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


Environmental Assessment


James River Quarry Expansion Project


This is to advise that on April 16, 2014, Municipal Enterprises Limited registered the James River 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 approved James River quarry site at 380 Leslie Road in James River, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. The expanded quarry will occupy a maximum of 31 hectares of land over the lifetime of the quarry, with an expected operational life of 20 years. The quarry will support quarrying activities, and allow for continued aggregate production of approximately 100,000 tonnes/year for use primarily in road and local construction industry. Proposed quarrying activities (i.e., blasting, crushing, stockpiling, and hauling), and associated levels of production and truck traffic, will be generally consistent with current quarry operations.

Minister's Decision

On June 4, 2014 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:472k) 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:3.5mb).

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until May 16, 2014.

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.