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Port Metro Vancouver's Marine Shipping Supplemental Report available

By BCShippingNews 29 October 2015
Report for proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project now available to the public

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has announced that the Marine Shipping Supplemental Report for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project is available to the public.

The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project Marine Shipping Supplemental Report was completed by Port Metro Vancouver in response to the updated Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines provided by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency on April 17, 2015.

While the Environmental Impact Statement, submitted in March 2015, assessed the potential effects of marine shipping within Port Metro Vancouver’s jurisdiction, the Marine Shipping Supplemental Report assesses Project-related shipping outside of Port Metro Vancouver’s jurisdiction to the 12 nautical mile limit of Canada’s territorial sea.

The conclusion of this work is that marine shipping associated with the Project is not expected to result in significant adverse residual effects to the valued components assessed. Given the conclusion in the Environmental Impact Statement and the Marine Shipping Supplemental Report that the Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects, and the benefits of the Project to British Columbia and Canada, Port Metro Vancouver believes the Project should be approved to proceed.

Following distribution of printed copies of the Marine Shipping Supplemental Report, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will invite the public, Aboriginal groups, governments and other participants to submit written comments on the completeness of the information presented as measured against the requirements of the updated EIS Guidelines.

The Executive Summary of the Marine Shipping Supplemental Report is available on the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project website.

To learn more about the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency process, and to read the complete Marine Shipping Supplemental Report, please visit the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s website.