"Application Form for the Siting and Operation of a Dredge Material Disposal Site on Land" - New Brunswick, Canada

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Download "Application Form for the Siting and Operation of a Dredge Material Disposal Site on Land" - New Brunswick, Canada

109 times
Rate (4.3 / 5) 7 votes
G
S
O
UIDELINE FOR THE
ITING AND
PERATION
D
M
D
S
L
OF A
REDGING
ATERIAL
ISPOSAL
ITE ON
AND
The following guideline is intended to provide direction for the safe disposal of dredging material on land
in New Brunswick. The Proponent of all proposed dredging projects must receive an Approval to Operate
issued by the Minister of the Environment and Local Government (DELG) for the disposal of dredging
material on land above the normal high water mark before the proposed project may proceed.
The main environmental concerns with the disposal of dredging material on land are siltation of aquatic
habitat and salt contamination of fresh water resources by marine dredging material. Therefore,
preference will be given to disposal sites located within saltwater intrusion zones. Other environmental
concerns may be included depending on land and water uses surrounding the disposal site.
All proponents of projects involving land disposal sites for up to 10,000 cubic metres of dredge material
will be required to complete the following application form. The completed form must then be forwarded
for review by the Environmental Management Division of DELG at least thirty (30) days prior to the
start of the project. All projects involving the removal of more than 10,000 cubic metres, land disposal
sites for more than 10,000 cubic metres of dredge material, or involving environmentally sensitive areas
must be registered in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation. The dredging of
inland waters in New Brunswick requires a Watercourse Alteration Permit from the DELG.
All proposed disposal sites for dredging material must satisfy the following minimum setback distances:
Upgradient Water Supply Wells
300 m
Marsh or Wetland
30 m
Neighbouring Residence
300 m
Property Line
30 m
Watercourse
30 m
(unless with owner’s consent)
These distances are minimums and DELG can increase any or all of these distances based on site
evaluation. Location of down-gradient water supply wells will be a major consideration. DELG may
also approve sites within these guideline distances, provided suitable mitigation is proposed to eliminate
potential impacts.
The Proponent will also be required to take additional measures at the disposal site to reduce erosion and
surface water runoff. Within a year from disposal, the Proponent will be required to grade the dredge
material to promote positive drainage and establish a vegetative cover to reduce erosion. Additional
measures may also be required depending upon the site evaluation. The Proponent must also submit
chemical analyses of one or more composite samples of the dredge material, completed within five years
prior to the dredging activity.
These analyses must include heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons (PAHs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and must conform, as a minimum, to the
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection
of Environmental and Human Health.
This guideline does not cover any restrictions on the dredging activity itself or the disposal of dredging
material at sea. Further information on these activities can be obtained from Environment Canada and
Fisheries and Oceans Canada who are the responsible agencies for dredging projects in coastal waters and
the disposal of material at sea. Approvals for the dredging activity may also be required from the N.B.
Department of Natural Resources and Energy.
For further information, please contact the Department of the Environment and Local Government at
(506) 457-7333.
September 2001
G
S
O
UIDELINE FOR THE
ITING AND
PERATION
D
M
D
S
L
OF A
REDGING
ATERIAL
ISPOSAL
ITE ON
AND
The following guideline is intended to provide direction for the safe disposal of dredging material on land
in New Brunswick. The Proponent of all proposed dredging projects must receive an Approval to Operate
issued by the Minister of the Environment and Local Government (DELG) for the disposal of dredging
material on land above the normal high water mark before the proposed project may proceed.
The main environmental concerns with the disposal of dredging material on land are siltation of aquatic
habitat and salt contamination of fresh water resources by marine dredging material. Therefore,
preference will be given to disposal sites located within saltwater intrusion zones. Other environmental
concerns may be included depending on land and water uses surrounding the disposal site.
All proponents of projects involving land disposal sites for up to 10,000 cubic metres of dredge material
will be required to complete the following application form. The completed form must then be forwarded
for review by the Environmental Management Division of DELG at least thirty (30) days prior to the
start of the project. All projects involving the removal of more than 10,000 cubic metres, land disposal
sites for more than 10,000 cubic metres of dredge material, or involving environmentally sensitive areas
must be registered in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulation. The dredging of
inland waters in New Brunswick requires a Watercourse Alteration Permit from the DELG.
All proposed disposal sites for dredging material must satisfy the following minimum setback distances:
Upgradient Water Supply Wells
300 m
Marsh or Wetland
30 m
Neighbouring Residence
300 m
Property Line
30 m
Watercourse
30 m
(unless with owner’s consent)
These distances are minimums and DELG can increase any or all of these distances based on site
evaluation. Location of down-gradient water supply wells will be a major consideration. DELG may
also approve sites within these guideline distances, provided suitable mitigation is proposed to eliminate
potential impacts.
The Proponent will also be required to take additional measures at the disposal site to reduce erosion and
surface water runoff. Within a year from disposal, the Proponent will be required to grade the dredge
material to promote positive drainage and establish a vegetative cover to reduce erosion. Additional
measures may also be required depending upon the site evaluation. The Proponent must also submit
chemical analyses of one or more composite samples of the dredge material, completed within five years
prior to the dredging activity.
These analyses must include heavy metals, polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons (PAHs), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and must conform, as a minimum, to the
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Canadian Soil Quality Guidelines for the Protection
of Environmental and Human Health.
This guideline does not cover any restrictions on the dredging activity itself or the disposal of dredging
material at sea. Further information on these activities can be obtained from Environment Canada and
Fisheries and Oceans Canada who are the responsible agencies for dredging projects in coastal waters and
the disposal of material at sea. Approvals for the dredging activity may also be required from the N.B.
Department of Natural Resources and Energy.
For further information, please contact the Department of the Environment and Local Government at
(506) 457-7333.
September 2001
A
F
S
O
PPLICATION
ORM FOR THE
ITING AND
PERATION
D
M
D
S
L
OF A
REDGE
ATERIAL
ISPOSAL
ITE ON
AND
Name and Address of Applicant:
Telephone:
(
)
Legal Name and Address of the Landowner
where the Site is to be Located
Telephone:
(
)
Property Identification Number (PID #)
of Proposed Disposal Site:
Proposed project start date:
Distance the dredge material will be transported on public roads:
Indicate the separation distances from the proposed disposal site to the nearest:
Water Supply Well:
Public, Industrial, or
Commercial Land Use:
Residence:
Watercourse:
Marsh or Wetland:
Right-of-Way for a
Property Line:
Public Road:
Please include with this Application, a letter of approval from the landowner of the proposed
disposal site and a letter of approval from the local, regional, or municipal planning authority.
Please also attach detailed maps and/or sketches showing the precise location of the dredge site
and the dredge material disposal site and any additional information that would assist in
processing this application.
Signature of Applicant:
Date:
September 2001
Page of 2