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


Environmental Assessment


National Gypsum Mine Extension Project


This is to advise that on February 18, 2015, National Gypsum (Canada) Ltd. registered the National Gypsum Mine 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 mine site located near Milford Station, Nova Scotia. It will occupy an additional 144 ha of land, of which 135 ha will support mining activities. Pending approval, the extension will advance in the northeastern direction over the next 35 to 40 years (depending on market demand). Proposed mining activities (i.e., blasting, crushing, stockpiling), associated levels of production, and rail/truck traffic, will be generally consistent with current mining operations. The existing mine has been in operation since 1954, and currently operates under an Industrial Approval, issued by Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Minister's Decision

On April 9, 2015 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:34k) 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:173k).

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until March 20, 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.