Environmental Assessment Bulletin

  • Municipal Affairs and Environment

February 17, 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.


Jackson’s Arm Cannabis Nursery                                                        (Reg. 2070)
Proponent: CEPG Consulting & Design Inc.

The proponent proposes to develop and operate a cannabis nursery to supply cannabis seeds, seedlings and clones to licensed cannabis producers and retail stores. The project will operate within an existing building located at 493-505 Main Street in the Town of Jackson’s Arm.

The undertaking was registered on February 17, 2020; the deadline for public comments is March 23, 2020; and the minister’s decision is due by April 2, 2020.

Cape Ray Quarry                                                                                       (Reg. 2069)
Proponent: C & C Enterprises Inc.

The proponent is proposing a 6.5-hectare quarry adjacent to other quarry areas north of the Trans-Canada Highway 12.3 kilometres northwest of the Town of Channel-Port aux Basques and 3.8 kilometres northeast of the Town of Cape Ray in southwestern Newfoundland. Construction and operation will involve clearing, grubbing and excavation. Site access will be via an existing access road for the general quarry area.

The undertaking was registered on February 13, 2020; the deadline for public comments is March 23, 2020; and the minister’s decision is due by March 29, 2020.


Marystown Marbase Cleanerfish Hatchery                                    (Reg. 2062)
Proponent: Marbase Cleanerfish Ltd.

The minister has advised the proponent that an Environmental Preview Report (EPR) is required for this project. The EPR is necessary to provide additional information including, but not limited to: description of potential impacts on wild lumpfish related to harvesting for broodstock development; detailed description of water quality treatments and monitoring programs for both intake and outflow waters; biosecurity measures that will be undertaken to ensure the health of the hatchery lumpfish and the health of the surrounding environment as a result of the hatchery; and waste management, including sludge handling, dewatering, characteristics of the end-product, and plan to deal with mass mortality. An Environmental Assessment Committee will be appointed to provide scientific and technical advice to the minister, and guidance regarding the information requirements to the proponent. The minister will issue guidelines to the proponent to assist with the development of the EPR. For further information on this project, please contact John Reynolds at (709) 729-0090 or email johnreynolds@gov.nl.ca.


Hickey’s Piper’s Hole Quarries                                                              (Reg. 1998)
Proponent: Hickey’s Contracting (1989) Ltd.

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


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