The Review Panel for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project has requested additional information from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA). The Panel’s requests (now Package 4) contains 39 items that require additional information or clarification from VFPA and included in these items are requests for further clarification on the projected size of vessels that will call Terminal 2, further information on the findings from the ECHO (Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation) Program, and modelling of the underwater noise while berthing a 398 m container ship with three tugs and a line boat.
The Review Panel continues to collect the information that it needs to proceed to a public hearing for the Project. The Panel’s consideration and analysis of the environmental assessment information, including the submissions received during the comment period, is ongoing. The Panel expects to issue additional information requests to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and will also require information and advice from other parties that are participating in the environmental assessment.