Archived - Crushed Granite Rock Quarry

Belleoram (NL)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Environmental Assessment Report
Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement
Final Decision
Follow-up Program

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Reference Number

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 06-03-19881

Environmental Assessment Type

Comprehensive study

Other Assessment Process

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Transport Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On June 7, 2006, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Transport Canada considered taking action in relation to paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act; the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency considered providing financial assistance to the proponent and Fisheries and Oceans Canada considered taking action in relation to subsection 35(2) of the Fisheries Act.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

Continental Stone Limited proposes to develop a rock quarry near the community of Belleoram on the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. The rock will be quarried and crushed on site using standard industry methodologies, loaded onto marine vessels, and shipped to international markets. The proposed development will include: removal of overburden; construction of an access road, marine terminal, and buildings; equipment setup; and drilling, blasting, and crushing operations. TC has determined, based on the NWPA Section 5(1)(a) trigger under the Law List Regulations of the Act, that the scope of the project for the purposes of the environmental assessment will include the construction, operation, maintenance, modification, and decommissioning (including closure and reclamation) of the concrete caisson marine terminal. DFO has determined, based on the anticipated Fisheries Act, Section 35(2) trigger under the Law List Regulations of the Act, that the scope of the project for the purposes of DFO's environmental assessment will be the construction, operation, maintenance, modification, and decommissioning (including closure and reclamation) of the concrete caisson marine terminal. ACOA has determined that the scope of the project for the purposes of ACOA's environmental assessment will include the construction, operation, maintenance, modification, and decommissioning (including closure and reclamation) of the concrete caisson marine terminal.

Environmental Assessment Report

Environmental Assessment Report

Minister's Environmental Assessment Decision Statement

Environmental Assessment Decision Statement

Final Decision

A decision was taken on November 23, 2007 and was that the authorities may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the comprehensive study report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authorities are of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Follow-up Program

It was determined that a follow-up program to verify the accuracy of the environmental assessment and/or determine the effectiveness of any measures taken to mitigate the adverse environmental effects is required for this project. For further information or to obtain a copy of the follow-up program, please contact Transport Canada.