Public notice 

Maintenance Dredging – Riverside Forest Products – Public comments invited 

December 7, 2022 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Maintenance Dredging – Riverside Forest Products, located within the waterlot fronting 11732 130th Street, Surrey, B.C., is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by January 5, 2023.  

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 January 5, 2023

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

The proposed project 

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. on behalf of Riverside Forest Products Inc. is seeking a multi-year permit for dredging works in the waterlot fronting 11732 130th Street, Surrey, BC. Dredging is required to re-establish the required depths to ensure continued safe navigation and access for equipment and support vessels. Known maintenance dredging has taken place at this facility in 2002 to 2006.   

Dredging works will include removal of up to 4,000 cubic metres per year within a 1,430 square metre footprint. Dredging will remove accumulated sediment high spots within the waterlot with a target dredge grade of -5 metres local low water. Dredging will be carried out using a marine spud derrick equipped with a clamshell bucket. Material will be loaded on a materials barge for disposal at sea under a valid Environment and Climate Change Canada Disposal at Sea permit, or placed upland for later reuse or disposal. Works are proposed to take four days per annual dredge event and will be carried out within the least risk window for the Fraser River. Works may be conducted during weekend periods (i.e., Saturday, Sunday and potentially holidays) to accommodate the facility's schedule.  

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