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


Environmental Assessment


Birrette’s East Uniacke Quarry Expansion Project


This is to advise that on July 26, Bio Design Earth Products Inc. registered an Additional Information Addendum for the Birrette’s East Uniacke Quarry 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 Birrette’s East Uniacke Quarry located at East Uniacke Road, PID 45405388, in East Uniacke, Nova Scotia. The proponent manufactures aggregate for its own use and for supply to other contractors. This Project encompasses expansion of the existing 3 ha quarry over an expected 25-year period, across an expansion area of 30.2 ha (including the existing 3 ha quarry). Future rate of aggregate production (~300,000 tonnes annually) and associated quarry activities at the Birrette’s East Uniacke Quarry are expected to remain consistent with current quarry operations. The addendum includes additional information regarding potential effects to hydrological and fish habitat conditions as a result of the proposed quarry expansion. Quarry expansion will commence upon Project approval.

Minister's Decision

On September 13, 2019, the Minister of Environment 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.

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration Document were accepted until April 18, 2019

All comments received from the public consultation are posted on the department’s website for public viewing. In the case of an individual, the address, email and contact information were removed before being placed on the website.