Viterra Inc. | Pacific Terminals New Revetment Slope
Permit amendment issued
In January 2022, amendment PER No. 20-215-01 was issued to Viterra Pacific Terminals. The amendment approved condition 15 of project PER No.20-215 to conduct construction activities outside of the port authority’s regular hours. The project is located at 1803 Stewart Street, in Vancouver, British Columbia, on federal lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
About the amendment:
The proposed work to occur outside the port authority’s regular hours includes the breaking and removal of the retaining wall, excavating and trimming the slopes to their design grade, installation of geotextile fabric, placement of core rock, and installation of the riprap layer. Land based equipment, such as a 35 tonne excavator, a wheel loader, a plate compactor, trucks and pavement equipment will be used to complete the project. It is anticipated to take approximately two weeks to complete the low tide nighttime works.
The Permit Holder will follow noise mitigation measures as outlined in their Construction Environmental Management Plan and, and will conduct noise measurements during extended hours as part of the environmental monitoring program. Temporary lighting for night works will be directed down and away from residential lines of sight as much as possible.
In July 2021, a project permit was issued to Viterra Pacific Terminals to removing a portion of a failing retaining wall and replacing it with a new revetment slope consisting of rock fill, geotextile and rip rap at 1803 Stewart Street, Vancouver, BC on lands and waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
The project was approved subject to 31 permit conditions that upland owner must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.
About the project
The project involves removing a portion of a failing retaining wall and replacing it with a new revetment slope consisting of rock fill, geotextile and rip rap. Work is anticipated to be completed using land-based excavators, dump trucks, and demolition equipment. Equipment will excavate the area behind the existing wall, remove deteriorated sections of the concrete retaining wall and base slab, and place fill material and rip rap to reinforce the excavated slope. Works below the high-water mark will have an estimated footprint of 400 square metres. Excess fill material and waste concrete will be removed and disposed of off site. The project is anticipated to take three to four weeks to complete.
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