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Environmental Assessment

Project Highlights

Marshall Road Sand Pit Expansion


On May 5, 2006, Scotia Aggregates Limited submitted an Environmental Assessment Registration document for a proposed sand Pit expansion at Marshall Road in Kings County, Nova Scotia, in accordance with Part V of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed Undertaking is to expand existing sand pit operations on the Marshall Road north of the Village Kingston, Nova Scotia. The estimated lifespan of the project is at least 10 years. The Project will commence upon obtaining applicable approvals and authorizations. The proposed operating schedule for the Project will be based on 14 hr/days, 6 day/weeks-Monday to Saturday-year-round, weather permitting.

Under the Environmental Assessment Regulations, a pit or quarry in excess of 4 ha in area primarily engaged in the extraction of ordinary stone, building or construction stone, sand, gravel or ordinary soil, is defined as a Class I undertaking.

Minister's Decision

On May 29, 2006, the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:66k) 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:57k).

The proponent is required to obtain all other necessary approvals, permits or authorizations before commencing work on the undertaking.

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments regarding this registration were accepted from May 5, 2006 to May 15, 2006. Comments submitted on the Registration Document are available at the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change Library.

Project Documents