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Newfoundland Regulation 2001


NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 70/01

NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 70/01

Environmental Assessment Regulations, 2000
(Amendment)
under the
Environmental Assessment Act, 2000
(O.C. 2001-600)

(Filed October 3, 2001)

Under the authority of section 37 of the Environmental Assessment Act, 2000, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s, October 3, 2001.

Deborah E. Fry
Clerk of the Executive Council

REGULATIONS

Analysis


        1.   S.30 Amdt.
Forestry and logging


NR 48/00

        1. (1) Paragraph 30(2)(b) of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, 2000 is repealed and the following substituted:

             (b)  existing and proposed primary forest access roads;

             (2)  Paragraphs 30(4)(c) and (d) of the regulations are repealed and the following substituted:

             (c)  within an operating area described under paragraph (2)(c), not more than one kilometre, in total, of new primary forest access road in addition to roads described under paragraph (2)(b) in each year of the plan; and

             (d)  adjacent to an operating area described under paragraph (2)(c), not more than half a kilometre, in total, of new primary forest access road in each year of the plan.

             (3)  Section 30 of the regulations is amended by adding immediately after subsection (7) the following:

             (8)  In this section "primary forest access road" means a road that provides access to proposed areas designated for forest harvesting or silviculture activities which has a minimum driving surface of 6.0 metres in width, is designed, constructed and maintained to support loaded tractor trailer traffic and has a minimum life expectancy of 3 years.