On May 10, 2016, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency determined that the environmental assessment may now proceed to the Review Panel Process phase. A three-member Review Panel was established on May 31, 2016 to conduct the environmental assessment of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project. On December 14, 2016, Review Panel member, Dr. Diana Valiela, tendered her resignation from the Panel to avoid any risk or allegation of apprehension of bias. The Minister has yet to advise whether the Review Panel process will continue with two members or whether Dr. Valiela will be replaced. At the October 17, 2016 Regular Meeting, Delta Council unanimously approved Delta’s submission to the Review Panel. See the Council Report and Submission.
In December 2016, the Review Panel issued a second information request and the port authority is working to provide the requested information. Once the Review Panel is satisfied that their questions have been addressed, public hearings will be announced.
For more information, including updates on the construction of a Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility and construction of a temporary barge ramp landing on the west side of the terminal, view the staff report endorsed by Delta Council at the January 30, 2017 Regular Meeting.
Port of Vancouver proposes the construction and operation of a new three-berth marine container terminal located next to the existing Deltaport and Westshore Terminals, providing an additional 2.4 million units of container capacity per year at Roberts Bank.
Delta has submitted comments to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency regarding the completeness of the Marine Shipping supplemental report that Port of Vancouver has submitted with respect to the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project.
For information on the proposed Terminal 2 Project, visit Port of Vancouver's Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project webpage.
Reports and Related Documents
Roberts Bank Terminal 2
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Environmental Assessment Office Project Information Centre: Roberts Bank Terminal 2
Port Community Liaison Committee
For any questions related to Delta's involvement, please contact:
Bernita Iversen, Senior Policy Analyst