Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1322

Abitibi-Consolidated District 11 (Mill Pond) FiveYear Plan Amendment

Proponent: Abitibi-Consolidated Company of Canada

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description: The proposal is to harvest, on an operational trial basis, a total of approximately 66,000 - 100,000 cubic metres of pre-commercially thinned areas, representingapproximately 660 hectares in the Mill Pond area, south of Grand Falls-Windsor . The project is to commence during the summer and fall of 2007. The purpose of these operational trials is to determine stand health, stand productivity and harvesting productivity, including a cost benefit analysis for this type of harvest. Approximately 2 kilometres of existing operational road will be up-graded.
  • April 30, 2007 - The undertaking was registered.
  • June 5, 2007 - Public comments are due.
  • June 14, 2007 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • June 20, 2007 - The Minister announced the project has been released from further environmental assessment review.

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