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Environmental Assessment


Provincial Energy Ventures Wharf Approach Deepening Project


This is to advise that on June 4, 2012, PEV (the Proponent) will register the PEV Wharf Approach Deepening Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is deepen the approach to the PEV wharf facility at the former Sydney Steel Corporation docks located in Sydney Harbour, Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The Project is proposed in a phased approach. Phase 1 involves the use of a dredge to excavate sediments from the approach to the pier. Phase 2 involves a wharf based excavation of sediments immediately in front of the pier. All derdged sediments will be transferred and disposed of within a newly constructed confined disposal facility (CDF) in Blast Furnace Cove.

Minister’s Decision

On July 24, 2012 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:134k) 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:61k).

Project Documents

Registration Document

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration Document were accepted until July 4, 2012.

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.).