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Goffs Quarry Expansion Project

Description

This is to advise that on August 7, 2018 Scotian Materials Limited registered the Goffs 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 Goffs quarry located on private land owned by Scotian Materials (PID: 00505941). The expansion would extend the life of the existing quarry by an estimated 25 to 50 years. The anticipated average production rate is 150,000 to 300,000 tonnes per year. Project activities (including construction and operation) are anticipated to begin in 2019. The total area of the proposed project is 41 ha.

Minister's Decision

On September 25, 2018, the Minister of Environment determined that the Registration information was insufficient to make a decision on the Project and that additional information is required. The Proponent must provide information regarding surface and groundwater, site design and reclamation, fish, wetlands, and potential impacts to the Waverly-Salmon River Long Lake Wilderness Area. The Proponent must also complete a Mi’kmaq Ecological Knowledge Study.

Project Documents

Registration

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until September 6, 2018.