Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment

Project Highlights

Glenholme Gravel Pit Expansion


On July 11, 2007, M.S.D. Enterprises Limited registered the Glenholme Gravel Pit Expansion Development for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed Glenholme Gravel Pit Expansion Development is to supply aggregates, concrete, and manufactured soil. These products will be sold to various local markets including residential and commercial construction, municipal infrastructure, and road building projects. The Project consists of two existing gravel pit operations and expansion developments (North and South Properties) located near the community of Glenholme, Colchester County, NS, north and south of Trunk 2.

The total areas of development including existing and expanded operations are 10.2 ha for the North Property and 20.8 ha for the South Property. The anticipated combined average production rate is 155,000 tonnes per year. The scope of the future activities is similar to current and past activities and will encompass pit extraction, crushing, washing, stockpiling, and dry batch concrete production.

Minister's Decision

On August 3, 2007, the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:56k) concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, Pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act.

The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditionsPDF Download Link (PDF:54k).

The proponent is required to obtain all other necessary approvals, permits or authorizations before commencing work on the undertaking.

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments regarding this project were accepted from July 11, 2007 to July 26, 2007. Comments submitted on the Registration Document are available from the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change Library.

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