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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Malahat Nation

2022-04-10 0:00
  • Reference Number 193
  • Commented During Project Phase: Planning
  • From Malahat Nation to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada re: Comments on the GCT Deltaport Expansion - Berth Four Project
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  • Malahat Nation Malahat Nation self-identified as a participating Indigenous nation to the EAO on November 27, 2020. The Impact Statement must include a nation-specific assessment of project effects on Malahat Nation’s Indigenous interests. Malahat Nation have stated that: “The Malahat Nation, (Malahat) is a Coast Salish Indigenous community located on southern Vancouver Island. The Malahat people have lived, travelled, hunted and fished throughout the Salish Sea including southern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, the San Juan Islands, and the mouth of the Fraser River since time immemorial. As such, Malahat has asserted Aboriginal rights and title to an area, which includes the project area and associated marine shipping route. We are descendants of the South Saanich people, who are signatories to the Douglas treaties. Malahat people therefore possess the right to fish “as formerly” under the Douglas Treaties. In addition, Malahat is a member of the Te’mexw ...
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  • 1 GCT Deltaport Expansion – Berth Four Meeting with Malahat Nation DRAFT January 27th, 2022 – 10:30am to 12:00pm PST MS Teams Meeting Participants IAAC – Analise Saely, Charles Gauthier, Susan Laewen BCEAO – Jessie Hannigan, Mabel Martinez- Dussan GCT - Marko Dekovic, Lyle Viereck, Aurora Van Buren, Farron Rickerby-Nishi, Jeff Rempel, Chunny Varaich Malahat Nation – Tristan Gale, Shannon Ralfs, Kate Richey, Desiree Bulger, Kevin Simpson Action Items  The Agency to send Malahat’s Section 13 of the Joint Guidelines that includes the live edits from the meeting today, as well as the meeting notes. Malahat to approve and add any additional edits/comments prior to the Agency posting the documents on the Registry.  The Agency to send the Joint Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan (JIEPP) to Malahat for comments.  Malahat to send the Agency and BCEAO a framework for methodology in their Section 13 within the next week or two.  ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of Matsqui First Nation

2022-03-3 0:00
  • Reference Number 185
  • Commented During Project Phase: Planning
  • From Matsqui First Nation to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada re: Comments on the GCT Deltaport Expansion - Berth Four Project
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  • Table 13.10 Matsqui First Nation Interests Potential project effects Project justification Reliance on vague federal policy about increasing trade is a weak justification for the DP4 project. The project proponent needs to prove that increasing the movement of containers and associated reliance on foreign markets and suppliers is beneficial environmentally, socially, and economically. Why are there two competing container projects at Roberts Bank? What mechanism will be used to determine which one should proceed? Might both projects be built? Scope of the assessment As a transportation project, the impacts of DP4 extend far beyond Roberts Bank. The scope of the assessment should be similarly broad, and definitely should include lands and communities affected by increased rail and road transportation. Sustainable low carbon economy DP4 will encourage more global transport of goods, increasing release of greenhouse gasses from ships, trucks, trains, ...
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  • 1 GCT Deltaport Expansion - Berth Four Project Matsqui First Nation Consultation Meeting Location: MS Teams January 21, 2022 1:00 – 3:00pm PST Participants IAAC – Charles Gauthier, Jane Stringham and Analise Saely Matsqui – Stan Morgan, David Harper, Cindy Collins and Alice McKay BCEAO – Mabel Martinez-Dussan, Brendan Mather Action Items 1. Matsqui will look at section 13 of the draft Joint Guidelines. IAAC will provide a word version of the section 13 of the draft Joint Guidelines. 2. IAAC will notify Matsqui when Musqueam Indian Band posts their comments on the draft Joint Guidelines. 3. Matsqui will review and comment on the work plans for studies that the proponent shared. DP4 Update  BCEAO gave an update about the planning phase. The public comment period is closing on January 7, 2022 and it will be 45 days. There have been comments received from the public, the proponent and other Indigenous nations. Currently, there are ...

