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Martin Marietta Quarry Fines Storage Development Project

Description

This is to advise that on February 10, 2010 Martin Marietta Materials Limited registered a Mulgrave Quarry Fines Storage Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to allow for continual storage of fines produced during the washing of aggregate. To date, Martin Marietta has been storing fines on-site in previously quarried portions of the existing operation. However, there is insufficient storage capacity at the existing Mulgrave Quarry to continue this practice. It is therefore necessary to construct specialized fines storage cells on neighbouring lands owned by Martin Marietta and an access road (located on private lands) between the two sites to accommodate transport of the material destined for storage. This site will not be operated for purposes of rock extraction (i.e., drilling, blasting and crushing).

Minister's Decision

On April 1, 2010 the Minister of Environment released a decision (PDF: 96k) 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: 28k).

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Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration Document were accepted until March 12, 2010

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