Municipal Affairs and Environment
August 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.

UNDERTAKING REGISTERED:

St. Anthony Microbrewery (Reg. 1978)
Proponent: RagnaRöck Northern Brewing Company Ltd.

The proponent is proposing to establish and operate a five-barrel capacity microbrewery and taproom at 223-227 West Street in the Town of St. Anthony. The microbrewery will be located in the Clock Shop Building that will be renovated to accommodate the brewery operation and taproom. Operation is expected to be year-round with increased production during May to October.

The undertaking was registered on August 16, 2018; the deadline for public comments is September 20, 2018; and the minister’s decision is due by September 30, 2018.

UNDERTAKINGS RELEASED:

Clarenville Cannabis Production Facility (Reg. 1965)
Proponent: C&K Rentals Ltd.

The project is released subject to the following conditions:

  • A women’s employment plan for this project shall be submitted to and approved by the Women’s Policy Office prior to construction. During the tendering process, contracted companies must be informed that a women’s employment plan for the project must be submitted as a requirement of successful bidding.
  • A comprehensive waste management plan shall be submitted to and approved by the Pollution Prevention Division prior to the introduction of cannabis to the facility.
  • Prior to any renovation/construction, a Land Use Impact Assessment shall be submitted for consideration to the Local Governance and Planning Division of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment. This assessment should detail the appearance of the production facility and site design, including physical security requirements; compatibility with surrounding land uses; potential for increased traffic, noise, odour, fumes, and dust; impacts of additional lighting, signage, and parking requirements; as well as any conditions imposed by Health Canada. Moreover, development approval by the Town of Clarenville shall be provided, including all public notices. This documentation should demonstrate compliance with the Town’s municipal plan and development regulations.

Piper's Hole Sand Quarry Extension (Reg 1970)
Proponent: Sparkes Trucking Limited

The project is released subject to the following conditions:

  • The proponent must not clear any vegetation or conduct any operations within 800 metres of a bald eagle or osprey nest during the nesting season (March 15 to July 31), and 200 metres during the remainder of the year. The 200 metre buffer also applies to all other raptor nests (e.g. Northern Goshawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Merlin, American Kestrel, Great-horned Owl, Boreal Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl). The location of any raptor nest site must be reported to the Forestry and Wildlife Division of the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources.
  • The proponent must avoid land clearing activities during the breeding, nesting and rearing periods for migratory birds (April 15 to August 15).
  • The proponent must maintain a minimum 50 metre wide undisturbed buffer around all water bodies including wetlands.

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
Erin Shea
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-2575, 725-4321
erinshea@gov.nl.ca

2018 08 17                              12:15 p.m.