Municipal Affairs and Environment
March 16, 2017
Environmental Assessment Bulletin
The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, has announced the following events relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.
Mortier Shale Rock Quarry (Reg. 1880)
Proponent: Thistle Investments
The proponent has submitted a proposal for a five-hectare shale rock quarry southwest of Mortier Big Pond on the Burin Peninsula. The area is within the municipal planning boundaries of the Town of Burin. Access to the site will be via the existing Greenhill Access Road. The construction phase will include the removal of shrub, topsoil and overburden; operational phase will include the excavation of rock materials; and reclamation and closure will include the conditions of the quarry permit issued by the Department of Natural Resources. The project is scheduled to commence by April 2017.
The undertaking was registered on March 8, 2017; the deadline for public comments is April 20, 2017; and the minister’s decision is due by April 22, 2017.
Redwood Construction Daniels Road Quarry (Reg. 1881)
Proponent: Redwood Construction
The proponent has submitted a proposal for a 5.3-hectare quarry near Conception Bay South (CBS), approximately 1.2 kilometre south of the intersection of Daniels Road, CBS and the CBS Highway. The purpose of the undertaking is to extract sand, gravel and rock from the quarry for use in the construction industry. The construction phase will include the removal of overburden from the site and the construction of approximately 100 metres of new access road. The earliest date for construction is April 2017.
The undertaking was registered on March 14, 2017; the deadline for public comments is April 20, 2017; and the minister’s decision is due by April 28, 2017.
Mac Mix Seal Cove Quarry (Reg. 1875)
Proponent: Mac Mix Concrete Ltd.
Shallop Cove Sand and Gravel Extension Project (Reg. 1859)
Proponent: On-Grade Construction Inc.
The project is released subject to the following conditions:
- Prior to commencing any work related to this project, a water resources management plan, including information requirements pursuant to the Water Resources Act, SNL2002 cW-4.01 and its regulations and policies, must be prepared and submitted to the Water Resources Management Division for review and approval. This plan shall be submitted at the time of applying to obtain a water use licence and a permit to alter a body of water. Please contact Dr. Abdel-Zaher Kamal Abdel-Razek, Manager of the Water Rights and Investigations Section, at 709-729-4795 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information;
- To minimize habitat disturbance to birds and small mammals, any necessary vegetation clearing or excessive noise should be undertaken outside of the nesting, breeding and brood rearing period (May to mid-July), when disturbance would be most critical.
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For further information on the environmental assessment process, please contact the Environmental Assessment Division toll-free at 1-800-563-6181 or by mail:
Environmental Assessment Division
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
West Block, Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700, St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
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Municipal Affairs and Environment
2017 03 16 3:10 p.m.