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August 24, 2010

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

The Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister of Environment and Conservation, has announced the following events relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.

UNDERTAKING REGISTERED:

Fischellís Brook Forage Production                                                                             (Reg. 1527)
Proponent: New World Dairy Inc.

The proposal is to develop approximately 85 hectares of suitable land for forage production. The site is located six kilometres northeast of the community of Robinsons and bounded by Barry Brook to the north and Fischellís Brook to the south. Access is to be gained via an existing road leading from the Trans Canada Highway. Development of this proposal will require land clearing for crop production intended for consumption by livestock. Land development is proposed to begin September 2010.

The undertaking was registered on August 23, 2010; public comments are due by September 27, 2010; and the minister's decision is due by October 7, 2010.

UNDERTAKINGS RELEASED:

Fortune Area Multi-Purpose Trail                                                                                 (Reg. 1511)Proponent: Fortune ATV Trail Association Inc.

Forteau Cranberry Farm                                                                                             (Reg. 1510)Proponent: Southern Labrador Development Association

This undertaking was released from environmental assessment subject to the following conditions:

  • Prior to the start of construction, the proponent must develop monitoring survey protocols in consultation with the Wildlife Division, Department of Environment and Conservation, for waterfowl, other bird species, and for any species at risk that might be within the cranberry farm site area or potentially be attracted to the cranberry site; and
  • A 30 metre undisturbed buffer must be maintained between the project area and Trout Brook.

First Pond Bottom Brook Gravel Quarry                                                                       (Reg. 1517)
Proponent: Johnsonís Construction Ltd.

This undertaking was released from environmental assessment subject to the following condition:

  • Prior to the commencement of operations at this site Johnsonís Construction Ltd. must consult with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro regarding the transmission line that crosses the quarry area, to ensure that operations are conducted in a safe manner.

For further information on the environmental assessment process, please contact the Director of Environmental Assessment at (709) 729-4211 or toll-free:

1-800-563-6181 or by mail to:

Director, Environmental Assessment Division
Department of Environment and Conservation
West Block, Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700, St. John's, NL, A1B 4J6

Environmental assessment information is on the department website - www.gov.nl.ca/env.

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Media contact:

Melony OíNeill
Director of Communications
Department of Environment and Conservation
709-729-2575, 689-0928
moneill@gov.nl.ca

2010 08 24                                                    11:05 a.m.

 


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