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Fraser Surrey Docks | Direct Transfer Coal Facility

Project status

Under permit review

Updated on February 19, 2014

Port Metro Vancouver is currently reviewing a Project Permit application submitted by Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) for the development of a Direct Transfer Coal Facility to handle up to 4 million metric tonnes of coal.

As part of the on-going technical review of the Fraser Surrey Docks project, Port Metro Vancouver has reviewed all comments received to date on the project from consulted agencies (Municipal, Provincial, Federal), First Nations, public and other interested stakeholders.

PMV continues to review the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted by Fraser Surrey Docks in November 2013, and has identified areas that require further information, particularly around the assessment of the potential effects of the project on human health.

Once PMV receives the final documentation from Fraser Surrey Docks, we will take this information, in addition to comments received to date and all other documents received, into consideration as part of the Project Review Process. A decision on the Project Permit will be made once this project review is complete. There will be no further formal comment period.  

About the project  

Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) submitted a Project Permit application (PP 2012-072) to Port Metro Vancouver for the development of a Direct Transfer Coal Facility at the southwest end of the existing terminal to handle up to four million metric tonnes of coal per year.

The 30-day public comment period on the Environmental Impact Assessment for Fraser Surrey Docks started on November 18, 2013 and closed on December 17, 2013. The EIA summarizes the environmental effects of the Project, including the effects of the Project on human and ecological health and includes new information with respect to additional mitigation measures requested of Fraser Surrey Docks.

Port Metro Vancouver will summarize all public feedback received in a Response Memo,
which will be posted on PMV’s website at the end of the review process. Individual responses will not be provided.

Public and agency comments in relation to the Environmental Impact Assessment have been posted below.
FSD EIA Agency Comments

FSD EIA Public Comments

Warning: Some emails in these documents below contain material that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Please note that names and email addresses in the emails have been removed for privacy reasons.

An electronic copy of the Fraser Surrey Docks EIA is available below for your information:

The Environmental Impact Assessment is also available on Fraser Surrey Docks' website.

Additional information on the FSD Project, including the Project Permit Application, details of the Project proposal and reports is available on our website.

Contact information 

  •  For questions regarding the Port’s Project Permit process, please contact: Tim Blair, Senior Planner, Port Metro Vancouver by email or phone at 604.665.9378.
  • To learn more about FSD's project, please contact Jill Buchanan, Public Affairs, Fraser Surrey Docks by email or phone at 778.772.8025, or visit the project website.

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