Municipal Affairs and Environment
April 29, 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:

Springdale Forage Production Agriculture (Reg. 2016)
Proponent: Spring Meadow Farm Inc.

The proponent is proposing to clear two parcels of land for forage production near Halls Bay, Springdale. The forage will be used to supply the proponent’s beef cattle farm, however, no animals will graze on-site and no fencing of the land is required. The land will be cleared through mechanical harvesting and mulching. A mechanical rock crusher attached to a tractor will be used to convert rocky ground directly into soil suitable for planting. Soil preparation may also include the application of lime and commercial and cow manure fertilizers. Two forest access roads will need to be upgraded which will require vegetation removal, grading and culvert installation.

The undertaking was registered on April 23, 2019; the deadline for public comments is June 3, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by June 7, 2019.

Long Harbour Access Road Industrial Composting Facility (Reg. 2017)
Proponent: Newfoundland Industrial Composting Ltd.

The proponent intends to establish a commercial indoor windrow type composting facility near the Long Harbour Access Road, approximately 5.7 kilometres from the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Route 202. The facility will collect and process a variety of organic wastes from agricultural and industrial sources in Newfoundland to produce a high-quality compost for agricultural and landscaping purposes. Organic waste and carbon sources will be mixed on site and distributed in long parallel windrows sufficiently spaced to be mechanically turned for aeration. Organic wastes will consist of mink farm offal/carcasses, spent hens, dead birds, poultry feathers, slaughterhouse offal from poultry, sheep cattle, hogs and fish processing wastes. Carbon sources will come from lumber waste and wood chips from sawmills.

The undertaking was registered on April 24, 2019; the deadline for public comments is June 3, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by June 8, 2019.

Glovertown Area Farm Abattoir (Reg. 2018)
Proponent: Chaulk’s Area Farm Abattoir

The proponent proposes to construct an abattoir and barn for raising turkeys on a farm near Glovertown. The abattoir (8.5 metres by 8.5 metres size) will allow the farm to process their own turkeys and chickens on site, and, the barn (12 metres by 46 metres size) will provide future expansion room for raising up to 2,500 turkeys. The farm is located approximately 15 kilometres west of Glovertown, off Duck Pond Resource Road, and is to the north of Third Pond and Little Northwest Pond.

The undertaking was registered on April 25, 2019; the deadline for public comments is June 3, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by June 9, 2019.

First Pond Road Blueberry Farm (Reg. 2019)
Proponent: Frozen in Time Ltd.

The proponent proposes to clear and develop a 402-hectare parcel of Crown land to operate a blueberry farm near Butlerville, off Shearstown Road and the Veteran’s Memorial Highway (Route 75). Work is planned over a four-year period and will involve land clearing and burning of vegetation to upgrade the blueberry stock. The area will be fenced and the harvested berries will be transported to the proponent’s processing facility in Whitbourne.

The undertaking was registered on April 26, 2019; the deadline for public comments is June 3, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by June 9, 2019.

REVISED ENVIRONMENTAL PREVIEW REPORT SUBMITTED:

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

The proponent has submitted a revised 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/. 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 June 3, 2019. The minister’s decision on the EPR is due by June 8, 2019.

UNDERTAKINGS WITHDRAWN:

Victoria Multi-Purpose Trail (Reg. 1985)
Proponent: Town of Victoria

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

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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

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