The Department of Environment has issued an industrial approval to Scotian Materials Ltd. for a quarry in Halifax Regional Municipality.
The quarry will be less than four hectares in an industrial area on Perrin Drive near Fall River. The approval decision was made by department staff, following provincial regulations for a quarry of this size.
The 10-year approval includes terms and conditions to reduce environmental impacts and protect public health. Among them are requirements for:
— monitoring ground and surface water, dust, and noise
— blasting limitations and monitoring
— a community liaison committee with representatives from the area.
The approval can be found at http://novascotia.ca/nse/ia/pdfdocs/2016-095664.pdf.
Under the Environment Act, appeals on industrial approvals can be made within 30 days. The deadline is July 19. The appeal form can be found at http://novascotia.ca/nse/industrial-approvals/docs/NSE-Appeal-DOP-Form-2015-02-02.pdf.