Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1933

Crémaillère Harbour Marine Port Development

Proponent:  Great Northern Port Development

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to develop a full service marine offshore base at Crémaillère Harbour, approximately 4.1 km south of the Town of St. Anthony on the Northern Peninsula, in order to meet onshore and offshore logistics requirements as well as military and Coast Guard needs. The project consists of an industrial subdivision and deep water marine port that includes the construction of roads, warehousing, fabrication and laydown areas, a diesel and base oil fuel tank farm, a liquid mud plant, docks, ramps and onshore quays, and a graving dock for refit and repair of large vessels. Construction is scheduled to occur in three phases beginning in 2020 with an expected completion by 2030.

  • November 14, 2017 - The undertaking was registered.
  • December 21, 2017 - Deadline for public comments.
  • December 29, 2017 - The Minister’s decision is due.
  • January 15, 2018 - The Minister’s decision is due (extended).
  • January 31, 2018 - Environmental Preview Report (EPR) required.
  • March 6, 2018 - Environmental Assessment Committee appointed.
  • March 22, 2018 - EPR Guidelines Issued.
  • December 5, 2018 - EPR Submitted.
  • January 9, 2019 - Deadline for public comments on the EPR.
  • January 19, 2019 - The Minister’s decision on the EPR is due.
  • February 4, 2019 - The Minister’s decision is due (extended).
  • February 26, 2019 - EPR Deficient.
  • April 29, 2019 - Revised EPR submitted.
  • June 21, 2019 - The Minister announced that the project is released.


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