At the July 30, 2018 Regular meeting, Council endorsed several follow-up action items from staff related to BHP Billiton’s proposed potash terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks. The proposed terminal is located in the City of Surrey and abuts with the City of Delta’s boundary, raising concerns related to emergency access and cumulative environmental and community impacts (i.e. traffic, air quality, noise). Delta is requesting that the Port of Vancouver conduct a cumulative effects assessment of community and environmental impacts associated with the proposed terminal. View the staff report.
Fraser Surrey Docks is a large, multi-purpose marine terminal located in Surrey, BC, immediately east of the North Delta/Surrey border along the Fraser River. Each year, millions of tonnes of cargo move through Fraser Surrey Docks.
Currently, there are two commodity export terminals (grain and potash) proposed for Fraser Surrey Docks, along with the already approved direct transfer coal facility, a 4 million tonne per year coal export facility. The status of these terminals is provided below.
The combined operation of the coal facility, proposed grain terminal and the proposed potash terminal would total sixteen million tonnes per year of bulk products being exported from Fraser Surrey Docks with an additional 3-4 trains per day.
In response to the proposed terminals, Delta continues to emphasize the importance of fully evaluating potential community and environmental impacts, especially those related to noise and air quality modelling. As well, Delta is seeking a full analysis of the impacts of the additional train traffic on emergency response times to the Alaska Way and Gunderson Slough area of Delta.
Reports and Related Documents
For any questions related to Delta's involvement, please contact:
Mike Brotherston, Manager of Climate Action & Environment
For more information on the Fraser Surrey Docks Application, please contact:
mail: PO Box 2233 Vancouver Main, Vancouver, BC V6B 3W2