Public notice 

Amendment to the construction hours for the approved Viterra Pacific Terminals New Revetment Slope – Public comments invited 

December 14, 2021– As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Amendment to the construction hours for the approved Viterra Pacific Terminals New Revetment Slope, located at 1803 Stewart Street, Vancouver, BC are likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by January 12, 2022.

To help inform this determination and a decision on whether or not to approve the proposed amendment, 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. In addition, your contact information may be shared with third parties, e.g., the tenant, other relevant agencies, to help respond to your questions and inform possible mitigations. 

Written comments must be submitted by January 12, 2022.

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 amendment 

The Permit Holder, Viterra Inc. is proposing to undertake a portion of the project beyond the port authority standard construction hours, which is during low tides. This requires an amendment to condition 15 of the original permit (PER No. 20-215). 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, in addition they 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.  

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