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Environmental Assessment

Project Highlights

Cambridge Pit


Lawson Bennett Trucking Ltd. is proposing to expand its existing pit operation off Highway 1, Cambridge, Kings Co. Sand will be extracted for wastewater treatment systems and gravel for road and building construction. The proposed operating schedule is 13 hours/day, 6 days per week, 12 months a year. Final reclamation is expected in 2013.

Minister's Decision

On September 19, 2003, the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:19k) 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:20k). 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 25, 2003 to September 19, 2003. Comments submitted on Registration Document are available at the Department of Environment and Climate Change Library.

Project Documents

Registration Document

  • Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Section 1.0 Registration Information
    Section 3.0 Nature of the Undertaking
    Section 4.0 Description of the Undertaking
    Section 5.0 Valued Environmental Components and Effects Mitigation
    Pages 1 - 22PDF Download Link (PDF:3.5mb)
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  • Section 5.0 Valued Environmental Components and Effects Mitigation - Continued
    Section 6.0 Regulatory Compliance and Approvals
    Section 7.0 Effects of the Undertaking on the Environment
    Section 8.0 Effects of the Environment on the Undertaking
    Section 9.0 Conclusions
    Section 10.0 References
    Section 11.0 Appendices I to X
    Pages 131 - 169PDF Download Link (PDF:6.4mb)