Environmental Assessment Bulletin

  • Municipal Affairs and Environment

7 January 2020

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

UNDERTAKINGS REGISTERED:

Conception Bay South Drill Mud Processing Facility                     (Reg. 2065)
Proponent: Envirosoil Limited

The proponent proposes to develop a drill mud processing facility at 24-42 Hops Street, off Highway 2 (Peacekeeper’s Way) and Fowler’s Road within the Town of Conception Bay South. This facility will require the installation and operation of a Vacuum Assisted Recovery Unit to treat waste drilling mud, fluids and cuttings to recover the synthetic drilling fluid. The proposal also includes construction of an operational pad for containment, a pelletizing plant, fully contained pellet storage, and a bulk fuel storage tank.

The undertaking was registered on January 3, 2020; the deadline for public comments is February 11, 2020; and the minister’s decision is due by February 17, 2020.

Cape Broyle Jet Perforating Gun Assembly Facility                        (Reg. 2064)
Proponent: Baker Hughes Canada Company

The proponent proposes to construct a jet perforating gun assembly facility north of the Town of Cape Broyle. The purpose of the undertaking is to assemble pre-fabricated components into “jet perforating guns” and store them locally for use by operators in the Newfoundland offshore oil and gas industry. The project will include the construction of a 300-metre access road from Route 210 to a storage yard where a gun-loading facility and Type 4 magazines for the storage of explosives will be built. Operations will include storage and handling of explosives, gun assembly, and shipping. No explosive devices will be detonated at the site location and the combustion of explosive material is not a part of the activities carried out at jet perforating gun assembly facilities.

The undertaking was registered on January 2, 2020; the deadline for public comments is February 11, 2020; and the minister’s decision is due by February 16, 2020.

UNDERTAKING WITHDRAWN:

Goobies South Cottage                                                                           (Reg. 2055)
Proponent: Matthew Sooley

UNDERTAKINGS RELEASED:

Torbay Spray Coating Facility and Cabinet Manufacturing Plant    (Reg. 2054)
Proponent: Elite Kitchen and Designs Inc. 

Petit Forte Distribution Line                                                                   (Reg. 2053)
Proponent: Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

The project is released subject to the following conditions:

  • The proponent must maintain a 30-metre naturally-vegetated buffer along all waterbodies and wetlands to protect sensitive riparian and aquatic species and their habitat.
  • No vegetation clearing is to occur within 800 metres of a bald eagle or osprey nest during the nesting season (March 15 to July 31) and 200 metres during the remainder of the year. The 200-metre buffer also applies to all other raptor nests (e.g. Northern Goshawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Merlin, American Kestrel, Great-horned Owl, Boreal Owl, and Northern Saw-whet Owl). The location of any raptor nest site must be reported to the Wildlife Division of the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources. For more information, please contact the Wildlife Division at (709) 637-2025.

Hampden Residential Property #2                                                        (Reg. 2057)
Proponent: Kyle Osmond

The project is released subject to the following conditions:

  • The proponent must maintain a 30-metre naturally-vegetated buffer along all waterbodies and wetlands to protect sensitive riparian and aquatic species and their habitat.
  • No vegetation clearing is to occur within 800 metres of a bald eagle or osprey nest during the nesting season (March 15 to July 31) and 200 metres during the remainder of the year.  The 200-metre buffer also applies to all other raptor nests (e.g. Northern Goshawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Merlin, American Kestrel, Great-horned Owl, Boreal Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl). The location of any raptor nest site must be reported to the Wildlife Division of the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources at (709) 637-2025.

Hampden Residential Property #1                                                        (Reg. 2058)
Proponent: Tyler Osmond

The project is released subject to the following conditions:

  • The proponent must maintain a 30-metre naturally-vegetated buffer along all waterbodies and wetlands to protect sensitive riparian and aquatic species and their habitat.
  • No vegetation clearing is to occur within 800 metres of a bald eagle or osprey nest during the nesting season (March 15 to July 31) and 200 metres during the remainder of the year.  The 200-metre buffer also applies to all other raptor nests (e.g. Northern Goshawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Merlin, American Kestrel, Great-horned Owl, Boreal Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl). The location of any raptor nest site must be reported to the Wildlife Division of the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources at (709) 637-2025.

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
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

2020 01 07 4:40 pm