Port authority submits annual report of permits granted in 2016
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority recently submitted its annual report to Parliament on permits granted between January 1 and December 31, 2016.
Under section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 (CEAA 2012), Canada Port Authorities are required to report annually to Parliament on all permits they issued during the previous year. This requirement is one of several mechanisms in place that provides oversight to port authority matters. The report is publicly available on the websites of both the federal government and the port authority.
Canada Port Authorities have been the permitting authority for federal port lands and waters since the introduction of the Canada Marine Act in 1998. As a federal authority, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has developed a robust, science-based review methodology called the Project and Environmental Review process to determine whether or not a project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects and inform decision-making requirements under section 67 of CEAA 2012.
In 2016, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority granted 232 project permits.
- 2016 activity report [PDF]
- Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 (section 71)
- Canada Marine Act
About the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. It is accountable to the federal minister of transport and operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo, facilitating trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, the port authority and port terminals and tenants are responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.
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