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Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project - Public Comments Invited

November 8, 2013 - As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012) put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project, located in British Columbia. The Agency invites the public to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment.

The public can review and comment on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines, a document that identifies the potential environmental effects to be taken into consideration and the information and analysis that needs to be included in the proponent's EIS.

Written comments must be submitted by December 8, 2013 to:

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431
Fax: 604-666-6990
RobertsBank@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the draft EIS Guidelines or for more information, visit the Agency's website (registry reference number 80054). All comments received will be considered public.

Copies of the draft EIS Guidelines are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Tsawwassen Library
    1321A - 56th Street
    Delta, BC V4L 2A6
    Telephone: 604-943-2271

  • George Mackie Library
    8440 - 112th Street
    Delta, BC V4C 4W9
    Telephone: 604-594-8155

Consistent with the transparency and public engagement elements of CEAA 2012, this is the second opportunity for Canadians to comment on this project. Following this comment period, the Agency will finalize and issue the EIS Guidelines to the proponent. An application period for participant funding and a future public comment period related to the EIS will be announced at a later date.

Projects subject to CEAA 2012 are assessed using a science-based approach. If the project is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and increased fines.

The proposed project

Port Metro Vancouver proposes the construction and operation of a new three-berth marine container terminal located at Roberts Bank in Delta, British Columbia, approximately 35 kilometres south of Vancouver. Located next to the existing Deltaport and Westshore Terminals, the Project would provide an additional 2.4 million units of container capacity per year at Roberts Bank.

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