Lehigh Hanson is proposing to construct a grinding facility to manufacture supplementary cementitious materials (SCM) adjacent to its existing cement production facility located at 7753 Berg Road on Tilbury Island in the City of Delta. The proposed project would have a marine terminal and an annual nominal production capacity of 650,000 tonnes when fully operational.
The proposal triggered both the BC Environmental Assessment Act (as the project involves a new manufacturing facility in the hydraulic cement industry with a production capacity greater than 100,000 tonnes) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (as the proposed new marine terminal is designed to handle ships larger than 25,000 Dead Weight Tonnes).
The province, through the BC Environmental Assessment Office, made the formal determination that the project is subject to an environmental assessment and subsequently made a request to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (now the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada) for substitution, which was granted by the federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy. A substitution agreement sets out additional federal requirements to be considered during the environmental assessment process.
The BC Environmental Assessment Office is hosting an upcoming Public Comment Period and Open House for the Valued Components Selection Document for the project.
The Public Comment Period will run from Friday, February 14 to Sunday, March 15, 2020.
An Open House will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Tilbury Ice (7187 Vantage Way) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
For questions related to Delta's involvement, please contact:
Mike Brotherston, Manager of Climate Action & Environment