Pro­posed ATV trail near Point May

The Southern Gazette - - NEWS -

En­vi­ron­ment and Con­ser­va­tion Min­is­ter Joan Shea has an­nounced the un­der­tak­ing of the Point May - North­west Pond ATV Trail.

The pro­posed event is rel­a­tive to Part 10 En­vi­ron­men­tal As­sess­ment of the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Act.

Pro­po­nent for the trail project is the Greater La­ma­line Area Mul­ti­Pur­pose Trail As­so­ci­a­tion.

The as­so­ci­a­tion is propos­ing to con­struct a 14.2 kilo­me­tre ATV trail from Point May to North­west Pond on the Burin Penin­sula. The trail will be three me­tres in width. A bridge is also pro­posed to be con­structed over Tom Fisher Pond Brook.

Trail con­struc­tion is an­tic­i­pated to take ap­prox­i­mately five months and will start upon ap­proval.

The un­der­tak­ing was reg­is­tered Feb. 13 with the dead­line for pub­lic com­ments Mar. 21 and the min­is­ter’s de­ci­sion due Mar. 27.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ment process, is avail­able from the Di­rec­tor of En­vi­ron­men­tal As­sess­ment at toll-free 1-800-563-6181 or by mail to: Di­rec­tor, En­vi­ron­men­tal As­sess­ment Di­vi­sion, Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Con­ser­va­tion, West Block, Con­fed­er­a­tion Build­ing, Box 8700, St. John’s, A1B 4J6.

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

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