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Tufts Cove #4

Description

On November 5, 2002 Nova Scotia Power Inc. (NSPI) submitted an Environmental Assessment Registration Document for the proposed addition of Tufts Cove #4 to the existing Tufts Cove Generating Station, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The Environmental Assessment Regulations require the proponent to publish notices in a prescribed manner and within prescribed time limits. This requirement was not met and therefore registration of the undertaking was rendered null and void. NSPI has, however, decided to re-register the undertaking using the November 5, 2002 Registration Document. The project re-registered on November 15, 2002.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to install a 47.3 MW simple cycle combustion turbine plant on the existing Tufts Cove Generating Station site. The plant will consist of the turbine/generator, accompanying control systems, an 80 foot stack, and required gas connections. The plant will make use of existing onsite infrastructure including water supply, wastewater treatment, plant amenities and transmission corridor.

Minister's Decision

On December 10, 2002, the Minister of Environment and Labour released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:12k) 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:37k). 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 November 15, 2002 to December 10, 2002. Comments submitted on Registration Document are available at the Nova Scotia Environment Library.

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