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NL Gives Approval to Grieg Placentia Bay Proposal without EIS

GOVERNMENT OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Environment and Conservation
July 22, 2016

http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2016/env/0722n10.aspx

 

Environmental Assessment Bulletin

The Honourable Perry Trimper, Minister of Environment and Conservation, has announced the following event relative to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act.

 

PROJECT RELEASED:
 
Placentia Bay Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Project                                    (Reg. 1834)
Proponent: Grieg NL Nurseries Ltd. and Grieg NL Seafarms Ltd.

 

The project is released subject to the following conditions:


  • Only triploid Altantic salmon are permitted to be used.
  • The department requires an annual progress report regarding the phased approach from using mixed sex triploids to the use of all female triploids.
  • Prior to the commencement of construction activities, the proponent must submit to the Department of Advanced Education and Skills additional information on workforce and timelines for the project.
  • Prior to the commencement of construction activities, the proponent must submit to the Women's Policy Office a Women's Employment Plan for the project that meets the approval of the Deputy Minister.
  • Prior to the commencement of construction activities, the proponent must submit to Health Canada an inventory of all regulated substances that are intended to be used for the project.

 

Although the undertaking, as proposed, is released from further environmental assessment, it is still subject to many other legislative requirements such the permitting and licensing requirements from the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

 

For further information on the environmental assessment process, please contact the Director of Environmental Assessment at 709-729-4211 or toll-free: 1-800-563-6181 or by mail to:

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

 

Public comments may be forwarded to EAprojectcomments@gov.nl.ca

 

Environmental assessment information is on the department website at: www.gov.nl.ca/env

 

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Media contact:
Emily Timmins
Director of Communications
Department of Environment and Conservation
709-729-2575, 693-1292

emilytimmins@gov.nl.ca

2016 07 22                                        5:05 p.m.