Municipal Affairs and Environment
January 21, 2019

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.

UNDERTAKINGS RELEASED:

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

Colinet-Rocky River Zip Line and Adventure Park
Proponent: Trevor Linehan
(Reg. 1752)

The project is released subject to the following conditions:

  • A 30-metre naturally vegetated buffer must be maintained on all wetlands and waterways including Black Duck Gully;
  • A 50-metre naturally vegetated buffer must be maintained on the eastern side of Colinet Arm with the exception of the zip line tower sites within this buffer where disturbance must be kept to a minimum;
  • A project development design that maintains the integrity of the 30-metre naturally vegetated buffer on all wetlands and waterways and the 50-metre buffer on Colinet Arm must be submitted to and approved by Wildlife Division of the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources prior to any construction; and
  • Provide the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment with copies of applications and registrations submitted to Service NL regarding the installation of Amusement Rides and Elevating Devices and the proposed water and sewerage system, as well as copies of issued licences and approvals.

Crown Zone 6 Five-Year Forestry Operating Plan (2019-23)
Proponent: Department of Fisheries and Land Resources
(Reg. 1984)

The project is released subject to the following conditions:

  • The proponent must maintain a 15-metre undisturbed buffer around the hydrometric stations at Grandy Brook Below Top Pond Brook (Station Number 02ZC002), Harry’s River Below High Way Bridge (Station 02YJ001) and Isle Aux Morts River Below Highway Bridge (Station Number 02ZB001).
  • The proponent must maintain a minimum 30-metre naturally vegetated buffer along all watercourses, waterbodies, and wetlands to protect sensitive riparian and aquatic species and their habitat.

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

2019 01 21                              4:40 p.m.