Air Quality Notification of Permit Applications

​We ensure that all applicants for new air permits and amendments to permits adhere to the requirements of the Public Notification Regulation, B.C. Reg. 202/94. 

This regulation outlines:

  • minimum requirements for posting, publishing and other forms of notification
  • the duties of the applicant and the District Director
  • the rights of a concerned person who may be adversely affected by the granting of a permit
  • the discretionary authority of the District Director

List of permit applications in progress

The following is a list of applications for new permits or permit amendments that are considered final and for which we are still accepting comments.  For high-profile applications we are trialing an on-line process for providing information to and receiving comments from the public.

 

 

 

GP0|#7c4388ce-1da3-45cc-8d75-26c11dae94c1;L0|#07c4388ce-1da3-45cc-8d75-26c11dae94c1|Columbia Containers Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/Permits-regulations-enforcement/permitting-notices/air-quality-notification/columbia-containers-ltd/GVA0380GP0|#7c4388ce-1da3-45cc-8d75-26c11dae94c1;L0|#07c4388ce-1da3-45cc-8d75-26c11dae94c1|Columbia Containers Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA0380GP0|#944b8296-5db4-4771-bc5b-f66bf48cd3c5;L0|#0944b8296-5db4-4771-bc5b-f66bf48cd3c5|Vancouver;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3Grain ElevatorPermitAmendmentApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClass71ED25C7342241BB87108F92583DE5BD"> <font style="font-size:13px;"><p>Columbia Containers Ltd. has applied for an amendment to permit GVA0380 issued Nov. 9, 1992 to discharge air contaminants from a transload elevator facility located at 2775 Commissioner St, Vancouver BC, V5K 1A1. </p> <p>The purpose of this application is to amend existing permit GVA0380 to include emissions from a new grain handling baghouse and related conveyance system at a modernized bulk grain handling facility being relocated within the existing plant boundary. The application also includes a request to remove two obsolete baghouses whose function is being replaced by the new equipment. </p></font></div>
GP0|#109dc30e-cf4c-4c42-9013-8aace4ed3ed3;L0|#0109dc30e-cf4c-4c42-9013-8aace4ed3ed3|Ebco Metal Finishing Limited Partnership;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/Permits-regulations-enforcement/permitting-notices/air-quality-notification/ebco-metal-finishing-limited-partnership/GVA1093GP0|#109dc30e-cf4c-4c42-9013-8aace4ed3ed3;L0|#0109dc30e-cf4c-4c42-9013-8aace4ed3ed3|Ebco Metal Finishing Limited Partnership;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1093GP0|#3aaf5dc1-45ba-4cce-98d9-c4fc4448f597;L0|#03aaf5dc1-45ba-4cce-98d9-c4fc4448f597|Surrey;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3hot dip zinc galvanizing facilityPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClass24D818C4513245A5840BE227B1205781"><p>​The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from a Hot Dip Zinc Galvanizing Operation located at 18699 25th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 9V2.</p><p>The steel to be coated is pre-treated by degreasing, de-rusting in a mild sulfuric acid solution, and pre-dipping in an aqueous flux solution.  The general ventilation is used to exhaust steam from the heated solutions.  Chemical mist suppressants are used to control acid misting.  The steel is moved to an enclosure where it is dipped in high (pure) grade zinc metal.  Particulate emissions from the enclosure will be controlled by two baghouse air filters.  The coated steel is air cooled before packaging.</p></div>
GP0|#c98c747c-34ac-420a-8b10-4b19489da54c;L0|#0c98c747c-34ac-420a-8b10-4b19489da54c|Enviro-smart Organics Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/Permits-regulations-enforcement/permitting-notices/air-quality-notification/enviro-smart-organics-ltd/GVA1090GP0|#c98c747c-34ac-420a-8b10-4b19489da54c;L0|#0c98c747c-34ac-420a-8b10-4b19489da54c|Enviro-smart Organics Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1090GP0|#31a206cb-92b0-4223-8305-c75b779a52a8;L0|#031a206cb-92b0-4223-8305-c75b779a52a8|Delta;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3Composting FacilityPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClass21E79B05146D49E1B5C2AD3458563BC6"><p class="ExternalClassABAC4B31EBE545D484CDE180748E319B">The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from an existing Class A composting facility located at 4295 72<sup>nd</sup> Street, Delta, BC   V4K 3N2.<br><br>Enviro-Smart Organics Ltd. composting facility includes the following processes:</p><div class="ExternalClassABAC4B31EBE545D484CDE180748E319B"><ul><li>De-packaging building</li><li>Primary composting building No. 1</li><li>Primary composting building No. 2 with biofilter</li><li>Receiving area including the New Organics Building</li><li>Aging/curing compost area</li><li>Product blending and screening areas</li><li>Aeration water treatment pond</li></ul></div><p>Website for more information: http://westcoastlawn.com/compost/ </p></div>
