Municipal Affairs and Environment 
December 5, 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.

UNDERTAKING REGISTERED:

Mount Pearl Stericycle Biomedical Waste Transfer and Treatment Facility   
Proponent: Stericycle, ULC                                                                    (Reg. 1992)

The proponent is proposing to construct and operate a biomedical waste transfer and treatment facility at an existing building at 45 Clyde Avenue, Mount Pearl. This facility will remove, treat, and dispose of the biomedical waste collected in the province. Waste requiring disposal by incineration will be held in a refrigeration unit inside a warehouse until shipped to the proponent’s existing Ontario facility. Waste that can be treated onsite will be autoclaved and sent to Robin Hood Bay Facility for final disposal.

The undertaking was registered on December 3, 2018; the deadline for public comments is January 9, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by January 17, 2019.

DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC REVIEW:

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

The proposed Hope Brook Access Road between Route 480 (Burgeo Highway) and the Hope Brook mineral exploration property is undergoing a provincial environmental assessment, and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required. The Environmental Assessment Committee has prepared draft EIS guidelines that identify the information that must be included in the EIS. The public is invited to review these guidelines and provide written comments by January 14, 2019. Comments received will be reviewed and considered before the EIS guidelines are finalized and issued to the proponent.

More information on the project is available on the department’s website at: www.mae.gov.nl.ca/env_assessment/projects/Y2018/1968/index.html.

Written comments must be submitted by January 14, 2019, to:

Eric Watton, M.Sc.
Project EA Committee Chair
Environmental Assessment Division
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
West Block, Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s NL  A1B 4J6
Fax: 709-729-0320
Email: EAProjectComments@gov.nl.ca

Environmental Preview Report Submitted:

Crémaillère Harbour Marine Port Development                                (Reg. 1933)
Proponent: Great Northern Port Inc.         

The proponent has submitted an environmental preview report (EPR) for the above undertaking as required by the minister. The EPR document is available on the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment website at: www.mae.gov.nl.ca/env_assessment/projects/Y2017/1933/index.html. Public comments regarding the EPR are welcome and may be emailed to the Chair of the Environmental Assessment Committee, John Reynolds, at johnreynolds@gov.nl.ca or to EAProjectComments@gov.nl.ca, or they may be mailed to the address below.

Environmental Assessment Division
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
Fourth Floor, West Block, Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6 

Public comments must be received by January 9, 2019. The minister’s decision on the EPR is due by January 19, 2019.

DECISION ON APPEAL:

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

An appeal of the decision to release the above undertaking from further environmental assessment was received on October 30, 2018. The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment has determined that the decision on August 28, 2018, stands and the appeal is dismissed. The decision on the appeal can be viewed on the department’s website at:

www.mae.gov.nl.ca/env_assessment/projects/Y2016/1834/index.html

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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

2018 12 05                                                    4:30 p.m.