At the October 1, 2018 Regular Meeting, Delta Council endorsed the City’s comments to the review panel in response to the supplemental information received regarding the environmental assessment for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (RBT2). Key comments include that the City of Delta be provided an opportunity to address the review panel, to ensure the concerns of the host community are heard and mitigation options considered. View the staff report for a full summary of Delta’s comments.
The public comment period on the additional information submitted by the proponent regarding the environmental assessment for RBT2 and the draft public hearing procedures is closed. The review panel is considering comments received to determine whether it has sufficient information to proceed to the public hearing. The timing of the public hearing has not yet been determined, but the review panel will provide 60 days’ notice in advance of the start of the public hearing.
Port of Vancouver proposes the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project (RBT2), involving the construction and operation of a new three-berth marine container terminal located next to the existing Deltaport and Westshore Terminals. The proposed expansion would provide an additional 2.4 million units of container capacity per year at Roberts Bank.
Since September 2013, RBT2 has been undergoing a federal environmental assessment by an independent review panel under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. There are more than 20 steps in a federal environmental assessment process and RBT2 is approximately two-thirds of the way through this process.
In October 2016, Delta made its formal submission to the review panel on the RBT2 Environmental Impact Statement. See Delta’s submission.
For information on the proposed Terminal 2 Project, visit Port of Vancouver's Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project webpage
Reports and Related Documents
Roberts Bank Terminal 2
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Environmental Assessment Office Project Information Centre: Roberts Bank Terminal 2
Port Community Liaison Committee
For any questions related to Delta's involvement, please contact:
Bernita Iversen, Manager of Corporate Policy