Municipal Affairs and Environment
October 4, 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:

Grand Falls-Windsor Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion (Reg. 1986)
Proponent: Town of Grand Falls-Windsor

The proponent is proposing an expansion of the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor’s existing wastewater treatment facility. The project will provide new infrastructure to address both future increase in wastewater flows requiring treatment as well as to improve the effluent quality. The expansion of the facility will include the addition of a wastewater aerated pond system that would incorporate two to three new aerated cells, an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection treatment system and a sludge management system.

The undertaking was registered on October 2, 2018; the deadline for public comments is November 8, 2018; and the minister’s decision is due by November 16, 2018.

ENVIRONMENTAL PREVIEW REPORT GUIDELINES ISSUED:

Lark Harbour Multipurpose Trail Extension (Reg. 1954)
Proponent: Lark Harbour Trail Committee Inc.

The minister has approved the final guidelines for the preparation of the environmental preview report (EPR) for the Lark Harbour Multipurpose Trail Extension. 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 Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment website at: www.mae.gov.nl.ca/env_assessment/projects/Y2018/1954

Information can be obtained by contacting the Chair of the Assessment Committee, John Reynolds, at (709) 729-0090 or by email at johnreynolds@gov.nl.ca.

UNDERTAKING RELEASED:

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

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE APPOINTED:

Hope Brook Access Road (Reg. 1968)
Proponent: First Mining Gold Corporation

On September 12, 2018, the minister advised the proponent that an environmental impact statement (EIS) is required for the project. An environmental assessment committee (EAC) has been appointed to provide scientific and technical advice to the minister and to prepare draft guidelines for conducting the EIS. The EAC includes representation from the following provincial and federal government agencies:

  • Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
    • Environmental Assessment Division - Committee Chairperson
    • Pollution Prevention Division
    • Local Governance and Land Use Planning Division
  • Department of Fisheries and Land Resources
    • Wildlife Division
    • Policy and Strategic Planning Division
  • Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
    • Sector Diversification Division
    • Regional Economic Development Division
  • Department of Natural Resources
    • Mines Branch
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
    • Environmental Protection Operations
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Hydro Flows and Linear Development

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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

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