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|#f9a18382-8630-4e87-beb4-80bd48e8e399;L0|#0f9a18382-8630-4e87-beb4-80bd48e8e399|ALS Canada Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#f9a18382-8630-4e87-beb4-80bd48e8e399;L0|#0f9a18382-8630-4e87-beb4-80bd48e8e399|ALS Canada Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1057GP0|#5c705498-b241-45eb-a5f9-683b15290fa4;L0|#05c705498-b241-45eb-a5f9-683b15290fa4|North Vancouver District;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3Assaying and analytical testing services for mining and mineral explorationPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClass85499DD94A404512AC16F67A364B67D6"><p>​The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from ALS Canada Ltd. a Laboratory Analysis facility located at 2103 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver, BC V7H 0A7.<br><br>ALS Canada Ltd. is required by Metro Vancouver to have an air emissions permit in place. The permit will authorize our discharge of air emissions from various sources including exhaust vents from sample prep lab, minerals lab, Fire Assay lab, and combustion emissions from natural gas boilers.<br><br>Building 1: Prep Lab – potential emission is particulate matter.<br>Building 2: Minerals Lab – potential emissions are Hydrochloric Acid, Nitric Acid, Hydrofluoric Acid, Perchloric Acid and Sulphuric Acid.</p><p>Building 3: Fire Assay Lab – potential emission is lead.</p></div>
GP0|#4f19def3-18d0-4559-99fd-62bc49ceb9c8;L0|#04f19def3-18d0-4559-99fd-62bc49ceb9c8|All Roads Construction Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#4f19def3-18d0-4559-99fd-62bc49ceb9c8;L0|#04f19def3-18d0-4559-99fd-62bc49ceb9c8|All Roads Construction Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1145GP0|#6aa7e3db-a1ac-40ab-82b9-a4e2ede17021;L0|#06aa7e3db-a1ac-40ab-82b9-a4e2ede17021|Coquitlam;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3a hot mix asphalt plantPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClassF8B1ECCCA947482EBE9708389421CB3C"><p> The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from a hot mix asphalt (HMA) facility located at 2320 Rogers Avenue, Coquitlam, BC V3K 5X7. <br><br> This HMA facility will produce asphalt for use in road construction and repair. Asphalt will be produced using both the hot and warm mix methodologies using inputs of aggregates, reclaimed asphalt pavement, and asphalt cement (AC). This facility will utilize best available control technologies to control and mitigate any possible emissions. Control technologies that will be used to manage any possible emissions include the following: <br><br> • Baghouse filtration system to control emissions from the process; <br><br> • Blue smoke capture system to control volatile organic compounds from the process; <br><br> • Vapour condensers to capture volatile organic compounds from the AC tanks; <br><br> • Shelters and enclosures for the aggregate stockpiles to contain possible emissions; <br><br> • Wet suppression techniques to manage emissions from material handling. </p></div>, All Roads Website
GP0|#2ba04028-a958-472b-ab80-ec107f32550d;L0|#02ba04028-a958-472b-ab80-ec107f32550d|Beachcomber Hot Tubs Group;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#2ba04028-a958-472b-ab80-ec107f32550d;L0|#02ba04028-a958-472b-ab80-ec107f32550d|Beachcomber Hot Tubs Group;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1105GP0|#3aaf5dc1-45ba-4cce-98d9-c4fc4448f597;L0|#03aaf5dc1-45ba-4cce-98d9-c4fc4448f597|Surrey;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3Hot tub manufacturing facilityPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClass7A9452305D7F42CC91EC906F06A44FC7"><p>​The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from an existing hot tub manufacturing facility located at 13245 Comber Way, Surrey, BC V3W 5V8.<br><br>The discharge of air emissions will be from fiberglass resin use, solvent (acetone and isopropanol) use, isocyanate use, and primer and glue cement use.</p></div>
