Projects Under Environmental Review (Undertakings)

The Environmental Protection Act defines an undertaking as including any construction, industry, operation or other project or any alteration or modification to an existing undertaking which will or may: 

  1. cause the emission or discharge of any contaminant into the environment;
  2. have an effect on any unique, rare, or endangered feature of the environment;
  3. have a significant effect on the environment or necessitate further development which is likely to have a significant effect on the environment; or
  4. cause public concern because of its real or perceived effect or potential effect on the environment.

Every undertaking on PEI must be approved by the Department of Communities, Land and Environment prior to construction or operation of the undertaking.

In addition to undertakings, the Department also reviews projects that do not meet the definition of an undertaking under the Environmental Protection Act. These projects, “referrals”, are screened out of the requirements of an undertaking. A referral project is still reviewed by the Environmental Land Management Section, however it is typically subject to review by a smaller interdepartmental Technical Review Committee. When a project is screened out, it is still subject to all other statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as any commitments the proponent has made regarding specific environmental protection measures. 

Projects Approved or Under Review in 2017 (Undertakings and Referrals*)
Project Proponent Name Submission Date Status
Proposed Redevelopment of Snow Island's Atlantic Sea Smolt Ltd. Facility Aqua Bounty Canada Inc. April 12, 2017 Pending
Dairy Barn and Liquid Manure Storage Facility Newland Farms Inc. March 27, 2017 Approved April 25, 2017
Waste Resource Management Facility Myers Industries Inc. December 13, 2016 Withdrawn, March 28, 2017
Cornwall Perimeter Highway PEI Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy October 24, 2016 Pending
Substation and Transmission Line Project Maritime Electric Company Ltd. October 5, 2016 Approved Jan. 27, 2017

*As of April 2016, referral projects are also being listed in the Projects Approved or Under Review table above.

Projects Approved in 2016
Project Proponent Name Submission Date Approved/Screened Out
Expansion of an Existing Dairy Farm Duitman Dairy September 21, 2016 Approved October 17, 2016
Construction and Operation of a Lobster Holding Facility Maritime Select Lobster September 2, 2016 Approved September 30, 2016
Purchase and Operation of Existing Beef Feedlot River Road Livestock August 18, 2016 Approved September 29, 2016
Construction of a Water Bottling Facility Pure Island Waters June 27, 2016 Screened Out July 11, 2016
Expansion of a Produce Storage and Wash Facility Red Soil Organics Inc. June 9, 2016 Approved July 29, 2016
Construction of a Dairy Barn and Manure Storage Tank Pondsedge Farms Inc. June 9, 2016 Approved June 22, 2016
Construction of a Dairy Barn and Manure Storage Tank Frank MacDonald Inc. May 30, 2016 Approved June 13, 2016
Redevelopment of existing aquaculture facility to rear Atlantic Salmon broodstock for egg production purposes Aqua Bounty Canada Inc. March 22, 2016 Approved June 10, 2016
Operation of a Seafood Processing Facility Montague Bay Foods (Red Chamber Inc.) March 18, 2016 Approved April 26, 2016
Construction of Additional Liquid Manure Storage Tank Shady Lane Farms Inc. March 17, 2016 Approved April 13, 2016
Construction of 69 kV Transmission Line and substation (Millvale) Maritime Electric Company Ltd. March 3, 2016 Screened Out March 18, 2016
PEI-NB Cable Interconnection Upgrade Project PEI Energy Corp October 1, 2015 Approved April 12, 2016
Projects Approved in 2015
Undertaking Proponent Name Registration Date Approved
Construction of a Liquid Manure Storage Facility MacTalla Farms Inc. May 11, 2015 May 25, 2015
Construct and Operate a Lobster Holding Facility Colville Bay Oyster Co. May 22, 2015 July 22, 2015
Construct and Operate a Fertilizer Holding Facility Cavendish AgriServices Ltd. May 22, 2015 September 30, 2015
Landfill Height Increase Island Waste Mngt Corp August 26, 2015 October 8, 2015
Construction of a Liquid Manure Storage Facility By the River Farm Ltd. September 17, 2015 September 21, 2015
Projects Approved in 2014
Undertaking Proponent Name Registration Date Approved
West St. Peters Substation and Transmission Line Project Maritime Electric Company Ltd. November 6, 2013 March 3, 2014
Mussel Processing Plant W & R Fisheries Ltd. February 27, 2014 April 2, 2014
Construction of a Dairy Barn and Liquid Manure Storage Facility Crasdale Farms Inc. March 6, 2014 April 22, 2014
Construction of a Dairy Barn and Liquid Manure Storage Facility La Vita Nova March 13, 2014 April 3, 2014
Retrofit of WPBP Former Sandwich Plant South Shore Seafoods Ltd. April 24, 2014 May 9, 2014
Construction of Dairy Barns and a Liquid Manure Storage Facility Dock Road Dairy Farm Ltd. April 25, 2014 May 7, 2014
Construction of a Liquid Manure Storage Facility Golden Bay Dairy July 9, 2014 August 18, 2014
Construction of a Liquid Manure Storage Facility Tiny Acres Holsteins July 25, 2014 August 11, 2014
Construction of New Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Queens County Depot PEI Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal July 30, 2014 August 27, 2014
Change in Business Name and Location (D&C Seafoods) Annand Clams Inc. September 29, 2014 December 5, 2014
Aquaculture Research and Development Facility Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada November 3, 2014 December 19, 2014
Projects Approved in 2013
Undertaking Proponent Name Registration Date Approved
Biofuels Research & Development Facility Atlantec BioEnergy Corp February 22, 2012 February 25, 2013
Hermanville Clearspring Wind Development Project PEI Energy Corp February 1, 2013 April 16, 2013
Construction of an Autobody Shop Frederick (Sammy) Chaisson February 28, 2013 March 18, 2013
Use of Algal Strains to Produce Nutritional Oil and Hydrogen Gas Solarvest (PEI) Inc. March 27, 2013 June 18, 2013
Transmission Line, Y-104 Church Road Substation to West Royalty Substation Maritime Electric Company Ltd. April 5, 2013 July 18, 2013
Construct and Operate a Recycling Facility and Repair Shop Myers Industries Inc. May 30, 2013 August 19, 2013
Wyman's PEI Growth Initiative Wyman's PEI June 26, 2013 July 23, 2013
Construct and Operate a Mink Farm Silver Hill Fur Farm Ltd. October 29, 2013 November 27, 2013
Mink Farm Expansion John Rayner November 14, 2013 December 12, 2013
Projects Approved in 2012
Undertaking Proponent Name Registration Date Approved
Expansion of Fish Growing Facility Halibut PEI Inc. April 10, 2012 June 20, 2012
Construction of an Autobody Shop Dale Simms April 10, 2012 May 16, 2012
Construction of a New and Upgraded Highway PEI Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy February 7, 2012 October 1, 2012
Bar Clam Processing Facility D & C Seafoods June 20, 2012 July 30, 2012
Published date: 
March 7, 2017
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