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


Environmental Assessment


Brierly Brook Quarry


This is to advise that on January 21, 2015, Nova Construction Co. Ltd. registered the Brierly Brook Quarry for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand the operating quarry at Brierly Brook, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. The quarry will occupy a maximum of 14 hectares (including the existing quarry) of land, with an expected project life of 20 years, and will support aggregate production to approximately 100,000 tonnes/year, for use primarily in local road and construction industry.

Minister's Decision

On March 12, 2015 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:27k) 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:170k).

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until February 20, 2015.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public from the Department of Environment and Climate Change library, 2nd floor, 1903 Barrington Street, Suite 2085, Halifax, NS.