Environment and Climate Change
January 25, 2017

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

The Honourable Perry Trimper, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has announced the following events relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.


Mac Mix Seal Cove Quarry (Reg. 1875)
Proponent: Mac Mix Concrete Limited

The proponent has submitted a proposal for a 10 hectare aggregate quarry in an area east of the northern tip White Hill Pond and immediately south of an existing quarry, near the Town of Seal Cove in Conception Bay South (CBS). The area is partially within the municipal boundaries of the Town of CBS and partially within undeveloped Crown Land. A total of 8.5 hectares of the site will be developed and 1.5 hectares will be preserved. Access to the site will be via an existing 1.7 kilometre haul road. The construction phase will include site access, site clearing and quarry development; operational phase will include quarrying and crushing; 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 May 2017.

The undertaking was registered on January 23, 2017; the deadline for public comments is March 1, 2017; and the minister's decision is due by March 9, 2017.


Embree Residential Subdivision Project (Reg. 1858)
Proponent: David Nippard

The minister has approved the final guidelines for the preparation of the environmental preview report (EPR) for the Embree Residential Subdivision Project. The EPR guidelines identify the information that the proponent will be required to include in the EPR. The EPR guidelines document is available on the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Climate Change website at: www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/env_assessment/projects/Y2016/1858/ or by contacting the Chair of the Assessment Committee, Ivy Stone, at 709-729-0090 or by email at ivystone@gov.nl.ca


Come By Chance Bulk Storage Tank Expansion (Reg. 1872)
Proponent: Asphalt Product Industries Inc.

For further information on the environmental assessment process, please contact the Director of Environmental Assessment at 709-729-0673, toll-free at 1-800-563-6181 or by mail:

Director, Environmental Assessment Division
Department of Environment and Climate Change
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

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Media contact:

Chrysta Collins
Media Relations Manager
Department of Environment and Climate Change
709-729-5783, 690-4436

2017 01 25                              3:55 p.m.