GP0|#901030b5-3564-4da8-89a4-ab577c93012d;L0|#0901030b5-3564-4da8-89a4-ab577c93012d|Glenwood Valley Farms Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/Permits-regulations-enforcement/permitting-notices/air-quality-notification/glenwood-valley-farms-ltd/GVA1072GP0|#901030b5-3564-4da8-89a4-ab577c93012d;L0|#0901030b5-3564-4da8-89a4-ab577c93012d|Glenwood Valley Farms Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1072GP0|#6bc03fc5-00e6-4aad-916c-19a8fd2947c0;L0|#06bc03fc5-00e6-4aad-916c-19a8fd2947c0|Langley;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3vegetable greenhouse operationPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClassD4353D1C1515406DB716780B3C6AC9A6"><div><div><p>Glenwood Valley Farms Ltd. is seeking authorization to discharge air contaminants from five natural gas fired reciprocating internal combustion (piston) engines that are used to provide heat, electrical energy for on-site lighting, and a future source of carbon dioxide (CO2) rich gas to a vegetable greenhouse facility. Typical combustion products from natural gas fueled engines include nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, hydrocarbons and particulate matter. The engine exhaust gases will be controlled by Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) units which is considered as a best available control technology for nitrogen oxides. Unreacted ammonia, or ammonia slip, can be a byproduct of the SCR emission control system. </p></div></div></div>
GP0|#74b5a23a-f66e-4a72-a3bd-ae72910822e3;L0|#074b5a23a-f66e-4a72-a3bd-ae72910822e3|Vancouver Drydock Company Limited Partnership;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/Permits-regulations-enforcement/permitting-notices/air-quality-notification/vancouver-drydock-company-limited-partnership/GVA1087GP0|#74b5a23a-f66e-4a72-a3bd-ae72910822e3;L0|#074b5a23a-f66e-4a72-a3bd-ae72910822e3|Vancouver Drydock Company Limited Partnership;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1087GP0|#fd59b7d7-2f7d-471f-b458-37ee7d047c95;L0|#0fd59b7d7-2f7d-471f-b458-37ee7d047c95|North Vancouver City;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3a dry dock facility with the primary business of vessel conversion, repair, maintenance and dry docking servicesPermitNewNotification Active<div class="ExternalClass443D7F2CE66E46D4A4A54F38CE0BE37F"><p>The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from a dry dock with the primary business of vessel conversion, repair, maintenance and dry docking services. </p><p>Emission sources include: Two floating dry docks with surface preparation and painting operations; one hut for surface preparation of small items; and one shed to crush used paint cans for recycling.</p></div>
GP0|#7b1ab0c9-723d-4260-be75-7d674dc0590d;L0|#07b1ab0c9-723d-4260-be75-7d674dc0590d|Wärtsilä Canada Inc;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/Permits-regulations-enforcement/permitting-notices/air-quality-notification/wärtsilä-canada-inc/GVA1082GP0|#7b1ab0c9-723d-4260-be75-7d674dc0590d;L0|#07b1ab0c9-723d-4260-be75-7d674dc0590d|Wärtsilä Canada Inc;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1082GP0|#3061c011-cc7e-47aa-8d5a-2d93795f2d7e;L0|#03061c011-cc7e-47aa-8d5a-2d93795f2d7e|Richmond;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3Machine and Chrome PlatingPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClassCD41BE8D38E84C18AEF0DD5FA5D85F2A"><p>​Wärtsilä Canada, Incorporated provides a suite of mechanical services to the marine, power plant and hydro industry.  Wärtsilä Canada, Incorporated is seeking a permit for emissions from their Richmond facility.  Potential emission sources from Wärtsilä's Richmond facility are:  combustion emissions from natural gas heaters and process emissions from facility vents.  Potential air species include particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), nitrogen oxides (NOx), lead (Pb) and hexavalent chromium (Cr<sup>6+</sup>).</p></div>
GP0|#1316c9eb-5605-47a0-b5b1-442b1822b5cd;L0|#01316c9eb-5605-47a0-b5b1-442b1822b5cd|dPoint Technologies Inc;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/Permits-regulations-enforcement/permitting-notices/air-quality-notification/dpoint-technologies-inc/GVA1085GP0|#1316c9eb-5605-47a0-b5b1-442b1822b5cd;L0|#01316c9eb-5605-47a0-b5b1-442b1822b5cd|dPoint Technologies Inc;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1085GP0|#944b8296-5db4-4771-bc5b-f66bf48cd3c5;L0|#0944b8296-5db4-4771-bc5b-f66bf48cd3c5|Vancouver;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3membrane and energy recovery ventilator manufacturing plantPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClass8BBFC14F40B04CB3B8D23EEFC50A8345"><p>dPoint Technologies Inc. has applied for a new permit to discharge air contaminants from a membrane and energy recovery ventilator manufacturing facility located at 1440 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC   V5L 2A9.<br><br>The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge contaminates from a facility that produces membranes and energy recovery ventilators for use in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to reduce building energy consumption.  To support business growth and to increase the energy efficiency of products, new membrane processing equipment will be installed that will discharge air contaminants from the equipment and processing area within the building. <br><br>The major contaminants from this process (acetone, ethanol, and methanol) will be vented through a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer to reduce the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds before discharge to the atmosphere.<br><br>Website for more information: <a href="http://www.dpoint.ca/">www.dPoint.ca</a></p></div>