Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment


Black Point Quarry Project


This is to advise that on March 4, 2015, Black Point Aggregates Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Vulcan Materials Company, registered the Black Point Quarry Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

Black Point Aggregates Inc. proposes the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of a granite quarry at Black Point in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, and the construction and operation of a 200 metre-long marine terminal and load-out facility, adjacent to the quarry, in Chedabucto Bay. Construction is anticipated to commence in 2018. The quarry is expected to have a production capacity of up to 7.5 million tonnes of granite per year, over a mine life of approximately 50 years.

Project Update

The Minister has authorized an extension for the commencement of work effective March 29, 2018, and expiring April 26, 2020. The Proponent must, on or before April 26, 2020, commence work on the Undertaking unless granted a written extension by the Minister.

Minister's Decision

On April 26, 2016 the Minister of Environment released a decision 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

Project Documents



Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until April 3, 2015.

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

More Information

For more information about this project, visit the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Black Point Quarry Project website.