Municipal Affairs and Environment
May 30, 2019 

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

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

UNDERTAKINGS REGISTERED:

IOC Labrador City Mining Site Explosives Facility                          (Reg. 2023)
Proponent: Iron Ore Company of Canada 

The proponent proposes to establish a new explosives facility at its Labrador City mine site in order to upgrade working efficiency and employee safety within its existing explosives facility boundaries. The construction and operation of the project is intended to address the various compliance concerns associated with the existing facility, as well as to provide additional capacity required for the current and potential future mining activity at the Carol Lake Project. The project will be capable of producing 85,000 metric tons per annum of bulk ammonium nitrate explosive.

The undertaking was registered on May 29, 2019; the deadline for public comments is July 4, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by July 13, 2019.

Doyles Quarry Extension                                                                 (Reg. 2025)
Proponent: Jeremy’s Construction Limited 

The proponent is planning a 9.4 hectare extension to their existing gravel, sand and rock quarry development located 2.5 kilometres east of Doyles. The quarry extension is expected to operate for 10 years. Access to the quarry extension will be via an existing 1.6 kilometre quarry access road.

The undertaking was registered on May 29, 2019; the deadline for public comments is July 4, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by July 13, 2019.

Labrador City Metal Recycling Facility                                             (Reg. 2026)
Proponent: Newco Metal and Auto Recycling

The proponent is proposing to establish a metal recycling facility near the landfill in Labrador City. The facility will consist of an 8-hectare cleared area with a building and weigh scales. Wrecked cars, white goods (appliances), non-ferrous metals and other scrap metal materials will be separated and stored. Fluids will be removed from automobile and white good scrap, and the remaining material will be  crushed and baled annually by the proponent’s mobile operations crew. Some materials may be shipped to Newco’s facility in St. John’s for further processing.

The undertaking was registered on May 30, 2019; the deadline for public comments is July 4, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by July 14, 2019.

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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: http://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 05 30                                                    4:45 p.m.