As our operations shift towards greener paths, so are our community engagement plans. As part of our efforts to reduce our impact on the environment and increase the efficiency of our communication with our local community, we look forward to transitioning to new digital formats.
Parkland Refining (B.C.) Ltd. (Parkland) currently operates under air discharge permit GVA-0117 issued by Metro Vancouver. The current permit is valid until January 31st, 2021. We have applied to Metro Vancouver to extend the permit by 18 months until July 31, 2022.
As part of our current air permit issued on March 15, 2018, Parkland is carrying out extensive engineering studies to assess technologies intended to reduce our facility’s emissions. While we have made good progress in the past 2 ½ years, we need to complete the remaining studies currently in progress and to finalize the selected emission reduction technologies with Metro Vancouver.
Once the technologies have been selected, Parkland can then begin the next air permit application process to implement new emission limits for the facility. Parkland recognizes that the implementation of these emissions reductions technologies will require working closely with our community and we want to make sure there is ample time for consultation. Metro Vancouver’s Air Permit Application Guidance recommends that air permit applications are submitted one year in advance of the permit expiry dates, to allow sufficient time for the required review, consultation and public notification.
We are confident we can complete all of these remaining steps effectively within the requested 18 month extension.Return to News Listing
On October 1, 2017 the facility changed ownership from Chevron Canada Ltd. to Parkland Refining (B.C.) Ltd. Material generated prior to October 1, 2017 has been retained for continuity.