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


Environmental Assessment


Northumberland Rock Quarry Extension Project


This is to advise that on November 9, 2011 Alva Construction Limited registered a Northumberland Rock 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 Northumberland Rock Quarry site to allow for continued aggregate production for local construction needs. Proposed quarry activities (i.e. production levels, blasting and truck traffic) will be consistent with current quarry operations.

Project Update

The Minister has authorized an extension for the commencement of work effective January 9, 2014, and expiring January 9, 2016. The Proponent must, on or before January 9, 2016, commence work on the Undertaking unless granted a written extension by the Minister.

Ministers Decision

On January 9, 2012 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:28k) 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:32k).

Project Documents

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration Document were accepted until December 9, 2011.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public from the Department of Environment and Climate Change library, 5th floor, Halifax Office (5151 Terminal Rd.).