Municipal Affairs and Environment
May 28, 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.

UNDERTAKINGS REGISTERED:

Foxtrap Access Road - TCH Junction Quarry                             (Reg. 1964)
Proponent: Platinum Construction Company Limited

The proponent plans to construct and operate a 25.3 hectare rock quarry at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and the Foxtrap Access Road within the City of St. John’s development area. An access road is planned from Incinerator Road to the west side of the quarry. Construction will include building the access road and stripping the terrain to access the underlying rock. The operation will include drilling, blasting, crushing, and stockpiling. The processed aggregate will be provided to local interests. Reclamation will be determined by the requirements of a quarry permit or lease.

The undertaking was registered on May 28, 2018; the deadline for public comments is July 2, 2018; and the minister’s decision is due by July 12, 2018.

Deer Lake Underwater Log Survey                                         (Reg. 1963)
Proponent: Town of Deer Lake

The Town of Deer Lake proposes to assess the quantity and quality of sunken pulp wood logs at the bottom of Deer Lake by conducting a survey using side-scan sonar technology. It is expected that logs have accumulated from over 60 years of logging operations on the Humber River. The results of the survey will be used to determine the feasibility of recovering logs for use in manufacturing specialty products such as flooring and furniture.

The undertaking was registered on May 28, 2018; the deadline for public comments is July 2, 2018; and the minister’s decision is due by July 12, 2018.

Glenburnie Drydock                                                     (Reg. 1962)
Proponent: 3 T’s Limited

The proponent proposes to construct a 2,090 square metre drydock at Glenburnie in Bonne Bay, Western Newfoundland. The drydock will extend 76.2 metres out from the highwater mark and will be 27.4 metres wide. The structure will consist of a 15.2 metre wide concrete slipway bordered by two piers each with a 0.3 metre wide inner wall and a 5.8 metre band of armour stone.

The undertaking was registered on May 24, 2018; the deadline for public comments is July 2, 2018; and the minister’s decision is due by July 8, 2018.

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/

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

2018 05 28                                                   4:50 p.m.