Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1303

Shallop Cove Peatland Development

Proponent: Stephenville Peat Moss Ltd.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:The proponent proposes to develop a 168 hectare peatland, located approximately 1.5 kilometres southeast of Shallop Cove, in Western Newfoundland . Access to the site is via an existing all-season haulage road extending southwest from Route 461. The development will entail the construction of primary and secondary drainage ditches. The end use is for the horticultural peat market. The staged development is tentatively scheduled to start in May 2007.
  • November 23, 2006 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 29, 2006 - Public comments are due.
  • January 7, 2007 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • January 11, 2007 - The Minister releases the project from further environmental assessment.

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