Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1755

Arnold’s Cove Breakwater Construction

Proponent: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Crafts Harbours Branch is proposing an enhancement to its existing facilities in Arnold’s Cove. The undertaking consists of the construction of a rubblemound breakwater, approximately 160 metres in length by 45 metres in width. The breakwater will provide shelter to the existing wharf infrastructure from wave action and undertow. The area adjacent to the breakwater will be in-filled using material such as core and filterstone to develop a laydown/service area. Construction is scheduled to commence in July, 2014.

  • April 24, 2014 - The undertaking was registered.
  • June 2, 2014 - Deadline for public comments.
  • June 8, 2014 - The minister’s decision is due.
  • June 24, 2014 - The minister announced that the project is released.

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