Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1679

Encanex Wastewater Treatment Operation

Proponent: Encanex Environmental Oil & Gas Corp.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent has submitted a proposal to establish and operate a wastewater treatment facility at Pier 17 on the north side of St. John’s Harbour. The proposed 5000 square foot existing infill site at Pier 17 is located on the harbour front just east of the existing MI SWACO site and south of the Battery Road and residential area. This facility will receive wastewater from offshore drilling operations that may contain total petroleum hydrocarbons, total suspended solids, solids (90 per cent > 50 microns), metals typically associated with hydrocarbons, and free oil. The wastewater will be received from ship via piping on the existing infrastructure. Wastewater will be treated at a maximum rate of 50 gallons per minute and discharge water will meet Schedule A or B of the Newfoundland and Labrador Treatment Control Water and Sewer Regulations. With the necessary permits in place, treated water within these schedules will be released to storm or sanitary sewer. The proposed facility will provide up to five new jobs and treatment operations are scheduled to commence as early as January 1, 2013.

  • November 1, 2012 — The undertaking was registered.
  • December 7, 2012 — Public comments are due.
  • December 16, 2012 — The Minister's decision is due.
  • December 14, 2012 - Environmental Preview Report Required.
  • October 27, 2015 - The Minister announced that the project is withdrawn.

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