Vancouver Fraser Port Authority renders decision on the Pattullo Bridge replacement project
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has approved a permit application from the B.C. ministry of transportation and infrastructure’s for the proposed Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project.
A portion of the Pattullo Bridge Replacement project is located within federal lands and waters managed by the port authority and is subject to review under section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012. The project required a permit from the port authority to proceed. The project was also reviewable under the B.C. Environmental Assessment Act, pursuant to the shoreline modification criteria, so it was reviewed under a harmonized environmental assessment process involving the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, led by the EAO.
The project permit from the port authority was issued following a thorough project and environmental review of the application, and is subject to 98 permit conditions that must be met to ensure the project is constructed safely, protects the environment, and considers the impacts on local communities. The project permit application review included consultation with the community, municipalities, agencies, stakeholders and Aboriginal groups.
Copies of the permit can be found on the port authority’s website.
For more information about the project and construction activities, please visit MoTI’s website.
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 financially self-sufficient and 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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