Form: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Project Overview Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Project Description and Operations Description: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Construction Environment Management Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Air Assessment: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Alternative Siting Options: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application BATNEC Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Energy Efficiency Study: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Early Earthquake Warning System Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Fire Prevention Life Safety Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Flood Protection Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Geotech Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Habitat Assessment Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Lighting Assessment Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Marine Structures Study: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Noise Assessment Appendix 1a: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Noise Assessment Appendix 1b: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Noise Assessment Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Rail Operations Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Spill Prevention, Emergency Response and Hazardous Materials Handling Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Stormwater Management Plan: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Traffic Impact Study: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Viewscape and Shade Study: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Drawings Package 1a: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Drawings Package 1b: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Drawings Package 2a: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Drawings Package 2b: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  
September 2017 – Project Permit Application Drawings Package 3: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility Project [PDF]  

March 2017 – Preliminary Public Comment Period Input Consideration Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility  [PDF]  
January 2017 – Preliminary Public Comment Period Consultation Summary Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility [PDF]  
January 2017 – Preliminary Public Comment Period Consultation Summary Report: Fraser Grain Terminal Grain Export Facility – Appendices [PDF]  

Contact information

To provide feedback about Fraser Grain Terminal’s proposed project, please visit frasergrainterminal.ca, or contact the Fraser Grain Terminal project team by email or phone at 1.866.302.8872. For questions regarding the port authority’s Project and Environmental Review process, please contact Jessica Mehigan, Senior Planner by email or phone at 604.665.9627.