In response to stakeholder feedback on the Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project received since receiving the Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC), VAFFC has filed an application with the BC Environmental Assessment Office to amend the EAC to include more options for the routing of the pipeline.
On the northern section between Highway 99 and the Moray Channel, VAFFC is proposing an alternate route along the Bridgeport Road corridor. This corridor is already a significant utility corridor, and would relocate the pipeline away from local streets and areas of potential significant development. On the southern end of the pipeline corridor, VAFFC is proposing alternate routing which would include portions of the Marine Terminal property, Williams Road, and Savage Road to reach the Francis Road corridor.
VAFFC is also proposing to increase the size of the pipeline to Nominal Pipe Size NPS-14 (355.6 mm outside diameter) from NPS-12 (323.8 mm outside diameter) to improve the efficiency of the pipeline and the pumping systems, and reduce the capital and operating costs by reducing pump sizes.
As part of this application process, and to provide a general update on all project activities, VAFFC is hosting two public information sessions to share information on the project and the proposed amendment and to seek public comment. The information sessions will be held:
Date: May 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Executive Airport Plaza
Place: 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond, B.C.
Date: May 25, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Sandman Signature Vancouver Hotel
Place: 10251 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, B.C.
VAFFC staff will be available to answer questions and a Comment Form will be available for guests to provide written comments. The application process includes a 21-day public comment period, from May 14 to June 4, 2016. Comments should be submitted to:
Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project
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