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


Environmental Assessment


Lafarge Hardscratch Quarry Extension Project


This is to advise that on October 22, 2013, Lafarge Canada Inc. registered the Lafarge Hardscratch Quarry Extension Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to extend the existing approved Lafarge quarry site along Hardscratch Road in Brooklyn, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. The extended quarry will occupy an additional 65 ha of land, of which approximately 42 ha will support quarrying activities, thereby allowing for continued aggregate production for use in local construction projects and asphalt production. 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 December 11, 2013, the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:26k) 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:180k)

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until November 21, 2013.

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.