Public Comment Invited on Whites Point Quarry

first_imgNova Scotians are invited to comment on issues that should beconsidered in an environmental impact statement about a proposedquarry at Whites Point, Digby Co. Bilcon of Nova Scotia Corporation wants to develop the quarry.The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and Nova ScotiaDepartment of Environment and Labour released draft guidelinesfor the company’s statement today, Nov. 10. A joint review panel, which was announced on Nov. 5, willfinalize the guidelines after receiving public input. The finalguidelines will identify the issues that Bilcon will be requiredto address in its environmental assessment of the proposedquarry. Bilcon of Nova Scotia Corporation wants to construct and operatea basalt quarry, processing facility and marine terminal atWhites Point. Quarrying is proposed to take place on 120 hectaresof land. The operations would be year-round, with about 40,000tonnes of aggregate produced for ship loading each week,totalling two million tonnes per year. The review panel will hold public meetings as part of theconsultation process. Advertisements with meeting dates andlocations will be placed in local and provincial newspapers. Written comments on the guidelines must be received by the panelmanager by Jan. 21, 2005. Comments should be mailed to:Steve ChapmanWhites Point Quarry and Marine Terminal Project – Joint ReviewPanelP.O. Box 486 C.R.O.Halifax, N.S. B3J 2R7or e-mailed to: comments@wpq-jointreview.ca . Interested parties can register with Mr. Chapman for informationon the panel’s process and activities. They should contact himwith a mailing address, E-mail address or fax number. The draft guidelines are available on the Canadian EnvironmentalAssessment Agency website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca and the NovaScotia Environment and Labour website atwww.gov.ns.ca/enla/ess/ea . They can also be viewed at thefollowing centres: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency1801 Hollis St., Suite 200Halifax, N.S. Nova Scotia Environment and Labour5151 Terminal Rd., 5th floorHalifax, N.S. Nova Scotia Environment and LabourYarmouth District Office13 First St.Yarmouth, N.S. Annapolis Royal Branch LibraryTown Hall285 St. George St.Annapolis Royal, N.S. Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library84 Warwick St.Digby, N.S. Clean Nova Scotia126 Portland StreetDartmouth, N.S. Ecology Action CentreSuite 31, 1568 Argyle St.Halifax, N.S.last_img

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