Independent Scientific Body on Environmental Impact of the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project

The Office of the Chief Science Advisor (OCSA) has been asked by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) to provide scientific advice related to the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project.

The OCSA has established an Independent Scientific Body (ISB), which will review the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s (VFPA’s) proposed monitoring program for the project. Specifically, the ISB will look at the project’s effects on the salinity of the Fraser delta intertidal zone, on the intertidal biofilm and on the shorebirds that feed on the biofilm during their northward migration.