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Centerm Expansion Project - Amendment PER No. 15-012-03 (Condition 47 - Extended Hours)

The Centerm Expansion Project proposes to carry out physical activities related to on-terminal construction works for the Centerm Expansion Project continuously (24 hours, 7 days a week) for the period from May 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020. These works would require an amendment to condition 47 of the approved Centerm Expansion Project project permit (PER No. 15-012), which states:

47. Construction and any physical activities related to the Project may be conducted between

Monday to Saturday between the hours of 7:00am to 8:00pm. No construction works shall occur during Sundays or statutory holidays except as follows.

Dredging, fill placement, and the construction of the CROP overpass may be conducted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the duration of these components only, for the dates defined in the construction schedule required under condition No. 17 and in keeping with a Construction Communications Plan.

Hours for all other activities shall not be modified without prior approval from VFPA. To request permission to conduct activities beyond these hours, submit a written request in keeping with VFPA Guidelines, 20 days prior to the desired start date of extended hours.

The extended hours works are being requested further to an earlier approval in October 2019, which allowed specific project works to be carried out on Union nights between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. and, in exceptional circumstances, Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. for a 6 month period from November 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority understands that this was to allow contactors to proceed with specific works on-terminal in order to maintain the construction schedule, help minimize the impact to current terminal operations during the expansion works and, in ‘exceptional circumstances', carry out works impacted by inclement weather.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority understands that the rationale for the current extended hours works request for the period from May 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 is, again, to maintain the construction schedule and help minimize the impact to current terminal operations during the expansion works. The project components associated with this request include the installation of the new rail mounted gantry crane; rail construction; utility works; relocation of reefer towers; building construction works; surveys; equipment mobilization and demobilization; concrete pouring; asphalt paving, and line painting.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority understands that the works described above are not anticipated to generate significant noise relative to the existing noise levels at the terminal, and that louder activities will continue to be carried out during daytime hours. Noise levels will be less than, or equal to, existing terminal operations and current train movements along the south shore.


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Notice of Determination

Vancouver, B.C. –May 11, 2020– The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Centerm Expansion Project – Amendment PER No. 15-012-03 (Condition 47 – Extended Hours) is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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


  • Location

    • Centerm Expansion Project - Amendment PER No. 15-012-03 (Condition 47 - Extended Hours) (British Columbia)
  • Project Type

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Status

    Completed
  • Start Date

    2020-04-07
  • Proponent

    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    80591

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..within 200 kilometres
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