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Birrette’s East Uniacke Quarry Expansion Project

Description

This is to advise that on March 19, 2019, Bio Design Earth Products Inc. registered 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. Quarry expansion will commence upon Project approval.

Minister's Decision

On May 8, 2019, the Minister of Environment released a decision concerning this review. The Minister has determined that the Registration information was insufficient to make a decision on the Project and that additional information is required in accordance with Section 13(1)a of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The Proponent must provide information regarding water resources and fish.

Project Documents

Registration

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 will be removed before being placed on the website. By submitting your comments, you are consenting to the posting of your comments on the department’s website.