Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1312

Clarenville Chitin Plant

Proponent: Barry Group

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

  • Project Description:The proponent proposes to develop a Chitin processing plant adjacent to the Barry Group's Shrimp facility in Clarenville near Red Point. Construction will consist of clearing and backfilling to prepare the site. A metal building measuring 16 metres by 16 metres and 8m high will be constructed. Several large processing tanks will be fabricated. Construction is scheduled to start on April 1, 2007, with completion anticipated in approximately 18 months. The operation involves processing shrimp shells into a powder, utilizing caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite and water.
  • February 15, 2007 - The undertaking was registered.
  • March 22, 2007 - Public comments are due.
  • April 1, 2007 - The Minister's decision is due.
  • October 1, 2007 - The Minister advises the proponent that an Environmental Preview Report is required.
  • September 18, 2008 - The proponent withdraws the undertaking from the environmental assessment process.

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