Project environmental reviews

To meet our responsibilities under the Impact Assessment Act, we undertake comprehensive assessments of all proposed projects, physical works and activities within our jurisdiction that could affect land, air or water. We use our project and environmental review process to meet this requirement.

Through the guidelines set out in our project and environmental review process, our team reviews potential environmental impacts of any proposed project or activity in our jurisdiction. Once a review is complete, the port authority makes a decision on the project permit application. If a proposed project is approved, a project permit will be issued with conditions. We will not authorize or allow a proposed project to proceed if it is likely to result in significant adverse environmental effects that cannot be mitigated.

Project proponents must meet project permit conditions to ensure a project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects, including impacts to Indigenous people, surrounding communities and stakeholders. We have a program to monitor and enforce compliance with permit conditions, and we work with permit holders to resolve issues.

Environmental reporting

Under section 67 to 69 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA, 2012), we were required to report to Parliament annually on our activities. As of August 2019, under the new Impact Assessment Act, information is posted about projects on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry website. We anticipate our last report to Parliament will be on our 2019 activities. Past reports and additional details on environmental reviews are available below:

Reports to Parliament

2018 – Activity report: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEAA, 2012 reviews [PDF]
2017 – Activity report: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEAA, 2012 reviews [PDF]
2016 – Activity report: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEAA, 2012 reviews [PDF]
2015 – Activity report: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEAA, 2012 reviews [PDF]
2014 – Activity report: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEAA, 2012 reviews [PDF]
2013 – Activity report: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEAA, 2012 reviews [PDF]
2012 – Activity report: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority CEAA, 2012 reviews [PDF]

Environmental decisions

2020 – List: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority environmental decisions [PDF]
2019 – List: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority environmental decisions [PDF]

2018 – List: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority environmental decisions
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2017 – List: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority environmental decisions [PDF]
2016 – List: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority environmental decisions [PDF]
2015 – List: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority environmental decisions [PDF]
2014 – List: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority environmental decisions [PDF]
2013 – List: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority environmental decisions [PDF]

2012 – List: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority environmental decisions [PDF]