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Schnitzer Fire Suppression Project - Design Amendment - Public Comments Invited

April 17, 2020 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed amendment to the design of the approved the Schnitzer Fire Suppression System (PER No. 18-196-01), located in Surrey, BC, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments must be submitted by May 16, 2020.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed project, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by May 16, 2020 via the online commenting tool or to:

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Project and Environmental Review
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. Canada  V6C 3T4
per@portvancouver.com

The Proposed Project

Schnitzer Steels Canada Ltd., (the Applicant/Permit Holder) proposes to revise the design of the fire suppression system for the Schnitzer metal recycling facility. This would require an amendment to the approved Project permit (PER No. 18-196).

The amendment is being requested as a result of project design optimizations. The previously authorized project scope included the installation of three dolphin structures, three six-metre tall power poles supporting thermal cameras and water cannons, connection to site utilities, flood lighting, and a water supply pump in the Fraser River.

The revised project design proposes two pile pier structures to support monitoring towers, two fifteen-metre towers, with fire monitors, lighting, and misting stations, and ancillary access infrastructure. The fire suppression system will be connected to the municipal water supply which will be supported by the installation of a 350,000 gallon (1,300,000 litre) water tank on a concrete foundation and construction of a new valve tie-in and pump house building on the concrete foundation. 

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