Public notice 

Lafarge Coquitlam Barge Ramps – Maintenance Dredging – Public comments invited 

October 11, 2022 – As part of its Project and Environmental Review process, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority must determine whether the proposed Lafarge Coquitlam Barge Ramps – Maintenance Dredging, within the water lot fronting 2300 Rogers Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C. is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Written comments to be received by November 9, 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 November 9, 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 

Fraser River Pile & Dredge Inc. on behalf of Lafarge Canada Inc. proposes to carry out periodic maintenance dredging at the water lot generally fronting 2300 Rogers Avenue, Coquitlam, BC. Dredging is required to remove accumulated sediment and re-establish required depths for safe access of barges and support vessels. The applicant is seeking a multi-year permit to dredge periodically within the fish least risk window for the Fraser River. Works following the same work plan were last carried out in January 2021. 

The Project consists of dredging approximately 4,000 cubic metres of material per year using a barge-mounted crane and clamshell bucket. The dredge footprint will be approximately 5,600 square metres with a dredge grade up to -5 metres local low water. Dredged materials will be loaded onto a barge for transport and disposal at an approved disposal at sea site, or to a suitable upland location for reuse or disposal as applicable. The proposed works are anticipated to take four days to complete per event.  

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