The Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project is a proposed new marine container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, B.C. The terminal is expected to serve container ships bringing consumer goods from Asia and exporting natural resources [emphasis added] from Canada.
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The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is currently conducting a federal environmental assessment by an independent review panel under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act of 2012 and also a review under the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Act. Field studies by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will continue in August 2019.
Under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act of 2012 (Canadian Environmental Registry – Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project), closing remarks are due by August 26, 2019
British Columbia Environmental Assessment the structure for the process has been established but there have been no hearings or commenting sessions scheduled as yet.
Environmental review studies continued throughout December 2019.
Impacts and Responses from First/American Indian Nations:
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is continuing field studies in December 2019 as part of ongoing environmental and technical work for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project. According to the Port, the purpose of these studies is to determine the physical conditions (e.g., temperature and salinity) influencing biofilm presence and distribution at Roberts Bank. The Roberts Bank study area is located in the upper and mid intertidal zones north of the Roberts Bank causeway. Read more here.