Delta Cedar Products Ltd. | Delta Cedar Maintenance Dredging
In July 6, 2022, a project permit was issued to Delta Cedar Products Ltd. (Applicant) conduct maintenance dredging of up to 12,000 cubic metres per year in the water lot adjacent to 10075 River Road, in Delta, British Columbia on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 31 permit conditions the applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
About the project
Maintenance dredging is required to remove accumulated sediments from within the water lot to restore design grades and ensure continued safe navigation and operation of dozer boats, barges, and support vessels. Similar maintenance dredging was most recently conducted in February 2022. The Applicant is seeking a multi-year permit to dredge periodically.
The Project consists of selectively dredging high points during each dredge event (i.e., the entire footprint is not dredged each event) with a target dredge grade depth ranging between -3 and -5 metres chart datum. Maintenance dredging will be conducted from the water using a marine spud derrick- or barge-mounted clamshell dredge. The derrick or barge will be towed to the site on the Fraser River using a tugboat. Dredged materials will be loaded onto barges for transport and disposal at an approved disposal at sea site under a valid disposal at sea permit from Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Dredging is anticipated to be conducted several times per year on weekend shutdowns and potentially holidays to accommodate the schedule of the sawmill on site.
Please note, when receiving public feedback as part of the PER process, the port authority may collect your personal information, i.e., your name, contact information and personal views and opinions, to inform the PER process for a proposed project. Your personal information may be disclosed to third parties, such as our tenants, in order for them to respond directly to you or help inform our response. You are entitled to submit a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner office here.