Steveston, BC – February 7, 2022 The CBC/Radio-Canada has determined that the proposed Steveston Catwalk and Pile Deactivation is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

Mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are:

  • Work will be completed in compliance with regulatory requirements and according to Best Management Practices for the tasks;
  • Erosion and sediment control measures will be installed prior to work and monitored for efficacy;
  • Equipment will be maintained in working order and checked for leaks or deficiencies regularly. Equipment with leaks or malfunctions will be removed from the work area and repaired immediately;
  • Equipment will be operated from wooden access mats and a marine barge;
  • The project has a Spill Response Plan in place and will maintain spill response materials in adequate supply to respond to a spill based on quantities at the site; and
  • Work will be monitored by an experienced Environmental Monitor.

The CBC/Radio-Canada is satisfied that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Therefore, the CBC/Radio-Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.

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