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Environmental Assessment Bulletin

Press Release

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.


Badger Sand and Gravel Quarry (Reg. 2247)
Proponent: Exploits Welding and Machine Shop Limited

The minister has advised the Proponent that an environmental preview report (EPR) is required for the project. The EPR is required to include:

  • A proposal of alternate quarry access that aligns with the policy of the Department of Industry, Energy and Technology (IET);
  • A site plan prepared in accordance with IET requirements;
  • A plan for restricting access, including depicting features such as berms and gates;
  • A Water Resources Management Plan that identifies the potential effects of the Project on nearby wetland and waterbodies, and describes onsite water and sediment control measures; and
  • Correction of inaccurate information in the registration document.

An Environmental Assessment Committee (EAC) will be appointed to provide scientific and technical advice to the minister and to prepare guidelines for the Proponent in preparation of the EPR. The public will be invited to provide comments on the EPR upon its submission.


White Hill Pond JCL Quarry (Reg. 2246)
Proponent: JCL Investments Inc.

An Environmental Assessment Committee (EAC) has been appointed to provide scientific and technical advice to the minister and to prepare guidelines for conducting the EPR. The EAC includes representation from the following government agencies:

  • Department of Environment and Climate Change;
    • Environmental Assessment Division – Committee Chair;
    • Water Resources Management Division;
  • Department of Industry, Energy and Technology;
    • Mines Branch; and
  • Department of Transportation and Infrastructure;
    • Highway Design and Construction.

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

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If you submit comments on a project that is under environmental assessment, please advise the Department if you DO NOT wish to share your comments with the project proponent.


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