Goodrich Terminals | Lumber Transload Facility and Rail Spur

April 6, 2021

Project status
Permit amendment under review

In June 2022, Goodrich Terminals submitted a request to extend the validity of PER No. 18-037. The request is to extend the validity of the existing permit until June 20, 2023 for works related to the Lumber Transload Facility and Rail Spur located at 1480, 21832, 21780 South Westminster Shore and 10880 Dyke Road, Surrey, British Columbia on federal lands and waters controlled by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

As part of the Project and Environmental Review  for the proposed project under the Impact Assessment Act, the proposed project was posted on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry with an opportunity for public comment between June 16 and July 15, 2022.

About the proposed amendment:
Goodrich Terminals proposes to carry out physical activities related to the completion of the Lumber Transload Facility and Rail Spur at 10880 Dyke Road, Surrey up until June 30, 2023. This would require an extension to the approved project permit (PER No. 18-037), which has an expiry date of June 30, 2022. The extension is being requested as a result of project scheduling delays as more time is required to obtain additional approvals. The scope of works that would be completed during the extended period includes the installation of a rail spur, approximately 354 metres in length.  

Permit issued

On June 4, 2020, a project permit was issued to Goodrich Terminals to develop a lumber transload facility at 21480, 21832, 21780 South Westminster Shore and 10880 Dyke Road, Surrey, British Columbia on federal lands and waters controlled by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 42 permit conditions Goodrich Terminals must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

A construction notice was sent to the surrounding community prior to work commencing on site.

About the project

The site is approximately 50,000 m2 (54,000 ft2) in size, and includes 10880 Dyke Road, which was previously in use as a cedar sawmill, and the adjacent vacant vegetated lot. The proposed project will facilitate the transfer of lumber for export to foreign markets via the Port of Vancouver. Lumber will arrive at the site via truck or rail; it will then be temporarily stored in open areas and stacked at a height of 5 to 6 m (15 to 20 ft), before being loaded into containers that will leave the site via truck. Ancillary operations may include the transloading of woodpulp, and small-scale wood cutting/milling.

Goodrich anticipate the transportation of approximately 1,000 containers per month, with approximately 60 Super B and container trucks, and 12 center beam railcars, accessing the site each day. The facility is expected to receive approximately 60% of deliveries to site via the new rail spur, which will connect with the existing CN rail line, and 40% via truck. Truck access to the site will be from Dyke Road, via Tannery Road, between the hours of 7 am and 3:30 pm on weekdays.

Project activities and components include:

  • Vegetation removal, approx. footprint 14,000 m2 (150,700 ft2)
  • Grading and paving of unpaved areas, approx. footprint 26,000m2 (280,000 ft2)
  • Repaving and patching in areas of existing paving, as necessary
  • Installation of dust collector equipment approximately 18m (60 ft) in height from grade
  • Installation of a bioswale
  • Installation of two stormwater outfalls
  • Installation of a rail spur, approx. length 354m (1,161 ft)

Resources

February 2021 – Restoration Order: Goodrich Terminals – Lumber Transload Facility and Rail Spur [PDF]
June 2020 – Approved project permit (18-037): Goodrich Terminals – Lumber Transload Facility and Rail Spur [PDF]
June 2020 – Project and environmental review report: Goodrich Terminals – Lumber Transload Facility and Rail Spur [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Application[PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Project Description [PDF]
March 20Project Permit Application: Site Plan [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Site Layout plans [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Rail Operating Plan [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Rail Plans – Functional [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Rail Plans – Conceptual [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Rail Safety Management [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Rail Spur Excavation Track Standards [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Traffic Impact Study [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Air Assessment Report [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Noise Assessment Screening Worksheet [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix A and B [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 1 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 2 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 3 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 4 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 5 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 6 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 7 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 8 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 9 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 10 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 11 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 12 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 13 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 14 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 15 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 16 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 17 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 18 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix C – 19 of 19 [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: ESA and Groundwater Sampling Appendix D PDF] March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Drainage Memo [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Geotechnical Report [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Grading Plans [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Vegetation Plan [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Lighting Plan [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Dust Collection [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Construction Environmental Management Plan [PDF]
March 2020 – Project Permit Application: Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan [PDF]

Contact information

For more information about Goodrich Terminal’s proposed project, please go to their website or contact Sucha Seikhon, by email or phone at 604.588.0132.

For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.

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 amendment. 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.