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


Environmental Assessment

Project Highlights

MacLeod's Settlement Pit Development


On August 20, 2007, 2227754 Nova Scotia Limited registered a quarry expansion project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to develop a sand pit to allow for excavation, screening, mixing and stockpiling of sand near the community of MacLeod’s Settlement, Inverness County, Nova Scotia. The estimated aggregate reserves in the proposed Project area are in excess of 4.3 million tonnes and pit operations are proposed to potentially continue over the next 80 to 90 years, depending upon the demand for the product. The proposed Project area will cover a total area of approximately 21.4 ha in size. The anticipated operating schedule is 12 hrs/day, 6 days/week between April and December, weather permitting, and the anticipated average production rate is 50,000 tonnes per year. The Project will commence upon obtaining applicable approvals and authorizations.

Minister's Decision

On September 14, 2007, the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decision 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 conditions (PDF: ) .

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 August 20, 2007 to September 3, 2007. Comments submitted on the Registration Document are available from the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change Library.

Project Documents