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Nuttby Mountain Wind Farm

Description

This is to advise that on June 17, 2008, 3217284 Nova Scotia Limited (a subsidiary of EarthFirst Canada Inc.), registered a wind energy project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct and operate a wind energy facility on Nuttby Mountain, Colchester County. The scope of the proposed Project will involve 18 wind turbine generators for a combined generation capacity of 45 megawatts (MW). The project will be constructed on 11km2 of land, however, the project footprint and ancillary facilities will occupy only 4% of the land area. The estimated Project lifespan is 20 - 40 years.

Minister's Decision

On July 14, 2008 the Minister of Environment released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:105k) 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:49k).

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 the project were accepted from June 17, 2008 to July 2, 2008. All submissions received, including personal information, are available for public review from the Nova Scotia Environment Library, 5th floor, Halifax Office, 5151 Terminal Road.

Project Documents

Registration Appendices

Registration Figures