Municipal Affairs and Environment
November 2, 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.


Point au Gaul Breakwater Upgrades (Reg. 1989)
Proponent: Town of Point au Gaul

The proponent is planning to construct a 150-metre rubble breakwater along the shoreline at Point au Gaul as an extension to the existing breakwater. The new breakwater will be 17 metres wide at its widest area. The breakwater is intended to mitigate the risk of flooding to nearby homes and properties and to stabilize the eroding shoreline.

The undertaking was registered on October 30, 2018; the deadline for public comments is December 7, 2018; and the minister’s decision is due by December 14, 2018.


Placentia Bay Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Project (Reg. 1834)
Proponent: Grieg NL Nurseries Ltd. and Grieg NL Seafarms Ltd.

On September 6, 2018, the minister announced that the environmental impact statement for the above-noted project is acceptable. On October 25, 2018, the minister received an appeal of that decision under section 107 of the Environmental Protection Act. The appeal document can be viewed on the department’s web site at:
Inquiries can be directed to Ms. Joanne Sweeney, Environmental Scientist, Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, at 709-729-2822 or by email at The deadline for public comments is November 16, 2018. The minister’s decision on the appeal is due by November 24, 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

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Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466

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