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


Environmental Assessment


Irish Cove Quarry Expansion Project


This is to advise that on January 7, 2015, Municipal Enterprises Limited registered the Irish Cove Quarry Expansion Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed project is to expand their existing 3.98 hectares quarry in 195 Irish Cove Road, Irish Cove, Richmond County, Nova Scotia. The expanded quarry will occupy a maximum of approximately 16 hectares (including the existing quarry) of land, with an expected project life of 20 years. The quarry will support continued extraction and production of aggregate of approximately 50,000 tonnes/year, for use primarily in the road and local construction industry. The proposed project activities include blasting, crushing, washing and stockpiling of aggregate, as well as associated trucking on an as required basis.

Minister's Decision

On February 26, 2015 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:25k) 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:149k).

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until February 6, 2015.

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.