Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1245

Carbonear Seal Tannery

Proponent: Phoca G. Company Ltd.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:The proponent proposes to expand their existing seal processing plant in Carbonear to enable the tanning of seal pelts. The operation will process seal skins to the dressed (tanned) stage. The site is approximately 22,812 square feet and contains two buildings and storage tanks for seal oil. Tanning equipment will be installed in the existing production building and will consist of two shaving machines, buffing machine, two dying tanks, one drycleaner, and six de-dusting drums. A wastewater treatment system will be installed. Installation of equipment will take approximately two months to complete.
  • March 28, 2006 - The undertaking was registered.
  • May 3, 2006 - Public comments are due.
  • May 15, 2006 - The Minister releases the project from further environmental assessment.

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