Municipal Affairs and Environment
May 17, 2018

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, has announced the following events relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT REQUIRED:

Argentia Access Road Industrial Composting Facility Project
Proponent: Metro Environmental Limited (Reg. 1838)

The minister has advised the proponent that an environmental impact statement (EIS) is required for the undertaking. Additional information must be provided in the EIS to demonstrate the economic viability of the project and to describe a program of public information that will be implemented to address public concerns. The environmental assessment committee (EAC) appointed for the project will provide scientific and technical advice to the minister, as well as prepare draft guidelines to assist the proponent in the development of the EIS. The public will be invited to review and comment on the draft guidelines. For further information on this project, please contact Joanne Sweeney, EAC Chair, at 709-729-2822 or email EAProjectComments@gov.nl.ca

UNDERTAKINGS RELEASED:

Incinerator Road Scrap Metal Processing Initiative - Resubmission
Proponent: Newco Metal and Auto Recycling Ltd.
(Reg. 1953)

The project is released subject to the following condition:

  • The proponent must maintain a minimum 30-metre undisturbed vegetated buffer along all waterbodies and wetlands to protect sensitive riparian and aquatic species, and their habitat.

Crown Zone 7 (District 9) Five Year Operating Plan (2017-2021) Amendment
Proponent: Department of Fisheries and Land Resources
(Reg. 1951)

District 9 extends from White Bay in the west to Seal Bay in the east and includes all of the Baie Verte Peninsula. The project is released subject to the following condition:

  • The proponent must maintain a minimum 30-metre naturally vegetated buffer along all watercourses, waterbodies, and wetlands to protect sensitive riparian and aquatic species and their habitat.

Argentia Cannabis Production Facility (Reg. 1946)
Proponent: Argentia Gold Corporation

The project is released subject to the following condition:

  • A waste management plan and a pesticide management plan shall be submitted to and approved by Pollution Prevention Division prior to the introduction of cannabis to the facility.

Learn More
Environmental Assessment Division - toll-free at 1-800-563-6181 or by mail:

Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
West Block, Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700, St. John's, NL A1B 4J6

Public comments may be forwarded to EAprojectcomments@gov.nl.ca

Environmental assessment information: www.mae.gov.nl.ca/env_assessment/

Follow us on Twitter: @GovNL external link and @MAE_GovNL external link

Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

2018 05 17                              2:00 p.m.