Environmental Protection

Environmental Emergencies and Complaints

Environmental Emergencies – Environmental emergencies may be reported twenty-four hours a day by calling (709) 772-2083 or 1-800-563-9089 and selecting the appropriate option as described below:

  • Option 2 – to report an incident originating from a marine vessel or other marine source
  • Option 3 – to report an incident originating on land, inland waters or from a land-based source
  • Option 5 – to report an emergency involving a marine animal

Environmental Complaints (Non-emergencies) – To report an environmental concern which is not an emergency please contact an Environmental Protection Officer located at the nearest Government Service Centre office or contact Crime Stoppers of Newfoundland and Labrador 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Asphalt Plant

An asphalt plant requires one approval per season for operation in the form of a Certificate of Approval. Additional approvals may be required if the make-up or components of the plant change during the paving season. Many companies operate the same mobile unit many times throughout the paving season and need only request an approval to set-up when altering location of the plant.

Waste Management

All waste management systems, both private and municipal, must receive prior environmental approval from the Government Service Centre. This includes the construction or enlargement of waste disposal facilities (i.e. landfill sites, incinerator sites), approval to become special waste haulers in this Province (i.e. sewage hauler, salvage metal haulers, etc.) and for waste management facilities associated with farms.

Fuel Storage and Handling

The Storage and Handling of Gasoline and Associated Products Regulations – Installation and operation of fuel storage tank systems underground or above ground.