Disposal at sea permit PYR-00357-1
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
Notice is hereby given that the Minister of the Environment, pursuant to section 127 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), is issuing disposal at sea permit no. PYR-00357-1, authorizing the loading for disposal and the disposal of waste or other matter at sea. The permit is published in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act Registry on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. All documents referenced in this permit are available upon request by email at email@example.com.
1. Permittee: BD Hall Constructors Corp., Langley, British Columbia.
2. Waste or other matter to be disposed of: inert, inorganic geological matter.
2.1. Nature of waste or other matter to be disposed of: inert, inorganic geological matter.
3. Duration of permit: The permit is valid from May 30, 2023, to May 29, 2024.
4. Reference document: Material Management Plan (April 2023), as submitted in support of the permit application.
5. Loading site: 5740 Cambie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia at approximately 49.25667º N, 123.36500º W North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83), as described in Figure 1 of the document referenced in paragraph 4.
6. Disposal site: Point Grey disposal site, within a 1-nautical-mile radius of 49.25666º N, 123.36500º W (NAD83).
7. Method of loading: Loading will be carried out using conveyor belts, crane equipped with a hydraulic shovel, trucks, and land-based heavy equipment.
8. Route to disposal site and method of transport: most direct navigational route from the loading site to the disposal site via barges/scow.
9. Method of disposal: Disposal will be carried out by end dumping or bottom dumping. The permittee may also use a barge loaded excavator and loader to unload material at the disposal site.
10. Total quantity to be disposed of: not to exceed 40 000 cubic metres, place measure.
10.1. The procedures to measure or estimate quantities of excavated material disposed of at the disposal site are as stipulated in the Material Management Plan identified in paragraph 4.
11. Fees: The fee prescribed by the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations must be paid by the permittee in accordance with those regulations as modified according to the provisions of the Service Fees Act. The applicable fee rates for April 1, 2022, are in effect for the duration of this permit.
12. Inspection and records:
12.1. Pursuant to Part 10 of CEPA, the permittee and its contractors are subject to inspection by enforcement officers designated under CEPA.
12.2. The permittee must keep records of all loading and disposal activities aboard any ship involved with the disposal operations. The records must be accessible to enforcement officers designated under CEPA.
12.3. At all times, a paper or digital copy of this permit and of the document referenced in paragraph 4 must be available at the loading site and on all powered ships directly engaged in the loading and disposal operations. The documents must be accessible to enforcement officers designated under CEPA for the duration of this permit.
12.4. The permittee must retain records of all loading and disposal activities at its principal place of business in Canada for the duration of the permit and for 5 years following the expiry of the permit. The transport activity records for each truck trip that transports material to be loaded under this permit must include but are not limited to: volume of material, nature of waste, load site location, barge loading site location, name of permittee, name of transporter, truck type, license plate, and dispatch time.
12.5. The loading or disposal at sea referred to under this permit must not be carried out by any person without written authorization from the permittee. The authorization must be accessible to enforcement officers designated under CEPA.
13. Reporting and notification:
13.1. The permittee must provide the following information, in writing, at least 48 hours before loading and disposal activities commence: name or identification number of ships, platforms or structures to be used to carry out the loading and/or disposal, name of the contractor including corporate and on-site contact information, and expected period of loading and disposal activities. The above-noted information must be submitted to the following:
For the Department of the Environment:
Environmental Protection Operations DirectorateDepartment of the EnvironmentPacific and Yukon Region101-401 Burrard StVancouver BC V6C 3R2Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the representatives of potentially affected First Nations:
3178 Alder Crt
North Vancouver BC V7H 2V6
13.2. The permittee must send all project-related notifications, in writing, to the First Nations identified in paragraph 13.1.
13.3. The permittee must provide the First Nations’ representatives identified in paragraph 13.1 at least 48 hours’ written notice of the work itinerary.
13.4. The permittee must submit a report of disposal activities, in writing, to the minister, as represented by the regional director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region. The report must be submitted four times: within 10 days after the first disposal activity; by August 10, 2023 for disposal activities up to July 31, 2023; by February 10, 2024 for disposal activities up to January 31, 2024; and, within 30 days after the expiry of the permit. Each report must contain a list of all work from the start of the permit, including the information from the previous report. The report must include the location of the loading and disposal sites, the quantity of matter disposed of at each disposal site, and the dates on which disposal activities occurred. The report must be sent to the regional director at any of the following coordinates:
c/o Sean Murphy
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon Region
101-401 Burrard St
Vancouver BC V6C 3R2
14. Special Precautions:
14.1. The permittee must carry out project activities authorized by this permit in accordance with all procedures and mitigation measures outlined in the Material Management Plan referenced in paragraph 4. This plan must, at all times, be kept aboard any vessel involved with the disposal operations and be accessible to enforcement officers designated under CEPA.
14.2. Modifications to the Material Management Plan must be made only with the written approval of the minister, as represented by the regional director of the Environmental Protection Operations Directorate, Pacific and Yukon Region identified in paragraph 13.4.
14.3. The permittee must consult with the potentially affected First Nations listed in paragraph 13.1 on any modifications to the Material Management Plan.
14.4. The permittee must ensure that transportation and disposal activities do not impede Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s authorized food, social and ceremonial fisheries for Indigenous Peoples.
On behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Environmental Protection Operations Directorate
Pacific and Yukon Region
Signed on May 8, 2023
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