Riverside Forest Products Inc. | Maintenance Dredging
On February 26, 2023, a project permit was issued to Riverside Forest Products Inc. (“Applicant”) to undertake Maintenance Dredging – Riverside Forest Products, located within the water lot fronting 11732 130th Street, Surrey, British Columbia on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 37 permit conditions the Applicant must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
About the project
Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. on behalf of the Applicant was issued a multi-year permit for dredging works in the waterlot fronting 11732 130th Street, Surrey, B.C. Dredging is required to re-establish the required depths to ensure continued safe navigation and access for equipment and support vessels. Known maintenance dredging has taken place at this facility in 2002 to 2006.
Dredging works will include removal of up to 4,000 cubic metres per year within a 1,430 square metre footprint. Dredging will remove accumulated sediment high spots within the waterlot with a target dredge grade of -5 metres local low water. Dredging will be carried out using a marine spud derrick equipped with a clamshell bucket. Material will be loaded on a materials barge for disposal at sea under a valid Environment and Climate Change Canada Disposal at Sea permit, or placed upland for later reuse or disposal. Works are expected to take four days per annual dredge event and will be carried out within the least risk window for the Fraser River. Works may be conducted during weekend periods (i.e., Saturday, Sunday and potentially holidays) to accommodate the facility’s schedule.
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