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Update: Fraser Surrey Docks Direct Transfer Coal Facility

Aug 11, 2015

At the August 10, 2015 Regular Meeting, Delta Council received a report on Fraser Surrey Docks’ application to amend their existing Project Permit from Port Metro Vancouver. The application is for the construction and operation of a coal facility that will transfer coal directly from Fraser Surrey Docks to ocean-going vessels.

Last year, Port Metro Vancouver approved Fraser Surrey Docks application for a Direct Transfer Coal Facility under the terms that coal would be loaded directly onto barges at the terminal’s existing berths and tugged down the Fraser River to Texada Island for storage and transfer to a deep-sea vessel for export. Fraser Surrey Docks’ current application seeks to amend their Project Permit to eliminate the use of barges and instead transfer coal directly from Fraser Surrey Docks to ocean-going vessels.

Delta Council authorized Mayor Lois E. Jackson to send a letter to Port Metro Vancouver requesting:

  • that a Metro Vancouver Air Quality Permit be a requirement of an amended Project Permit for the Fraser Surrey Docks Direct Transfer Coal Facility; and
  • that the final Air Quality Management Plan for Surrey Fraser Docks’ Direct Transfer Coal Facility be publicly released for comments prior to any approval of the Project Permit amendment.

Round 2 Public Consultation – August 21 Deadline

If you wish to provide feedback on this project amendment application, Surrey Fraser Docks is seeking feedback regarding the proposed changes until August 21, 2015. Learn more.