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Attachment Administrator on behalf of People of the River Referrals Office

2022-01-28 0:00
  • Reference Number 177
  • DP4 input
  • Please find attached the following documents as technical feedback to the IAAC regarding the Deltaport Expansion assessment process documentation.    1. A letter outlining feedback on 141799E-Joint Guidelines, specifically on Road and Rai components (141799E-Joint Guidelines-Road Rail-PRRO cover letter 2022-01-28.pdf) 2. A letter outlining feedback on 141799E-Joint Guidelines in general, responding to IAAC’s 3 questions (141799E-Joint Guidelines-Stolo-PRRO cover letter 2022-01-28) 3. A letter outlining feedback on 141800E, draft joint assessment plan  (141800E PRRO Cover Letter-DP4 2022-01-28) 4. A marked up version of the draft joint assessment plan (141800E - PRRO Review.pdf) 5. A letter outlining feedback on 141802E, the draft Indigenous Engagement Plan (141802E-Indigenous Engagement Plan-Stolo-PRRO cover letter 2022-01-27.pdf)   A number of the points overlap. However, I have included ...
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  • 1 | Page 10-7201 Vedder Road ◦ Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 ◦ 604.824.2420 ◦ www.thestsa.ca January 28, 2022 Jane Stringham Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 160 Elgin Street 22nd Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3 Dear Jane Stringham, I write in technical support of the S’ólh Téméxw Stewardship Alliance to provide feedback on the document “Draft Joint Guidelines”, with a specific focus on the road and rail considerations. This letter is a technical response, as communicated via the People of the River Referrals Office (PRRO). The IAAC has raised questions about the geographic scope of road and rail considerations beyond the proponent’s lease boundary. The proponent’s initial assessment of expanded road and rail activities that would result from the Berth 4 project indicates impacts that would affect the heart of S’ólh Téméxw (“Our World”, Stó:lō Territory) – particular in relation to rail. Deltaport Berth 4 would increase rail traffic by an average of ...
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  • 1 | Page 10-7201 Vedder Road ◦ Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 ◦ 604.824.2420 ◦ www.thestsa.ca January 28, 2022 Jane Stringham Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 160 Elgin Street 22nd Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3 Dear Jane Stringham, I write in technical support of the S’ólh Téméxw Stewardship Alliance to provide feedback on the document “Draft Joint Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan”. This letter is a technical response, as communicated via the People of the River Referrals Office (PRRO). 1. Upholding Indigenous rights & the responsibilities of the Crown: The Draft Joint Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan includes an opening statement that the assessment process is “not a rights-determination process” (p1). While this is true, the paragraph reads as though IAAC and the Crown are attempting to absolve themselves of responsibility to uphold Indigenous rights. Please revise to indicate how IAAC will uphold Indigenous rights (even if not ...
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  • Draft Joint Assessment Plan G C T D E L T A P O R T E X P A N S I O N – B E R T H F O U R P R O J E C T ( D P 4 ) November 8, 2021 DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION I M P A C T A S S E S S M E N T A G E N C Y O F C A N A D A / B . C . E N V I R O N M E N T A L A S S E S S M E N T O F F I C E G C T D E L T A P O R T E X P A N S I O N – B E R T H F O U R P R O J E C T ( D P 4 ) – D R A F T J O I N T A S S E S S M E N T P L A N I I Contents Glossary ......................................................................................................................................................................... iii 1. Introduction .......................................................................................................................................................... 1 1.1. Project Background ...
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  • 1 | Page 10-7201 Vedder Road ◦ Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 ◦ 604.824.2420 ◦ www.thestsa.ca January 28, 2022 Jane Stringham Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 160 Elgin Street 22nd Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3 Dear Jane Stringham, I write in technical support of the S’ólh Téméxw Stewardship Alliance to provide feedback on the document “Draft Joint Guidelines”. This letter is a technical response, as communicated via the People of the River Referrals Office (PRRO). In the draft Joint Guidelines, the IAAC and BC EAO have asked for responses to three main questions: 1. What locations and/or valued components are of importance to you and could be affected by the project? The IAAC proposed the components identified in the table below. Please note the modifications as a minimum. However, further consultation with Stó:lō communities and leadership is required in order to provide a more comprehensive account of Stó:lō interests. Please also note the ...
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  • 1 | Page 10-7201 Vedder Road ◦ Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 ◦ 604.824.2420 ◦ www.thestsa.ca January 28, 2022 Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 160 Elgin Street 22nd Floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3 Dear Jane Stringham, I write in technical support of the S’ólh Téméxw Stewardship Alliance to provide feedback on the document “Draft Joint Assessment Plan: GCT Deltaport Expansion – Berth Four Project (DP4)” (Ref. 141800E). This letter is a technical response, as communicated via the People of the River Referrals Office (PRRO). Please find enclosed a copy of the Draft Joint Assessment Plan with embedded comments in the PDF file. Here, I draw attention to some key areas in need of revision. 1. Lack of attention to Indigenous rights and upholding Bill C-15 and Provincial Bill 41. “Indigenous interests” (pIV) are defined in relation to section 35 of the Constitution and the BC Environmental Assessment Act. “Participating Indigenous Nations” are “afforded specific ...

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