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


Environmental Assessment


Loch Katrine Quarry Expansion Project


This is to advise that on November 2, 2016, Dexter Construction Company Limited registered the Loch Katrine 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 3.94 hectares quarry at 140 Highway 316, Loch Katrine, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. The expanded quarry will occupy a maximum of approximately 27.3 hectares (including the existing quarry footprint), with an expected project life of up to 40 years. The quarry will support continued extraction and production of aggregate of up to 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, occasional operation of a portable asphalt plant, as well as associated trucking activities on an as required basis.

Minister's Decision

On December 22, 2016 the Minister of Environment released a decision 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 conditions

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until December 2, 2016.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.