GP0|#c658d8d2-a8c4-4635-9b17-94c97aa0d8e3;L0|#0c658d8d2-a8c4-4635-9b17-94c97aa0d8e3|Bulldog Bag Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#c658d8d2-a8c4-4635-9b17-94c97aa0d8e3;L0|#0c658d8d2-a8c4-4635-9b17-94c97aa0d8e3|Bulldog Bag Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1092GP0|#3061c011-cc7e-47aa-8d5a-2d93795f2d7e;L0|#03061c011-cc7e-47aa-8d5a-2d93795f2d7e|Richmond;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3plastic bag manufacturing facility with printing pressPermitNewNotification Active<div class="ExternalClassBA7CBAC131E94419B301F51491666372"> <font style="font-size:13px;"><p>The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants froman existing plastic bag manufacturing facility with printing press located at 13631 Vulcan Way,Richmond, BC V6V 1K4. Bulldog Bag Ltd. has been operating at this location since 1996.</p></font></div>,
GP0|#985ad211-7bd8-4cb5-a1aa-c4f330385831;L0|#0985ad211-7bd8-4cb5-a1aa-c4f330385831|CIPA Lumber Co Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#985ad211-7bd8-4cb5-a1aa-c4f330385831;L0|#0985ad211-7bd8-4cb5-a1aa-c4f330385831|CIPA Lumber Co Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA0051GP0|#31a206cb-92b0-4223-8305-c75b779a52a8;L0|#031a206cb-92b0-4223-8305-c75b779a52a8|Delta;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3a softwood veneer manufacturing and drying plantPermitAmendmentApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClassFEA773EE7C2C44A99D9A2303A2A2E6BB"><p>​The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from a new veneer dryer and regenerative thermal oxidizer at their manufacturing and drying plant located at 797 Carlisle Road, Delta, BC.<br></p><p>Discharge flow from the new #5 dryer will be controlled by the current Wet Electrostatic Precipitator (WESP) system. Because of the capacity of the WESP system, the discharge flow from #4 dryer will be controlled by a new Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) system, other than the discharge from #4 dryer outfeed seal section. <br><br>Current emission source 15 (WESP) will be modified based on the above changes (reduce total natural gas usage and discharge flow for the changeover).<br><br>Emission source 18 (RTO) will be added to control the emissions from #4 dryer, other than its outfeed seal section.<br></p><p>#2 re-dryer will be decommissioned and deleted from emission source 15.<br><br>In an emergency, the new #5 dryer will discharge to emission source 16 (veneer dryers emergency abort gates).</p></div>
GP0|#4acf8e12-ea3c-43c7-bb91-717acd4ecad1;L0|#04acf8e12-ea3c-43c7-bb91-717acd4ecad1|Coast Spas Manufacturing Inc;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#4acf8e12-ea3c-43c7-bb91-717acd4ecad1;L0|#04acf8e12-ea3c-43c7-bb91-717acd4ecad1|Coast Spas Manufacturing Inc;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1120GP0|#659202fc-2cd9-4cb0-86cc-0c062ff3bff5;L0|#0659202fc-2cd9-4cb0-86cc-0c062ff3bff5|Langley Township;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3a polyester resin and acrylic hot tub manufacturing facilityPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClass908A5CE4A07D4447AF4749DABB7D4124"><p>The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from Coast Spas Manufacturing Inc. (CSMI), an existing hot tub manufacturing facility located at 6315 202 Street, Langley, BC V2Y 1N1.</p><p>CSMI operates a manufacturing facility that assembles hot tubs and spas using continuous cast acrylic sheet material to form a shell, using a vacuum forming process, to which a fiberglass reinforced polymer is added.</p></div>,
GP0|#42b59174-c1b4-448e-92e1-deb76910b605;L0|#042b59174-c1b4-448e-92e1-deb76910b605|Ewos Canada Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#42b59174-c1b4-448e-92e1-deb76910b605;L0|#042b59174-c1b4-448e-92e1-deb76910b605|Ewos Canada Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1177GP0|#3aaf5dc1-45ba-4cce-98d9-c4fc4448f597;L0|#03aaf5dc1-45ba-4cce-98d9-c4fc4448f597|Surrey;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3Fish feed manufacturing plantPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClassAB75F752B119413EB4A1B64B28FF626B"><p>​The purpose of this application is to request authorization to continue discharding air contaminants from Ewos Canada Ltd's (Ewos) existing fish feed manufacturing plant located at 7721 132nd Street, Surrey, BC V3W 4M8. EWOS is currently operating under permit GVA0399, which expires on November 30, 2020.</p><p>EWOS operates a fish feed manufacturing plant that combines raw solid materials such as fish meal, fish oil, Antarctic krill meal with raw liquid materials such as oil and water into a finished pelletized feed product.<br></p></div>
