Land and Water Developments (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Place|| Newfoundland and Labrador
|Applies to States or Provinces||Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Name||Land and Water Developments (Newfoundland and Labrador)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Program Administrator||Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation|
|Primary Website|| http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/waterres/regulations/policies/water_related.html
| Last Substantive Modification
This policy applies to public water supply areas designated by the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The policy limits development in public water supply areas unless they meet specific conditions, and have the approval of the Minister of the Department of Environment and Conservation.
The policy prohibits the discharge or storage of chemicals, municipal and industrial wastes into public water supply areas. Intake ponds are also limited in public water supply areas. Clear cutting of forest in sensitive areas, establishment of camps and camp facilities, storage of chemicals, application of pesticides, drainage of peat land for afforestation, and application of toxic fire retardants are also prohibited.
Mineral extraction and exploration activities, operations or facilities are prohibited in public water supply areas.
Aquaculture development and associated activities that have the potential to impair water quality are prohibited in water supply areas, as are processing and manufacturing plants.
The installation of pipelines for transmission of water for hydroelectric generation, agriculture uses, or any other purposes, are regulated under this policy.
|Department||Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation|
|Division||Water Resources Management Division|
|Address||P.O. Box 8700|
|Address 2||4th Floor, West Block, Confederation Building|
|Place||St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Zip/Postal Code||A1B 4J6|