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Williamsdale Quarry Expansion Project

Description

This is to advise on October 11, 2017, Dexter Construction Company Limited registered the Williamsdale Quarry Expansion Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to expand the existing quarry located at 1736 Wentworth-Collingwood Road in Williamsdale, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. It is noted that the existing quarry has been in operation as a Nova Scotia Environment approved quarry since 1998. The land associated with the expanded quarry will occupy a maximum of 31.3 hectares, which includes the existing quarry footprint. A project life of up to 40 years is expected. The expanded quarry will support continued extraction and production of quality aggregate of approximately 50,000 tonnes/year, for use primarily in the road construction industry in Cumberland and Colchester Counties. It is intended that the future use of the quarry will be identical, or very similar, to what has taken place at the site since its inception.

Minister's Decision

On or before November 30, 2017 the Minister of Environment will decide if the project can be granted conditional environmental assessment approval.

Project Documents

Registration

Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration will be accepted until November 10, 2017.

Opportunities for Public Input

Comments can be submitted via our online consultation form.

In writing

The public is invited to submit written comments to:
Environmental Assessment Branch
Nova Scotia Environment
P.O. Box 442
Halifax, NS, B3J 2P8

Or, contact the department:

Phone: (902) 424-3600
Fax: (902) 424-6925
E-mail: EA@novascotia.ca

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.