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Environmental Assessment

Project Highlights

Rhodena Rock Quarry Expansion


On March 23, 2006, Rhodena Rock Ltd. submitted an Environmental Assessment Registration Document for the proposed Rhodena Rock Quarry Expansion in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand the boundaries of the existing Rhodena Rock Quarry located on Porcupine Mountain, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, to include an additional 62.8 ha (155 acres) of land. The expansion will allow continued aggregate production (blasting and crushing) and additional stockpiling. The estimated project lifespan is approximately 40 years. The current and anticipated operating schedule is 12 hrs/day, 6 days/week, or 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week, if required. The quarry will operate on a yearround basis, weather permitting. The Project will commence upon obtaining applicable approvals and authorizations.

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 April 18, 2006, the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:68k) 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:55k).

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 March 23, 2006 to April 4, 2006. Comments submitted on the Registration Document are available at the Department of Environment and Climate Change Library

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