Public Notice: Canadian Navigable Waters Act Application

Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) hereby gives notice that a submission has been added to the Navigable Waters Registry pursuant to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act for public comment described herein and its site and plans.

Pursuant to paragraph 10(1)(b) of the Act, Hydro has deposited with the Minister of Transport, on the online Common Project Search Registry ( and under registry number 9861, a description of the following work, its site and plans:

Safety booms are being installed across the waterbody above and below the existing Gabbro Water Control Structure at UTM Coordinates: N 595928 E344501 NAD 83 ZONE 20N. This structure is part of the Churchill Falls reservoir system (Ossokmanuan Reservoir).

The two booms will have large concrete block anchors on either end on the shoreline. There will also be five drag embedment (ship) anchors on the streambed upstream of the structure, these will be attached to hazard buoys on the surface. The downstream boom will also have hazard buoys on the surface. Once installed, the anchors and booms will remain in place year-round.

Comments regarding the effect of this work on marine navigation can be sent through the Common Project Search site mentioned above under the Comment section (search by the above referenced number) or if you do not have access to the internet, by sending your comments directly to:

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
P.O. Box 12400
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4K7

Note that comments will only be considered if they are received no later than 30 days after the publication of this notice.

Posted at St. John’s, NL this 15th day of February 2024

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Transport Canada (TC) will not make your comments on a project available to the public on the online public registry. However, any information related to a work is considered as unclassified public record and could be accessible upon legal request. As such, the information and records provided should not contain confidential or sensitive information. If you want to provide confidential or sensitive information that you think should not be made public, please contact TC before submitting it.

Media Contact:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e.