Municipal Affairs and Environment
August 8, 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:

Stephenville Range Complex                                                                         (Reg. 2043)
Proponent: Town of Stephenville

The proponent intends to construct and operate a range complex in Stephenville, located approximately 2 kilometeres northwest of Route 460 and approximately 5 kilometres north of the Port au Port Highway. The area of the proposed range will be approximately one square kilometre and will consist of a 600-metre rifle range shooting field, a 50-metre pistol range shooting field, a security fence with access gate, parking areas and buildings. Access to the site will be through improvements to an existing road.

The undertaking was registered on August 5, 2019; the deadline for public comments is September 12, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by September 19, 2019.

St. Anthony Gravel Quarry                                                                          (Reg. 2044)
Proponent: Strangemore Electrical Services Ltd.

The proponent proposes to develop a 2.27-hectare quarry as a source of natural gavels and ripped rock to provide backfill materials that can no longer be supplied by the existing quarry. The proposed quarry is located north of Goose Cove Road in St. Anthony. Access to the site will be through an established road to the existing quarry and the development of a new road approximately five metres wide and 150 metres long between the existing quarry and the proposed quarry.

The undertaking was registered on August 5, 2019; the deadline for public comments is September 12, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by September 19, 2019.

Stephenville Fertilizer, Fish Meal and Compost Production Facility      (Reg. 2045)
Proponent: Oceanview Estates Inc.

The proponent proposes to develop a facility on the former Abitibi paper mill site in Stephenville to produce liquid fish fertilizer, fish meal and compost. The site will use inputs such as fish mortalities and fish manure, fish oils, decomposed wood chips and bark, onsite topsoil, sand and peat.

The undertaking was registered on August 5, 2019; the deadline for public comments is September 12, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by September 19, 2019.

Springdale Terminal Station Flood Control Berm                                        (Reg. 2046)
Proponent: Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

The proponent proposes to construct an earthen perimeter berm to prevent flooding at the Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Springdale Terminal Station on Route 392. The flood control berm surrounding the station will be approximately 270 metres in length with a height of one metre. The berm is to control flooding and runoff from Davis Brook, a tributary of Indian River.     

The undertaking was registered on August 6, 2019; the deadline for public comments is September 12, 2019; and the minister’s decision is due by September 20, 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:
Erin Shea
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-2575
erinshea@gov.nl.ca 

2019 08 08                                                    3:55 p.m.