Land and Water Developments (Newfoundland and Labrador)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

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
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-05
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


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.

Policy Contact

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
Phone (709) 729-2563
Fax (709) 729-0320