As part of the construction for BC Hydro’s Site C project, BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) approvals were granted for the use of a conveyor system to move dam construction material from the 85th Ave. Industrial Lands to the dam construction site.
BC Hydro is now planning to apply to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) for an amendment to the project’s approval in order to haul this material in dump trucks by public road in the event the conveyor system is shut down.
Map of conveyor system
Map of BC Hydro’s proposed
Additional facts about the proposed changes:
- Hauling material by truck will occur a minimum of 1 day per month, and will possibly occur up to 7 months per year from 2021 through 2023.
- When road hauling occurs, there will be up to 122 trucks per hour between 7 am and 7 pm (except during school bus hours) travelling this proposed route
- This works out to 1 truck passing any point on the roads every 30 seconds.
- Haul trucks will be typical dump trucks seen on public roads, such as those pictured below
Peace River Regional District Position on the Proposed Changes
The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) Board and staff are very concerned about the traffic, dust, noise, nuisances and increased disturbance to residents that hauling from 85th Ave. Industrial Lands would cause.
This notice to residents is the first step in our response. Your Board will be making submissions to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), with a copy to BC Hydro, and will work to ensure that residents have a full opportunity to provide input.
Please watch for further information and opportunities to provide your input.
Any questions or inquiries regarding the pending application should be referred to:
Site C Project Team
Toll Free: 877-217-0777
If you provide comments to BC Hydro, please copy PRRD on your submission at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If sending by mail, contact: 250-784-3200
Download and Print the Notice Here