Prov­ince seeks feed­back on Grieg guide­lines

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The pro­posed Grieg NL aqua­cul­ture project for Pla­cen­tia Bay con­tin­ues un­der en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment.

The pro­vin­cial Depart­ment of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs and En­vi­ron­ment’s en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment com­mit­tee is seek­ing feed­back from the pub­lic on pro­posed guide­lines for the com­pany on what will be re­quired in its en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact state­ment (EIS) sub­mis­sion.

The draft EIS guide­lines are avail­able on the pro­vin­cial govern­ment’s web­site. They spec­ify the de­tails the com­pa­nies will have to ad­dress — from the pro­ce­dures and equip­ment to be avail­able for han­dling any fish es­capes to plans for de­com­mis­sion­ing sites as re­quired.

Re­sponses are due back from the pub­lic by Feb. 11.

The guide­lines are ex­pected to be set by the min­is­ter by March 8.

If ul­ti­mately ap­proved, con­struc­tion of a new hatch­ery in Marys­town is ex­pected to take about 18 months. Sea cages are ex­pected to be in­stalled in 11 lo­ca­tions over the next three years for farm­ing op­er­a­tions.

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