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Environmental Assessment


Duncan Gillis Quarry Extension Project


This is to advise that on July 26, 2010, Gillis Construction Cape Breton Limited registered the proposed Duncan Gillis Quarry Extension Project, Victoria County for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to extend the quarry site to allow for continued aggregate production and to supply quartzite to local gravel markets and highway construction projects. Proposed quarry activities (i.e. production levels, blasting and truck traffic) will be consistent with current quarry operations.

Minister's Decision

On September 14, 2010 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:110k) 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:61k).

Project Documents

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration Document were accepted until August 25, 2010.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public from the Department of Environment and Climate Change library, 5th floor, Halifax Office (5151 Terminal Rd.).