S&R Sawmills - D-Mill Urgent Bank Stabilization - Change to Timing of the Works

S&R Sawmills proposes to install a sheet pile wall to minimize potential future erosion of the embankment into the Fraser River. This includes excavating a keyway for the sheet pile wall, removing existing riprap and vegetation, installing the sheet pile wall, and backfilling using 10 kilogram class riprap to build up the existing slope protection material, and fill voids created during the sheet pile installation. No removal or disturbance of native sediment will occur during the excavation of the keyway. The retaining wall will extend 30 metres along the slope and will consist of approximately 24 pairs of 9 metre (or greater) AZ13 steel sheet piles and will penetrate the ground to a depth of approximately 4.5 metres, extending 1.5 metres above ground. The works will be conducted in the dry (above the water level) with land-based equipment such as a crawler-crane, an excavator, and a vibratory hammer. The project is proposed to occur during the least-risk work window of June 16 to February 28. The works are expected to take approximately 1 week to complete.

S&R Sawmills submitted an amendment request to conduct the works approved under PER No. 21-061 outside the least-risk window of June 16 to February 28. The permit holder requires to undertake the works before high freshet flows to avoid additional erosion of the shoreline. The scope of the project remains unchanged. See the port authority website for more details: https://www.portvancouver.com/permitting-and-reviews/per/project-and-environment-review-applicant/status-of-permit-applications/d-mill-urgent-bank-stabilization-sr-sawmills/  


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Notice of Determination 

Langley, B.C. –May 12, 2022– The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed S&R Sawmills – D-Mill Urgent Bank Stabilization – Amendment No. 21-061-01 located at 19791 101 Avenue, Langley, BC is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
4 Notice of Determination - May 12, 2022
3 S&R Sawmills - D-Mill Urgent Bank Stabilization - Change to Timing of the Works - March 28, 2022

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Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4
Email: per@portvancouver.com

  • Location

    • S&R Sawmills - D-Mill Urgent Bank Stabilization (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    S&R Sawmills
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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