Public notice 

Transfer Ponds Upgrades - Neptune – Public comments invited 

March 2, 2022 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Transfer Ponds Upgrades - Neptune, located at Neptune Bulk Terminals CANADA Ltd. 1001 Low Level Road, North Vancouver, BC are likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by March 31, 2022

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. 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 March 31, 2022 to: 

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority 
Project and Environmental Review 
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place 
Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6C 3T4 

The proposed project 

As the Allison Project (PER No. 2012-066 – Neptune Coal Capacity - Allison) moves towards completion, the terminal is experiencing an increased demand for water capacity. To help alleviate this demand, Neptune Bulk Terminals (Neptune) is proposing to install a 500 metre long coalwater forcemain from transfer pond 2 to transfer pond 5 (along the centre of their coal operations). Neptune is also proposing to upgrade the pump stations by adding 5 new pumps with new piping systems, supporting structures and electrical connections – the existing structures are to remain in place. Should the permit be approved, the project is expected take approximately 1 month to complete and will be undertaken during standard port authority construction hours. 

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