Municipal Affairs and Environment
March 31, 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.
Doyles Quarry Extension (Reg.1884)
Proponent: Jeremy's Construction Ltd.
The proponent proposes a 3.5 hectare extension to the existing quarry located approximately 2.5 kilometres east of Doyles in the Codroy Valley. The quarry is to be developed for gravel, sand and rock removal. The site is located between the communities of Doyles and Benoits Siding, near Little Codroy Pond. Access to the quarry will be off the TransCanada Highway via an existing 1.6 kilometre haul road.
The undertaking was registered on March 27, 2017; the deadline for public comments is May 5, 2017; and the minister's decision is due by May 11, 2017.
Round Pond Quarry Project (Reg. 1885)
Proponent: Department of Natural Resources
The proponent has submitted a proposal for a 19.5 hectare open-pit quarry for the extraction of granite bedrock and related sand and gravel deposits approximately 800 metres east of the Butter Pot Provincial Park interchange at the TransCanada Highway (TCH). Access will be via an existing gravel trail that intersects the eastbound lane of the TCH approximately 1.8 kilometres north of the Butter Pot Park interchange and south of Round Pond. The development stage will include stripping and stockpiling of vegetation and organic material. The operation phase will include excavation, blasting, crushing, screening, washing and stockpiling quarry materials. Activity at the site will likely be periodic from April to November annually; however, given the proximity to Butter Pot Provincial Park, drilling, blasting and crushing activities will not occur between May 24 and September 30. Site development is expected to commence in May 2017.
The undertaking was registered on March 29, 2017; the deadline for public comments is May 5, 2017; and the minister's decision is due by May 13, 2017.
Peterview Gravel Quarry (Reg. 1886)
Proponent: D. Byrne & Sons Ltd.
The proponent has proposed the construction and operation of a 15.7 hectare quarry site (under two quarry permit applications), approximately two kilometres from the Town of Peterview along Route 350. The proposed quarry is adjacent to an existing quarry site which totals 10 hectares (two five-hectare quarry areas), and this area is currently operated by the proponent. The proposed quarry operation will include crushing and screening of quarry materials for markets in Botwood and the surrounding area. There is an existing access road off of Route 350. There would be no fuel stored in bulk on site, nor would there be any drilling, blasting, or washing of any aggregate. The quarry is expected to operate from May to November annually and for a period of approximately 15 years. The operation is expected to commence in May 2017.
The undertaking was registered on March 30, 2017; the deadline for public comments is May 5, 2017; and the minister's decision is due by May 13, 2017.
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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, NLA1B 4J6
Public comments may be forwarded to Eaprojectcomments@gov.nl.ca
Environmental assessment information is on the department's website at: www.gov.nl.ca/env.
Municipal Affairs and Environment
2017 03 31 4:55 p.m.