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Environmental Assessment Bulletin

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 202421 Views

June 14, 2024

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.

UNDERTAKING REGISTERED:

Terra Nova J-1 Quarry                                                       (Reg. 2313)
Proponent: J-1 Contracting Ltd.

The Proponent is proposing to construct and operate a 10.8-hectare quarry off Route 301 within the Town of Terra Nova. Development would consist of land clearing and grubbing, followed by the extraction and processing of sand and gravel via crushing and screening. The purpose of the quarry is to supply materials for asphalt production in the Clarenville area. A description of the Project can be found on the department’s website at: https://www.gov.nl.ca/ecc/env-assessment/projects-list/.

The undertaking was registered on June 13, 2024; the deadline for public comment is July 19, 2024; and the Minister’s decision is due by July 28, 2024.

Comments may be sent to: EAProjectComments@gov.nl.ca.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT REQUIRED AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE APPOINTED:

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

The Minister has advised the proponent that an environmental impact statement (EIS) is required for this Project. Additional information is needed to inform the Minister of the following, including, but not limited to:

    • Estimate of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions;
    • Air emissions dispersion modeling;
    • Waste and water management plans for the entire Project;
    • Updated groundwater report, including modeling;
    • Potential effects of the proposed railway route and access road in the Wahnahnish Lake protected public water supply area (PPWSA);
    • Verification of proposed power supply, location of transmission lines, substations and associated infrastructure and effects on ratepayers;
    • Alternate power supply;
    • Design of tailings management facility and water management dams;
    • Additional information on plants, animals and permafrost;
    • Potential effects on food security, traditional land use, health and community services, and other social determinants of health; and
    • Potential effects on Pike Lake and the Duley Lake Provincial Park.

An Environmental Assessment Committee (EAC) has been appointed to provide scientific and technical advice to the Minister and to draft guidelines for the proponent in preparing the EIS. The EAC includes representatives from the following provincial and federal government agencies:

  • Department of Environment and Climate Change
    • Environmental Assessment – Chair
    • Climate Change Branch
    • Pollution Prevention Division
    • Water Resources Management Division
  •  Executive Council
    • Office of Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation
    • Office of Women and Gender Equality
  • Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Department of Health and Community Services
  • Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills
  • Department of Industry, Energy and Technology
    • Mines Branch
    • Energy Branch
  • Department of Labrador Affairs
  • Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs
  • Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Transport Canada

The public will be invited to provide comment on the draft guidelines. For further information on this Project, please contact Paul Carter at (709) 729-0188 or email pcarter@gov.nl.ca.

UNDERTAKINGS RELEASED:

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

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 https://www.gov.nl.ca/ecc/projects/project-2303/.

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

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 https://www.gov.nl.ca/ecc/projects/project-2302/.

Glovertown Breakwater                                                     (Reg. 2300)
Proponent: Norman Keats

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 https://www.gov.nl.ca/ecc/projects/project-2300/.

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

https://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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