Municipal Affairs and Environment
March 28, 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 REGISTERED:

Trans-Labrador Highway Quarry and Access Road at kilometre 236 (Reg. 2008)
Proponent: Department of Transportation and Works

The proponent proposes to construct a 640-metre access road and develop a rock quarry north of the Trans-Labrador Highway (Route 510) approximately 50 kilometres west of the Trans Labrador Highway and Cartwright Junction. The quarry materials will be used to widen and hard surface Route 510 from 160 kilometres east of Happy Valley-Goose Bay to Cartwright Junction. Construction will include building the access road and developing the quarry. Operations will involve drilling and blasting rock, crushing, and hauling materials to off load on Route 510. Construction is planned to commence by May 2019.

The undertaking was registered on March 25, 2019; the deadline for public comments is May 2, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by May 9, 2019.

Port Union Microbrewery (Reg. 2009)
Proponent: Union Electric Brewing Co. Inc.

The proponent is planning to establish and operate a microbrewery within the existing Union Electric Building at 49-53 Main Road, Port Union, on the Bonavista Peninsula. Construction will include an access road, storage shed and patio, as well as renovations to the interior of the building. The microbrewery is expected to operate year-round and produce approximately 940 hectolitres of beer annually.

The undertaking was registered on March 26, 2019; the deadline for public comments is May 2, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by May 10, 2019.

Spaniard’s Bay Quarry Expansion (Reg. 2010)
Proponent: Concord Paving Limited

The proponent proposes to expand their existing rock quarry located along Rocky Pond Road in Spaniard’s Bay. The quarry is located approximately 2.1 kilometres west of the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway. The proposed expansion will cover an area of 14.4 hectares and will be used for manufacturing aggregate construction materials for projects on the Avalon Peninsula.

The undertaking was registered on March 26, 2019; the deadline for public comments is May 2, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by May 10, 2019.

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 03 28                              3:15 p.m.