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Environmental Assessment Bulletin

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202416 Views

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has announced the following relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.

UNDERTAKINGS REGISTERED:
Kings Point Storage and Repair Garage                                             (Reg. 2303)
Proponent: Victor Burt

The Proponent is proposing to construct a repair and storage garage in the industrial area of Kings Point for equipment such as skidders, trailers, excavators, dump trucks and others.  There will also be a domestic band sawmill with a partial enclosure. The parcel was previously used for equipment laydown. Project requires clearing of trees/brush and accumulated illegal dumping waste. A description of the project can be found on the department’s webpage at: www.gov.nl.ca/eccm/env-assessment/projects-list/.

The undertaking was registered on May 3, 2024; the deadline for public comment is June 7, 2024; and the Minister’s decision is due by June 17, 2024.

Fox Pond ATV Trail Extension               (Reg. 2302)
Proponent: Cameron Hall

The Proponent is proposing to extend the Fox Pond ATV trail 3.5 km to the Freshwater ATV trail, connecting the two trails. The purpose of connecting the two trails is to provide easier access to an existing hunting cabin located at Fox Pond on the southern Avalon of the province. The trail will be marked with wooden pegs. A description of the project can be found on the department’s webpage at: www.gov.nl.ca/eccm/env-assessment/projects-list/.

The undertaking was registered on May 3, 2024; the deadline for public comment is June 7, 2024; and the Minister’s decision is due by June 17, 2024.

Kami Iron Ore Mine                                                                                   (Reg. 2301)
Proponent: Champion Iron Mines Ltd.

The Proponent is proposing to construct an iron ore mine in Labrador West. The mine will be located approximately seven kilometres southwest from the Town of Wabush, and 10 kilometres southwest from the town of Labrador City. The mine will produce approximately 8.6 million tonnes of iron ore concentrate annually over a 26-year mine life. The Project will include an open pit mine, conveyors, ore stockpiles, processing plant, ore concentrate load-out, access roads, workforce accommodations, and a railway corridor to connect to the Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway. A description of the Project can be found on the department’s webpage at: www.gov.nl.ca/eccm/env-assessment/projects-list/.

The undertaking was registered on May 3, 2024; the deadline for public comments is June 7, 2024; and the Minister’s decision is due by June 17, 2024.

Glovertown Breakwater               (Reg. 2300)
Proponent: Norman Keats

The Proponent is proposing to complete the construction of an existing breakwater in Middle Arm, Alexander Bay. Development would consist of placing armour stone on top of the breakwater using an excavator operated on land. The breakwater measures seven metres in width and extends forty-seven metres from shore. A description of the Project can be found on the department’s webpage at: www.gov.nl.ca/ecc/env-assessment/projects-list/.

The undertaking was registered on May 2, 2024; the deadline for public comment is June 7, 2024; and the Minister’s decision is due by June 16, 2024.

UNDERTAKINGS RELEASED:

Crown Zone 5 Five-Year Forestry Operating Plan Amendment (2021-2025)
Proponent: Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture   (Reg. 2295)

The Project is released from environmental assessment subject to the conditions as outlined in the Minister’s decision letter available on the Department’s Project web page at www.gov.nl.ca/ecc/projects/project-2295/.

Crown Zone 3 Five-Year Operating Plan Amendment (District 4) (2022-2026)
Proponent: Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture   (Reg. 2294)

The Project is released from environmental assessment subject to the conditions as outlined in the Minister’s decision letter available on the Department’s Project web page at www.gov.nl.ca/ecc/projects/project-2294/.

PLAN ACCEPTABLE:

Appleton Mineral Exploration Project Expansion                            (Reg. 2273)
Proponent: New Found Gold Corp.

On May 3, 2024, the Minister advised the Proponent that the Historic Resources Impact Assessment for the Appleton Mineral Exploration Project Expansion was reviewed by the Provincial Archaeology Office and found to be acceptable. The plan was required by a condition of release from environmental assessment and is available on the Department’s Project web page at: www.gov.nl.ca/ecc/projects/project-2273/.

Learn more
Environmental Assessment Division
Department of Environment and Climate Change
West Block, Confederation Building
P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

Environmental assessment information is available at:

www.gov.nl.ca/ecc/env-assessment/

www.gov.nl.ca/ecc/files/GUIDE-TO-THE-PROCESS_Jan-2024.pdf

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Project comments may be sent to: EAProjectComments@gov.nl.ca

Anyone submitting comments on a Project under environmental assessment is asked to please advise the Department if they DO NOT wish to have their comments shared with the Project Proponent.

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