GeoPro Talks – Construction in the Lower Fraser River: Environmental Assessments, Regulatory Approvals, and Lessons Learned from a Barge Ramp Project within the Port Authority’s Jurisdiction

February 23rd, 2023 by

This presentation will summarize the steps, schedule, challenges, solutions, and lessons learned during the permitting and construction of a new barge ramp in Coquitlam, BC.  We’ll review the various regulatory requirements, with a focus on the Port of Vancouver’s Project and Environmental Review (PER) process.  Success required a surprisingly diverse team of experts, effective collaboration with regulators, patience, and an engaged project proponent.BIO:Steve Boyce is a Principal and Senior Scientist with Active Earth Engineering Ltd. Steve’s areas of expertise include environmental site assessment, remediation, regulatory approvals, and soil relocation (to land and sea).  Steve particularly enjoys managing large projects that require coordination between multiple parties and collaboration between experts from diverse fields.  Steve’s primary clients include provincial ministries, Crown corporations, land developers, and property owners.

February 2023