New Brunswick government to issue new, five-year Class 1 air quality approval for Irving Pulp and Paper Reversing Falls Mill in Saint John; pulp mill produces 1,000 tonnes/day of bleached kraft pulp, while tissue mill produces 200 tonnes/day of tissue

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FREDERICTON, New Brunswick , May 2, 2022 (press release) –

The provincial government will issue a new Class 1 air quality approval for the Irving Pulp and Paper Reversing Falls Mill in Saint John .

The company operates a complex that consists of a kraft pulp mill that produces about 1,000 tonnes per day of bleached kraft pulp from both hardwood and softwood and a tissue mill that produces about 200 tonnes of tissue per day. The complex was commissioned in the early 1990s.

The company’s current approval expires on May 31 , with the new five-year approval taking effect on June 1 . The approval follows a public consultation process that included a public review, which ran from November 25, 2021 to April 1, 2022 .

The information, along with approval conditions, can be viewed on the Department of Environment and Local Government website or at any regional office of the department.

Class 1 major industries are required to comply with the Air Quality Regulation under the Clean Air Act, and to operate under the terms and conditions established in the approval to operate.


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