Dredge pipe removals | Fraser River Pile and Dredge on behalf of Mainland Sand and Gravel
Permit amendment issued
In August 2022, amendment PER No. 21-063-01 was issued to Fraser River Pile and Dredge (the Applicant). The amendment approved the request to extend the expiry date of the existing permit for works located at the water lot fronting 19909 – 101 Avenue, Langley, British Columbia on lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
About the amendment:
An extension to the approved Dredge Pipe Removals (PER No. 21-063) with an expiry date of June 30, 2022 was required as the Applicant was not able to complete the works due to the high demand of the required A-frame support vessel. The Applicant is removing two 660 millimeter diameter by 100 metre long steel pipes (approximately 30 to 40 metres of each pipe remains within Port Authority jurisdiction).
The permit has been extended to February 28, 2023 to complete the works during safe working conditions (i.e., outside peak freshet). There are no changes to construction activities or the scope of work outlined in the approved initial permit.
In June 2021, a project permit was issued to Fraser River Pile and Dredge on behalf of Mainland Sand and Gravel, to remove two, 660 millimeter diameter steel pipes at the former Mainland Sand and Gravel Port Kells Sand Depot located at the water lot fronting 19909 – 101 Avenue, Langley, British Columbia on lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 26 permit conditions that Fraser River Pile and Dredge must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
About the project
Fraser River Pile and Dredge on behalf of Mainland Sand and Gravel are proposing to remove two, 660 millimeter diameter steel pipes that were used as part of the sand supply operations at the former Mainland Sand and Gravel Port Kells Sand Depot. The total length of the pipes are approximately 100 meters each. The upland sections of the pipes were removed as part of the site exit requirements in March 2021, with approximately 30 – 40 meters of each pipe remaining within port jurisdiction.
A workboat with an onboard winch will be used to access the tenure during high tide. The winch would be used to raise each section of pipe separately and place them onto pontoons to float them out of the area to an offsite storage location. The pipes are located on the surface of intertidal area and will not require excavation or dredging for removal. No vegetation will be removed during the work.
Work is anticipated to commence after the fisheries sensitive period and will take approximately 2-3 days to complete. All work will be undertaken during regular construction hours.
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