The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has filed an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency in March 2015.
The EIS summarizes the results of 77 studies undertaken over four years, with contributions from more than 100 professional scientists and more than 35,000 hours of field work. This work informed the port authority’s assessment of potential environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects of the Project, including cumulative effects. The EIS includes proposed mitigation measures to reduce, avoid or offset potential effects and describes the monitoring and follow-up program that would be undertaken to ensure mitigation measures are effective.
Extensive technical and environmental studies were conducted to complement a wealth of previously available scientific information, and consultation was undertaken with regulators, Aboriginal groups, local government and the public. Input received was considered and incorporated, along with technical and financial information, in the planning and development of the Project, in the assessment of potential effects and in the development of mitigation measures.
In response to updated Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines provided by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency in April 2015, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has submitted the Marine Shipping Supplemental Report, which assesses the potential effects resulting from marine shipping outside its jurisdiction associated with the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project and within Canada’s territorial sea.
The EIS and Marine Shipping Supplemental Report conclude that the Project should be approved to proceed, given that the Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, and given the benefits of the Project to Canada and British Columbia.
To read the EIS and the Marine Shipping Supplemental Report, visit the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency website (registry reference number 80054).
Printed copies of the EIS and Marine Shipping Supplemental Report are available for reference at the following locations:
- Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office (5225A Ladner Trunk Rd, Delta)
- Ladner Pioneer Library (4683 51 St, Delta)
- George Mackie Library (8440 112 St, Delta)
- Tsawwassen Library (1321 56 Street, Delta)
- Environmental Impact Assessment Executive Summary (5.15 MB pdf)
- Marine Shipping Supplemental Report Executive Summary (1.43 MB pdf)