For­tune ATV trail reg­is­tered

The Southern Gazette - - SPORTS -

En­vi­ron­ment and Con­ser­va­tion Min­is­ter Tom Hed­der­son has an­nounced a lo­cal regis­tra­tion rel­a­tive to Part 10 En­vi­ron­men­tal As­sess­ment of the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Act.

The For­tune ATV Trail, with Pro­po­nent For­tune ATV Trail As­so­ci­a­tion, reg­is­tered its pro­posed de­vel­op­ment Sept. 17.

The As­so­ci­a­tion pro­poses to de­velop a 5.5 kilo­me­tre mul­tipur­pose ATV trail be­tween For­tune Brook and Jenk­ins Hill. The trail will con­nect to the ex­ist­ing For­tune North West Pond trail sys­tem, as well as the Lamaline trail sys­tem, to the south and the ex­ist­ing Grand Bank-Lance au Loup Trail to the east.

Con­struc­tion of the trail will re­quire the use of a small track ex­ca­va­tor and man­ual labour to re­move brush and de­bris. The work is sched­uled for com­ple­tion in two phases – in the fall 2013 and the fall 2014.

The dead­line for pub­lic com­ments is Oct. 23 and the min­is­ter’s de­ci­sion is due by Nov. 1.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment process, con­tact the Di­rec­tor of En­vi­ron­men­tal As­sess­ment toll­free:

1-800-563-6181 or by mail: Di­rec­tor, En­vi­ron­men­tal As­sess­ment Di­vi­sion, Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Con­ser­va­tion, West Block, Con­fed­er­a­tion Build­ing, Box 8700, St. John’s, A1B 4J6.

En­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment in­for­ma­tion is also on the depart­ment web­site at: ‘www.gov.nl.ca/env’.

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