On Monday, October 17, 2005, Black River Wind Ltd. registered the Wind Energy Project, Creignish Rear Site for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.
The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to erect six 1.2 MW wind turbines at Creignish Rear, Inverness Co. NS. Three turbines will be installed beginning in spring, 2006 and three will be installed in a later project phase.
On August 14, 2009 the Minister authorized an extension for the commencement of work effective November 14, 2009 and expiring November 14, 2011. The Proponent must, on or before November 14, 2011, commence work on the Undertaking unless granted a written extension by the Minister.
On November 14, 2005, the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decision (PDF:324k) 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 conditions (PDF:41k).
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 project were accepted from October 17, 2005 to November 4, 2005. Comments submitted on the Registration Document are available at the Environment and Labour Library.