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Environment and Climate Change News Releases

The Honourable Bernard Davis has announced the following events related to Part 10 Environmental Assessment of Environmental Protection Act.


Flood Control Structure for St. Johns Long Pond (Reg. 2183)
Proponent: City of St. Johns
The proposal is to construct a flow control structure with associated flood mitigation infrastructure at Long Pond, Rennies River in St. Johns. A flow control structure is proposed for Long Pond’s outlet. Between Prince Philip Drive and Clinch Crescent, a cast-in place concrete wall and two earth-berms are also proposed. A description of the project can be found on the Departments web page at

The undertaking was registered on January 18, 20,22. Public comment is due February 27, 2022. The minister’s decision must be received by March 4, 2022.


Portugal Cove St. Philips Marine Ingredients Plant (Reg. 2174)
Proponent: Windy Hills Farm and 63562 Newfoundland and Labrador Limited

The following conditions were applied to the release of this project:

  • To mitigate the environmental effects of the project, the proponent must uphold all commitments in the environmental assessment submission.
  • The Pollution Prevention Division requires that the following be done:
    • The Pollution Prevention Division must be notified by the proponent prior to receiving fish shipments. They will need to know the details of each shipment, including source, date, and volume.
    • To be able to quickly and effectively respond to any spillage event, including a spillage of feedstock or hazardous material, the proponent must develop a contingency strategy specific to the proposed undertaking.
    • Before the project can begin, the proponent must submit a Waste Management Plan. This plan will identify how to manage all waste streams generated at the facility. The plan should be comprehensive and include details about odour and vector management throughout all stages of processing. This includes storage of preprocessed raw feedstock. You must include contingency plans that outline disposal options for preprocessed wastestock, wash water and residual solids in case these waste streams are not fully utilized.
  • The Water Resources Management Division requires all irrigation water to be tested for pathogens and bacteria before it can be discharged or used. This will ensure that there are no potential adverse effects on other groundwater users within the area.
  • The proponent must inform the Environmental Assessment Division of the fulfillment of the conditions for release by emailing a written description, documents and images (where applicable), to show that they have.
  • The proponent must provide an update to the Environmental Assessment Division regarding the status of their project. This includes a copy all permits, licences certificates, approvals, and other authorizations. It must do this within one year from the date on this release letter. If necessary, additional updates can be provided.

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

Public comments may be forwarded to: [email protected]

Information about environmental assessment is available at:

Guide to the Environmental Assessment Process Follow us on Twitter: @GovNL @ECCM_GovNL

If you have comments to make on a project under environmental assessment, please inform the Department if you do not wish to share them with the project proponent.

Media contact
Lynn Robinson
Environment and Climate Change
709-729-5449; 691-9466
[email protected]

2022 01 24
11:45 a.m.

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