GP0|#3f4e6fe9-5dfb-462d-bc3c-1e079c957ef0;L0|#03f4e6fe9-5dfb-462d-bc3c-1e079c957ef0|FortisBC Energy Inc;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#3f4e6fe9-5dfb-462d-bc3c-1e079c957ef0;L0|#03f4e6fe9-5dfb-462d-bc3c-1e079c957ef0|FortisBC Energy Inc;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1104GP0|#31a206cb-92b0-4223-8305-c75b779a52a8;L0|#031a206cb-92b0-4223-8305-c75b779a52a8|Delta;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3Liquefied Natural Gas Production FacilityPermitAmendmentApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClass916C9A6B2C934FB4BF2C3DED07CC5C02"><div><p>The purpose of this application is to request an amendment to permit GVA1104 issued September 28, 2018 from a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility located at 7555 Hopcott Road, Delta, BC V4G 1B7.</p><p><br></p><p>Central to the facility is a 46,000 m3 LNG storage tank and associated liquefaction equipment that is capable of generating 1510 m3 of LNG per day. Pipeline grade natural gas enters the facility at which point the pressure is increased through an inlet compressor unit. From there, the natural gas is sent through a series of treatment systems removing background sulfur, carbon dioxide, water, mercaptans, and other hydrocarbons that would otherwise freeze during the liquefaction process. The amended application would add the sulphur compounds to the current waste combustion stream. The treated natural gas is then passed to a cold box unit where it is liquefied and sent to the LNG storage tank.<br></p></div></div>,
GP0|#186802c1-7c18-4403-a570-669648afbfd9;L0|#0186802c1-7c18-4403-a570-669648afbfd9|Fraser Grain Terminal Ltd.;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#186802c1-7c18-4403-a570-669648afbfd9;L0|#0186802c1-7c18-4403-a570-669648afbfd9|Fraser Grain Terminal Ltd.;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1167GP0|#3aaf5dc1-45ba-4cce-98d9-c4fc4448f597;L0|#03aaf5dc1-45ba-4cce-98d9-c4fc4448f597|Surrey;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3Grain receiving and export facilityPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClassB422240DA5B34B399DB9504CCF9C7814"><p>​The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from a grain receiving and export facility located at 11041 Elevator Road, Surrey, BC  V3V 2R8.</p><p>Fraser Grain Terminal Ltd. (FGT) is located on Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Industrial lands in Surrey, BC. The facility will receive bulk grain products including wheat, barely, oil seeds, pulses and other specialty grains by rail that will be transferred to storage silos with grain products being loaded in bulk to ship, container or truck. FGT’s ship loader and associated equipment will also be used to provide bulk vessel loading capability to DP World – FS Joint Venture operation for agricultural products being handled and loaded at the adjacent facility. This connection will replace the existing vessel loading infrastructure at that facility. All new bulk loading infrastructure for vessel, container and truck will employ best available technology to minimize dust emissions.<br></p></div>,
