Environmental Assessment for an Expansion of the Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility
GFL Environmental Inc. (formerly Lafleche Environmental Inc.), the owner and operator of the existing Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility (EOWHF) in Moose Creek, Ontario, has initiated an Environmental Assessment (EA) seeking approval to expand the disposal capacity of the existing landfill at the EOWHF. The proposed expansion will involve the development of Stage 3B and Stage 4 of the existing landfill. These landfill stages were identified for development in the original approval for the EOWHF.
A copy of the Notice of Commencement for the EA was published on June 7, 2017 and is available here:
GFL Notice of Commencement of EA and Public Open House (June 7, 2017)
The EOWHF is located within the Township of North Stormont, approximately 5 kilometres north-northwest of the village of Moose Creek, Ontario, and 5 kilometres east of the village of Casselman, Ontario. The purpose of the EA is to assess the potential effects of the proposed landfill expansion on the environment.
The EA will be carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA). The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) approved the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the project on May 11, 2017. The approved ToR outlines the proponent’s framework and work plan for addressing the EAA requirements when preparing the EA, including the public consultation activities that will be carried out. A link to the approved ToR is available below.
This EA will be carried out according to the approved ToR, conditions of approval and the requirements of the EAA. Results from this study will be documented in an EA Study Report, which will be submitted to the MOECC for review. At that time, the public, agencies, Aboriginal communities and other interested persons will be informed when and where the EA Study Report can be reviewed.
Members of the public, agencies, Aboriginal communities and other interested persons are encouraged to continue to actively participate in the planning process by attending consultation opportunities or contacting staff directly with comments or questions. Consultation opportunities are planned throughout the planning process and will be advertised in local newspapers, here on the project website, and by direct and/or electronic mail (email).
GFL hosted Public Open House #2 for the proposed project on June 21, 2017. The purpose of the open house was to provide an update on the project and discuss the EA process, including providing information on the existing conditions within the study areas, the proposed landfill expansion alternatives, and the consultation process that will be followed during the development of the EA.
A copy of the Open House Summary Report, including display materials, is available through the following link:
GFL Environmental Inc., Environmental Assessment of the Expansion of the Eastern Ontario Waste Handling Facility – Public Open House #2 Summary Report (July 19, 2017)
You are encouraged to participate in helping us identify issues, interests or ideas to be addressed in the EA. To learn more about the project and consultation opportunities, communicate questions or comments, or to be added to the project mailing list, please contact:
Mr. Brian King, Director Operations – Eastern Ontario
GFL Environmental Inc.
17125 Lafleche Road, Moose Creek, Ontario K0C 1W0
Telephone: 613-538-2776 ext. 226
Existing Environmental Conditions Reports (July 2017)
The EA will consider two alternatives for providing the additional disposal capacity. As part of the EA, an inventory of the existing environmental conditions within the EOWHF landfill expansion study areas is documented in a series of reports as follows:
- Air Quality Existing Conditions Report
- Cultural Heritage Existing Conditions Report
- Geology and Hydrogeology Existing Conditions Report
- Land Use Existing Conditions Report
- Natural Environment Existing Conditions Report
- Noise Existing Conditions Report
- Odour Existing Conditions Report
- Socio-Economic Existing Conditions Report
- Surface Water Quality Existing Conditions Report
- Surface Water Quantity Existing Conditions Report
- Transportation Existing Conditions Report
Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference Approval Letter (May 11, 2017)
Notice of Submission of Terms of Reference
Terms of Reference (July 2015)
Supporting Document #1 - Record of Consultation
Appendix A - Contact Lists - Aboriginal Communities and Organization, Government Review Team and Public
Appendix B - Notice of Commencement and Open House Materials
(Open House display boards not included due to size of the file. Please see the link below – Public Open House #1 - February 25, 2015 for a complete copy)
Appendix C - Correspondence with Aboriginal Communities and Organizations
Appendix D - Correspondence Received
Appendix E - Municipal Correspondences
Appendix F - Draft Terms of Reference Review Correspondence