1.1 The revised draft of the Bell Island Environmental Management Plan was received in December 2012. (Tasman Carter reviewed the plan after receiving comments from Joint Committee members and staff. The revised plan is appended).
1.2 The Plan provides a consolidated report on the environmental values of Bell Island.
1.3 The most significant issues raised in the report are associated with processes that need to be followed where future development of the Island will result in soil disturbance.
1.4 The plan further identifies areas that can be enhanced through further restoration projects.
1.5 The plan provides an adequate framework within which the future development of the Island can be structured.
1.6 It is recommended that the plan be adopted by the Joint Committee following some minor editing and be used to guide future development on Bell Island."