Updated September 2019
As you may know, the Impact Assessment Act came into effect on August 28, 2019. Please note, the changes will affect our review timelines for some Category A and B project permits.

To assist applicants in preparing their applications and determining the scope of required studies, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has developed application guides and technical guidelines as listed below. If you have questions, please contact our Planning and Development team at 604.665.9047 or [email protected].

Application guides

Project and Environmental Review Application Guide [PDF]
Updated September 2019
Project and Environmental Review Categories [PDF]
Updated September 2019
Works and Activities Exclusion List [PDF]
Updated September 2019
Category A permit bundling [PDF]
New March 2020


Technical guidelines

Technical studies may be required to support the review of a Project Permit. Depending on the category of review, a project may also require Indigenous, stakeholder and/or public consultation. The need for technical studies will be confirmed in the preliminary review phase of the Project and Environmental Review Process, but will generally only be required for Category C and D reviews. Please note these guidelines may be updated, or new guidelines may be added to the list.

Aboriginal Consultation – Information for Applicants [PDF]
Indigenous consultation during COVID-19 [PDF]
New December 2020
Air Emission Management Plan [PDF]
Construction Environmental Management Plan [PDF]
COVID-19 reviews [PDF]
New March 2020
Demolition [PDF]
Designated Projects [PDF]
Environmental Air Assessment [PDF]
Environmental Noise Assessment [PDF]
Habitat Assessment [PDF]
Independent Monitors and Monitoring Work Plans [PDF]
New August 2020
Lighting [PDF]
Project Energy Study Guidelines [PDF]
Public Engagement [PDF]
Updated September 2019
Public engagement during COVID-19 [PDF]
New April 2020
Recreational dock guidelines – Burrard Inlet environmental areas [PDF]
Requests to Conduct Construction Outside of Regular Work Hours [PDF]
Shore Protection Guidelines – Inspection, Maintenance, Design and Repair – Vancouver Harbour [PDF]
Shore Protection Guidelines – Inspection, Maintenance, Design and Repair – Fraser River [PDF]
Stakeholder Consultation [PDF]
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan [PDF]
Transportation Guidelines [PDF]
View and Shade Impact [PDF]

Supporting materials

Land Use Plan
Land Use Plan Map
Project and Environmental Review Guiding Principles [PDF]
Record Drawing Standards for Projects [PDF]