The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is offering funding to public and Indigenous groups what want to participate in the impact assessment process for the proposed GCT Deltaport Expansion – Berth Four Project. It is a container storage and handling facility located in Delta, British Columbia, approximately 35 kilometres south of Vancouver.
The funding is available for eligible individuals and groups to take part in the next steps of the impact assessment’s planning phase. They are invited to review and provide comments on the draft joint federal and provincial guidelines and plans for the impact assessment of the project.
Once this phase is complete, the public and Indigenous groups will have another opportunity to apply for funding to assist their participation in the other phases of the impact assessment process.
Applications received by February 10, 2021, will be considered.
As a next step, the Agency will determine whether a federal impact assessment is required for the project. If one is required, recipients and the amount of funding allocated will be posted at a later date on the project’s webpage on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry website.
If the Agency determines a federal impact assessment is not required, no funds will be allocated and there will be no further opportunity to apply for funding for this project.
The project is subject to both the federal Impact Assessment Act and British Columbia’sEnvironmental Assessment Act. In the spirit of “one project, one assessment,” the Agency and British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office are working cooperatively for the initial phase of the project’s review.
To apply for funding, complete the Application Form for the Planning Phase available on the Agency’s website at canada.ca/iaac under Funding Programs.