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.
Happy Valley- Goose Bay Quarry (Reg. 2072)
Markland Paving Ltd.
The proponent has proposed a 6.24 hectare quarry off Dome Mountain Road, 6.5 km west of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay airport. Construction will involve cleaning and grubbing. Operations will include blasting, crushing and screening activities. Site access will be via an existing road.
The undertaking was registered on February 24, 2020; the deadline for public comments is March 31, 2020; and the minister’s decision is due by April 9, 2020.
ENVIRONMENTAL PREVIEW REPORT REQUIRED:
Stephenville Range Complex (Reg. 2043)
Proponent: Town of Stephenville
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: water quality testing and the location of monitoring wells; a description of the proposed bullet catcher and reactive barrier system; a detailed site plan showing the proposed placement of the bullet catcher and reactive barrier system; details on the intended source of materials required for the system; the proposed storage and handling of the glue required for the system; and, a waste management plan that includes details on the handling, storage and disposal of lead waste. 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 Brenda Rowe at (709) 729-2553 or email email@example.com.
958 Topsail Road Cabinet Door Milling & Spray Paint Booth (Reg. 2063)
Proponent: Royal Wood Design Limited
Fermeuse Harbour Spool Base (Reg. 2035)
Proponent: Fermeuse Enterprises Limited
The project was released subject to the following conditions:
- A minimum 30-metre undisturbed, vegetated buffer is to be maintained along all waterbodies and wetlands that appear on a 1:50,000 topo map to protect sensitive riparian and aquatic species, and their habitat. For further information, please contact the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, Wildlife Division at (709) 637-2025.
- 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 Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, Wildlife Division. For further information, please call (709) 637-2025.
- A 50-metre buffer from the East Coast Trail system must be maintained. For further information please contact Policy and Planning Branch, Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, at (709) 729-1140.
- A Women’s Employment Plan for this project shall be submitted to and approved by the Office for the Status of Women prior to the commencement of project activities. For further information, please contact the Office for the Status of Women at (709) 729-5730. You must notify the Environmental Assessment Division, Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment when this condition of release has been met. Contact the Director of Environmental Assessment Division at (709) 729-0673 or EAprojectcomments@gov.nl.ca.
- A Waste Management Plan shall be submitted to and approved by the Pollution Prevention Division of the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment prior to the commencement of construction activities. For further information, please contact the Pollution Prevention Division at (709) 729-7012. You must notify the Environmental Assessment Division, Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment when this condition of release has been met. Contact the Director of Environmental Assessment Division at (709) 729-0673 or EAprojectcomments@gov.nl.ca.
- You are required to have the project area archaeologically assessed, and where necessary, mitigate the impact of development upon historic resources. This shall require an intensive survey of the entirety of the project area along the north side of Fermeuse Harbour. This work is to include an underwater survey adjacent the shoreline of the project area and any areas where underwater disturbance is proposed. Further, the impact of the development on both already known archaeological sites, and any new site that may be found are to be identified and assessed. Once the archaeological assessment is completed mitigation and/or avoidance plans are to be submitted to the Provincial Archaeology Office (PAO) for review to determine if further work will be required. No development shall proceed until all archaeological work is completed to the satisfaction of the PAO. Contact Mr. Jamie Brake, Provincial Archaeologist, PAO, Heritage Division, Dept. of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (709) 729-2462.
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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
Municipal Affairs and Environment