Environmental Protection Notice

Comment from Voices:  We have been received the following notification from a CNV resident concerning a Seaspan (Vancouver Drydock) request to discharge air contaminants from their location at 203 East Esplanade:

‘We have become aware that Seaspan (Vancouver Drydock) has applied for a permit from Metro Vancouver to discharge air contaminants.  They have never had a permit and are applying to double the number of volatile organic compounds, particulate matter and trace metals compared to their own 2016 report.  Seaspan self-reports and self-monitors. They have an air quality monitor on their property but Metro Vancouver does not have access to it.

Please send your input in as noted in the following and attached permit by DEC 6th

We also received the following comment from a resident in the area: 

‘In general, I think the shipyards have reached their capacity for airborne contaminants and are trying to apply to spew more into the air here in North Vancouver. 
With all the development of people living in the shipyards, I do not think that is fair or safe.  You can smell VERY strong chemical smells at times already.
North Vancouver also has deemed this area an Entertainment District, to sell to whomever to use(loud electronic music parties was one).
When you purchase here, none of the developers disclose this’ .

TAKE NOTICE THAT Vancouver Drydock Company Limited Partnership of 1800 – 510
West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3 applies to the Metro Vancouver Regional
District (“Metro Vancouver”) pursuant to the Greater Vancouver Regional District Air Quality
Management Bylaw 1082, 2008 for a Permit.
1. Vancouver Drydock Company Limited Partnership has applied for a new permit to
discharge air contaminants from a dry dock facility located at Pier 94 – 203 Esplanade E.,
North Vancouver, BC V7L 1A1.

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.

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.  link to full notice follows:



5 responses to “Environmental Protection Notice

  1. I appreciate, result in I discovered exactly what I used to be looking for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  2. Valuable info. Fortunate me I found your website accidentally, and I’m surprised why this coincidence didn’t took place earlier! I bookmarked it.


    I am putting the attached Notice of Motion re this subject to City Council this evening.


    Rod Clark

    Notice of Motion Nov 20/17
    Whereas Vancouver DryDock ( SeaSpan ) has applied to discharge air contaminants from their facility at Pier 96 – 203 East Esplanade N Vancouver and Whereas this facility is in close proximity to residential & commercial development and Public space Therefore be it resolved that City Council host a Public Information meeting inviting SeaSpan/Metro Vancouver & Coastal Health to present the facts regarding the application to Council & interested members of the Public. Councillor Rod Clark

  4. No, there are very close to occupied condos, houses and business. Think Lower Lonsdale business’ and cafe’s, etc. There is available “scrubbers” to stop this polluted air and volotile organic compounds from escaping the premises into the open air. There are going to be two new towers added to the first one on the waterfront virtually next to Seaspan repair facility! This isn’t by idea of the place to increase air contaminants!

  5. We more than our share of contaminents in the air from water front industry in North Vancouver without allowing more contaminents from Seasapan. I breathe coal dust daily, I don’t need more lung issues!!
    F.L. Nicholson

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