GP0|#3ba1ad3c-8382-4b10-886f-555a209f590f;L0|#03ba1ad3c-8382-4b10-886f-555a209f590f|Layfield Canada Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#3ba1ad3c-8382-4b10-886f-555a209f590f;L0|#03ba1ad3c-8382-4b10-886f-555a209f590f|Layfield Canada Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1070GP0|#3061c011-cc7e-47aa-8d5a-2d93795f2d7e;L0|#03061c011-cc7e-47aa-8d5a-2d93795f2d7e|Richmond;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3plastic film manufacturing and convertingPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClassC2E20844914E423FAA197CDAE988D689"> <font style="font-size:13px;"><p>Layfield Canada Ltd. has applied to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from an existing plastic film manufacturing and converting facility located at 11120 Silversmith Place, Richmond BC V7A 5E4. Layfield has been at this current location for 30 years. </p> <p>Layfield Canada Ltd. is involved in the manufacturing of plastic for the food, medical, nutraceutical, flood protection, home construction, biodigester, and environmental containment industries. The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from 15 emission sources including: 3 printing press dryers, 2 smaller printers, 7 extrusion/printing line treaters, 1 parts washer for press, 1 ink storage room, and 1 hot oil boiler. </p></font></div>,
GP0|#3537c9a0-d805-452f-bcd5-aee0f0e4731c;L0|#03537c9a0-d805-452f-bcd5-aee0f0e4731c|Parkland Refining BC Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#3537c9a0-d805-452f-bcd5-aee0f0e4731c;L0|#03537c9a0-d805-452f-bcd5-aee0f0e4731c|Parkland Refining BC Ltd;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA0117GP0|#b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf;L0|#0b86b3f4e-9f5a-4940-b79f-e0d707788dcf|Burnaby;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3petroleum refinery and tank farmPermitAmendmentNotification Active<div class="ExternalClass955E5DBDAADB46A29B556D51A65DC558"> <font style="font-size:13px;"><p>The purpose of this application is to request authorization to continue discharging air contaminants from Parkland Refining (B.C.) Ltd.’s (Parkland) existing petroleum refinery and tank farm located at 5201 Penzance Drive Burnaby V5C 1L7 and 355 N. Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby BC V5C 1X4. Parkland is currently operating under permit GVA0117. </p> <p>Parkland has applied to extend the current air permit term length by 18 months to July 31, 2022. In 2018, Metro Vancouver amended the existing permit to include reporting requirements to assess potential emissions reductions from the refinery and placed a permit expiration of January 31, 2021. Parkland has worked diligently on these assessments and in July 2020, as a result of some of the completed assessments, an amended permit was issued to reduce the facility’s permitted NOx emissions by 16% and permitted SOx emissions by 38%. This permit amendment request for an extension of 18 months is to allow for sufficient time to finalize the remaining assessments, select emissions reduction technologies and allow time for further public consultation. </p></font></div>,
GP0|#872c7714-d360-4074-a740-0504e5edd059;L0|#0872c7714-d360-4074-a740-0504e5edd059|Polynova Industries Inc;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#872c7714-d360-4074-a740-0504e5edd059;L0|#0872c7714-d360-4074-a740-0504e5edd059|Polynova Industries Inc;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3GVA1069GP0|#3061c011-cc7e-47aa-8d5a-2d93795f2d7e;L0|#03061c011-cc7e-47aa-8d5a-2d93795f2d7e|Richmond;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d3Plastic bag and food packaging manufacturing facilityPermitNewApplication Under Review<div class="ExternalClassEF4670BB646944A499D8CEBF5045C9AA"><p>​Polynova is involved in the manufacturing of plastic bags for food packaging and retail shopping. The have been operating at this location since 1994.  The purpose of this application is to request authorization to discharge air contaminants from 6 sources including:  Printing Press Dryer (I) Exhaust (C-1) Printing Press Dryer (II) Exhaust (C-2) Roto Grevure Press Dryer III Exhaust (C-3) Film Extrusion Exhaust.</p></div>
GP0|#74b5a23a-f66e-4a72-a3bd-ae72910822e3;L0|#074b5a23a-f66e-4a72-a3bd-ae72910822e3|Vancouver Drydock Company Limited Partnership;GTSet|#7f4c7514-53d6-4014-b89c-b4df990b3ae3|#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 servicesPermitNewApplication Under Review<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>, Vancouver Drydock Air Permit