Neptune Bulk Terminals | Locomotive Spur and Service Pad Project
Permit amendment issued
On July 8, 2021, amendment PER No. 17-401-01 was issued to Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. (the Permit Holder) to extend the expiry date for the approved Locomotive Spur and Service Pad Project (PER No. 17-401). The project is located at 1001 Low Level Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia on lands managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
About the proposed amendment:
The Permit Holder proposes to carry out physical activities related to the approved Locomotive Spur and Service Pad Project up until June 30, 2023. This required an extension to the approved Locomotive Spur and Service Pad Project permit (PER No. 17-401), which had an expiry of June 30, 2021. The Permit Holder requested this extension due to the delay of this project relative to other works that the terminal has prioritized. There is no change to the scope of work or construction activities specified in the original permit.
On March 16, 2018 a project permit was issued to Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. to construct a concrete locomotive service pad, rail access spur line, and associated utilities.
The project was approved subject to 24 permit conditions the Permit Holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
About the project
Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. (Neptune) currently utilizes a locomotive spur and service pad with steel and tarp cover for ongoing maintenance of three engines. Additional space is required to facilitate all preventative maintenance activities, including those that require use of a crane to lift parts of locomotives conducting this work. Neptune proposes to construct a concrete locomotive service pad, rail access spur line, and associated utilities to accommodate such maintenance activities. Construction of the spur line will require relocation of various utilities, including but not limited to an electrical power pole, TP-1 sump, oil/water separator, and fuel tank. Existing services in direct proximity to the rail line will require protection via ground reinforcement.
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