Municipal Affairs and Environment
November 9, 2018

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

The Honourable Graham Letto, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, has announced the following events relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.


Exploits River (Bishop’s Falls South Side) Cottage Development (Reg. 1990)
Proponent: Alex Cooke

The proponent proposes to develop 21 waterfront cottage lots on the south side of the Exploits River across from the Town of Bishop’s Falls. The nine hectare cottage lot development is to be located between the forest access road just west of the dam at the Bishop’s Falls generating plant and the Bishop’s Falls trestle where it crosses the Exploits River. The cottage development can be accessed by a 750 metre road from the Bay D’Espoir Highway located approximately 2.2 kilometres south of the intersection with the Trans Canada Highway.

The undertaking was registered on November 8, 2018; the deadline for public comments is December 14, 2018; and the minister’s decision is due by December 23, 2018.


Indian Head Hatchery Expansion Project (Reg. 1975)
Proponent: Northern Harvest Smolt Ltd.

The above undertaking was released from further environmental assessment on September 4, 2018. On November 5, 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 website at: Questions can be directed to John Reynolds, Environmental Scientist, Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, at 709-729-0090 or by email at The deadline for public comments is November 23, 2018. The minister’s decision on the appeal is due by December 5, 2018.

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Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
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P.O. Box 8700, St. John's, NL A1B 4J6

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Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
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