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


Environmental Assessment


Coldbrook Sand Pit Expansion Project


This is to advise that on October 21, 2014, 3048483 Nova Scotia Limited registered the Coldbrook Sand Pit Expansion Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand the existing 3.9 hectares of sand pit, in Lovett Road, Coldbrook, Kings County, Nova Scotia. The expanded sand pit will occupy a maximum of 15.7 hectares (including the existing pit) of land, with an expected operational life of 20 years. The pit will support sand excavation activities and allow for continued sand production of 20,000 tonnes/year and up to an additional 100,000 tonnes/year for new markets. The sand production will be used primarily in local construction industry, and the proposed project activities include site preparation, sand excavation, loading and transportation, as well as site rehabilitation.

Minister's Decision

On December 4, 2014 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:28k) 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:143k).

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until November 20, 2014.

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.